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Labour Of Love


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (Jan. 3 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • ASIN: B000000WIW
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #533 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Cherry Oh Baby
2. Keep On Moving
3. Please Don't Make Me Cry
4. Sweet Sensation
5. Johnny Too Bad
6. Red Red Wine (12'' Version)
7. Guilty
8. She Caught The Train
9. Version Girl
10. Many Rivers To Cross

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Format: Audio CD
I've heard volume II long before this album, except for "Red Red Wine". I'd have to say that both are equally brilliant. Whether cruising down the road on a sunny day or frustrated with the same-old, same-old on the radio, this disc hits the spot! I was told that I wouldn't like this volume because it was more reggae than Labour of Love II, but that turned out to be incredibly wrong. There's tracks every bit as enjoyable as "The way you do the things you do". "She caught the train" and "Version girl" are a couple of my favorites. Ali Campbell is a talented singer and the group has wonderful chemistry. I'm a little disappointed with Labour of Love III, though. It's no where near the same level as the first two.
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Format: Audio CD
I received this album on CD as a gift way, way back in 1992. Ever since I received it, I have had trouble not listening to it. Every track is unique in their own ways. I have special liking for "Cherry oh baby," "Sweet sensation," "Johnny too bad," "Guilty" and "She caught the train." I strongly encourage you buy this album, you will not regret it.
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Format: Audio CD
Since I first bought this and took it to a fraternity weekend way back in 85, I have never taken a vacation and not taken this with me. I saw them live in London in 82 and was a fan of Present Arms and their original stuff before this album which was much more political and heavier. They lightened it up with this one and the magic was with their labor of love. They have yet to repeat this alchemy since being taken over by the "lighter side".
Speaking of light, at only 39 minutes, it's a short one. For my latest road trip I've burned it to another CD with their Greatest Hits Vol. II (everything fits except for the last track of GHII).
Did I mention Labour of Love is catchy as all get out?
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Format: Audio CD
Like the Blues Brothers, the main purpose of UB40 is to introduce listeners to music they might not be familiar with. It is then hoped the listener will go out and find the original material, and then you would see that this is a pallid imitation. When you realize this band's best cover is a Neil Diamond tune on a CD with Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff songs, you see how authentic UB40 really is. To their credit, just due is given to the original artists in the liner notes. If you like this CD do yourself a favor, and listen to the original recordings.
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By A Customer on May 16 2001
Format: Audio CD
...This album is one of my favorites. So much so that I wore out my original vinyl. Before Punk had the stronghold in the 80's, a more subtle, accessible style emerged from Jamaica. It took hold in the UK. Bands such as The English Beat, The Clash, & The Police would take inspiration from this style and lead us years later to the alternative scene we take for granted today. The original release of this record is 8-10 years before RED RED WINE would find US radio rotation. UB40 compiles their strongest inspirations from Jamaica. This is the British homage to the Jamaican originals. This is a special record. Highly recommended.
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Out of all three albums in UB40s' Labour Of Love series this very first one is most defintley the very best with a complete run of classic sounding reggae tracks. RED RED WINE is perharps the most instantly memroable song on the album but running closley behind that is the excellent JOHNNY TOO BAD. That song has to be one of the very best in their career to date. A real gem! Ali Campells vocals are crystal clear and strong on every track and the highlights also include MANY RIVERS TO CROSS, SWEET SENSATION, PLEASE DON'T MAKE ME CRY and SHE CAUGHT THE TRAIN. Possibly the greatest album of their career to date. Its certainly a delight to listen to. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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