The new record features twelve singular takes on specially chosen protest songs across an almost 100-year span.
The veteran jazz pianist has performed and played with artists like Miles Davis, with albums in his solo career like The Köln Concert.
Reacting to the news, the band said: "A real thanks to the fans who have stayed with us for all this time. We all share in this, thank you.”
Their first album of new material in over a decade, ‘Encore’ finds The Specials adding to their legacy, “trying to make people aware of what’s going on”.
The 2-Tone icons' new album is available through UMC/ Island on 1 February.