SELECTER, THE

Too Much Pressure (Reissue)

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The Selecter were one of the key bands of the ska revival in the late 70’s and one of the few racially and sexually integrated bands on the scene. Vocalist Pauline Black wrote about sexism, racism, and social issues.

Their debut release was the AA side of The Specials single Gangsters in the summer of 1979, which only consisted of Neol Davies and John Bradbury (of The Specials) before quickly forming a full band by the end of the year.  Releasing their follow up single On My Radio which reached No. 6 in the UK charts.  

Their debut album Too Much Pressure was released in February 1980 and reached No. 5 in the UK charts. The album also included two further hit singles Three Minute Hero and Missing Words.  
 
The Deluxe CD Edition of Too Much Pressure has been expanded to a 3 disc set. CD1 includes newly remastered edition of the original album, CD2 collects all the non-album singles, B-sides, a John Peel session and previously unreleased rarities. CD3 is a newly mixed concert recorded at Tiffany’s in Coventry on the Two Tone Tour in November 1979, with some bonus tracks recorded in 1980 on the album tour.

The LP is a new half-speed cut/remaster of Too Much Pressure and includes a bonus 7” of the On My Radio single. The vinyl sleeve is a 3mm spined sleeve, printed inner, 7” single in its original 2 Tone sleeve and bellyband.


The LTD LP is clear vinyl (both 
album + 7")

Tracklist

CD Disc 1: 01. Three Minute Hero / 02. Everyday / 03. They Make Me Mad / 04. Missing Words / 05. Danger / 06. Street Feeling / 07. My Collie (Not A Dog) / 08. Too Much Pressure / 09. Murder / 10. Out On The Streets / 11. Carry Go Bring Come / 12. Black And Blue / 13. James Bond

CD Disc 2: 01. The Selecter / 02. On My Radio / 03. Too Much Pressure (Version) / 04. Street Feeling (Outtake) / 05. They Make Me Mad (John Peel Session 22/10/79) / 06. Carry Go Bring Come (John Peel Session 22/10/79) / 07. Danger (John Peel Session 22/10/79) / 08. Street Feeling (John Peel Session 22/10/79) / 09. Three Minute Hero (Alt Version) / 10. Missing Words (Single Version) / 11. Carry Go Bring Come (Live at Tiffany's / B Side) / 12. A Live Injection / Mony Mony / Too Much Pressure (Soundcheck) / 13. The Whisper / 14. Train To Skaville / 15. Cool Blue Lady (Outtake) / 16. Train To Skaville (Extended Version) / 17. On My Radio (Ready Mix Radio)

CD Disc 3: 01. Murder (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79) / 02. Out On The Streets (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79) / 03. James Bond (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79) / 04. Sweet Collie (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79) / 05. Street Feeling (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79) / 06. Everyday (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79) / 07. The Selecter (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79) / 08. Danger (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79) / 09. They Make Me Mad (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79) / 10. Carry Go Bring Come (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79) / 11. On My Radio (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79) / 12. Too Much Pressure (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79) / 13. Three Minute Hero (Live in Hemel Hempstead 28/2/80) / 14. Black And Blue (Live in Hemel Hempstead 28/2/80) / 15. Missing Words (Live in Hemel Hempstead 28/2/80) / 16. Train To Skaville (Live in Hemel Hempstead 28/2/80)

LP Side A: 01. Three Minute Hero / 02. Everyday / 03. They Make Me Mad / 04. Missing Words / 05. Danger / 06. Street Feeling / 07. My Collie (Not A Dog)

LP Side B: 01. Too Much Pressure / 02. Murder / 03. Out On The Streets / 04. Carry Go Bring Come / 05. Black And Blue / 06. James Bond

7": Side A: 01. On My Radio / Side B: 01. Too Much Pressure