SPECIALIZED PRESS RELEASE -
IZED – A MODERN TAKE ON SPECIALS CLASSICS”
DOWNLOAD ALBUM & C.D RELEASE from WWW.THESPECIALS2.COM (OFFICIAL SPECIALS FAN SITE)
RELEASE DATE – FEBRUARY 2012
On Specials2 Records
ALL PROCEEDS DONATED TO THE TEENAGE CANCER TRUST
Specialized Interview BBC Radio Coventry 23-12-11 by Paul Willo via
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
A MODERN TAKE ON CLASSIC SPECIALS’ TRACKS TO HELP TEENAGE CANCER VICTIMS
In February 2012 a charity album with a difference will be released. “Special-ized - A Modern Take on Specials’ Classics” is a ‘specially’ compiled double album comprising hits by 1980’s band The Specials covered by a wide-ranging and eclectic mix of modern bands and artists in various styles. The project has been put together by Specials biographer Paul Williams, who is also co-administrator at the official fan site for the ska legends The Specials, www.thespecials2.com. The album will be downloadable and also available as a limited edition double CD. All proceeds will go to The Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity highlighted and supported by The Specials on their British tours since 2009.
The album is jam packed with tracks specifically commissioned especially for this album and is all previously unheard material. All the acts have given up their time and energy to pull off some superb and unusual versions in homage to The Specials. There also established artists such as Roland Gift (Fine Young Cannibals), former members of Bad Manners and The Selecter, some of The Specials’ brass section and two bands fresh from their support slots on the Specials 2011 tour. But this project is not simply ska covers by ska bands, there are Specials’ classics recorded by artists from many different genres ranging from indie, punk, folk, electronic to rap and dance. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
The Specials themselves supported the Teenage Cancer Trust through their tours since 2009, raising more than £9,000 in the process. Paul and Specials2.com want to continue that connection to raise as much as possible for this worthy cause. As the trust themselves say “There’s never a good time to get cancer, but for a teenager the timing seems particularly cruel.” The Teenage Cancer Trust supports teenagers struggling with cancer in many ways. You can learn more at www.teenagecancertrust.org.
The album “Specialized- A modern take on Specials classics” is released on Specials2 Records in February 2012. If you buy one album next year, make it this one. It caters for all tastes, you won’t be disappointed and together we can hopefully make some difference to the lives of young people in this country who are suffering from cancer.
LYNVAL GOLDING OF THE SPECIALS SAYS:
"...We will all be touched by cancer in our lifetime but when it is our youth afflicted with such a struggle it makes it that much harder to fathom. After learning about the incredible services that the Teenage Cancer Trust provides for youth with cancer, I was honoured when they asked the Specials to play their Royal Albert Hall Benefit concert. We are proud to support them again by endorsing the charitable Specials cover compilation album "SPECIAL-IZED", with proceeds to benefiting the Teenage Cancer Trust. If we all just do a little, it could do so much in these young people's lives. Please join us in making a difference! “
The album “Specialized- A modern take on Specials classics” is released on Specials2 Records in February 2012. If you buy one album next year, make it this one. It caters for all tastes, you won’t be disappointed and together we can hopefully make some difference to the lives of young people in this country who are suffering from cancer