For the Many

For the Many
For the Many album art.jpg
Studio album by
Released 15 March 2019
Studio Music Up Studios
Genre Reggae
Label Shoestring/Absolute
  • UB40
  • Jamie Travers
UB40 chronology
A Real Labour of Love

For the Many


For the Many is the twentieth studio album by English reggae band UB40. It was released on 15 March 2019 on the Shoestring record label.[1] The album cover was designed by the band's saxophonist Brian Travers and depicts a silhouette of tower blocks, following the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire. The album's name has been associated with the Labour Party and its leader Jeremy Corbyn's use of the slogan "For the many, not the few". Travers commented on the connection in an article published in a Birmingham Live article, stating, "We're all socialists and Labour supporters".[1]

For the Many is the band's first album of original material to feature vocalist Duncan Campbell and drummer Jimmy Brown said in an Anti-music interview, "It's our first original album with Duncan, and a true reflection of where the band are at right now. It gave us an opportunity to go back to our roots and draw on the 1970s-style reggae that inspired us to be in a band in the first place."[2] A limited edition 2-CD version of the album was also released, featuring the standard album and a second CD of dub mixes of the album's tracks.[3]

The album peaked at #29 on the official U.K. album charts.

Track listing [ edit ]

All tracks written by UB40, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Keeper"   5:36
2. "Broken Man" (featuring Kabaka Pyramid)   4:38
3. "Gravy Train" (featuring Slinger)   6:56
4. "I'm Alright Jack" (featuring Pablo Rider)   5:56
5. "Moonlight Lover" (featuring Gilly G) Duke Reid 4:30
6. "You Haven't Called"   6:09
7. "What Happened to UB40?"   4:12
8. "Bulldozer"   4:22
9. "Poor Fool"   4:24
10. "All We Do Is Cry" (featuring Hunterz)   4:27
CD2 – Dub Album
No. Title Length
1. "Keep It Dub" 5:15
2. "Bruk Heart Dub" 4:37
3. "Choo Choo Dub" 6:13
4. "Rebel Dub" 5:14
5. "Flappy Dub" 5:12
6. "Telephone Dub" 5:02
7. "Rubber Dub" 5:19
8. "Alright Dub" 5:22
9. "Lego Head" 4:48
10. "Dub It Pon Her" 5:00

Personnel [ edit ]

Charts [ edit ]

Chart (2019) Peak

UK Albums (OCC)[4] 29

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b "This is when UB40 will be signing new album 'For The Many' at HMV Bullring". Birmingham Live. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "UB40 Releasing First New Album In Five Years". Anti-music. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Harsent, Barney (14 March 2019). "CD: UB40 – For the Many". The Arts Desk. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ "UB40 | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart.
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