Numbered, Limited Edition! Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI!
The English Beat Special Beat Service on Numbered Limited Edition LP from
Mobile Fidelity Silver Label!
1982 Smash Propelled Two-Tone Ska Revivalists to Commercial Fame: Police, Jam,
Specials Fans Need This LP.
Special Beat Service contains irresistible original version of “Save It For
Later,” a longtime Pearl Jam concert staple.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI
(Best Plant in America): Spaciousness Amidst Instruments, Midrange Dynamics
In the early 1980s, many bands began borrowing styles initially made popular in
other regions of the world, spicing their own sound up with exotic textures and
foreign rhythms. Few groups perfected the mix-and-match hybrid with more
everlasting appeal and contagious melodicism than The English Beat, a
multi-cultural ensemble whose Special Beat Service dominated the charts, scored
with the critics, and captivated listeners.
Blending jazzy saxophones, pop hooks, calypso accents, firm beats, jangly
guitars, and scores of other creative devices, the 1982 set has always been ripe
for sonic restoration. Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s world-renowned mastering
system and pressed at RTI (the best record plant in North America), Silver Label
numbered limited edition LP brings the music’s colorful flair and
cross-continental vibes to the fore, eliminating the haze and artificial
ceilings that flaw previous pressings. The Caribbean flavors, dub pulses, and
irresistible refrains now jump with palpable energy and feet-tapping verve.
You’ll be addicted as soon as the needle drops into the first grooves of the
A feel-good set from start to finish, Special Beat Service bows down to the
power of great pop. But within this framework, The English Beat weaves in
brilliant threads of music plucked from Jamaica (reggae and dub), its native
England (new wave and Merseybeat), and the United States (post-punk and Motown).
While many recognize them as Two-Tone ska revivalists, the group’s arrangements
reach far beyond any label, a breadth immediately recognized on multifaceted
tracks such as “Sugar & Stress,” “Ackee 123,” and “Sole Salvation.”
In particular, the band’s “Save It For Later” became an anthem that is still
heard today. A precursor to the influential Britpop sound that followed nearly a
decade later, the hit rides on a flexible bass line, sly sexual lyrics, and
rolling guitar-driven lines that even the Beatles would envy. Years ago, Pearl
Jam resurrected the classic by tacking it onto the end of its “Betterman” in
concert, and to this day, it remains a live favorite. You need to experience the
original in the highest-possible fidelity.
No mere revivalists or retro-minded purveyors, The English Beat created a true
1980s pop masterpiece with Special Beat Service. Mobile Fidelity Silver Series’
LP presents the songs as they were meant to be heard, and will have you dancing
in no time. If you're a fan of the Police, Madness, The Specials, The Clash, The
Jam, or the Wailers, you need this LP.
About Silver Series: Coming from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, the MoFi Silver
Label Vinyl Series features an eclectic mix of recordings. This series is
mastered and cut on the famous Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab state-of-the-art Tim de
Paravacini-designed mastering system. Vinyl is pressed at RTI on
audiophile-grade standard vinyl and are numbered limited-editions. Future
releases will continue to stretch stylistic boundaries, as the MoFi Silver Label
continues to explore music from many different genres. Expand your musical
horizons with the Silver Label!
• Limited Edition
• MoFi Silver Label Vinyl Series
• Mastered and Cut on the famous MoFi Sound Lab state-of-the-art Tim de Paravacini-designed mastering system.
• Pressed at RTI on Audiophile-Grade Standard Vinyl
1. I Confess
4. Sole Salvation
5. Spar Wid Me
6. Rotating Head
7. Save It for Later
8. She's Going
9. Pato and Roger a Go Talk
10. Sugar and Stress
11. End of the Party
12. Ackee 1-2-3