The Specialized Album 6

Specialized 6 - Gifted, a Tribute to The Jam.

On November 30th we announced our intention to compile Gifted, a Tribute to The Jam. Within the first eight hours of the announcement it became evident that we would have far more requests than we could accommodate. We were forced to close applications on December 1st, a mere 18 hours after the first announcement.

Since 2012, the Specialized Project has released five highly acclaimed tribute albums. We’ve celebrated The Specials, The Beat, Madness, The Clash and most recently Bob Marley. Once again, this album will boast 70 tracks presented to you in a beautifully designed four disc CD box-set.

Gifted will have a handful of regulars including; Big Fat Panda, Urang Matang, Rude Boy George and Swagga. Also appearing again will be Ed Rome, The Hotknives, The Amphetameanies and Laurel Aitken’s godsons of Ska The Pressure Tenants.

Among the bands making their Specialized debuts are two Mexican ska ensembles; Girls Go Ska and Los Chicklets and Finnish ska legends The Valkyrians. As well as Missing Andy, whose debut single “The Way We’re Made” reached number 38 on the UK Singles Chart and number 7 on the UK Indie Chart in 2010.

There’s also a french flavour with French Boutik, Popincourt, Les Soucoupes Violentes & InDeEd representing the Hexagon. From Australia we’ll see the return of The Ozskas, The Funaddicks Pat Powell and appearing for the first time are Aussie pop legends Mental As Anything. Lynval Golding has teamed up with Texas basedContra Coup. Specialized super group The Spammed and the next big thing Millie Manders are also back.

Specialized also strive to promote new and young talent and this year that includes ska/funkers The Millmen

Disc One
Duke and The Boogaloo Band feat. George Grant – I’m Different Now
The Iscatles – Its Too Bad
The Ozskas – Takin My Love
The Amphetameanies – Funeral Pyre
The Funaddicts – Monday
Wotka Trawolta – All around the world
The Crombies – Girl on the Phone
Big Fat Panda – In the City
The Pressure Tenants – Strange Town
The Meow Meows – Down in the tube station at Midnight
Atsushi and the Moisties – Happy Together
The Big – Start
The Vespbrettas – I got by in Time
Lynval Golding & Contra – Tales From The Riverbank
Men Of North Country – Circus
The Valkyrians – Beat Surrender

Disc Two
The Protesters – That’s Entertainment
The Spammed – To Be Someone
The Reaction – A Bomb in Wardor Street
Missing Andy – Absolute beginners
French Boutik – The Place I love
The Gallerys – Scrape Away
Button Up – The Bitterest Pill
les Soucoupes Violentes – London Girls
Entre-Knobs – Wasteland
The Highwasters – Private Hell
Smash – Mr Clean
The Wainstones – Boy About Town
The Riff – Carnation
Popincourt – Tonight at Noon
The Klank – Modern World
The Sound Of Pop Art – Shopping
Indeed – Burning Sky

Disc Three
Millie Manders & the Shut Up – Pretty Green
Rough Kutz – butterfly collector
Operation Offbeat – 5 O clock hero
Los Chickléts – Saturday’s Kids
Ten Bob Notes – man in the Corner shop
Levi – News of the World
Inflatables – In the Crowd
lennymacartney – In The Street Today
6foot7 – Set the House Ablaze
Addictive Philosophy – Little Boy Soldiers
Mutha Luvin Chimps – I Need You
The Fanzines – Heatwave
The Greazy Ratz – Art School
The Fecking Ejits – Thick as Thieves
Brandon Le Bolt & The Illusion Shed – Bricks & Mortar
Plasmajam – All Mod Cons

Disc Four
Bluebird Parade – Transglobal Express
John Wheeler – Eton Rifles
Da Lata featuring Floetic Lara – Going Underground
Rude Boy George – Town Called Malice
The Skapones – Smithers Jones
Girlsgoska – David Watts
The Millmen – Time for Truth
The Decatonics – Standards
King Hammond – I Got By In Time
The Erin Bardwell Collective – English Rose
Urang Matang – Ghosts
Mark Adams – The Gift
The Navarones – When You’re Young
Toy Tin Soldier – Liza Radley
Steve Thompson – Dream Time
The Bighead – Away from the numbers


The Meow Meows - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight

Rude Boy George - Town Called Malice

French Boutik - The Place I Love

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