Deluxe Edition Pressing Comes Complete with Bonus LP of 7" & Dub Versions!
As founding members of UB40, Ali Campbell, Mickey Virtue and Astro helped to define reggae music for a generation. The iconic Birmingham reggae troupe topped the UK singles chart on several occasions and sold 70 million records as they took their smooth yet rootsy musical blend to all corners of the globe. Originally released in 1983, Labour of Love was UB40’s fourth LP, made up entirely of the group’s cover versions of songs by some of their favorite musical idols. It includes indelible takes on Neil Diamond's "Red, Red Wine" (UK #1), Eric Donaldson's "Cherry, Oh Baby" (UK #12), Jimmy Cliff's "Many Rivers To Cross" (UK #16) and Winston Tucker's "Please Don’t Make Me Cry" (UK #10). Labour Of Love reached #1 in the UK and #8 in the U.S. and, in 1989, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it at #98 in their list of The 100 Greatest Albums of the ‘80s.