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This year will see yet another reissue of The Specials debut LP. This version is a double vinyl release mastered and cut at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios using the original production tapes. It is due to be released on 11/10/19 for £23.99.

Another release which I am more interested in, although I have all the original singles, is Two Tone 7" treasures due to be released on 15/11/19:

"This 40th anniversary 7” collection has been curated by jerry dammers, selecting his favourite 12 singles released on the label between 1979 and 1984.

presented with their original sleeve designs in a bespoke 1960’s style carry case along with a two tone 7” slipmat and an art card signed by jerry dammers".

It is available to pre-order from Resident Music for £99.99.
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Very nice Christmas present Harry - have you seen a list of the singles please?
"This 40th anniversary 7” collection has been curated by jerry dammers, selecting his favourite 12 singles released on the label between 1979 and 1984"
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Some details of the box set here -

https://driftrecords.com/products/various-artists-two-tone-7-treasures-7-box-set

https://www.crashrecords.co.uk/product/various-artists-two-tone-treasures-12-x-7-singles-box-set-pre-order/
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Thanks parkedcars - it looks really great - been awhile since I've stacked up a load of 7'' records.....
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The box set looks nice. Shame its missing Rat Race. First vinyl l ever bought. Still love that track.
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£100 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I don't think the price is unreasonable - it includes 12 singles, a carry case , a slip mat, and a signed art card.

You will not get a 7" for less than £5 these days- and often they are considerably more especially if they are "limited edition". 10 Commandments was at least £15 for Record Store Day.
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Its a nice start.

I have read that the re-issued LP will play at 45RPM (2 x 12" singles).
What would have been nice and different is a box set of the album as 7x7" singles.
Cheapest I have seen the treasures box is 89.99

Also read that these releases signal the beginning of a 2 Tone Records release campaign, with more news regarding future releases to be announced in the next few weeks.
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Thanks for posting Harry, cheapest I found was at Rough Trade for £89.95 with free postage

https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/various/two-tone-7-treasures

I don't have a record player, so won't ever be playing the vinyl, but I think it is a nice collection to have, hope the singles case has some sort of Two Tone marking on it, and would be nice if the signed art card is 7" size - because it's that what swayed me into ordering it, but I have a feeling it may only be postcard size, we shall see Very Happy
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I have now found a picture of the whole package, the box for the singles is really good, and the signed art print is a negative of the 7" two tone paper sleeve - so that's good too Very Happy

https://townsendmusic.store/?page=products&filters[artist-id]=919608
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Oh well - I guess we will all get sucked in to buying another version of the same songs - at least there are a couple of different things with this!
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I wouldn't be surprised if these 7" singles get sold individually on eBay for silly money especially Sea Cruise and The Prince as we all know the early Paper labels are hard enough to find mint these days?
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