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Silhouette is the new album from Ali Campbell, the legendary voice of UB40 reunited with Astro & Mickey. Recorded in London's renowned RAK Studios, the album is an inspired mix of freshly-minted new songs and sparkling, reggaefied cover versions of classics by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Chi-Lites and others. The track Silhouette was originally a 1957 hit for the American doo-wop group The Rays, though this new, yearning take, owes more to an early 1970s version by the crown prince of reggae, the late Dennis Brown. As founding members of UB40, Ali, Mickey and Astro helped to define reggae music for a generation. The iconic Birmingham reggae troupe topped the UK singles chart on three occasions and sold 70 million records as they took their smooth yet rootsy musical blend to all corners of the globe. Campbell left the band in 2008 after 29 years and has since released four reggae-themed solo collections, with Mickey, who left UB40 soon after Ali, joining him on keys. Astro remained with the band until November 2013, when he left to team up again with Ali and Mickey. With the redoubtable Astro lending strong vocal support and Mickey's keyboards to the fore in a new band that includes a three-piece horn section, their lithe but potent sound should delight fans old and new.
Sounds like a typical UB40 album, good stuff. 'Any time', 'Our Love' & 'History' are tracks that stand out.Published 6 days ago by Goldfigga
Still the same UB40 sound even though it's only Ali, Mickley and astro.Published 20 days ago by gemma gibson
A fantastic CD, worth the money and excellent vocals from Ali Campbell and Astro.Published 1 month ago by Jen
Ali is ub40 to me and this album brings that magic home with a little help from Astro wicked MC and of course Mickey on the keyboards jah bless.Published 1 month ago by dennis kareem
What a great album. The 3 guys bring back that UB40 sound and with the founder and original singer Ali!
If you have ever liked UB40, then you must buy this.