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Special View

Released  1979 (US)
Artist  The Only Ones
Label  Epic/Sony Records
Length  39:28
Release date  1979
Producers  Alan Mair, Peter Perrett
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Special View (1979)  Baby's Got a Gun (1980)
Genres  Punk rock, New wave, Power pop
Similar  Baby's Got a Gun, Why Don't You Kill Yourself?, Even Serpents Shine, The Big Sleep, The Only Ones

The only ones special view

Special View is the second compilation album by English power pop band The Only Ones. Released in 1979 in the United States it consists of tracks selected by the American label Epic from the band's first two CBS (UK) albums (The Only Ones and Even Serpents Shine).


Critical reception

In his consumer guide for The Village Voice, Robert Christgau gave the album an A- and commented that "This selection from his first two British albums (plus one single) is an ideal introduction to an artist who may be major if he sticks at it."

In a retrospective review for AllMusic, critic Ned Raggett gave the album four and a half out of five stars and wrote "Though a compilation of albums for America rather than a proper release, Special View could almost be a greatest hits of sorts, capturing the unexpected and underrated talents of Perrett and his bandmates for a late-'70s audience well enough and still holding up in later years."

Track listing

All tracks written by Peter Perrett.


The Only Ones
  • Peter Perrett – lead and background vocals; guitars
  • Alan Mair – bass guitars
  • John Perry – guitars
  • Mike Kellie – drums
  • Session musicians
  • John "Rabbit" Bundrick – keyboards
  • Adam Maitland – keyboards; saxophone
  • Koulla Kakoulli – backing vocals
  • Production
  • The Only Ones – producers
  • Robert Ash – producer
  • Alan Mair – producer
  • Peter Perrett – producer
  • Andy Lyden – assistant engineer
  • Kevin Dallimore – assistant engineer
  • Songs

    1Another Girl - Another Planet3:01
    2Lovers of Today3:13
    3Peter and the Pets3:05


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