Tag Archives: The Beat

A Tale Of Two WOMADs: Classic 1982 Performances At 1st WOMAD Festival Coming To CD/LP

Back in 1980, Peter Gabriel was discussing musical options with the staff of The Bristol Recorder; an album-slash-magazine who had asked him for an interview and a few live tracks for their publication. One thing led to another and they … Continue reading

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“Checkered Past” Was A Tidy Look At The 2-Tone Label [part 2]

[…continued from last post] By the time that 2-Tone moved forward into 1980, the label’s acts began to sprawl from the focused retro Ska style into exotic new syntheses that found less favor on the British charts. The radical sophomore … Continue reading

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“Checkered Past” Was A Tidy Look At The 2-Tone Label [part 1]

Various Artists: The 2-Tone Collection – A Checkered Past – US – 2xCD [1993] Disc One The Special A.K.A.: Gangsters The Selecter: The Selecter Madness: The Prince The Selecter: On My Radio The Specials featuring Rico: A Message To You … Continue reading

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Want List: The Beat DLX RMs – The Conclusion

After much analysis I’ve finally boiled down the assets and debits of the respective US and UK English Beat/Beat remasters. Keep in mind that the US set is an all or nothing $49.95 retail boxed set and that the UK … Continue reading

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Steel Cage Match: The Beat VS The English Beat… Boxed Set or DLX RMs?

When it rains, it pours. I was wrapped up in the recent Rock GPA® when it came to my attention that the seminal 2nd wave ska band The Beat/English Beat were getting the DLX RM treatment. But in a stunning … Continue reading

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