Ghost Town - 40th Anniversary Edition - Half Speed Mastered - Sealed

THE SPECIALS Ghost Town (2021 UK/EU 40th Anniversary Edition 3-track double 'A' side 12" single Half Speed Mastered at Abbey Road Studios, pressed on 180-gram vinyl at 45 RPM. Picture sleeve with lyrics on the reverse and series obi-strip, factory sealed. Limited to just 3000 copies)

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Price Info
$28.19, £19.99  
Product Availability In stock. Order now for shipping on Monday 21st June
Release Date 4th Jun 2021
Release Year 2021
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format 12" vinyl single (12 inch record / Maxi-single)
Record Label 2 Tone
Complete Stock List Go to The Specials
Product Catalogue No CHSTTH1217
Music Genre UK Ska Revival / 2 Tone
Country Comes from UK Comes from 'UK'
 
Tracklisting & More Information

TRACK LISTING
Side A
1. Ghost Town (Extended Version)
2. Why? (Extended Version)

Side B
1. Friday Night, Saturday Morning

THE SPECIALS are one of the defining bands of the late 70's/early 80's along with Jerry Dammers iconic label Two Tone Records. They combined Jamaican ska and Rocksteady mixed with the energy of punk and launched a whole Ska Revival which paved the way for fellow likeminded bands Madness, The Beat and The Selecter to release their first singles.

Having had seven top 10 singles and two Gold albums over the course of two years, the band released Jerry Dammers' Ghost Town in June 1981, backed by Lynval Goldings' Why? and the Terry Hall penned Friday Night Saturday Morning. The beginnings of the song were written around the closure of the Larcano dancehall in Coventry, but also reflecting what was happening in other towns and cities with urban decay, unemployment and ongoing racial tensions of the period. Themes which are still relevant today.

The single, which was recently voted the second greatest UK single of all time by Alexis Petridis in the Guardian, reached Number One in the UK singles charts and stayed there for a further 3 weeks, becoming one of the biggest selling singles of 1981 and has remained one of the classic UK singles of all.

This 40th Anniversary Edition has been mastered and cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios using the original production tapes for optimum audio quality.




12" RECORD/MAXI SINGLE  
Recording Artist The Specials
Product Title Ghost Town - 40th Anniversary Edition - Half Speed Mastered - Sealed
Product Information The Specials Ghost Town - 40th Anniversary Edition - Half Speed Mastered - Sealed UK 12" vinyl single (12 inch record / Maxi-single).
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
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