2 Tone Collection 1193

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Review Text Two Tone Compilation: A Checkered Past is a sublime double-disc set containing all of the ska-revival label's greatest singles, not only from superstars like the Specials, Madness, the Beat, Bodysnatchers, and the Selecter, but also the Special A.K.A, Swinging Cats, Higsons, and Apollinaires. Not one of the label's great songs are missing, and several cuts reveal themselves as forgotten gems. It's a comprehensive and compulsively listenable set, illustrating the kinetic energy of ska-revival as well as the depth of the label's roster. [In England, A Checkered Past was released as a four-disc box containing all of the label's A- and B-sides.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Track Listing

CD: 1

  1. 1. Gangsters - 3:44
  2. 2. Selecter - 3:57
  3. 3. Prince - 3:32
  4. 4. On My Radio - 3:16
  5. 5. Message to You Rudy - 3:51
  6. 6. Nite Klub - 3:09
  7. 7. Tears of a Clown - 3:39
  8. 8. Ranking Full Stop - 3:47
  9. 9. Too Much Too Young - 2:03
  10. 10. Guns of Navarone - 2:25
  11. 11. Three Minute Hero - 3:00
  12. 12. Let's Do Rock Steady - 3:54
  13. 13. Ruder Than You - 3:50
  14. 14. Missing Words - 3:20
  15. 15. Rat Race - 3:07
  16. 16. Rude Boys Outta Jail - 3:37
  17. 17. Easy Life - 3:12
  18. 18. Too Experienced - 3:33
  19. 19. Stereotype - 4:50
  20. 20. International Jet Set - 4:12
  21. 21. Away - 3:13
  22. 22. Mantovani - 3:14
  23. 23. Sea Cruise - 3:02
  24. 24. Do Nothing - 4:39
  25. 25. Maggie's Farm - 4:31

CD: 2

  1. 26. Ghost Town - 4:40
  2. 27. Boiler - 6:42
  3. 28. Jungle Music - 4:00
  4. 29. Feeling's Gone - 4:45
  5. 30. Tear the Whole Thing Down - 3:22
  6. 31. Ylang Ylang - 5:55
  7. 32. Envy the Love - 4:03
  8. 33. War Crimes (The Crime Remains the Same) - 4:43
  9. 34. Run Me Down - 4:47
  10. 35. Racist Friend - 4:35
  11. 36. Bright Lights - 4:10
  12. 37. Nelson Mandela - 4:12
  13. 38. Break Down the Door - 4:48
  14. 39. What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend - 5:49
  15. 40. Window Shopping - 4:58
  16. 41. Alphabet Army - 3:09
  17. 42. Raquel - 2:56
  18. 43. Braggin' and Tryin' Not to Lie - 3:21
  19. 44. Rude Boys Outa Jail - 4:04

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11/16/93 

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