UK
2 Tone
CDL TTX5002
Box Set
Released: 2021-04-23

<a href='/display/?show147'>Too Much Pressure</a> - Deluxe Edition
<a href='/display/?show147'>Too Much Pressure</a> - Deluxe Edition
<a href='/display/?show147'>Too Much Pressure</a> - Deluxe Edition
<a href='/display/?show147'>Too Much Pressure</a> - Deluxe Edition

Disc 1
Three Minute Hero
Everyday
They Make Me Mad
Missing Words
Danger
Street Feeling
My Collie (Not a Dog)
Too Much Pressure
Murder
Out on the Streets
Carry Go Bring Come
Black and Blue
James Bond


Disc 3
Live In Coventry 29th November 1979
1. Soulful / Murder
2. Out On The Streets
3. James Bond
4. Sweet Collie (Not A Dog)
5. Street Feeling
6. Everyday
7. The Selecter
8. Danger
9. They Make Me Mad
10. Carry Go Bring Come
11. On My Radio
12. A Live Injection / Too Much Pressure

Live In Hemel Hempstead 28th February 1980
13. Three Minute Hero
14. Black And Blue
15. Missing Words
16. Train To Skaville

Disc 2
The Selecter
On My Radio
Too Much Pressure (B-side Version)
Street Feeling (Outtake)
They Make Me Mad (John Peel Session 9/10/79)
Carry Go Bring Come (John Peel Session 9/10/79)
Danger (John Peel Session 9/10/79)
Street Feeling (John Peel Session 9/10/79)
Three Minute Hero (Alternative Version)
Missing Words (7 inch version)
Carry Go Bring Come (Live)
A Live Injection/Mony Mony/Too Much Pressure (Soundcheck)
The Whisper
Train To Skaville (7 inch version)
Cool Blue Lady (Early Version)
Train To Skaville (Extended Version)
On My Radio (Ready Mix Radio)

Additional Images

3 CD Deluxe Edition from 2021 to mark the 40th Annivarsary of The Selecter's 1st Lp Too Much Pressure.

The label's second long-player finally gets a re-issue worth such a stellar collection of tracks. It was re-mastered by Alchemy who so far have handled the majority of 2 Tone re-mastering and Too Much Pressure has never sounded better and has now been expanded to include an extra two discs of additional material.

Disc 1 contains the re-mastered version of the band's debut while Disc 2 gathers all additional studio material, with the added bonus of the Peel Session from 1979. Also included is a recording of Live Injection/Mony Mony/Too Much Pressure from a soundcheck plus the re-mix of On My Radio - Ready Mix Radio - which was originally issued as a flexidisc via Flexi Pop magazine. The Whisper and Train to Skaville, although not released on 2 Tone, make the grade courtesy of the fact that they were the last tracks recorded by the original line-up.

Live recordings of the original band are few and far between, however, Disc 3 contains perhaps one of the best of them. It was recorded at Tiffany's in Coventry as part of the 2 Tone Tour which included Dexy's Midnight Runners and was the same night on which the Specials recorded The Skinhead Symphony. Listening to this recording it is difficult to imagine that this band was formed - in considerable haste - only a few months previously. It is a perfect example of just about everything that made 2 Tone so popular in the first place: energy, attitude and a danceable beat.

Completing the set is a 20 page booklet with sleeve notes by author Daniel Rachel, who was also involved in compiling and researching the collection. Daniel's writing is up to his usual excellent standard on the subject and by interviewing all the personalities involved he was able to provide a track by track commentary on all the studio tracks from both band members and producers.


Related Releases

Too Much Pressure - CDL TT 5002 - UK
Too Much Pressure - 40th Annivarsary Edition - CDL TT 5002 - UK