Live At The Lyceum

The Specials

RS 9180
Vinyl LP - Promo
Released: 1979

Live At The Lyceum
Live At The Lyceum
Live At The Lyceum
Live At The Lyceum

Side 1
(Dawning Of A) New Era
Do The Dog
Monkey Man
Concrete Jungle
Too Hot
Doesn't Make It Alright
Too Much Too Young
Guns Of Navarone

Side 2
Little Bitch
A Message To You Rudy
Nite Klub
Long Shot Kick The Bucket
Skinhead Moonstomp

Some state that this is a bootleg but the professional design and the Chrysalis name and motif on the rear certainly do suggest an official release. Whatever its origins it is without doubt the best quality live recording of the band in existence and captures the spirit of the band perfectly.

It was recorded on December 2nd 1979 just 3 days after the band had completed the first 2 Tone Tour. 4 of the 5 tracks which are listed as 'unissued' were to top the national singles chart just weeks later as part of the Too Much Too Young Live EP. Although The Selecter are listed as guests on Long Shot Kick the Bucket and Skinhead MoonStomp their presence is defiantly not audible but this by no means takes anything away from the recording. The album finishes of with the band performing Madness twice in succession.