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Labour Of Love III

UB40 Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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1. Holly Holy
2. It's My Delight
3. Come Back Darling
4. Never Let You Go
5. Soul Rebel
6. My Best Girl
7. Good Ambition
8. The Train Is Coming
9. Blood And Fire
10. Mr Fix It
11. Stay A Little Bit Longer
12. Someone Like You
13. The Time Has Come
14. Crying Over You
15. Legalise It

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This band of Birmingham, England, roots rockers launched the Labour of Love cover series to show their devotion to the mid-'60s-to-early-'70s period in Jamaican music, when ska was slowing down to become bass-led rock steady. Soon after that, innovations in the drumming style helped create the next mutation, reggae, but UB40 still can't get enough of that wonderful rock-steady stuff. Since their list of top favorites numbers upwards of 200 titles, this series should last as long as they do. Volumes 1 and 2 spun off huge hits "Red Red Wine," "The Way You Do the Things You Do," and "Here I Am." Volume 3 packs guaranteed boomshots in "Holly Holy" and "Mr. Fix It." Some grouse that this band--the biggest reggae outfit in the world in terms of sales--is ripping off the music of black Jamaican artists. But reggae transcended national borders a long time ago, and UB40 have a stack of thank-you letters from artists they've covered in the past, names such as Honey and Winston Groovy, who were grateful for the recognition--not to mention the publishing fees! --Elena Oumano

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5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER FINE CLASSIC! Sept. 30 2000
Format:Audio CD
UB40 returns with the third volume of the classic LABOUR OF LOVE series. Surprisingly the album remains just as enjoyable and unique as the first two. Ali Campbells vocals are still strong and uplifting. The highlights of the album include COME BACK DARLING, HOLLY HOLY, IT'S MY DELIGHT, GOOD AMBITION, CRYING OVER YOU and THE TRAIN IS COMING although this album is consistently very good from beginning to end. Will undoubtedly satisfy any UB40 fan. Highly recommended as this is another gem in their collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The first five tracks worth the whole album! Sept. 17 2000
Format:Audio CD
I have to disagree with some of the other reviewers about the sound of this album. It is true to their similar style on previous albums. I find it interesting that UB40 can take songs that have been previously recorded by other artists and make them their own, and with such passion.
Tracks 1-5, 7 and 12 are by far my favorites on this album. If I could only pick one, it would be "Come Back Darling". Buy this album you won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars They did it again June 2 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I've got every UB40 album, and I love them all, including this one. I can't believe these guys are still going strong--it must be their music (so chill) that's keeping them together. There's no other music that can chill you out like this music, and at the same time get you so fired up. They are the best, hats off to Ub40.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Creating a division April 25 2000
Format:Audio CD
This album seems to have created a rift in the UB40 fan base. It seems that people either think it is a rip-off, or a work of genius. It would be interesting to know the age and background of the people who have voiced an opinion, but my guess is as follows. Those in their late 30's and 40's (myself included) who grew up with reggae in the late 60's and 70's and have followed UB40 from the late 70's will see this as one of their best albums. Far better than volumes 1 and 2 (which I still think are well worth listening too) and on a par with 'Signing Off', 'Promises and Lies' and 'Guns in the Ghetto'. Younger people, and those on the fringes of reggae in the 60's and 70's - and this is in no way meant to be offensive - will probably not like it so much. It is not as 'light and fluffy' as the previous 2 LoL's with the possible exception of 'Come Back Darling' which will bring back wonderful memories to those of us who remember the original.
I used to hear UB40 practicing in the Eagle and Tun in Birmingham - and I saw them in concert in Philadelphia last year. They are professional to the core and would never produce a rip-off album. Everything they do is a true labour of love, and much as I oppose their pro-drug stand I hope they continue to produce a mixture of original music and cover versions for many years to come.
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4.0 out of 5 stars hats of to UB Jan. 28 2000
Format:Audio CD
I got turned on to the band back in "82" and sure the sound has changed,Thats way there still here.The only snag the band has is no one can agree are they reggae,pop or what.I could care less it sounds good I have have to much to think about now!UB40 is a hard working band even at there age (ha ha)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, I Miss the Old UB's July 31 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I miss the old UB40 stuff you could skank to. The beats on this album's tracks are too "club" for me. Labour of Love and Labour of Love II are some of the best Reggae albums ever made, this one though is has almost that "industial" sound to it that's so popular in Europe. If it weren't for "Come Back Darling" and "Mr Fix It" this CD might be a total loss. So it gets 1 star for each of those songs from me.
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1.0 out of 5 stars SELL-OUT July 21 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I saw Ub40 play live in Kiel, Germany in 1980 and in Stockholm, Sweden in 1981 and since then I became a Ub40 fan. I saw them live in 1985 and in 1987 too. What got to me was the lyrics, the content, the feeling, the honesty. But the Labour of Lovey triology is a huge disappointment. Ub40 have turned into a money making machine and I understand why their songs are never heard on any of the radio stations in Jamaica. They represent British music exploitation at its best. I'm sure Bob Marley would be disgusted if he heard UB40.
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By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This album is most definetly a labour of love again, and it again shows how diverse and creative UB40 truly are and they have a brand new style, that is very 90's. I especially like, Come Back Darling, Soul Rebel(Bob Marley song), Good Ambition, Train Is Coming, The, Mr. Fix It & Legalize It(Peter Tosh or Bob Marley)
Trust me, this album is a must for any reggae collector or anyone who wants to hear exceptional reggae on a CD!
P.S. I've seen UB40 twice, and if u thought they sound good on CD, they sound 100,000,000 better LIVE. Yes, they're that good.
One Love,
Rob, A.K.A. "Jah" Schreiber
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