Guilty 'til Proved Innocent!

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Guilty 'til Proved Innocent!
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Studio album by The Specials
Released March 24, 1998
Genre Ska
Length 59:06
Label MCA
Producer Stoker
The Specials chronology
Today's Specials
(1996)
Guilty 'til Proved Innocent!
(1998)
BBC Sessions
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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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,[1] 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.[2][3][4][5]

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.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Tears in My Beer"Roddy Radiation Byers, The Specials3:30
2."Call Me Names"Mark Adams, The Specials2:47
3."Fearful"Horace Panter, Specials2:20
4."It's You"Neville Staple, Sheena Staple, Tom Lowry, Kendell Smith, The Specials3:09
5."Bonediggin'"Byers, The Specials, Jack Marshall4:40
6."All Gone Wrong"Adams, The Specials3:53
7."No Big Deal"Adams, The Specials3:23
8."Leave It Out"Staple, Staple, Lowry, Smith, The Specials4:03
9."Keep On Learning"Byers, Lynval Golding, Adams, The Specials2:39
10."Fantasize"Adam Birch, Adams, The Specials3:27
11."Place in Life"Staple, Staple, Lowry, Smith, The Specials3:07
12."Stand Up"Staple, Staple, Lowry, Smith, The Specials3:02
13."My Tears Come Falling Down Like Rain"Golding, Panter, The Specials3:17
14."The Man with No Name"Byers, The Specials2:44
15."Running Away"Staple, Staple, Lowry, Smith, The Specials2:53
16."Rat Race (Live)"Byers2:53
17."Concrete Jungle (Live)"Byers3:25
18."Gangsters (Live)"John Bradbury, Byers, Jerry Dammers, Golding, Terry Hall, Panter, Staple3:54

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