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Trojan
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Fellow poster Imani's wonderful collection of 2 Tone memorabilia contains the following version of the lyrics for Ghost Town taken from the 2 Tone Newsletter prior to the singles release.


http://www.historypin.org/en/two-tone-fan-club-memorabilia-1980-1981/geo/51.15084,-6.913523,4/bounds/21.533444,-33.632273,69.286723,19.805227/pin/1013480

In an interview producer John Collins gave to 2-tone.info (never heard of it) he stated the following:

'Other things I decided to leave out (of Ghost Town) altogether including a "toasting" (reggae rapping) Terry Hall section - I thought the middle section ("Do you remember the good old days...") featuring Terry worked brilliantly and for me it was a case of "less is more"'.

Is the above the section which was removed? And if it was, does it still exist somewhere?
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I'm sure it does exist....along with more in Jerry's or other band members' archives. Nice stuff from Imani, must keep tabs on his site, hopefully he'll post more
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I just had a quick look in my collection and I have Newsletter No 2 & 3 Very Happy

The lyrics to Friday Night, Saturday Morning and Why? are also included in the same Fanzine Smile
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Great stuff.

The Specials Anthology with alternative mixes of the various songs would be a lovely item to see available at some stage. Demos / Out Takes / Discarded versions / vocal guide tracks / the lot Smile
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Fester wrote:
Great stuff.

The Specials Anthology with alternative mixes of the various songs would be a lovely item to see available at some stage. Demos / Out Takes / Discarded versions / vocal guide tracks / the lot Smile


At this stage I would take the release of any dog rough demos over yet another pointless carbon copy release of the first two albums.
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