2 Tone Records label discography

2 Tone Records was the brainchild of Jerry Dammers, driving force behind the label's mainstay act, The Specials. Formed in Coventry in 1978, The labels' acts created a national interest in the revival of Jamaican ska music from the early and mid-sixties. The only band who weren't from the Midlands, Madness, released their first single on the label, a tribute to Prince Buster fittingly called ''The Prince''. Whilst they and The Beat left the label after one single each, Dammers' Specials found considerable success culminating in two UK number ones with the classic singles ''Too Much Too Young'' and ''Ghost Town''.

 
CatFMAlbumsStockYear
CDL TT 5001LPSpecials - Specials1979
CDL TT 5002LPSelecter - Too Much Pressure1980
CHR TT 5003LPSpecials - More Specials
Initial copies with poster & free 7'' CHS TT999, Braggin' And Trying Not To Lie / Rude Boys Outa Jail (Version)
In Stock1980
CHR TT 5004LPV/A - Dance Craze1981
CHR TT 5005LPRico - That Man Is Forward1981
CHR TT 5006LPRico - Jamo Rico1982
CHR TT 5007LPV/A - This Are Two Tone
Both pink and blue sleeves available
1983
CHR TT 5008LPSpecial AKA - In The Studio1984
CHR TT 5009LPV/A - The 2 Tone Story
Double LP
1989
CHR TT 5010LPSpecials - The Specials Singles1989
CHR TT 5011LPSpecials - Live At The Moonlight Club1992
CHR TT 5012LPV/A - The Best Of 2 Tone1993
 
CatFMSinglesStockYear
CHS TP 277"Special AKA - What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend
Can't Get A Break
Picture disc
1984
CHS TT37"Madness - The Prince
Madness
In Stock1979
CHS TT47"Selecter - On My Radio
Too Much Pressure
In Stock1979
CHS TT57"Specials - A Message To You Rudy
Nite Klub
Ft Rico
1979
CHS TT67"Beat - Tears Of A Clown
Ranking Full Stop
1979
CHS TT77"Costello, Elvis - I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down
Girl's Talk
Unreleased - given away at gigs
In Stock1980
CHS TT87"Selecter - Three Minute Hero
James Bond
1980
CHS TT97"Bodysnatchers - Let's Do Rock Steady
Ruder Than You
In Stock1980
CHS TT107"Selecter - Missing Words
Carry Go Bring Come
In Stock1980
CHS TT117"Specials - Rat Race
Rude Bouys Outta Jail
In Stock1980
CHS TT127"Bodysnatchers - Easy Life
Too Experienced
1980
CHS TT137"Specials - Stereotype
International Jet Set
In Stock1980
CHS TT147"Swinging Cats - Mantovani
Away
1980
CHS TT157"Rico - Sea Cruise
Carolina
1980
CHS TT167"Specials - Do Nothing
Maggie's Farm
In Stock1980
CHS TT177"Specials - Ghost Town
Why? / Friday Night, Saturday Morning
1981
CHS TT187"Rhoda & Special AKA - The Boiler
Theme From The Boiler
1982
CHS TT197"Rico & Special AKA - Jungle Music
Rasta Call You
1982
CHS TT207"Apollinaires - The Feeling's Gone
The Feeling's Back
1982
CHS TT217"Higsons - Tear The Whole Thing Down
Y Lang, Y Lang
1982
CHS TT227"Apollinaires - Envy The Love
Give It Up
1982
CHS TT237"Special AKA - War Crimes
Version
1982
CHS TT247"Higsons - Run Me Down (Long Version)
Put The Punk Back Into Funk Pts 1 & 2
1983
CHS TT257"Special AKA - Racist Friend
Bright Lights
1983
CHS TT267"Special AKA - Nelson Mandela
Break Down The Door!
In Stock1984
CHS TT277"Special AKA - What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend
Can't Get A Break
1984
CHS TT287"Friday Club - Window Shopping
Window SHopping (Instrumental)
1985
CHS TT297"JB's Allstars - The Alphabet Army
Al. Arm
1986
CHS TT307"Specials - Ghost Town (Revisited)
Ghost Town Dub '91
1991
CHS TT317"V/A - The 2 Tone EP
Special AKA, Madness, Selector, Beat
1993
CHS TT 2727"Special AKA - What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend
Can't Get A Break / War Crimes / Version
Twin 7'' pack with ''War Crimes'' single
1984
CHS TT10 2310"Special AKA - War Crimes
Version
1982
CHS TT12 1712"Specials - Ghost Town (Extended)
Why? (Extended) / Friday Night, Saturday Morning
1981
CHS TT12 1912"Rico & Special AKA - Jungle Music
Rasta Call You / Easter Island
1982
CHS TT12 2012"Apollinaires - The Feeling's Gone (Dance Mix)
The Feeling's Back / The Bongo Medley (Extremely Long Version)
1982
CHS TT12 2212"Apollinaires - Envy The Love
Give It Up
1982
CHS TT12 2412"Higsons - Run Me Down
Put The Punk Back Into Funk Pts 1 & 2
1983
CHS TT12 2512"Special AKA - Racist Friend / Bright Lights
Racist Friend (Instrumental) / Bright Lights (Instrumental)
1983
CHS TT12 2612"Special AKA - Nelson Mandela
Break Down The Door!
1984
CHS TT12 2712"Special AKA - What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend (Extended Version)
Can't Get A Break
Early copies have free poster
1984
CHS TT12 2812"Friday Club - Window Shopping
Window Shopping (Instrumental)
1985
CHS TT12 2912"JB's Allstars - The Alphabet Army / String Mix
Radio Version / Al. Arm
1986
CHS TT12 3012"Specials - Ghost Town (Revisited) / Why?
Ghost Town Dub '91 / Version
1991
CHS TT25 Picture Disc7"Special AKA - Racist Friend
Bright Lights
Picture Disc
1983
CHS TTS 112"Apollinaires - Envy The Love / Give It Up
Tear The Whole Thing Down / Y Lang, Y Lang
White label promo only, split with Higsons
1982
Tone FNMX112"Special AKA - Free Nelson Mandela (70th Birthday Remake)
Free Nelson Mandela
1988
TT1 / TT27"Special AKA - Gangsters
The Selector
Split single with The Selector
1979
TTP17"V/A - The 2 Tone Story promo EP
4 track EP, Specials, Selector, Madness, promo for The 2 Tone Story LP
1989
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