Labour of Love IV

Labour of Love IV

by UB40
     
 

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This fourth volume of UB40's all-covers Labour of Love series is the first since the departure of longtime lead singer Ali Campbell. Here, he is replaced by his older brother Duncan, a former professional spoon player -- yes, spoon player -- who slips easily into the role with a solidSee more details below

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This fourth volume of UB40's all-covers Labour of Love series is the first since the departure of longtime lead singer Ali Campbell. Here, he is replaced by his older brother Duncan, a former professional spoon player -- yes, spoon player -- who slips easily into the role with a solid yet soft voice, akin to Ali's but not a carbon copy. UB40 groove in unison as they always have, the production is that polished style they've favored for the past few decades, and the song selection is an equal mix of reggae and R&B classics that fans have come to expect from the series. For prime examples, check their version of "Get Along Without You Now" -- which owes a lot to the Melodians' take on the tune -- or their woozy, almost mystical cover of John Holt's "Man Next Door." When bassist Earl Falconer takes over for "Tracks of My Tears," the use of Auto-Tune is heavy enough that the version becomes a matter of taste, but everything else is handled with care and respect. Even if it won't bring back fans who want their UB40 to sound revolutionary, this smooth and comfortable effort is certainly nothing to sneer at.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/2010
Label:
Varese Fontana
UPC:
0030206704624
catalogNumber:
067046
Rank:
123241

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

UB40   Primary Artist
James Brown   Drums,Group Member
Robin Campbell   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Earl Falconer   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Brian Travers   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Group Member
Laurence Parry   Trombone,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Martin Meredith   Keyboards,Alto Saxophone
Tony Mullings   Keyboards
Norman Lamont Hassan   Percussion,Vocals,Group Member
Robert "Moses" Mullings   Rhythm Guitar

Technical Credits

John Holt   Composer
Sam Cooke   Composer
UB40   Arranger,Producer
Errol Dunkley   Composer
Howard Barrett   Composer
Theophilus Beckford   Composer
Robin Campbell   Vocal Arrangements
Bunny Lee   Composer
Johnny Nash   Composer
Brian Travers   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
William Robinson   Composer
John Masouri   Liner Notes
Marvin Tarplin   Composer
Hopeton Lewis   Composer
Bill Pitzonka   Art Direction
Tyrone Evans   Composer
Martin Meredith   Orchestration,String Arrangements
Doctor   Liner Notes
Tim Debney   Mastering
Ken Parker   Composer
Bob Andy   Composer
Jamie Travers   Engineer
Kable Drummond   Composer
Warren Moore   Composer
Dan Sprigg   Pro-Tools
Flo "Baggariddim" Galvez   Liner Notes
Highland Dobson   Composer
George Brevett   Composer

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