Former Specials member Neville Staple announces new album
By Classic Pop | November 28, 2021
Former member of The Specials Neville Staple has announced his latest solo album, From The Specials & Beyond.
The record will find the 66-year-old ska veteran revisiting the songs of his past, and includes collaborations with Staple’s wife and co-vocalist Sugary Staple, reggae artist Clint Eastwood, Quadrophenia actor Gary Shail, rocksteady legend Derrick Morgan and founding Selector member Neol Davies.
“This has been one of my favourite albums to work on,” Staple said in a press release. “Each song has a special and personal meaning to me. I wanted to celebrate the roots of my own music journey, with 2 Tone being at the forefront of each song, in the sound and in the lyrics.
“Stomping music, with sometimes serious commentary, but all presented in a fun, danceable, singalong spirit. That’s the 2 Tone way. Our way. And the special guests were amazing to work with too, especially Derrick Morgan, one of my early inspirations.
“With superb contributions from Sugary and the band, plus other star guests, this album is set to be a real ‘stand out’ one, that makes me proud of my career to date.”
From The Specials & Beyond will be available on all formats from 10 December.
From The Specials & Beyond tracklisting:
1. Right from Wrong
2. Celebrate with You
3. Can’t Take No More
4. Don’t Let It Pass You By
5. Stand By Me
6. Something’s Wrong
7. Housewives Choice (featuring Derrick Morgan)
8. Please Don’t Leave Me Lonely
9. What’s Really Going On (featuring Gary Shail)
10. Miss Dis N Dat (DJ Mix) (featuring Clint Eastwood)
11. Way of Life (Pandemic Mix) (featuring Neol Davies)
12. World Turned Upside Down