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Signing Off [2CD+DVD] [CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, Box set]

UB40 Audio CD
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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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  • 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 (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,811 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)
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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)
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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)
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars UB40 at their best 28 April 2001
By A Customer
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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Re-Issue Package 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A sonic masterpiece 24 Oct 2009
By LXIX TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
UB40 have been on the go for over 3 decades now but for me their debut album was the best. Signing Off (with its brilliantly symbolic front cover) is quite simply a sonic masterpiece. This is all the more remarkable when you consider the very young age of the band members at this stage and the basic technology used to record it all.

There's no poor track here. Every offering is a high watermark and there's quality throughout in the songwriting and musicianship (particular credit to Brian Travers on sax and Jim Brown on drums). Even the instrumentals are excellent ("12 Bar", "Adella", "25%" and "Reefer Madness").

UB40 are also known for their skill in reworking old tracks and modernising them - note that there's only 2 covers here though ("I Think It's Going To Rain Today" and "Strange Fruit").

There is much discussion today about multicultural Britain. These guys were 30 years ahead of their time and showed the sonic power in fusing a variety of styles.

Incidentally, sadly (at the time of writing) Gary Tyler (subject of the opening track) is still in prison in Louisiana.

Here's some anecdotal background info about this album from the book
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome album 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Before they got boring 21 Jan 2003
By doublegone TOP 500 REVIEWER
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
4.0 out of 5 stars Food for Thought 13 Jun 2009
By redk11
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this great re-issue 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome 20 Nov 2010
By S. Pike
Format:Audio CD
One of the most iconic albums of its time this 30th year annivirsary set is brilliant especially with the inclusion of the 12 inch version of i think its going to rain today. A simple must have for all UB40 fans.
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Published 8 days ago by norma mackrill
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect transaction
All went as well as it could go with this order. No delay, item arrived in condition as described and I have no reason for complaint.
Published 2 months ago by Alma Abbs
5.0 out of 5 stars Signing off the best
Well this is fantastic well worth buying love the band this cd is brilliant all the original album plus 12 inches and videos great
Published 2 months ago by Cpt pete
4.0 out of 5 stars Takes me back - really good albumn
Mellow and good background music when in company - nostalgic sounds and beat of UB 40 and for those collectors thos cover is the old signing on card for benefits in the eighties -... Read more
Published 3 months ago by irene melia
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Album
I have always loved UB40 and this was one of the first of their albums that I every bought. It isn't like their more commercial stuff ... it's even better and would recommend it.
Published 3 months ago by Mary McNicholas
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Another version to add to my growing collection of UB40 items although I did but this some time ago, thanks
Published 3 months ago by J. Murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars UB40's Finest
This is by far UB40's best album. I bought this album when it was first released on vynal and brings back happy memories. Read more
Published 3 months ago by The Captain
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic slice of 80's British dub reggae
I'm not a massive fan of the genre but this album was and will always be a favourite, so many classic tracks, King ,Tyler etc but one that often gets overlooked is their cover of... Read more
Published 6 months ago by J.D.Salinger
5.0 out of 5 stars Sign Up 4 Signing Off
One of my first EVER album purchases way back when.
Im in my late 40,s and going through a nostalgic phase at the moment. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Wolfers
5.0 out of 5 stars Wicked album
These are classics and take me back to growing up in London in the eighties. Brilliant album, especialy love 'King'. Great dub reverb
Published 7 months ago by Joy Sykes
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