Two Tone: The Albums


2 Tone
CHS TT 5016
Box Set
Released: 2020-09-04

Two Tone: The Albums
Two Tone: The Albums
Two Tone: The Albums
Two Tone: The Albums

Disc 1
A Message To You Rudy
Do The Dog
It's Up To You
Nite Klub
Doesn't Make It Alright
Concrete Jungle
Too Hot
Monkey Man
(Dawning Of A) New Era
Blank Expression
Stupid Marriage
Too Much Too Young
Little Bitch
You're Wondering Now

Disc 3 - More Specials
1. Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)
2. Man At C&A
3. Hey, Little Rich Girl
4. Do Nothing
5. Pearl's Cafe
6. Sock It To 'Em J.B.
7. Stereotypes Pt 1 - 8. Stereotypes Pt 2
9. Holiday Fortnight
10. I Can't Stand It
11. International Jet Set
12. Enjoy Yourself (Reprise)

Disc 5 - That Man Is Forward
1. Easy Snappin
2. Fiesta
3. Chang Kai Shek
4. Stay Out Late
5. Red Top
6. X
7. Ganja
8. That Man Is Forward

Disc 7 - This Are Two Tone
1. Gangsters - The Special AKA
2. Madness - Madness
3. On My Radio - The Selecter
4. The Tears of A Clown - The Beat
5. A Message To You Rudy - The Specials
6. Too Much Pressure - The Selecter
7. Too Experienced - The Bodysnatchers
8. Rankin Full Stop - The Beat
9. Too Much Too Young (Live) - The Specials
10. The Selecter - The Selecter
11. Stereotype - The Specials
12. Mantovani - The Swinging Cats
13. Do Nothing - The Specials
14. Jungle Music - Rico & The Special AKA
15. The Boiler - Rhoda Dakar & The Special AKA
16. Ghost Town - The Specials

Disc 2
Three Minute Hero
They Make Me Mad
Missing Words
Street Feeling
My Collie (Not A Dog)
Too Much Pressure
Out On The Streets
Carry Go Bring Come
Black And Blue
James Bond

Disc 4 - Dance Craze
1. Concrete Jungle (Live) - The Specials
2. Mirror In The Bathroom (Live) - The Beat
3. Lip Up Fatty (Live) - Bad Manners
4. Razor Blade Alley (Live) - Madness
5. Three Minute Hero (Live) - The Selecter
6. Easy Life (Live) - The Bodysnatchers
7. Big Shot (Live) - The Beat
8. One Step Beyond (Live) - Madness
9. Ranking Full Stop (Live) - The Beat
10. Man At C&A (Live) - The Specials
11. Missing Words (Live) - The Selecter
12. Inner London Violence (Live) - Bad Manners
13. Night Boat To Cairo (Live) - Madness
14. Too Much Pressure (Live) - The Selecter
15. Nite Klub (Live) - The Specials

Disc 6 - Jama Rico
1. Destroy Them
2. We Want Peace
3. Jam Rock
4. Some Day
5. Distant Drums
6. Love And Justice
7. Java
8. Do The Reload
9. Easter Island

Disc 8 - In The Studio
1. Bright Lights
2. The Lonely Crowd
3. What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend
4. Housebound
5. Night On The Tiles
6. Nelson Mandela
7. War Crimes (The Crime Is Still The Same)
8. Racist Friend
9. Alcohol
10. Break Down The Door

Released as part of the 2 Tone 40th Anniversary series by Chrysalis Records this box set carefully brings together the first eight long players released on the label. Chrysalis executive Dermot James teamed up with Jerry Dammers to ensure that the design was worthy of inclusion in the 2 Tone catalogue.

Each CD is housed in a faithful reproduction sleeve of the original LP, complete with retro inner sleeves which will no doubt bring back comforting memories of those heady days when vinyl was king. The spine of each CD case also contains the album's original catalogue number which will appeal to the obsessives among us.

The set includes new remastered versions of This Are Two Tone and Dance Craze (Madness tracks included) and both compilations have never sounded better. The set also sees Too Much Pressure, That Man is Forward and Jama make their UK debuts on CD for 2 Tone.

We here at were very honoured to be given the opportunity to contribute the sleeve notes for each album in the set in the form of a 24 page booklet.

The full Box Set can now be ordered directly from the Two Tone Official Online Store

Related Releases

The Albums Promo set - - UK