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The 40th anniversary edition of our album ‘The Specials’ mastered and cut at half speed on double vinyl is OUT NOW - Click below to get your copy!

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We are starting #FanFridays on our page and would love to hear your stories - Send them in now to thespecialsumg@gm… https://t.co/mD4y9ObUKp
10/21
2019
#SundayShots / Hurrah’s Nightclub https://t.co/YmXdbjdCNI
10/20
2019
40 years ago today we released our debut album ‘Specials’ - What’s your favourite tune? Let us know in the comments! https://t.co/wtMhmROvy7
10/19
2019
Watch our very own @SteveCradock with @PPArnold1 on Later With Jools alongside @MarkRonson @yebbasmithhttps://t.co/8qsz7sg7PS
10/17
2019
700K views! Thank you everyone - Make sure to follow us for more old school vids like this, here’s to 1M views - keep retweeting!ANNOUNCEMENT! We have created a page dedicated to our fans & all Specials related news - Go & Follow @TheSpecialsNews 👍🏼
10/13
2019
Make sure to follow us on Instagram! @TheSpecialsOfficial40 years ago today we released our single ‘A Message to You Rudy’ here’s the original video! Can you remember where… https://t.co/lafaSGshSe
10/12
2019
To celebrate the 40 anniversary of The ‘Specials’ album - OUT NOW on 2 Tone is a double vinyl mastered at half spee… https://t.co/JVV4FnN9L6
10/11
2019
#WorldMentalHealthDay https://t.co/ngquAE0VSSToday the lyrics of "A Message to You, Rudy" by one of my all-time favorite bands @thespecials seem to be taking on… https://t.co/FHJvpT7UNZ
Retweeted by The Specials‘Sounds of the Midlands’ exhibiting at Birmingham New Street station as part of @AlbumDayUK #NationalAlbumDay https://t.co/Jb8y3RQYJg
10/10
2019
ONLY a FEW minutes left! Last chance to get your bids in on some white label vinyls! Click below 👇🏼 https://t.co/FUYiKuantxLast chance to get your bids in on some white label vinyls! Click below 👇🏼 https://t.co/A5Take0523
Retweeted by The SpecialsLPs by @thebeatles @ArcticMonkeys @DavidBowieReal @coldplay @paulwellerHQ @TheWho @thespecials @annacalvihttps://t.co/0QKbI47I6c
Retweeted by The SpecialsJust an hour to go to the #WhiteLabelAuction for @OmegaAuctions -rare test pressings by iconic artists @thebeatleshttps://t.co/wTo4ANOgrR
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10/5
2019
#OnThisDay in 1980 ‘More Specials’ entered the UK Album Chart At No.6! Here is us performing Rat Race at Pinkpop 💥 https://t.co/8KsJli3YNCTerry and I have been discussing what to do with the artwork for the placards we made @thespecials #encore tour. Th… https://t.co/8SLYEveyeP
Retweeted by The SpecialsFYI! Us along with artists such as @ArcticMonkeys @LiamGallagher @PaulMcCartney @EdSheeran @PaulWellerHQ @TheWhohttps://t.co/8aMyD3xRRJ
10/4
2019
The increasingly collectible Pop Art of @horacepanterart of @thespecials in our York city centre gallery. EVERYONE… https://t.co/xO5O6Z3gAC
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10/1
2019
We are pleased to be supporting National Album Day @WhiteLabelAuct for The BRIT Trust charity with this rarity. Wit… https://t.co/mJlseCaTZyThe first ever ‘White Label’ Auction in aid of The Brit Trust and as part of @AlbumDayUK. Available are around 300… https://t.co/wcZfAFK1rJ
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9/29
2019
Tell us your favourite song from @thespecials #GunnersvilleLDN set! 😎🎶🎺 https://t.co/XOu3mIgxu9
Retweeted by The SpecialsFor this year’s @AlbumDayUK our album ‘The Specials’ has been featured in their ‘Sounds of the Midlands Exhibition’… https://t.co/ebpX9vAanU
9/27
2019
Saffiyah Khan on film 🎞 Shot by @TheSterlingC 💥 #TheSpecials https://t.co/vaxPXtxiRH
9/26
2019
#SundayShots / Terry Hall - Pinkpop, May 26, 1980, Geleen, The Netherlands https://t.co/oXis158YoJPaul on stage with Madness and Lynval Golding of @thespecials a few weeks back. ✊ 📹 @MadnessNews https://t.co/eps34Up4Xy
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9/22
2019
It all starts from education, until schools begin to teach about climate change only then can people really start t… https://t.co/jVupPksNxP
Retweeted by The SpecialsAct now! Yesterday I took part and photographed @Strike4Youth! It was amazing to see the amount of people who cared… https://t.co/diWl0jCSsA
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9/21
2019
The giveaway has now closed! Good luck to all those who have entered, stay tuned for the results and more competitions!
9/19
2019
Just under ONE week till our giveaway ends! Click below to enter... https://t.co/NQL2kzBIug https://t.co/R4Co9kJfU3
9/15
2019
#FridayFeeling / Terry Hall - We want to know where you have watched us play! Let us know in the comments 💥 https://t.co/m5MwS3kANp
9/13
2019
#WednesdayWisdom / ‘Respect people. Be kind to people. What else have we got?’ Terry Hall x https://t.co/iXqygpRhxt
9/11
2019
#MondayMotivation / What’s your favourite go to Specials tune? Let us know in the comments 💥 https://t.co/J3FGhV7NQ8
9/9
2019
Thank you! @GunnersvilleLDN 💥 Photos by @LewsVans & @TheSterlingC https://t.co/bUHN9VdGcJWow! Hearing the @GunnersvilleLDN audience singing back to @thespecials is amazing! #TheSpecials https://t.co/Pg1ocGapwi
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9/8
2019
See you this evening! @GunnersvilleLDN https://t.co/I0VFdTLXIfThanks to @dovesmusicblog for having us tonight @GunnersvilleLDN brilliant set from @badly_drawn_boy also great see… https://t.co/cWfuES7IWa
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9/7
2019
Who’s excited? Tomorrow we are headlining @GunnersvilleLDN... Click below for your last chance to buy tickets 🎫 https://t.co/vAOUvP4HRf
9/6
2019
Make sure to go and have a listen! https://t.co/mIMogufE9C
9/4
2019
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, @TheSpecials' landmark 14-track-strong debut album, produced by Elvis Costello,… https://t.co/BsEwLuczR9
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9/3
2019
Happy birthday Sir Horace Gentleman... Gary https://t.co/XtUTY2WRUv
Retweeted by The SpecialsHappy Birthday! @HoracePanterArt What a great year it has been! See you at @GunnersvilleLDN 💥 https://t.co/Dv1VAyogE6
8/30
2019
What's your favourite Two Tone tune? ⬛️⬜️ Vote now for your favourite 2 Tone song from a list of 30 tracks selecte… https://t.co/SNTm0CpuwGThis weekend kicked off a week of shows marking 40 years of 2 Tone with: ⬛️ @LizKershawDJ from Coventry's 2 Tone mu… https://t.co/6DBI8icumM
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8/27
2019
To mark 40 years of 2 Tone, Terry Hall sits in for Lamacq today from 4pm on @bbc6music followed by our set from the… https://t.co/bbplHYFobQ
8/26
2019
🚨Competition Time 🚨 #EncoreRedVinyl We are giving away a copy of our Number One album ‘Encore’ in limited edition… https://t.co/zAJwFn527d
8/22
2019
Tune into @BBC6Music now! To hear us talk about our 1979 debut album on Steve Lamacq’s show! Listen here: https://t.co/O59HKc0MjM
8/21
2019
Only a couple of weeks away! Saturday 7th of September we are headlining @GunnersvilleLDN at Gunnersbury Park! Alon… https://t.co/vB2uqN8mvv
8/19
2019
Silly excited for a week of Horace Panter appearing on the show with me every day, the week after next (starting ba… https://t.co/DhUYyrBs62
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8/15
2019
The 40th Anniversary Edition of our debut album ‘Specials’ cut and crafted as a half speed double vinyl at 45rpm by… https://t.co/iaAiOaX3zjCDs racked up for @candidcov in @hmvMerryHill @hmvtweets right next to Cov homeboys @thespecials https://t.co/wDbCOM1tAP
Retweeted by The SpecialsBack in @Spinning_Discs #Sheffield its @thespecials #Encore #limited #2LP on red #vinyl Open til 5pm today (Saturd… https://t.co/iUJuhbTjp2
Retweeted by The Specials'Too Much Too Young - The Story of 2-Tone' – BBC 6 Music 26 and 27 August... #TheSpecials #Madness #Selecterhttps://t.co/wGuDrCR5hJ
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8/14
2019
Had such a great time!! #TheSpecials https://t.co/7KHE775Xzo
8/12
2019
“If we vote for you do you promise? To be upright, decent and honest” Photography by @TheSterlingC #TheSpecialshttps://t.co/N5ynsTSbtZ
8/11
2019
ONE MONTH TO GO 🎪 Catch @dovesmusicblog, @thespecials, @youmeatsix and more at @GunnersvilleLDN on 6th - 8th Septem… https://t.co/6awdZSTSnw
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8/10
2019
Hello! Opportunity for all photographers who attended our Encore tour! We would love to see all of your photos and… https://t.co/FFIo08SAc6
8/3
2019
Great time performing ‘Vote for Me’ on @jimmykimmellive link in profile for full video! ⁣#JimmyKimmel #TheSpecials https://t.co/zqqO6rfSOh
7/26
2019
Happy birthday Lynval, what a great 12 months its been. Here’s to many more xx #TheSpecials #LynvalGolding #Encore https://t.co/phGsqLxT9PHappy Birthday to a wonderful man and a wonderful friend @lynvalgolding @thespecials ... Love X https://t.co/AQIgCY4XRj
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7/24
2019
@HoracePanterArt @SplendourFest Photo by @jake_haseldine #TheSpecials #SplendourFest https://t.co/c1NqYb5UUF
7/22
2019
A splendid time @splendourfest 🙌🏼 📸 @amifordphoto & @jake_haseldine⁣ #TheSpecials #SplendourFestival https://t.co/slJItHTdDySwimming in this. So good. And as stirring now as then. Such a powerful outfit and message. Live album is super gen… https://t.co/2zP0RQDjsp
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7/21
2019
Encore - the limited edition red vinyl version is out now! To order your copy click the link below or on our profil… https://t.co/ARY6KjiPRj
7/19
2019
Thank you Coventry! 🙏🏽 Photographed by Sterling Chandler (@thesterlingc) #TheSpecials #CoventryCathedral #Encore https://t.co/HdCED6hhSpSaturday morning and can't stop thinking about how great the 4 homecoming gigs in #Coventry @CovCathedral have been… https://t.co/H70rbOvOSY
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7/13
2019
Preparations well under way for opening gig tomorrow night @thespecials #CoventryCathedral #homegig!! 👌 https://t.co/mhmU3SS26W
Retweeted by The SpecialsCoventry - last night was fantastic! Thanks for the warm welcome. Terry: “I’ve never dedicated a song to a chip sho… https://t.co/7S4nOhrJaJ
Retweeted by The Specials @horacepanterart played a blinder in his hometown of Coventry at The Cathedral Ruin.. Was awesome to photograph the… https://t.co/lkPkr9Vj0Q
Retweeted by The SpecialsMusic Month is in full swing after enjoying @godivafestival at the weekend with @Coventry2021 rhythm tent takeover… https://t.co/7nw85dsGhs
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7/10
2019
We are delighted to see Encore at #15 in 2019’s best selling vinyl charts, some mighty fine company to be in. The l… https://t.co/MjP6HNWSHp
7/9
2019
With six months of the year down, we've updated our rundown of the Official Top 40 biggest albums of 2019 so far:… https://t.co/ZvOHKZMEgv
Retweeted by The SpecialsWant to win tickets to see @thespecials perform in @CovCathedral ruins this week? Tune in to breakfast with… https://t.co/Yj8Ek951IQ
Retweeted by The Specials"Listen to the breakfast show tomorrow morning" says @lynvalgolding @thespecials because that's the only way to win… https://t.co/alWTkFmhbO
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7/8
2019
Sold out but YOU can still go! Want to see ⁦@thespecials in #Coventry ? https://t.co/s1YSZGHGWZ
Retweeted by The Specials‘Vote for Me’ live on @cbsthismorning last Saturday! Link in profile for full video! #TheSpecials #VoteForMehttps://t.co/fMnO9w6oN8
7/7
2019
Our album ‘Encore’ just went Silver plus No2 in the US Amazon Charts! Thanks to our fans everywhere! #TheSpecialshttps://t.co/zpwK3hcwrIThanks to the great crowd @Cornbury last night... @thespecials setting the tone for 4 straight nights at… https://t.co/mUj17jRWao
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7/6
2019
Some shots from ‘The Big Read’ in @NME back in January. Link in bio! #TheSpecials #Encore #NME https://t.co/30v00TZW9x
7/4
2019
Terry Hall (Photographed by @aroodphoto) Comment down below your favourite song from our new album! 🎶 #TheSpecialshttps://t.co/JBGEHV0mvO
7/1
2019
Brooklyn Steel in B&W 🙌🏽⁣ 📸 by Wes Orshoski (@theorshos)⁣ #TheSpecials #Encore #BrooklynSteel #USA https://t.co/SFdOJDLsIm
6/24
2019
Thank you! North America 🇺🇸⁣ Comment down below 👇🏼 where you watched our show! ⁣ 📸 by Atiba Jefferson (@atibaphoto)… https://t.co/k4iqQdMe1s
6/22
2019
“Humbled to meet parents, teachers and students who survived but lost sons, daughters friends and pupils at… https://t.co/QjhJVxEqUy
6/20
2019
Exciting news! The Specials have been add to the Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza this year. Full details 👉 https://t.co/0GM50BrGzA
6/17
2019
Manuel Oliver, Guac’s Dad lived in the UK during middle school and one if his favorite songs was “Too much too youn… https://t.co/0pMZ4uAqQV
Retweeted by The SpecialsThe Specials are the proof that a band can be badass and still be refined! Thanks for another incredible night, guy… https://t.co/IC276tSoty
Retweeted by The SpecialsAfter a great night in Boston it’s time to say so long 🇺🇸and hello again 🇨🇦 https://t.co/mcKErGYT9Z
Retweeted by The SpecialsA very SPECIAL NYC https://t.co/3jr5q3w9zE
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6/16
2019
Check out this great interview with @horacepanterart on MusicRadar 🙌 https://t.co/3SYwlRtTDk
6/13
2019
🚨Attention vinyl lovers! 🚨 The Specials have announced a super limited red coloured vinyl edition of Encore. 🎶 T… https://t.co/DIq7stWztZ
6/12
2019
Terry Hall and band guitarist Coby Fletcher in Minneapolis on The Specials 40th Anniversary Tour... #SpecialsLivehttps://t.co/sDvJ2xWdBk
Retweeted by The SpecialsWishing our friend @cobyfletch good luck as he steps in to play guitar with @thespecials on their US tour! It won’t… https://t.co/jhv6WKRY84
Retweeted by The SpecialsChrist, that was fun! Amazing show by @thespecials! https://t.co/oN3sgR3OwT
Retweeted by The Specials @thespecials @horacepanterart Specials tee-shirt making it to Sun studio. #memphis https://t.co/MN12nx0Cm2
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6/10
2019
Last week @thenovodtla - Thank you 🙏🏽⁣ See you tomorrow Silver Spring, MD! 📸 Shot by Steve Rood (@aroodphoto)… https://t.co/brJtcP5q5g
6/9
2019
#Repost kenrickrowe with get_repost ・・・ Venue for tonight’s show,First Avenue,Where Prince shot the Purple Rain mov… https://t.co/4jlYg6DGhF
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6/8
2019
My view ⁦@FirstAvenue⁩ #Minneapolis for tonight’s gig ⁦@thespecials⁩... see you there!! 👌 https://t.co/aPNL7imhYl
Retweeted by The SpecialsThank you! @NME 👍🏼 https://t.co/mLu9wrIwxQJune 5th @ogdentheatre - Thank you 🙏🏽⁣ See you tonight @FirstAvenue ⁣ 📸 Shot by Jason Myers ⁣ #TheSpecials #Skahttps://t.co/n9Z0hnriyZ
6/7
2019

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