The Best of UB40 – Volume One

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The Best of UB40 – Volume One
Greatest hits album by UB40
Released 1987
Recorded 1980–1986
Genre Reggae
Length 36:22
Label Virgin Records
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[2]

The Best of UB40 – Volume One is a compilation album by the British reggae band UB40. It was issued in 1987 and includes all the chart topping hits from 1980 to 1986. The album includes 13 solo tracks as well as a track that the band performed with Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders.

The pub on the cover is the Eagle and Tun, frequented by UB40 as it is close to DEP International in Digbeth, Birmingham. Best of, Volume One was re-released in 1995 along with the release of Volume Two.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

  1. Food for Thought – 4:09
  2. King – 4:35
  3. My Way of Thinking - 4:31
  4. One in Ten – 4:32
  5. Red Red Wine – 5:21
  6. Please Don't Make Me Cry – 3:26
  7. Many Rivers To Cross

Side 2[edit]

  1. Cherry Oh Baby – 3:18
  2. If It Happens Again – 3:44
  3. I Got You Babe – 3:09
  4. Don't Break My Heart – 3:49
  5. Sing Our Own Song – 3:59
  6. Rat in Mi Kitchen – 6:56
  7. Maybe Tomorrow - 3:23

CD Version[edit]

  1. Food for Thought – 4:11
  2. King – 4:34
  3. My Way of Thinking – 3:24
  4. The Earth Dies Screaming – 4:38
  5. Dream A Lie – 3:38
  6. Don't Let It Pass You By – 7:45
  7. Don't Slow Down – 4:28
  8. One in Ten – 4:32
  9. Red Red Wine – 3:03
  10. Please Don't Make Me Cry – 3:26
  11. Many Rivers To Cross – 4:31
  12. Cherry Oh Baby – 3:18
  13. If It Happens Again – 3:44
  14. I Got You Babe – 3:09
  15. Don't Break My Heart – 3:49
  16. Sing Our Own Song – 4:08
  17. Rat in Me Kitchen – 3:08
  18. Maybe Tomorrow – 3:23

The duet with Chrissie Hynde is a cover version of the 1960s song "I Got You Babe" Originally performed by Sonny and Cher.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Best of UB40 – Volume One at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: UB40". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 6 June 2013.