Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Lily Allen To Release Limited Edition Fan Club 7" With Specials Covers

Following fast on the heels of the incredibly popular Amy Winehouse Ska EP from earlier this year comes yet another UK chanteuse eager to show her affinity for The Specials and 2-Tone. Rumour has it that Lily Allen has also released a fan club edition ska 7".

The A side is reportedly Lily's version of "Gangsters" recorded live with Terry Hall and Lynval Golding at Glastonbury 2007 while the B side is rumoured to be her studio version of "Blank Expression". The single will apparently be available with two different covers and rumored to be limited to 750 copies. I haven't been able to find the single on line yet. If you want to buy a legitimate copy you can visit Jump Up Records who are selling it via Pay Pal.

Otherwise, take a look at the videos below that feature the two songs on the single. The first is a live version of "Blank Expression" featuring Lynval Golding from a show in 2007:

Here is Allen performing "Gangsters" with Lynval and Terry Hall at Glastonbury in 2007:

Allen will release her sophomore album, "It’s Not Me, It’s You" in February 2009. It will reportedly mark her move away from ska to electro/pop sounds. However, the fan club single would suggest Lily still has a soft place in her heart for ska and for The Specials.

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