TwentyFourSeven (UB40 album)

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TwentyFourSeven
Studio album by UB40
Released June 9, 2008
Genre Reggae
Length 01:12:13
Label Edel Records 0191632ERE
Producer UB40
UB40 chronology
Who You Fighting For?
(2005)
TwentyFourSeven
(2008)
Labour of Love IV
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

TwentyFourSeven is the sixteenth studio album by UB40. It is the last UB40 album to feature the original lineup as vocalist/guitarist Ali Campbell and keyboardist Mickey Virtue departed the band in 2008.[2]

Background[edit]

Twentyfourseven was released as a free insert in The Mail on Sunday's 4 May 2008 issue, which sold nearly three million copies. This however, led to a backlash when the full 17 track version was released 21 June 2008, and most of the big retailers refused to stock it. It failed to go top 75 in the UK. This was a first for UB40, as all the official albums had previously gone Top 50 on the UK Albums Chart.

The track "Rainbow Nation" refers to Gary Tyler once again, originally the subject of "Tyler", the first song on their first album, "Signing Off". The original saxophone part from "Tyler" is played over the closing bars of the track.

UB40's next release (On EMI), was a collection called "Love Songs". This reached number 3 in the UK Charts.

Its low chart-position (#81) in the UK Albums Chart is due to the covermount release previously in The Mail on Sunday, as fans had already owned the album because of this covermount release. The follow-up album Labour of Love IV did not feature "covermount treatment", thus entering the UK Albums Chart at #24.

Track listing[edit]

The Mail On Sunday version[edit]

  1. "Rainbow Nation"
  2. "End of War"
  3. "Lost and Found" U.K Single.
  4. "Here We Go Again"
  5. "Oh America"
  6. "Instant Radical Change of Perception"
  7. "I’ll Be There"
  8. "Once Around"
  9. "This Is How It Is"
  10. "The Road"

Full CD version[edit]

  1. "End of War"
  2. "Lost and Found" U.K Single.
  3. "Dance Until The Morning Light" (with Maxi Priest ft. DJ Rapper Truth) U.K Single.
  4. "This Is How It Is"
  5. "Rainbow Nation"
  6. "Here We Go Again"
  7. "I Shot the Sheriff" (with Maxi Priest, Marvin Priest & DJ Beniton)
  8. "Oh America" (extended version; with One Love & Rasta Don of Arrested Development)
  9. "Once Around"
  10. "Slow Down"
  11. "I'll Be Back (song)|I'll Be Back" (Lennon/McCartney)
  12. "Instant Radical Change of Perception"
  13. "It's All in the Game" (with Duncan Campbell)
  14. "I’ll Be There"
  15. "Middle Of The Night"
  16. "Securing The Peace"
  17. "The Road"

References[edit]

  1. ^ link "TwentyFourSeven (UB40 album)". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
  2. ^ "UB40 - TwentyFourSeven". discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-04-21.