Among the greatest musical joys of recent times was seeing grown adults with tears in their eyes as they watched The Specials in the Olympia in 2009 - feeling that you too were a part of the warmth in the room.

That vibe runs all the way through this double album of the best performances selected by Terry Hall & co from their 2011 tour. The first record follows the tracklisting of the band's 1979 eponymous debut, with the second showcasing the follow-up, More Specials, with a couple of singles-only tracks thrown in.

The years have been kind to the group and the songs: the latter are as relevant and urgent as ever; the former are now a far tighter unit than their younger selves, with rhythm section Horace Panter and John Bradbury roasting the bass and drums.

Among the many highlights are superb versions of Nite Klub, Too Much Too Young, Man at C&A, Do Nothing, Ghost Town and closer Guns of Navarone - by the time you get to it you'll be wondering how you'll ever manage without a new studio record.

Harry Guerin