Archive (The Specials album)

Archive is a compilation album by The Specials, released in 2001 (see 2001 in music). It consists of old Specials songs and ones by the new line-up, mostly covers.

Compilation album by
ReleasedJune 12, 2001
The Specials chronology
Conquering Ruler
The Best of The Specials
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic [1]

Track listing

1."Too Much Too Young (Live)"Jerry Dammers2:06
2."Blank Expression"John Bradbury, Roddy Byers, Dammers, Lynval Golding, Terry Hall, Horace Panter, Neville Staple2:08
3."Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) (Live)"Conrad Magidson, Carl Sigman3:19
4."El Pussycat Ska"Roland Alphonso, Clement Dodd3:39
5."Skinhead Moonstomp (Live)"Alton Ellis, Ney Smith2:29
6."Long Shot Kick de Bucket (Live)"Dawn Agard, Sydney Crooks, Earl Robinson3:03
7."Conquering Ruler"Derrick Morgan3:12
8."Do Nothing (Live)"Golding3:31
9."Nite Klub/Raquel"Dammers3:01
10."Too Hot (Live)"Cecil Campbell2:37
11."Skinhead Girl"Ney Smith3:31
12."Rude Boys Outta Jail (Live)"Horace Gentleman, Golding, Staple2:34
13."Stupid Marriage"Dammers, Michael Allen Harrison, Staple2:48
14."Monkey Man (Live)"Toots Hibbert2:55
15."Decimal Currency"Blenders3:48
16."Rat Race (Live)"Byers2:55
17."Dawning of a New Era"Dammers2:39
18."You're Wondering Now (Live)"Clement Seymour2:18
19."Napoleon Solo"Hopeton Lewis3:08
20."Gangsters (Live)"Bradbury, Byers, Dammers, Golding, Hall, Panter, Staple2:33
21."Braggin' and Tryin' Not to Lie (Live)"Byers3:22
22."Return of Django"Lee Perry3:36
23."Ghost Town (Live)"Dammers6:37


  • Terry Hall - vocals
  • Jerry Dammers - keyboards
  • Lynval Golding - rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Neville Staple - toasting, backing vocals, percussion
  • Roddy Byers - lead guitar
  • Horace Panter - bass guitar
  • John Bradbury - drums


  1. Westergaard, Sean. Archive at AllMusic
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