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The Special A.K.A.* / The Selecter ‎– Gangsters / The Selecter
Two-Tone Records ‎– TT1, Two-Tone Records ‎– TT2
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Repress, Push-out Centre


Position    Artists    Title/Credits    Duration
A    –The Special A.K.A.*    Gangsters    
B    –The Selecter    The Selecter
Producer – R. Lomas*
Written-By – Bradbury*, Davies*
Companies, etc.
Pressed By – Orlake Records
Mastered At – Gedmal Galvanic Ltd.
This issue has a PRESS OUT CENTRE and comes in the standard 2-Tone man black and white sleeve.

Recorded for a mere £700 (if the legend is to be believed) and initially distributed by Rough Trade. These Rough Trade issues came with a plain white sleeve stamped by the band themselves with the words THE SPECIAL A.K.A 'Gangsters' Vs THE SELECTER. This stamped sleeve was limited to 5000 copies.

The B side was a demo that was recorded a few years before its release by Neol Davies, John Bradbury and Barry Jones and came complete with it's own unique catalogue number. This may seem unusual but was actually quite common with old ska and reggae singles.

The record was the biggest selling independent single of the year.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout: TT+1 - 3 OR GANGSTERS
Matrix / Runout: TT 2-1 G.G..


The Special A.K.A.* / The Selecter - Gangsters / The Selecter (7", Single, RP,

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  • Media: Very Good (VG) Noticeable groove wear and light scratches. Surface noise will not overpower the music.

    Sleeve: Generic

  • Record has some noticeable surface wear causes click end of gangsters no skips or jumps , has some surface noise present , labels are clean , centre intact , comes in company sleeve

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