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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'. 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.

Track Listing:
1. Sanctuary - Fun Boy Three
2. Way On Down - Fun Boy Three
3. The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum - Fun Boy Three
4. Life in General (Lewe in Algemeen) - Fun Boy Three
5. Faith, Hope and Charity - Fun Boy Three
6. Funrama 2 - Fun Boy Three & Bananarama
7. Best of Luck Mate - Fun Boy Three
8. T'ain't What You Do (It's the Way That You Do It) - Fun Boy Three & Bananarama
9. The Telephone Always Rings - Fun Boy Three
10. I Don't Believe It - Fun Boy Three
11. Alone - Fun Boy Three

Year of Production: 1982