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 and singer/songwriter Charlie Lee.


Song allocations are still ongoing but so far the following will appear on Gifted
A BOMB IN WARDOR STREET
A SOLID BOND IN YOUR HEART
ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
ALL AROUND THE WORLD
ALL MOD CONS
ART SCHOOL
AWAY FROM THE NUMBERS
BEAT SURRENDER
BILLY HUNT
BOY ABOUT TOWN
BUT I’M DIFFERENT NOW
BUTTERFLY COLLECTOR
BURNING SKY
CARNATION
CIRCUS
DAVID WATTS
DOWN IN THE TUBE STATION AT MIDNIGHT
DREAMTIME
ENGLISH ROSE
ETON RIFLES
FLY
FUNERAL PYRE
GHOSTS
GIRL ON THE PHONE
GOING UNDERGROUND
HAPPY TOGETHER
I GOT BY IN TIME
I NEED YOU
IN THE CITY
IN THE CROWD
IN THE STREET TODAY
IT’S TOO BAD
LITTLE BOY SOLDIERS
LIZA RADLEY
LONDON GIRLS
MAN IN THE CORNER SHOP
MR CLEAN
MODERN WORLD
MONDAY
NEWS OF THE WORLD
PITY POOR ALFIE
PRECIOUS
PRETTY GREEN
PRIVATE HELL
SATURDAY’S KIDS
SET THE HOUSE ABLAZE
SHOPPING
SMITHERS-JONES
STANDARDS
START
STRANGE TOWN
TAKIN MY LOVE
TALES FROM THE RIVERBANK
THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT
THE BITTEREST PILL
THE GIFT
THE GREAT DEPRESSION
THE PLACE I LOVE
THE PLANNERS DREAM GOES WRONG
THICK AS THIEVES
TIME FOR TRUTH
TONIGHT AT NOON
TOO BE SOMEONE
TOWN CALLED MALICE
TRANSGLOBAL EXPRESS
WASTELAND
WHEN YOU’RE YOUNG
WHO IS THE 5 O’CLOCK HERO

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