Labour of Love II

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Labour of Love II
Studio album by UB40
Released December 12, 1989
Genre Reggae
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]
Kingston Town audio sample

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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 #7, "The Way You Do the Things You Do" peaked at #6 - and "Kingston Town" reached #4 on the UK singles chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" (original by Al Green; modeled after the Reggae cover by Irving "Al" Brown) - 4:00
  2. "Tears from My Eyes" (teddy davis) - 3:50
  3. "Groovin'" (B. Dee) - 3:50
  4. "The Way You Do the Things You Do" (original by The Temptations; modeled 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, modeled 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; modeled after the Reggae cover by Inner Circle) - 3:24
  14. "Impossible Love" (Keith "Honey Boy" Williams) - 5:10

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