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Labour of Love
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Labour Of Love
UB40 are not great innovators, but they are great imitators, and, in a sense, Labour of Love made them the Pat Boone of reggae. Featuring a handsome and clean-cut (by reggae standards) white singer, Ali Campbell, UB40 covered Jamaican standards and turned millions of Americans and Europeans on to another form of black music. Interestingly enough, the album's smash hit, "Red Red Wine", was a cover of a rocksteady cover of a Neil Diamond track. Being that UB40 had the pick of the reggae litter, Labour of Love is chock full of stellar material. From Jimmy Cliff's "Many Rivers to Cross" to the Melodians' "Sweet Sensation" to Johnny Clarke's "Keep On Moving", Labour of Love still serves as an excellent reggae starter kit. -- Bill Crandall
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Top Customer Reviews
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?
No they are not original, but the cover versions they play have there very own unique flavour, one I wholeheartedly enjoy. My favourite song would have to be Version Girl, its so pleasing on the ear that you cant help but love it, Ali Campbells smooth vocals seem to slide around you closing your eyes to enjoy it further.
If you want to listening to something thats not going to destroy your eardrums or make you puke with sentiment then this easy listening CD is definately for you, sit back relax and enjoy.
Most recent customer reviews
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. Read morePublished on March 29 2003 by Nick Brozek
Like the Blues Brothers, the main purpose of UB40 is to introduce listeners to music they might not be familiar with. Read morePublished on July 30 2001 by J. Carroll
This album is truely a "Labour of love" , & is the first of the INCREDIBLE series! This album is truely a must for any reggae lover, this album is sensational! Read morePublished on Aug. 8 1999
if u like great old music this is the cd u definitly should get all the songs r worth listening to over and over again the music is un-beleiveiblePublished on July 6 1999 by firstname.lastname@example.org