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Specials (Musical group)

Overview
Works: 162 works in 429 publications in 3 languages and 2,375 library holdings
Genres: Rock music  Songs and music  Popular music  Songs  Excerpts  Motion picture music  House music  Musique concrète  Ska (Music)  Juvenile works 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Musician
Classifications: M1630.18, 782.42164
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Specials (Musical group)
Now that's what I call Halloween( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Monster Mash to John Carptenter's Halloween Theme, this collection features some of the spookiest songs. Also included are classics from Warren Zevon, Run-D.M.C., Blue Oyster Cult, and INXS
The Specials by Specials( Recording )

47 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Produced by Elvis Costello The Specials' self-titled debut album fused ska and new wave. Includes the popular album opener A Message to You Rudy
Grosse Pointe blank : soundtrack( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More Specials by Specials (Musical group)( Recording )

30 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snatch : original film soundtrack( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The singles collection by Specials (Musical group)( Recording )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mandela : son of Africa, father of a nation : the essential music of South Africa : original soundtrack( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ultra( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of the Specials by Specials( Recording )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Specials began ska revival in Britain, putting ska and rocksteady beats together with a level of energy and attitudetaken from the punk movement. They also formed a more focused and informed political and social stance thantheir predecessors and peers. This CD/DVD 'Best Of' features all of the hits & videos from their first hit single 'Gangsters', 'Too Much Too Young' (apro-contraception song which was banned by the BBC but still hit the no. 1 spot), 'Ghost Town' (released amid racerelatedunemployment riots), to the latter singles of 'Racist Friend' and 'Free Nelson Mandela'
Concerts for the people of Kampuchea( Recording )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from a benefit concert to aid UNICEF's and UNHCR's work for the Kampuchean people
Darcy's wild life( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs featured in the Discovery Kids channel television program "Darcy's wild life."
Guilty 'til proved innocent! by Specials (Musical group)( Recording )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Specials singles by Specials( Recording )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All of the essential singles from the Specials' three albums are present on this 15-track collection. Not only the perfect starting point for the curious, the inclusion of B-sides and rarities, like an inspired cover of Dylan's "Maggie's Farm," makes this essential for fans
Too much too young by Specials (Musical group)( Recording )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No room for rockstars( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary with performances and interviews shot during the 2010 tour, telling the true stories of modern-era rock and roll
Today's specials by Specials( Recording )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2 Tone collection : a checkered past( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sedated in the eighties( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greatest hits by Specials (Musical group)( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Singles by Specials( Recording )

5 editions published in 1991 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.38 (from 0.16 for The Specia ... to 0.97 for Singles ...)

Covers
Ska'd for life : a personal journey with the SpecialsYou're wondering now : the Specials from conception to reunionContemporary musicians : profiles of the people in musicWheels out of gear : 2 Tone, the Specials and a world in flameThe Two Tone storyContemporary musicians
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Languages
English (128)

German (12)

Spanish (1)