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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.


Formed: 1978 in Birmingham, England

Genre: Alternative

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

Birmingham, England's the Beat were one of the earliest and most important ska revivalist groups of the late '70s and early '80s. The multiracial band carved out a distinct sound through the use of alternating lead vocals by guitarist Dave Wakeling and punk toaster/singer Ranking Roger, supported by a tight band that consisted of guitarist Andy Cox, bassist David Steele, and drummer Everett Moreton. The addition of Saxa, an elder saxophonist who'd previously played with Prince Buster and Desmond...
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Special Beat Service (Remastered), The English Beat
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