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UB40 have spent the last few years doing what many bands in such an exalted position would do. Having sold 50 million albums and become global superstars, they have spread their wings and diversified.

They have collaborated with Jamaica's dancehall legends and worked with the fathers of reggae. In 2003, they even recorded Swing Low, the anthem for the England rugby team's ... Read more in Amazon's UB40 Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (1 Nov. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, Box set
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00428CPTU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 93,375 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Tyler (2010 Digital Remaster)
2. King (2010 Digital Remaster)
3. 12 Bar (2010 Digital Remaster)
4. Burden Of Shame (2010 Digital Remaster)
5. Adella (2010 Digital Remaster)
6. I Think It's Going To Rain Today (2010 Digital Remaster)
See all 10 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Madam Medusa (2010 Digital Remaster)
2. Strange Fruit (2010 Digital Remaster)
3. Reefer Madness (2010 Digital Remaster)
4. My Way Of Thinking (12" Version) (2010 Digital Remaster)
5. I Think It's Going To Rain Today (12" Version) (2010 Digital Remaster)
6. The Earth Dies Screaming (12" Version) (2010 Digital Remaster)
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Food For Thought
2. My Way Of Thinking
3. The Earth Dies Screaming
4. Dream A Lie
5. I Think It's Going To Rain Today
6. Food For Thought (Top Of The Pops 20/03/80)
See all 15 tracks on this disc

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By N. J. Lawrence on 4 Dec. 2010
Format: Audio CD
UB40'S Signing Off has always been one of my favourite albums of all time, with classic songs such as "King", "Food For Thought", "Tyler", "I Think It's Going To Rain Today" amongst others. This 30th Anniversary Edition is an excellent package, containing the original album remastered, a 2nd disc of B-sides, 12" Mixes and BBC Radio 1 Sessions and a DVD featuring the videos to the singles, debut appearance on BBC'S "Top Of The Pops" T.V show and the "Rock Goes To College" concert. Also inside is a booklet with the story behind the making of the album and comments from the band members. This is a fantastic collectors item.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 April 2001
Format: Audio CD
This is my favourite UB40 album, it sounds as though they're playing in your living room, very rootsy and Earl on Bass in pumping it very loudly. I truely believe that this album ranks alongside all-time reggae classics from Marley, Dennis Brown. This album opened up the way for a lot of artists in the UK to follow suite. Ali's voice sounds excellent and the band as a whole sound raw and full of genuine energy. There are so many highlights on this album (every instrumental for instance), but if I was forced to pick just one, it would have to be the fantastic King - a moving tribute to Martin Luthur King.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Driza on 11 Dec. 2011
Format: Audio CD
There is a lot of criticism, not entirely justified, that UB40 became the reggae band for people who don't like reggae.Well, you pays your money and you takes your choice,but in my humble opinion, some of their most commercial stuff is very very good indeed. Before that however, there was this. A truly mighty, accomplished and extremely defiant debut album.Post punk, this identified with black britain in a similar way that the Clash had done for white disaffected teens.It challenges the norm socially (Eight black guys and one white guy in one band) Politically (more of which in a moment) and musically (reaching into deep Jamaican dub at a time when it certainly wasn't fashionable)and quite frankly redefines the idea of british protest music. Tyler ("is guilty. The white judges said so")King ("where are your people now? Chained and pacified.") Madame Medusa, Food for thought, the list goes on.A veritable feast of in your face direct challenge to the establishment.All set to a terrifyingly good dub/sax/reggae backing of a quality rarely seen or heard even now, and even more so back then. (There were other Bristish Reggae acts but none had the impact, the confidence, the sheer musical nerve of this band.)To think this was a debut is unimaginable. After 30 years it sounds as fresh and innovative as ever it did.Just breathtaking, and brilliant.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By salopian on 12 May 2007
Format: Audio CD
before they settled into a blander niche, ub40 were a mighty british reggae band with the avowed intention of bringing dub into the charts and the mainstream. how they succeeded! tyler, king, food for thought and burden of shame were heartfelt political statements of their time set to infectious grooves,weird echoey dubs and ali`s unique vocals. the standout track has to be "madam medusa" which is the finest anti-thatcher record ever(they encored with it at glastonbury 1983 a few days after the tories election victory, introducing it as more relevant than ever), almost 13 minutes long with one of the longest and most atmospheric dubs ever committed to record- simply outstanding and worth the price of the cd on it`s own. signing off is simply one of the finest reggae albums ever made,totally unique and never bettered- buy it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Captain on 24 Mar. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is by far UB40's best album. I bought this album when it was first released on vynal and brings back happy memories. The CD starts off with the superb Tyler which sets the standard for the rest of the set. The extras include 12 inch versions of the hits and tracks not included on the original album (Dream a Lie, The Earth Dies Screaming). The DVD is a bonus as this includes a 45 minute live set from televisions Rock Goes to College and the group perform the songs with energy and enjoyment.
I already had an old copy of Signing Off on CD but decided to buy this Deluxe Edition because of the extras included and I am very glad that I did. I cannot recommend this highly enough and if you have an old copy of Signing Off, sell it and buy this Deluxe Edition - you won't be disappointed.
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47 of 53 people found the following review helpful By doublegone TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Jan. 2003
Format: Audio CD
The first album, complete with the contents of the free ep record that was slipped in with the original LP.
A reminder of what a great band this was before it became the Reggae equivalent of Status Quo.
Fabulous songs beautifully presented. All that lush saxaphone riffing and passion.
A mighty rhythm machine. The only UB40 album you need.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Buyer of CDs/DVDs & BluRays on 8 May 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is a treasure trove of UB-40 from when they were very innovative and interesting.
The songs are captivating at times and seductive at other moments.
Great production and thought was put into Singing Off.
This has been a favorite of mine for over 20 years and I am glad it's available now as a 3 disc set.
The DVD contains some excellent concerts and clips from the same era this album was conceived.

A must get.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By redk11 on 13 Jun. 2009
Format: MP3 Download
Fantastic musical start to the Eighties, lyrics so relevant at the time, echo today's current political mess, this was a brilliant 1st album, brings back many great memories, PUNK, then Ska & 2 tone, wow
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