The Special AKA - In The Studio

The Special AKA
In The Studio
Label: Chrysalis ‎– CHMC-41447
Type: Cassette, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Dolby HX Pro, B NR
Country: Canada
Date of released:
Category: Rock
Style: Ska, Pop Rock

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A1 Bright Lights
A2 The Lonely Crowd
Congas – Tone "Groko" Utah*
A3 Housebound
A4 Girlfriend
A5 Night On The Tiles
Backing Vocals – Lynval Golding
B1 Free Nelson Mandela
Backing Vocals – Dave Wakeling, Elvis Costello, Lynval Golding, Molly Jackson, Polly Jackson, Rankin Roger*Flute – David Heath*Tin Whistle [Penny Whistle] – Paul Speare
B2 War Crimes
Bass – Horace PanterViolin – Nick Parker
B3 Racist Friend
Guitar – Roddy RadiationVocals – Egidio Newton
B4 Alcohol
Bass – Horace Panter
B5 Break Down The Door
Bass, Synthesizer – John Bradbury

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
  • Distributed By – MCA Records
  • Manufactured By – MCA Records


  • Backing Vocals – Caron Wheeler (tracks: A3), Claudia Fontaine (tracks: A3), Egidio Newton (tracks: A1, B2, B4, B5), Naomi Thompson (tracks: A3), Rhoda Dakar (tracks: A1, A3, B1, B2, B4)
  • Bass – Gary McManus
  • Cornet, Flugelhorn – Dick Cuthell (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B1, B2, B5)
  • Drums – John Bradbury
  • Engineer – Alvin Clarke* (tracks: A2, B1, B3), Colin Fairleigh* (tracks: A3), Dick Cuthell (tracks: A2), Jeremy Green (tracks: B2), Mark Freegard (tracks: A1, A4, B4, B5), Teri Reed (tracks: A5)
  • Engineer [Rhythm Tracks] – Johnny Rivers*, Steve Churchyard
  • Guitar – John Shipley
  • Mastered By – Tim Young
  • Piano, Organ – Jerry Dammers
  • Producer – Dick Cuthell (tracks: A2, B2), Elvis Costello (tracks: A3), Jerry Dammers (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B1, B3 to B5)
  • Saxophone – Andy Aderinto (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B3, B4)
  • Trombone – Rico Rodriquez* (tracks: A1, A4, B1, B2)
  • Vocals – Rhoda Dakar, Stan Campbell


℗ 1984 Chrysalis Records Ltd. © 1984 Chrysalis Records Ltd.
Made in Canada.

Black cassette with silver text housed in a single sided J-card.
Track durations are not printed on this release.

"previously released as CHSC-41447".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Moulded Into Cassette Shell): Made In Canada

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CHR TT 5008 The Special AKA In The Studio ‎(LP, Album) Two-Tone Records CHR TT 5008 UK 1984
206 290, 206 290-270 The Special AKA In The Studio ‎(LP, Album) Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis 206 290, 206 290-270 Europe 1984
FVT 41447 The Special AKA In The Studio ‎(Cass, Album, Dol) Chrysalis FVT 41447 US 1984
FV 41447 The Special AKA In The Studio ‎(LP, Album, Pit) Chrysalis FV 41447 US 1984
206 290, 206 290-620 The Special AKA In The Studio ‎(LP, Album) Two-Tone Records, Chrysalis 206 290, 206 290-620 Europe 1984