Labour Of Love

March 11, 1997 | Format: MP3

$7.99
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3:26
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3:41
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4:59
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 3, 1993
  • Release Date: January 3, 1993
  • Label: Virgin Records
  • Copyright: (C) 1983 DEP International under exclusive licence to Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1983 Virgin Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 39:55
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  • ASIN: B000TERJSI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,930 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

As for the older stuff, I kind of like the album Baldariggum (something like that.)
M. C. Frausto
Out of all three albums in UB40s' Labour Of Love series this very first one is most defintley the very best with a complete run of classic sounding reggae tracks.
ianphillips@uk.dreamcast.com
This is a great "chill out" album that makes for easy and enjoyable listening.
tn

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By ianphillips@uk.dreamcast.com on November 2, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Out of all three albums in UB40s' Labour Of Love series this very first one is most defintley the very best with a complete run of classic sounding reggae tracks. RED RED WINE is perharps the most instantly memroable song on the album but running closley behind that is the excellent JOHNNY TOO BAD. That song has to be one of the very best in their career to date. A real gem! Ali Campells vocals are crystal clear and strong on every track and the highlights also include MANY RIVERS TO CROSS, SWEET SENSATION, PLEASE DON'T MAKE ME CRY and SHE CAUGHT THE TRAIN. Possibly the greatest album of their career to date. Its certainly a delight to listen to. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gary Anderson on June 22, 2010
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Back in 1983 when this came out I was 8 years old. I went to the store with my Dad and he let me pick out three albums (all on vinyl), and one of those was this album. There's something about this album that just picks me up when I'm down. Anytime I'm stressed or anything I can put this on and it'll have this "cheering up" effect on me.

Now, the big knock on this is it's simply an album of cover songs. Songs that were made famous by other people. This IS true, however I think that simply relegating this into a category of "covers" is really doing the album a disservice.

Yes, it's covers, but we've all heard cover songs of famous songs that were horrible. That you wouldn't listen to more than once. This is not an album like that.

Featuring mostly reggae classics such as "Many Rivers to Cross" by Jimmy Cliff, "Cherry Oh Baby" by Eric Donaldson, and of course their smash hit, their version of "Red Red Wine" originally by Neil Diamond.

One of the standout tracks, however, is a song called "Guilty" a reggae track originally by Tiger, which details the singer's feelings of guilt as it pertains to a failed relationship.

In 1989, Rolling Stone released their list of the top 100 albums of the entire decade of the 80's, and this album clocked in at #98.

I knock a star off because, as I said, this IS an album of cover songs, and there were no original music by the band, however it's impossible for me to take any more off, and there's very little to find fault with in this album.

A near perfect masterpiece from this UK band. Buy with confidence
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Philip Bradshaw on September 27, 2008
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The negative reviewers have it all wrong. This LP is simply a collection of reggae covers by a bunch of guys who love reggae. The songs are done enthusiastically and without any pretense. These songs derive from a time when reggae was dance music - before it was politicized. Enjoy it for what it is.
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By M. Hughes on October 8, 2008
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Yeah, it's fifty-fifty, but the better half of the album make it worth four stars. There is some of the pop b.s. that UB40 have been criticized for, but then there are tracks like "Keep On Moving", "Please Don't Make Me Cry" and "Sweet Sensation", which more than make up for the annoying tracks (Guilty and Version Girl). Besides, if you are a chick then you will like "Red Red Wine" also! I am not however, but the album is still worth having.
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By HEIDI WITTE ODONNELL on May 20, 2014
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I am an 80's girl. I had this on a cassette tape and went to listen to it, it got eat by my player. I bought for Kindle, I'm so happy to have this album to listen again. I would recommend this to my friends.
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I love this album some of the songs paint such vivid pictures in my mind of people and places and the stories of their lives. On the surface you have great funky tracks like "Red Red Wine", but look a little deeper and you have soulful tracks like "Many Rivers To Cross". This is a great "chill out" album that makes for easy and enjoyable listening. I would highly recommend it.
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By Emmy on January 22, 2014
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UB40..... love them!! They are classic, to me you really can not go wrong with UB40. They just touch my soul with their rythem and vocals.
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The songs from this album were playing out of everyone's dorm room during my college days at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Before the band garnered mainstream success, thanks to MTV playing UB40's Red Red Wine video, the band had already been a college favorite when Labour of Love was released my junior year of 1983. I'm glad to have it in my collection on cd for a cheap price!
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