The Specials: “Gangsters (live)” from Guilty ‘Til Proved Innocent!

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About “Gangsters (live)”

“Gangsters (live)” is a hidden song by The Specials from their album Guilty ‘Til Proved Innocent!

A live recording of their first single, released in 1979 and later included on their 1991 compilation The Singles Collection.

About Guilty ‘Til Proved Innocent!

Guilty ‘Til Proved Innocent! is the fifth studio album by the iconic British ska band The Specials, released in 1998. This album marked a significant return for the band after a lengthy hiatus and was their first studio release since 1984’s In the Studio.

Guilty ‘Til Proved Innocent! continues The Specials’ fusion of ska, reggae, and punk influences. The album features a mix of new material and reworked versions of previously unreleased tracks from their earlier years, providing a sense of nostalgia for fans.

Tracks like “Bonediggin’” and “It’s You” capture the band’s signature sound, blending socially conscious lyrics with upbeat rhythms. The album also showcases the band’s evolution, incorporating more diverse musical elements.

While it didn’t attain the same level of commercial success as their earlier releases, Guilty ‘Til Proved Innocent! was welcomed by fans as a satisfying return from a legendary band. It stands as a testament to The Specials’ enduring influence on the ska and punk genres.

How to find “Gangsters (live)”

On CD: Go directly to track #18

Listen to “Gangsters (live)”

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