Dear God, please forgive me for the ways I've partied to this CD! Way, way back in another age I have memories of passed-out friends, dance floor head stands, busted chairs and UB40 blasting through the warm summer air. UB40 were absolute masters of the energetic slow song. I don't know how they did it. Many of these songs, if played by other bands, would drag like a plough. But UB40 gives them a lilt that keeps them bouncy. This is still the good UB40 when they were playing to politics instead of playing for Pounds.
Still, here is my recommendation: if you remember this music when it was live then you should own this CD. It holds up pretty well. Quality of transfer is acceptable and the songs are good. If you're younger and you like reggae or dub then I think you'll find this music fresh because no one is doing this slow, powerful, bouncy music now.