The English Beat

The Complete Studio Recordings

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Rabid fans of the Birmingham, England-based ska revivalists probably picked up 2012's deluxe five-disc, 80-track Complete Beat anthology, which featured everything (literally) the band ever laid their hands on, which makes 2014's Complete Studio Recordings a better bet for those longtime fans who still own a pork pie hat, but have a little less time on their hands. The lovingly assembled, Edsel-issued collection offers up all three of the group's studio albums (I Just Can't Stop It, Wha'ppen?, and Special Beat Service) in their original configurations, a fourth disc filled with singles and dub versions, and an ornate booklet.

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