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Greatest Hits (UB40 album)

Greatest Hits
UB40 - Greatest Hits.jpg
Greatest hits album by
Released 30 September 2008
Recorded 1980–2003
Genre Reggae, rock
Length 1:15:34
Label Virgin Records
Producer Ray Falconer, Bob Lamb, UB40, Howard Gray, Dan Armstrong, Danny Canaan
UB40 chronology
TwentyFourSeven'

(2008)
Greatest Hits

(2008)
Love Songs

(2009)

Greatest Hits is a compilation album by English reggae group UB40, released in 2008.[1] The album includes all 21 tracks from 11 studio albums and the compilation The Best of UB40: Volume Two.

Reception [ edit ]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [2]

David Jeffries from AllMusic says the two sides of UB40's career is represented in Greatest Hits from "the ultra-slick, easy to swallow side of the band" with tracks like "(I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You" mixed in with "the underdog with roots reggae attitude and dubby production" numbers like "One in Ten". He calls it a "one-disc, nonjudgmental document of UB40 done right."[2]

Track listing [ edit ]

No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "(I Can't) Help Falling in Love with You" George Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore Promises and Lies, 1993 3:26
2. "One In Ten" UB40 Present Arms, 1980 4:33
3. "Red Red Wine" Neil Diamond Labour of Love, 1983 3:04
4. "If It Happens Again" UB40 Geffery Morgan, 1984 3:43
5. "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" Al Green, Teenie Hodges Labour of Love II, 1990 4:04
6. "Sing Our Own Song" UB40 Rat in the Kitchen, 1986 4:00
7. "I Got You Babe" (featuring Chrissie Hynde) Sonny Bono Baggariddim, 1985 3:09
8. "Groovin' (Out On Life)" Byron Lee Labour of Love II, 1989 3:41
9. "My Way Of Thinking" UB40 Signing Off, 1980 3:23
10. "The Way You Do the Things You Do" Smokey Robinson, Robert Rogers Labour of Love II, 1989 3:02
11. "Higher Ground" UB40 Promises and Lies, 1993 4:21
12. "Please Don't Make Me Cry" Winston Groovy Labour of Love, 1983 3:26
13. "Kingston Town" Kentrick Patrick Labour of Love II, 1989 3:50
14. "Come Back Darling" Johnny Osbourne Labour of Love III, 1998 3:28
15. "Don't Break My Heart" UB40 Baggariddim, 1985 3:50
16. "Cherry Oh Baby" Eric Donaldson Labour of Love, 1983 3:17
17. "Breakfast in Bed" (featuring Chrissie Hynde) Eddie Hinton, Donnie Fritts UB40, 1988 3:20
18. "Rat in Mi Kitchen" UB40 Rat in the Kitchen, 1986 3:06
19. "Homely Girl" Eugene Record, Stan McKenny Labour of Love II, 1989 3:25
20. "Until My Dying Day" UB40 The Best of UB40 – Volume Two, 1995 3:53
21. "Swing Low" (featuring The United Colours Of Sound) Charlie Skarbek, Wallace Willis Homegrown, 2003 3:26
Total length: 1:15:34

Personnel [ edit ]

  • Ali Campbell - guitar, vocals
  • Mickey Virtue - keyboards
  • Astro - percussion, trumpet, vocals
  • Jimmy Brown - drums
  • Robin Campbell - guitar, vocals
  • Earl Falconer - bass guitar
  • Brian Travers - saxophone
  • Chrissie Hynde - Vocals (I Got You, Babe and Breakfast In Bed)

Production

  • Dan Armstrong - Producer
  • Danny Canaan - Producer
  • Frank Collura - Compilation Producer
  • Ray Falconer - Producer
  • Howard Gray - Producer
  • Susan Lavoie - Art Direction
  • Sam Nelson - Compilation Producer
  • Gerry Parchment - Producer
  • Will Ragland - Design
  • Charlie Skarbek - Producer



Release history [ edit ]

Country Date Label Format Catalog
United States 2008 Virgin Records [3] CD 509992/ 37509 20

References [ edit ]

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