The Coventry Automatics / The Specials

Coventry Automatics Aka the Specials: Dawning of a New Era

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The first incarnation of the Specials, a six-piece band called the Automatics, recorded a batch of demos in London in 1978, hoping to obtain a major recording deal; Dawning of a New Era presents them for the first time. As is the case with most demos, these recordings have a limited audience, but die-hard fans will thrill to the early, rawer versions of their favorites, along with songs that never made it to actual albums.

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