The Singles Collection (The Specials album)

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The Singles Collection
The singles collection.jpg
Greatest hits album by The Specials
Released January 9, 1991
Genre Ska, 2 Tone, new wave
Length 52:10
Label 2 Tone/Chrysalis
The Specials chronology
In the Studio
(1984)
The Singles Collection
(1991)
Too Much Too Young: The Gold Collection
(1996)
Alternative Cover
An alternative cover used for the album
An alternative cover used for the album
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

The Singles Collection is a compilation album by The Specials.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Gangsters" (The Specials, Prince Buster) - 2:45
  2. "Rudy, A Message To You" (R. Thompson) - 2:50
  3. "Nite Club" (The Specials) - 3:25
  4. "Too Much Too Young" [Live Recording] (Jerry Dammers) - 2:05
  5. "Guns Of Navarone" [Live Recording] (Thompkin) - 2:20
  6. "Rat Race" (Roddy Radiation) - 3:09
  7. "Rude Boys Outta Jail" (Lynval Golding, Neville Staples)
  8. "Maggie's Farm" (Bob Dylan)
  9. "Do Nothing" (Lynval Golding)
  10. "Stereotype" (Jerry Dammers)
  11. "Ghost Town" (Jerry Dammers)
  12. "Why?" (Lynval Golding)
  13. "Friday Night, Saturday Morning" (Terry Hall)
  14. "Racist Friend" (Jerry Dammers, Dick Cuthell, John Bradbury)
  15. "Free Nelson Mandela" (Jerry Dammers)
  16. "(What I Like Most About You Is Your) Girlfriend" (Jerry Dammers)

Tracks 14 through 16 were originally recorded under the "Special AKA" name, which the band used following the split of the original lineup in 1981.

Some pressings of the album are missing track 16.

Tracks listing for 'Singles' release[edit]

  1. "Gangsters" (The Specials, Prince Buster) - 2:48
  2. "Rudi, A Message To You" (R. Thompson) - 2:54
  3. "Nite Klub" (The Specials) - 3:12
  4. "Too Much Too Young" (Jerry Dammers) [Live 7" version] - 2:05
  5. "Guns Of Navarone" - 2:20
  6. "Rat Race" (Roddy Radiation) - 3:09
  7. "Stereotype" (Jerry Dammers) [7" version] - 3:49
  8. "International Jet Set" (Jerry Dammers) [7" version] - 4:12
  9. "Do Nothing" (Lynval Golding) [7" version] - 3:51
  10. "Ghost Town" (Jerry Dammers) [12" version] - 5:58
  11. "Why?" (Lynval Golding) - 3:55
  12. "Friday Night, Saturday Morning" (Terry Hall) - 3:34
  13. "War Crimes" (Jerry Dammers) - 4:01
  14. "Racist Friend" (Jerry Dammers, Dick Cuthell, John Bradbury) - 3:46
  15. "Nelson Mandela" (Jerry Dammers) - 4:34
  16. "(What I Like Most About You Is Your) Girlfriend" (Jerry Dammers) - 4:03

This 1991 pressing replaces "Maggie's Farm" and "Rude Boys Outta Jail" with "International Jet Set" and "War Crimes".

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