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The Very Best Of UB40
 
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The Very Best Of UB40

3 Mar. 2003 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Mar. 2003
  • Release Date: 3 Mar. 2003
  • Label: Virgin UK
  • Copyright: (C) 2000 DEP International under exclusive licence to Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2000 Virgin Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 1:17:29
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  • ASIN: B001KUES98
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 293 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,822 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 Feb. 2004
Format: Audio CD
It might not be roots, but UB40 has mellow pop reggae down to a T. This hit-packed compilation includes their early ska-based songs King and Food For Thought, plus all their later successes. Most of their biggest hits were covers of older classics, but they always did a good job in the interpretation. Red Red Wine, for example, is absolutely brilliant and the same can be said for Kingston Town, Cherry Oh Baby and I Got You Babe with Chrissie Hynde on guest vocal. I also love the humorous Rat In Mi Kitchen and their excellent interpretation of The Doors’ Light My Fire. Although not completely comprehensive, this compilation offers excellent value for money in that these tracks really were their greatest hits from a 20-year career. There’s not one filler track and every song is catchy and hummable. If you like your reggae melodic and mellow, this album is a must.
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By A Customer on 28 April 2001
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For me, UB40 are at their very best when writing their own material. But there are certain exceptions to that rule - Red Red Wine, Can't Help Falling In Love With You. UB40 are a band who remain true to their roots, still living in Birmingham, they also remain close to their musical roots and give due respect to their idols. This album represents a commercial Best Of, songs which have either sold by the bucket loadand is guaranteed to make you dance and sing along. The perfect album by a vastly underrated band, to introduce someone to UB40, every song is infectious and you'll play it again and again.
For me, the highlight is Sing Our Own Song, a tribute to the Freedom fighters primarily in South Africa, but could also apply to other oppressed parts of the world. This is followed closely by King, which is in a word - SUPREME.
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It's compilation time again. This is UB40's third pre-Christmas greatest hits album, but that does not detract from the quality of the content. The Birmingham based reggae band have released a definitive collection from a twenty year career that has produced three UK number 1's and thirty four Top 40 hits.
This 20-track CD collects together the pick of The Best of UB40 Volume One and Volume Two, released in 1987 and 1995 respectively. It also features recent hits such as 'Tell Me Is It True' and 'Come Back Darling', as well as their new single - a cover of the Door's classic 'Light My Fire'. The compilation comes at a time when Virgin hope to raise the profile of the band, ahead of the release of an album of new material some time in the new year.
For anyone vaguely interested in UB40, this is indeed a worthy introduction to their music. Hits from the three popular Labour of Love albums are featured, including 'Red Red Wine', 'Kingston Town' and the gorgeous 'Homely Girl'. Other cover versions include their rendition of 'I Got You Babe' and the world wide hit from the summer of 1993, 'Can't Help Falling In Love'.
However, this CD does much to shatter the myth that UB40 are nothing more than a cover band. Twelve of their finest self-penned compositions are included, which serve to highlight the bands' song-writing abilities. From the early years comes their first single 'Food For Thought' and 'King', whilst the album opens with the anti-unemployment hit 'One In Ten'. Other classics include 'Don't Break My Heart' and the African liberation anthem 'Sing Our Own Song', which was performed live at the Nelson Mandela concert at Wembley in 1988.
The distinctive voice of singer Ali Campbell takes the lead on most tracks.
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Having been a UB40 fan for 15 years, I decided to buy this album the day it was released, even though I had all the songs on other albums. This album really does show how talented this band really are. Their new single "Light My Fire", is an outstanding contribution to the album, which I am sure will do well when released as a single.
For any UB40 fan this album is a must and for anyone else, buy it you will not be dissapointed.
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I remember this band when they were just starting to make a name for tote selves liked them a lot but didn't get round to buying any of their records . Not till recently after hearing a lot of their music on radio and streaming I thought I would like a cd in my collection .so I ordered the best of UB40 off Amazon .delivery was very fast and when I played cd I was very pleased I had purchased it as the music was excellent as was delivery from Amazon
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By Aremess TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 Oct. 2013
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This is a really good album full of timeless hits. Bought the album and (thanks Amazon) I didn't have to wait for it to turn up as I also got the MP3 version for free.

UB40 is one of those bands that simply 'click' with the listener and, what I found most enjoyable on listening to them all over again, was the, sometimes very subtle, harmonies. Whilst often quite simplistic, the arrangements work and they work very well.

Recommended for all
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Excellent and outstanding seller, some good music and stuff and outstanding products, love a bargain then this is the seller id highly recommend to use 5🌟💎❤️🤗 Fast delivery, what more could you ask for fantastic.
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all the track's. Good all round collection of song's. Brought back great memories, a definitive album. Good to see some of the earlier stuff represented, "Earth dies screaming" and "One in Ten" for instance,also stand out track's "Kingston Town" and "Many river's to cross". Well packaged product.
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