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Format: CD
Sku: 60074420
UPC: 077778641223
UPC 14: 00077778641223
Release Date: 3/11/1997
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Cherry Oh Baby ~ UB40
2. Keep On Moving ~ UB40
3. Please Don't Make Me Cry ~ UB40
4. Sweet Sensation ~ UB40
5. Johnny Too Bad ~ UB40
6. Red, Red Wine ~ UB40
7. Guilty ~ UB40
8. She Caught The Train ~ UB40
9. Version Girl ~ UB40
10. Many Rivers To Cross ~ UB40
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote UB40: Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell (vocals, guitar); Astro, Norman Hassan (vocals, percussion); Brian Travers (saxophone); Michael Virtue (keyboards); Earl Falconer (bass); James Brown (drums, percussion).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Josh Fifer (trumpet); Jackie Mittoo (keyboards); Ruby Turner, Jackie Graham, Mo Birch (background vocals).
Muze PNote This is UB40's "tribute" album with cover versions of their favorite songs from 1969 through 1972.
Muze PNote Personnel: Ali Campbell , Robin Campbell (vocals, guitar); Norman Hassan (vocals, percussion); Jack Graham , Mo Birch, Ruby Turner (vocals); Brian Travers (saxophone); Josh Fifer (trumpet); Jackie Mittoo, Michael Virtue (keyboards); Jim Brown (drums); Astro (percussion).
Muze PNote Illustrator: David Dragon.
Muze PNote Playing reggae and supporting the UK Labour Party during a decade of Thatcherism and racism demonstrated that these chaps had morals and guts. They eventually prospered (good ultimately conquers bad) and they can now look back and taste their achievement. In the UK, UB40 have done as much to popularize reggae as Bob Marley did for the rest of the world. This is their most refined album and contains some of their major hits. They make a point in the sleeve-notes of informing the listener that all these songs had been recorded by Jamaican artists. No apology is needed - their 'Cherry Oh Baby' and 'Red Red Wine' have become classics for this band. Much respect, irie.

Producer: Ray "Pablo" Falconer; UB40

Engineer: Howard Gray

Artist Overview

Rising to prominence in the '80s, reggae ambassadors UB40 were not only the first British reggae band to achieve mainstream pop crossover success, but essentially the only reggae artists after the Wailers to break through to worldwide audiences in a major way. Though their later work was softened a bit with pop production, they always paid homage to their roots; their seminal album Labour of Love is strictly covers of reggae classics, whose original performers they'd later collaborate with on new recordings.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Frequency 99-Hits Of The 90's
Muze Music Compilations Forever Neil Diamond / Variou
Muze Music Compilations A m 50:Anniversary Collection
Muze Music Compilations Pretenders:singles

Associated Artists and Works

Rabbit Ears

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/30/1984
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1983
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : DEPCD 5
Music Label Name Label : Virgin/DEP International
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : AAD
Music UPC UPC : 00077778641223

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone - ranked #98 in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Albums Of The Eighties" survey. (November 89)

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