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Listen To This

Listen To This

Amongst those of us who frequent online ska/2 tone related websites is a chap called Paul Flanagan, who never fails to root out new and interesting links or nuggets of info…

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Nispressings

Nispressings

2 Tone at its peak (’79 – ’81) released 17 singles and all but 2 of them made the national charts. It was not uncommon for singles on the label to reach sales figures in excess of…

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Bootlegs

Bootlegs

There are many bootlegs of 2 Tone bands flying around these days online, but we’ve decided to focus here on mainly vinyl bootlegs that were produced back in the day…

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Press Ads & Promos

Press Ads & Promos

The contrast of black and white, the deadpan and the playful were all elements that made the look of 2 Tone so memorable. As many of the label’s…

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UK Discography

UK Discography

The complete UK Discography of the label from 1979 through to 1985, plus the subsequent compilation releases containing 2 Tone catalogue numbers…

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Books

Books

Much has been written about 2 Tone and its ongoing resonance both political and musical. Below we list all of the books/magazines in the archive plus a small selection…

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Under The Covers

Under The Covers

We take an in-depth look at the tunes behind the tunes, the stories behind the tracks that were dusted down and polished up to be covered on the 2 Tone label…

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The Two Tone Label

The Two Tone Label

The actual imagery of 2 Tone has become almost as famous as the music itself. The famous black and white chequered design has become synonymous with ska…

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This Aren’t Two Tone

This Aren’t Two Tone

Although 2 Tone was initially closely identified with Ska, opportunities existed to broaden the label’s musical output. Two bands that almost made it…

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