DOCTOR STAPLE’S SPECIAL BREW!
NEVILLE STAPLE and his band have unveiled a new video as a taster for their new album out today.
‘Celebrate You’ is the second single to be taken from From The Specials & Beyond.
As the album title implies, the release finds Neville revisiting his past with covers of Specials classics ‘Ghost Town’ and ‘Monkey Man’, the latter originally recorded by Toots and The Maytals.
Neville, his wife Sugary Staple and the band have also recruited a handful of special guests for the album in the form of reggae DJ Clint Eastwood, ska/rocksteady icon Derrick Morgan, Quadrophenia actor Gary Shail and The Selecter’s Neol Davies.
“This has been one of my favourite albums to work on,” says Neville, the recent recipient of an honorary doctorate from Arden University. “Each song has a special and personal meaning to me. I wanted to celebrate the roots of my own music journey, with Two-Tone being at the forefront of each song, in the sound and in the lyrics. Stomping music, with sometimes serious commentary, but all presented in a fun, danceable, singalong spirit. That’s the Two-Tone way. Our way. And the special guests were amazing to work with too, especially Derrick Morgan, one of my early inspirations. With superb contributions from Sugary and the band, plus other star guests, this album is set to be a real ‘stand out’ one, that makes me proud of my career to date.”