In June 1984.

In June 1984, “2 Tone Records” label released “In the Studio” the third The Specials AKA (The Specials) album. It was recorded 1983 – 1984, and was produced by Jerry Dammers.


  • Stan Campbell – vocals
  • Rhoda Dakar– vocals
  • Jerry Dammers– organ, piano, vocals
  • Gary McManus – bass guitar
  • John Shipley – lead guitar
  • John Bradbury– drums
  • Dick Cuthell– flugelhorn
  • Claudia Fontaine– backing vocals
  • Edgio Newton – vocals, percussion
  • Horace Panter– bass guitar
  • Roddy Radiation– lead guitar, vocals
  • Nigel Reeve – saxophone
  • Caron Wheeler– backing vocals
  • Adrian Thrills – sleeve notes
  • David Storey– album cover design

Track listing:

All tracks by Jerry Dammers except where noted.

  1. Bright Lights – John Bradbury, Stan Campbell, Dick Cuthell, Jerry Dammers
  2. The Lonely Crowd – Stan Campbell, Jerry Dammers, John Shipley
  3. What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend
  4. Housebound
  5. Night on the Tiles – Jerry Dammers, John Shipley
  6. (Free) Nelson Mandela
  7. War Crimes
  8. Racist Friend – John Bradbury, Dick Cuthell, Jerry Dammers
  9. Alcohol
  10. Break Down the Door – John Bradbury, Dick Cuthell, Jerry Dammers

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