Who You Fighting For?

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Who You Fighting For?
Studio album by UB40
Released July 18, 2005
Genre Reggae
Label DEP International
Producer UB40
UB40 chronology
Homegrown
(2003)
Who You Fighting For
(2005)
TwentyFourSeven
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
BBC Music (positive)[2]
Entertainment.ie 3/5 stars[3]
musicOMH (mixed)[4]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[5]
The Times 2/5 stars[6]

Who You Fighting For? is the fifteenth album by UB40 on July 18, 2005. The album was nominated for the reggae album Grammy in 2006.[7] It marks the return of the rootsier, political sound that the group cultivated during the early 1980s. It was the band's first release by Rhino Records in the US.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Who You Fighting For" - 3:30
  2. "After Tonight" - 3:42
  3. "Bling Bling" - 3:21 (U.K Promo Single Only.)
  4. "Plenty More" - 3:55
  5. "War Poem" - 3:48
  6. "Sins of the Fathers" - 4:28
  7. "Good Situation" - 4:02
  8. "Gotta Tell Someone" - 4:22
  9. "Reasons" - 3:53 U.K Single.
  10. "One Woman Man" - 3:21
  11. "I’ll Be on My Way" - 2:12
  12. "Kiss and Say Goodbye" - 3:12 U.K Single.
  13. "Things You Say You Love" - 3:24

Reasons[edit]

Reasons is the 9th track in the album. The song reached number 75 on the UK singles chart. Hunterz and The Dhol Blasters also feature in the song. The song is distinguished by its chorus with Punjabi words, which is woven into a song with a reggae rhythm. The Punjabi lyrics are:

Tere bin meno chain na aveh, Oh soniye

These can be roughly translated as

without you I have no peace, O beautiful one

The song basically describes 9 reasons why the singer loves his beau.

Personnel[edit]

  • Jim Brown - drums
  • Ali Campbell - guitar, lead vocals
  • Robin Campbell - lead guitar, vocals
  • Earl Falconer - bass guitar, vocals
  • Norman Lamont Hassan - percussion, trombone, vocals
  • Brian Travers - saxophone
  • Mickey Virtue - keyboards
  • Astro - toasting vocals, percussion, trumpet, backing vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ BBC Music review
  3. ^ Entertainment.ie review
  4. ^ musicOMH review
  5. ^ Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived November 16, 2007)
  6. ^ The Times review[dead link]
  7. ^ http://www.jamcl.com/2006/12/complete_list_of_grammy_nomine.html