The Best Of UB40 Volumes 1 & 2
 
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The Best Of UB40 Volumes 1 & 2

26 Nov 2007

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Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
1
Food For Thought UB40
4:11
2
King UB40
4:34
3
My Way of Thinking UB40
3:24
4
The Earth Dies Screaming (Edit) UB40
4:37
5
Dream A Lie UB40
3:38
6
Don't Let It Pass You By UB40
7:46
7
Don't Slow Down UB40
4:29
8
One in Ten UB40
4:34
9
Red Red Wine (Edit) UB40
3:03
10
Please Don't Make Me Cry UB40
3:29
11
Many Rivers to Cross UB40
4:33
12
Cherry Oh Baby UB40
3:18
13
If It Happens Again UB40
3:43
14
I Got You Babe (feat. Chrissie Hynde) UB40
3:10
15
Don't Break My Heart UB40
3:51
16
Sing Our Own Song (Edit) UB40
4:08
17
Rat in Mi Kitchen (Edit) UB40
3:08
18
Maybe Tomorrow UB40
3:23
Disc 2
1
Breakfast In Bed Ub40/Chrissie Hynde
3:16
2
Where Did I Go Wrong UB40
3:46
3
I Would Do For You UB40
5:34
4
Homely Girl UB40
3:23
5
Here I Am (Come And Take Me) UB40
4:02
6
Kingston Town UB40
3:46
7
Wear You To The Ball UB40
3:32
8
(I Can't Help) Falling in Love With You UB40
3:27
9
Higher Ground UB40
4:20
10
Bring Me Your Cup UB40
5:41
11
C'est La Vie UB40
4:30
12
Reggae Music UB40
4:05
13
Superstition UB40
5:19
14
Until My Dying Day UB40
3:54
15
Swing Low (Radio Edit) [feat. The United Colours of Sound] UB40/The United Colours Of Sound
3:28
16
Kiss And Say Goodbye UB40
3:13

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 26 Nov 2007
  • Release Date: 26 Nov 2007
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Virgin UK
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 DEP International under exclusive licence to Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2005 EMI Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 2:18:15
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  • ASIN: B001JPU546
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,384 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
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UB40 have been a constant within the music scene for almost 3 decades by now. The first 15 years they were constant hit makers with consistent album sales. It seems that after that period, all of a sudden their time as a big selling artist was up as if the public had had enough.

These 2 CDs cover that period in a thorough manner. Basically, the CDs are simply re-issues of their Best of collections, volume 1 & 2, put into a single packaging. Two songs, Swing Low and Kiss & Say Goodbye are tacked at the end of volume 2; both songs would have been hits had UB40 still retained the popular appeal. Every UB40 Top 20 hit in the UK is here, i.e. until 1995, plus a few other notable singles (excluding Swing Low, UB40 have only had two other minor Top 20 hits since then). The only omission I notice is The Way You Do the Things You Do. It is one of their best known songs in the US but did not, however, even manage for some reason to crack the Top 40 in the UK, making the omission understandable. By excluding that period the listener also is spared the awful cover of Light My Fire included on their Very Best of 1980-2000 collection.

Their music has aged very well and many songs are becoming standard classics, even ones that were standards in other versions. In short, if you like UB40, even casually, this is the set to buy.

I am, still, deducting a star from this great set. It seems that despite being released in 2005, i.e. this combined version of the two volumes, the sound has not been re-mastered in accordance to current standards. My old Volume 1 CD has the exact same sound quality as the version on the volume 1 disk in this set.

I own the US version of the Very Best of 1980-2000 collection and took a few comparison samples. It was unfavourable for this version.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia Trip 28 Dec 2010
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Enjoyable glad i bought it. when UB40 are good they are very good. Unfortuntately there is also a fair bit of pretty poor stuff here too
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This really was the best of 2 Dec 2009
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I bought the very 1st UB40 when it came out on vinyl (yes I am that old!) yet for some reason never bought later albums despite being a fan of the genre and the band. It would be too expensive to get all the missing albums so when I spotted this double it seemed an offer too good to miss and sure enough it truly is the best of. Its given me a good range of tracks at a an excellent price. Nice one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars UB40 twin CD. 22 Jun 2011
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Everybody must remember UB40 from the 1980's and I bought this double cd album hoping it would remind me of the great music they made, I went to see them in concert last year so this twin album was a warm up to seeing them live on stage for myself - it has all the tracks you would want to hear from them. It contains 34 fantastic tracks from their famous days as a band with ali campbell who is now no longer with them as he has now gone solo, well worth purchasing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FAST SPEEDY DELIVERY 25 May 2011
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I ordered 3 cd's from this seller and I got them 3 days later I would recommend this seller to anybody very fast delivery and the cd's were brand new in their plastic cases.
Ecellent thank you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars UB tastic 25 Mar 2011
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It takes me back to the spring of my youth and really enjoying the trip.

Has all the early stuff - which is GREAT and the main reason I bought it, highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The best of UB40 6 Jun 2010
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An excellent collection of their singles. A "must have" for all those who are UB40 fans.

07 June 2010
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ub40 19 Sep 2011
By tilly
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
this is a verry good band there tunes are nice to listen to chill out music my auntie got this cd because she really likes them i have the cd as well delivery was fast great price as well 10/10 thanx
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4.0 out of 5 stars A present
This was brought as a present and was greeted with great delighted when opened I am sure enjoyed many times
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. M. Whitehouse
5.0 out of 5 stars UB40
Just adding to my evergrowing collection of CDs. Agood collection of wll known songs interspersed with lesser known offerings. Quite enjoyable
Published 1 month ago by Peter Brookman
5.0 out of 5 stars my classic era
UB40 what else needs to be said classics of the timeless variety,if you want to have your youth brought back this is it good for new followers too
Published 1 month ago by Douglas Ramm
5.0 out of 5 stars Hits and more.
This album captures the essence of UB40's best known and well loved tracks. An ideal album for those wishing to revisit favourite tracks or for the newcomer to this iconic band.
Published 2 months ago by Georgie H
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Of UB40, Volumes 1 & 2 [2CD]
Yes Very Happy with your self's and the seller when it comes to my music. Item come in good time and may i also add for a very good price would recommend to anyone buying Cd,s.
Published 3 months ago by simon james espley
5.0 out of 5 stars present
bought as a present for my husband who had record version he was delighted with CD he can now take in the car, good delivery fast
Published 4 months ago by Pilar Cebeira
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of UB40 Volumes 1 & 2
Had this on CD and now moved to digital. Excellent quality. The compilation is good and a good mix of music.
Published 5 months ago by Trevor Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars memories
I followed UB40 when I was in my teens & had most of their records & tapes but over the years mislaid all, lovely now to have this compilation on mp3 I can now listen to all my... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mike.
3.0 out of 5 stars not what i ordered
one of the CDs in the case was a wrong one so it was not what I had ordered so I was disappointed
Published 8 months ago by john edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars a blast from the past
All
The hits bringing back great memories of the album in a time which seems so long ago but made it seem just like yesterday plus a free copy to my kindle.
Published 8 months ago by paul roberts
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