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Special Beat Service (Remastered)

The English Beat

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Greatness in a nutshell

In my view simply put, one of the best albums ever recorded. It's up there with in my view the greatest album ever "Quadrophenia". Great album to jam out on or to just relax to on a Sunday afternoon on your back deck cooking. In short the greatest album of the 80's.

Their Best Work

This record/cd was their best work with quite a few hits getting much air play. It is only missing the hits "Mirror in the Bathroom” and “Best Friend” which you can get from their Greatest Hits.

Biography

Formed: 1978 in Birmingham, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '00s

One of the earliest and most important ska revivalist groups, Birmingham's the Beat formed in 1978 (the band had to change its name to the English Beat in the U.S. to avoid confusion with Paul Collins' band of the same name). The multiracial band carved a distinct sound through the use of alternating lead vocals by guitarist Dave Wakeling and punk toaster/rapper Ranking Roger, supported by a tight band consisting of Andy Cox (guitar), David Steele (bass), and Everett Moreton (drums). The addition...
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Special Beat Service (Remastered), The English Beat
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