In the Studio

Vinyl LP

In the Studio is the third album from the ska band The Specials, released in 1984, long after the breakup of the original Specials. It charted in the UK Top 35.

The album was released under the name The Special AKA and was over two years in the making. Although not as commercially successful as their previous two albums, the tracks "(Free) Nelson Mandela" and "Racist Friend" were popular singles.


A1. Bright Lights
A2. The Lonely Crowd
A3. What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend
A4. Housebound
A5. Night On The Tiles
B1. Nelson Mandela
B2. War Crimes (The Crime Is Still The Same)
B3. Racist Friend
B4. Alcohol
B5. Break Down The Door