Guilty 'til Proved Innocent! is an album by The Specials, released in 1998 (see 1998 in music). It is the first studio album of new songs by the group since 1984, with songs written by both original and new group members. Like their previous album and tours during this era, the line up featured original band members Neville Staple, Roddy Byers, Lynval Golding, and Horace Panter joined by new members Mark Adams, Adam Birch, and Jon Read. The album also featured drummer Charley Harrington Bembridge, who had been absent from Today's Specials but had been playing live with the group since 1994.
While inevitably suffering comparisons to the music released by the classic 1979-1981 line up,Guilty... received far more favourable reviews than the reunited band's previous studio effort, the covers album Today's Specials, and was generally heralded as a return to form.
The song "It's You" was released as a single promoted on Modern Rock radio stations upon the album's release. "Running Away" is based on the Toots & the Maytals song "Monkey Man," which the Specials covered on their 1979 debut album.