To celebrate the music and cultural movement that the label helped inspire, Parlophone has created a new compilation that brings together the best tracks from the label's history. The Best of 2 Tone features 18 tracks, including the first single from Madness ("The Prince"), the Beat's classic cover of Smokey Robinson's "Tears Of A Clown," and Bodysnatchers' "People Do Rocksteady," plus three more songs by The Selecter: "On My Radio," "Three Minute Hero" and "Missing Words."
To celebrate the music and cultural movement that the label helped inspire, Parlophone has created a new compilation that brings together the best tracks from the label's history. The Best of 2 Tone features 18 tracks, including the first single from Madness ("The Prince"), the Beat's classic cover of Smokey Robinson's "Tears Of A Clown," and Bodysnatchers' "People Do Rocksteady," plus three more songs by The Selecter: "On My Radio," "Three Minute Hero" and "Missing Words."
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The Best Of 2 Tone [Vinyl]

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Format: Vinyl
Label: CHRYSALIS
Rel. Date: 07/29/2014
UPC: 825646292950

The Best Of 2 Tone [Vinyl]
Artist: Best Of 2 Tone / Various
Format: Vinyl
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Gangsters - By Special AKA
2. The Selecter - By The Selecter
3. The Prince - By Madness
4. On My Radio - By The Selecter
5. A Message to You Rudy (feat. Rico) - By The Specials
6. The Tears of a Clown - By The Beat
7. Too Much Too Young (Live) - By The Special AKA
8. Three Minute Hero - By The Selecter
9. Ranking Full Stop - By The Beat
10. Rat Race - By The Specials

DISC: 2

1. Let's Do Rock Steady - By The Bodysnatchers
2. Missing Words - By The Selecter
3. Stereotype - By The Specials
4. Sea Cruise - By Rico
5. Do Nothing - By The Specials
6. Ghost Town - By The Specials
7. Nelson Mandela (Edit) - By The Special AKA
8. The Boiler - By Rhoda with The Special AKA

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To celebrate the music and cultural movement that the label helped inspire, Parlophone has created a new compilation that brings together the best tracks from the label's history. The Best of 2 Tone features 18 tracks, including the first single from Madness ("The Prince"), the Beat's classic cover of Smokey Robinson's "Tears Of A Clown," and Bodysnatchers' "People Do Rocksteady," plus three more songs by The Selecter: "On My Radio," "Three Minute Hero" and "Missing Words."

Reviews:

Half of the album features music recorded by The Special AKA, which was shortened later to The Specials. Along with "Gangsters," the collection also includes both of the band's U.K. #1's - "Too Much Too Young" (1980) and "Ghost Town" (1981) - as well as several Top 10 songs: "A Message To You, Rudy," "Rat Race," "Stereotype," "Do Nothing," and "Free Nelson Mandela."