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The Specials Specials album cover.jpg
studio album by
The Specials
ReleasedOctober 19, 1979
RecordedSummer 1979 at TW Studios, London, Fulham
ProducerElvis Costello
Label2 Tone

Debut album by The Specials was produced by Elvis Costello.


Side 1
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. A Message To You, Rudy  R. Thompson 2:53
2. Do The Dog †  R. Thomas, arr. by J. Dammers 2:09
3. It's Up To You †  J. Dammers, The Specials 3:25
4. Nite Klub  J. Dammers, The Specials 3:22
5. Doesn't Make It Alright  B. Goldberg, J. Dammers 3:26
6. Concrete Jungle  R. Radiation 3:18
7. Too Hot  C. Campbell 3:09
Side 2
TitleWriter(s) Length
1. Monkey Man  Hibbert 2:45
2. (Dawning Of A) New Era  J. Dammers 2:24
3. Blank Expression  J. Dammers, The Specials 2:43
4. Stupid Marriage  J. Dammers, M. Harrison, N. Staple 3:49
5. Too Much Too Young †  J. Dammers ack. to L. Charmers 3:49
6. Little Bitch †  J. Dammers 2:36
7. You're Wondering Now  Clement Seymour 2:31



The Specials Specials album cover.jpg UK back cover Side 1 label Side 2 label


  • † On at least some US releases, the song "Gangsters" appears between "Too Much Too Young" and "Little Bitch".
  • On some CD versions, "Gangsters" appears between "Do The Dog" and "It's Up To You".

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