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Very Best of the Specials and Fun Boy Three will no doubt lure more than a few unsuspecting listeners with its classic checkered jacket and instantly recognizable playlist, but a closer look at the cover will provide listeners with an important clue as to the collection's content. This "unofficial" greatest-hits collection which "features Neville Staples" is filled with re-recordings. Staples, a member of both the Specials and Fun Boy Three, is the sole connection to the tunes and provides his own interpretations.


Formed: 1981

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '80s

The Specials were one of the most popular and influential bands in the U.K., scoring a streak of seven straight Top Ten singles. Their popularity culminated with the prophetic "Ghost Town," which spent three weeks at number one in the summer of 1981. The "Ghost Town" single was the last to feature Terry Hall and the original lineup -- after its release Hall split along with the group's other two vocalists, Lynval Golding and Neville Staples, to form the Fun Boy Three. Where the Specials were a ska...
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