Labour of Love II

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Labour of Love II
Studio album by UB40
Released 27 November 1989
Genre Reggae
Length 37:22
Label Virgin Records
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[1]
Chicago Tribune 3/4 stars[2]
Robert Christgau B[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]

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 cover 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 cover 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 cover 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 cover by Inner Circle) – 3:24
  14. "Impossible Love" (Keith "Honey Boy" Williams) – 5:10

Sound[edit]

Kingston Town audio sample

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