The Complete Beat

Released: July 10, 2012 • Available in US & Canada
Product SKU: 826663131765
$39.99
List Price: $49.98 USD

Synopsis

This collection features all three studio albums from The English Beat with added non-album bonus tracks and two full CD's containing 12" mixes, dub versions and live tracks, including three never-before-released John Peel sessions!

Hailing from working-class Birmingham, England, The English Beat entered the music scene in 1979 in a time of social, political and musical upheaval. Into this storm came they came, trying to calm the waters with their simple message of love and unity set to a great dance Beat. The six member band consisted of singer/songwriter Dave Wakeling (vocals & guitar), Andy Cox (guitar), David Steele (bass), Everett Morton (drums), Saxa (saxophone) and Ranking Roger (toasting). The band managed to fuse all of their respective musical influences - soul, reggae, pop and punk - into a unique sound that was highly danceable. Along with contemporaries such as The Specials, The Selecter and Madness, The English Beat became one of the most popular and influential bands of the British Ska movement. Over the course of the three albums, The English Beat achieved great success in their home country, charting several singles into the top 10.

This 5-CD set includes:

I Just Can't Stop It (1980) - Plus Bonus Tracks

Wha'ppen? (1981) - Plus Bonus Tracks

Special Beat Service (1982) - Plus Bonus Tracks

BONUS BEAT: Disc 1 - 12" & Dub Versions

BONUS BEAT: Disc 2 - Peel Sessions & Live in Boston

Product Information

Discs
5
Production Date
Various

Tracks

Disc Track Track Name
1 1 Mirror In the Bathroom
1 2 Hands Off…She's Mine
1 3 Two Swords
1 4 Twist & Crawl
1 5 Tears Of A Clown
1 6 Rough Rider
1 7 Click Click
1 8 Ranking Full Stop
1 9 Big Shot
1 10 Whine & Grine/Stand Down Margaret
1 11 Noise In This World
1 12 Can't Get Used To Losing You
1 13 Best Friend
1 14 Jackpot
2 1 Too Nice To Talk To
2 2 Doors Of Your Heart
2 3 All Out To Get You
2 4 Monkey Murders
2 5 I Am Your Flag
2 6 French Toast (Soleil Trop Chaud)
2 7 Drowning
2 8 Dream Home In New Zealand
2 9 Walk Away
2 10 Over And Over
2 11 Cheated
2 12 Get-A-Job
2 13 The Limits We Set
2 14 Psychedelic Rockers [Bonus Track]
2 15 Hit It [Bonus Track]
2 16 Which Side Of The Bed? [Bonus Track]
3 1 I Confess
3 2 Jeannette
3 3 Sorry
3 4 Sole Salvation
3 5 Spar Wid Me
3 6 Rotating Heads
3 7 Save It For Later
3 8 She's Going
3 9 Pato And Roger A Go Talk
3 10 Sugar & Stress
3 11 End Of The Party
3 12 Ackee 1 2 3
3 13 What's Your Best Thing? [Bonus Track]
3 14 March Of The Swivel Heads [Bonus Track]
3 15 Cool Entertainer [Bonus Track]
3 16 A Go Talk (Tappy Luppy Dub) [Bonus Track]
4 1 Hands Off...She's Mine (Extended)
4 2 Twist & Crawl (Extended)
4 3 Stand Down Margaret (Dub)
4 4 Too Nice To Talk To (Dubweiser)
4 5 Psychedelic Rockers (Dubweiser)
4 6 Doors Of Your Heart (Extended)
4 7 Drowning (Dub)
4 8 Hit It (Extended)
4 9 Which Side Of The Bed? (Extended)
4 10 Save It For Later (Extended)
4 11 What's Your Best Thing (Dub)
4 12 Cool Entertainer (Extended)
4 13 Jeanette (Extended)
4 14 March Of The Swivel Heads (Extended)
4 15 I Confess (Dave Allen Remix)
5 1 Tears Of A Clown
5 2 Ranking Full Stop
5 3 Click Click
5 4 Mirror In The Bathroom
5 5 Big Shot
5 6 Too Nice To Talk To
5 7 Psychedelic Rockers
5 8 Monkey Murders
5 9 Walk Away
5 10 Spar Wid Me
5 11 End Of The Party
5 12 She's Going
5 13 Save It For Later
5 14 Sole Salvation
5 15 Pato And Roger A Go Talk
5 16 Best Friend
5 17 Tears Of A Clown
5 18 Twist & Crawl
5 19 Get-A-Job/Stand Down Margaret
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