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Labour of Love II

Labour of Love II
Labour of Love II album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released 27 November 1989
Genre Reggae
Length 37:22
Label DEP

Virgin
Producer UB40
UB40 chronology
UB40

(1988)
Labour of Love II

(1989)
Promises and Lies

(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [2]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars [3]
Robert Christgau B[4]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [1]

Labour of Love II is the ninth album and second covers album by UB40, released in 1989. The album contained two Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 hits – "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" peaked at No. 7, "The Way You Do the Things You Do" peaked at No. 6 – and "Kingston Town" reached No. 4 on the UK singles chart.

Track listing [ edit ]

  1. "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" (original by Al Green; modelled after the reggae arrangement by Irving "Al" Brown) – 4:00
  2. "Tears from My Eyes" (Teddy Davis) – 3:50
  3. "Groovin'" (Byron Lee) – 3:50
  4. "The Way You Do the Things You Do" (original by The Temptations; modelled after the reggae arrangement by Eric Donaldson) – 3:02
  5. "Wear You to the Ball" (original by The Paragons) – 3:31
  6. "Singer Man" (original by The Kingstonians) – 3:51
  7. "Kingston Town" (original by Lord Creator) – 3:48
  8. "Baby" (Barry Llewellyn, Earl Morgan, Leroy Sibbles) – 3:22
  9. "Wedding Day" (Harold Logan, John Patton, Lloyd Price) – 3:12
  10. "Sweet Cherrie" (Keith "Honey Boy" Williams) – 3:16
  11. "Stick By Me" (original by Shep & The Limelites, modelled after the hit reggae arrangement by John Holt) – 3:45
  12. "Just Another Girl" (original by Ken Boothe) – 3:33
  13. "Homely Girl" (original by The Chi-Lites; modelled after the reggae arrangement by Inner Circle) – 3:24
  14. "Impossible Love" (Keith "Honey Boy" Williams) – 5:10

Sound [ edit ]

Certifications [ edit ]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[5] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[6] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[7] 2× Platinum 600,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[8] Platinum 15,000^
Sweden (GLF)[9] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[10] Platinum 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[11] 3× Platinum 900,000^
United States (RIAA)[12] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Rolling Stone review
  2. ^ Labour of Love II at AllMusic
  3. ^ Chicago Tribune review
  4. ^ Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  5. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  6. ^ "Canadian album certifications – UB 40 – Labour Of Love II". Music Canada. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Les Certifications & Les Ventes". Info Disc. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  8. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – UB 40 – Labour Of Love II". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998"(PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  10. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (UB 40; 'Labour Of Love 2')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  11. ^ "British album certifications – UB 40 – Labour Of Love II". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 11 March 2019.Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Labour Of Love II in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  12. ^ "American album certifications – UB-40 – Labour Of Love II". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 11 March 2019.If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 



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