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The Beat - What Is Beat? Album
The Beat - What Is Beat? Album
Performer: The Beat
Title: What Is Beat?
Label: Arista
Country: Ireland
Released: 1983
Style: Ska, Mod
Cat: Beat 6
Rating: 4.8/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2280 mb | MP3 size: 1833 mb | WMA size: 2824 mb
Genre: Rock

1Rankin' Full Stop2:46
2Twist And Crawl
Written-By – Bradsell
3Ackee 1-2-33:07
4Mirror In The Bathroom3:07
5Hands Off...She's Mine2:58
6Save It For Later3:35
7Tears Of A Clown
Written-By – Cosby, Robinson, Wonder
9Stand Down Margaret
Arranged By – The Beat Written-By – Cecil Campbell
10Too Nice To Talk To3:05
11Can't Get Used To Losing You
Arranged By – The Beat Written-By – Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
12I Confess3:33
13Best Friend3:02
14Doors Of Your Heart
Written-By – C. Osbourne


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
BEAT 6, BEAT6, FREBE 1The Beat What Is Beat? ‎(2xLP, Comp, Ltd)Go-Feet Records, Go-Feet Records, Go-Feet RecordsBEAT 6, BEAT6, FREBE 1UK1983
VPL1 7542The Beat What Is Beat? ‎(LP, Comp, RE)AristaVPL1 7542AustraliaUnknown
TCBT 6The Beat What Is Beat? ‎(Cass, Album, Comp)Go-Feet RecordsTCBT 6UK1983
814 175-1 4The Beat What Is Beat? ‎(LP, Comp)Arista814 175-1 4Brazil1983
C 38022The Beat What Is Beat? The Best Of The Beat ‎(Cass, Comp)AristaC 38022Australia1983


  • ArtworkC-More-Tone
  • Artwork [Portraits]Ian Wright
  • ProducerBob Sargeant
  • Written-ByThe Beat (tracks: A2 to B5, B7)


Irish pressing on Arista Records with double dip labels

German printed sleeve with UK distribution credits and Go-Feet on the back sleeve


  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, stamped): A-7998 A-1 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, etched): REGIMENTAL McMUPPIN BEAT 6A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, stamped): A-7998 B-2 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, etched): TO THE VERY DROP BEAT6B CP
  • Rights Society: GEMA STEMRA BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 3484


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arista Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Arista Records Ltd.
  • Printed By – Mohndruck Graphische Betriebe GmbH
  • Distributed By – Polygram Ireland
  • Pressed By – Carlton Productions
  • Mastered At – The Town House


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