UB40 - Labour Of Love

Double 180 gram Vinyl Record

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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.

Side 1
    Cherry Oh Baby
    Keep On Moving
    Please Don’t Make Me Cry
    Sweet Sensation
    Johnny Too Bad
Side 2
    Red Red Wine
    She Caught The Train
    Version Girl
    Many Rivers To Cross
Side 3
    Red Red Wine (7 Inch Version)
    Sufferin’ (Dub Mix)
    Many Rivers To Cross (7 Inch Version)
    Johnny Too Bad (Unexpurgated Version)
Side 4
    Cherry Oh Baby (Dub Mix)
    Frilla (12” Version)
    I’ve Got Mine (Extended Version)

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Record Label Virgin
Music Genre RB - Soul - Reggae