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Fun Boy Three was formed by Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Nevile Staples after leaving The Specials in the Summer of 1981. Taking on a more pop sensibility, the band released their debut single, The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum), reaching number 20 in the UK charts in October 1981. The endurance of the track still resonates today and led to the reformed Specials, featuring Terry and Lynval, to re-record the track on their 2019 comeback album 'Encore'.On their second single, they were joined by Bananarama for a a cover of the old jazz standard 'T'Ain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It)' which reached number 4 in the UK charts (Feb '82). A third single from the album, The Telephone Always Rings, was also a top 20 hit single, which completed a trio of hits in the bands first year.This debut album, The Fun Boy Three, was released in March 1982, and was a top 10 hit in the UK, going on to achieve gold status.
Fun Boy Three was formed by Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Nevile Staples after leaving The Specials in the Summer of 1981. Taking on a more pop sensibility, the band released their debut single, The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum), reaching number 20 in the UK charts in October 1981. The endurance of the track still resonates today and led to the reformed Specials, featuring Terry and Lynval, to re-record the track on their 2019 comeback album 'Encore'.On their second single, they were joined by Bananarama for a a cover of the old jazz standard 'T'Ain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It)' which reached number 4 in the UK charts (Feb '82). A third single from the album, The Telephone Always Rings, was also a top 20 hit single, which completed a trio of hits in the bands first year.This debut album, The Fun Boy Three, was released in March 1982, and was a top 10 hit in the UK, going on to achieve gold status.
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Format: Vinyl
Label: CHRYSALIS
Rel. Date: 08/04/2023
UPC: 5060516096480

Fun Boy Three (40th Anniversary Edition) (Red)
Artist: Fun Boy Three
Format: Vinyl
New: Available $27.98
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Sanctuary
2. Way on Down
3. The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)
4. Life in General (Lewe in Algemeen)
5. Faith, Hope and Charity
6. Funrama 2
7. Best of Luck Mate
8. It Ain't What You Do It's the Way That You Do It
9. The Telephone Always Rings
10. I Don't Believe It
11. Alone

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Fun Boy Three was formed by Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Nevile Staples after leaving The Specials in the Summer of 1981. Taking on a more pop sensibility, the band released their debut single, The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum), reaching number 20 in the UK charts in October 1981. The endurance of the track still resonates today and led to the reformed Specials, featuring Terry and Lynval, to re-record the track on their 2019 comeback album 'Encore'.On their second single, they were joined by Bananarama for a a cover of the old jazz standard 'T'Ain't What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It)' which reached number 4 in the UK charts (Feb '82). A third single from the album, The Telephone Always Rings, was also a top 20 hit single, which completed a trio of hits in the bands first year.This debut album, The Fun Boy Three, was released in March 1982, and was a top 10 hit in the UK, going on to achieve gold status.
        
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