", In the US, J.D. " In another interview with Melody Maker, drummer Jim Brown explained that the band were being pressured to deliver a new album, but didn't have enough original material completed, so it seemed an ideal time to revisit the idea of making an album of cover versions. That was our intention. *sales figures based on certification alone^shipments figures based on certification alone, "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (UB 40; 'Best Of UB 40 Vol. But if we came straight out doing that, it would never have gotten on the radio. What may appear to be a simple form of escapism has in fact galvanised this band, snatching them out of their increasingly confined introversion and seemingly opened their eyes to bold new horizons... To make comparisons with the originals is to miss the point. Ian Harrison of Q said of the album, "It's still quality, but it's hard not to mourn the earlier militancy". 1", Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers, "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998", "British album certifications – UB 40 – Best Of UB 40 Vol. We experimented with several things like LinnDrums and synthesised basslines. It's beautiful.
Fortunately, on their return the band liked the concept and we went ahead. " Robert Christgau professed his initial dislike of an album of cover versions, before revising his opinion after repeated listens, admitting that "it hit me once again that reggae tunes can take a long, long time to hook in". Sometimes UB hit the spot of rock-reggae with absolute accuracy, and its power to turn ears is far superior to the weight of their customary glam pamphleteering. Leave feedback. The Best of UB40 – Volume One is a compilation album by the British reggae band UB40. Rose would go on to direct music videos for Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Bronski Beat before becoming a Hollywood movie director.
In order to have the best experience, please upgrade to a more modern browser. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. The album consists of cover versions of ten of the group's favourite songs by reggae artists from the period 1969 to 1972.
The duet with Chrissie Hynde is a cover version of the 1960s song "I Got You Babe" Originally performed by Sonny and Cher.
For the Hue and Cry song, see, "See UB40 stars return to the Red Red Wine Eagle & Tun pub", "Canadian album certifications – UB40 – Labour of Love", "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (UB 40; 'Labour of Love')", "Dutch album certifications – UB 40 – Labour of Love", Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers, "New Zealand album certifications – UB40 – Labour of Love", "British album certifications – UB40 – Labour of Love", "American album certifications – UB-40 – Labour of Love", Recording Industry Association of America, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Labour_of_Love&oldid=966208499, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Certification Table Entry usages for Canada, Certification Table Entry usages for Germany, Certification Table Entry usages for Netherlands, Certification Table Entry usages for New Zealand, Certification Table Entry usages for United Kingdom, Certification Table Entry usages for United States, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Roy Beckford, Winston "Shadow" Bailey, Delroy Wilson, Derrick Crooks, Neil Diamond; modelled after the reggae cover by, Robin Campbell – guitar, vocals, lead vocals on "Sweet Sensation", Norman Hassan – percussion, vocals, lead vocals on "Johnny Too Bad" and "Guilty", Mo Birch – vocals on "Many Rivers to Cross", Josh Fifer – trumpet on "She Caught the Train", Produced by UB40 and Ray "Pablo" Falconer, Engineering and assistant production by Howard Gray, Design by Kenneth Ansell and illustration by David Dragon for Bitter and Twisted, This page was last edited on 5 July 2020, at 18:44. " Richard Cook of NME was more reserved, feeling that UB40's versions didn't always have the impact of the originals: "I think the Campbells' memories might be deceiving them.
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Following the record's success, UB40 have since released three further albums of cover versions under the Labour of Love title.  It was directed by Bernard Rose and written by Rose and the group's saxophone player Brian Travers.
Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. Complete your UB40 collection. The album includes 13 solo tracks as well as a track that the band performed with Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders. Guitarist Robin Campbell drew up a list of possible tracks which were then whittled down to a final choice of ten following discussion among the band members. The album was accompanied by a 30-minute film shot in black and white, also entitled Labour of Love and released on VHS video. In Melody Maker Colin Irwin expressed his irritation at his fellow journalists' insistence on bringing up the band's left-wing political views in articles about them, saying, "UB40's mode of escape from these glib cliches is to make their own highly specialised version of Bowie's Pin-Ups or Ferry's These Foolish Things. In the mid-1960s he formed The West Indians with Leslie Burke and Hector Brooks, and they had a hit with the J.J. Johnson-produced "Right On Time" in 1968, going on to record with Lee "Scratch" Perry and subsequently changing their name to the Kilowatts, but without further success. " The album and 12" version of "Red Red Wine" included a toasted verse by Astro, later copied and included by Diamond in his live performances of the song. The album's cover art was created by Ken Ansell of the Design Clinic and featured two collages of images that illustrated each of the songs on the album (the five songs on side one were illustrated on the front cover, and the five songs on side two on the back cover). Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about UB40 - Cherry Oh Baby at Discogs.
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