Archive (The Specials album)

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Archive
Compilation album by The Specials
Released June 12, 2001
Genre Ska
Label Rialto
The Specials chronology
Conquering Ruler
(2001)
Archive
(2001)
Stereo-Typical: A's, B's and Rarities
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Archive is a compilation album by The Specials, released in 2001 (see 2001 in music). It consists of old Specials songs and ones by the new line-up, mostly covers.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Too Much Too Young (Live)" (Jerry Dammers) - 2:06
  2. "Blank Expression" (John Bradbury, Roddy Byers, Dammers, Lynval Golding, Terry Hall, Horace Panter, Neville Staple) - 2:08
  3. "Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) (Live)" (Conrad Magidson, Carl Sigman) - 3:19
  4. "El Pussycat Ska" (Roland Alphonso, Clement Dodd) - 3:39
  5. "Skinhead Moonstomp (Live)" (Alton Ellis, Ney Smith) - 2:29
  6. "Long Shot Kick de Bucket (Live)" (Dawn Agard, Sydney Crooks, Earl Robinson) - 3:03
  7. "Conquering Ruler" (Derrick Morgan) - 3:12
  8. "Do Nothing (Live)" (Golding) - 3:31
  9. "Nite Klub/Raquel" (Dammers) - 3:01
  10. "Too Hot (Live)" (Cecil Campbell) - 2:37
  11. "Skinhead Girl" (Ney Smith) - 3:31
  12. "Rude Boys Outta Jail (Live)" (Horace Gentleman, Golding, Staple) - 2:34
  13. "Stupid Marriage" (Dammers, Michael Allen Harrison, Staple) - 2:48
  14. "Monkey Man (Live)" (Toots Hibbert) - 2:55
  15. "Decimal Currency" (Blenders) - 3:48
  16. "Rat Race (Live)" (Byers) - 2:55
  17. "Dawning of a New Era" (Dammers) - 2:39
  18. "You're Wondering Now (Live)" (Clement Seymour) - 2:18
  19. "Napoleon Solo" (Hopeton Lewis) - 3:08
  20. "Gangsters (Live)" (Bradbury, Byers, Dammers, Golding, Hall, Panter, Staple) - 2:33
  21. "Braggin' and Tryin' Not to Lie (Live)" (Byers) - 3:22
  22. "Return of Django" (Lee Perry) - 3:36
  23. "Ghost Town (Live)" (Dammers) - 6:37

Personnel[edit]

  • Terry Hall - vocals
  • Jerry Dammers - keyboards
  • Lynval Golding - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Neville Staple - toasting, backing vocals, percussion
  • Roddy Byers - lead guitar
  • Horace Panter bass guitar
  • John Bradbury - drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Westergaard, Sean. Archive (The Specials album) at AllMusic