Promises and Lies

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Promises and Lies
Promises and Lies.jpg
Studio album by
Released27 July 1993
GenreReggae
Length47:09
LabelVirgin/DEP
ProducerUB40
UB40 chronology
Labour of Love II
(1989)
Promises and Lies
(1993)
Guns in the Ghetto
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[2]
Q[3]
Robert Christgau(dud)[4]

Promises and Lies is the tenth album by the British reggae band UB40, released in 1993. It includes the hit from the soundtrack of the 1993 movie Sliver, "Can't Help Falling in Love", originally sung by Elvis Presley. The album reached No. 1 in the UK and No. 6 in the United States. It is the band's best-selling album, having sold over 9 million copies.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by UB40 (Brian Travers, Ali Campbell, Earl Falconer, Jimmy Brown, Norman Hassan, Robin Campbell, Mickey Virtue and Terence Wilson), unless otherwise noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."C'est La Vie" 4:31
2."Desert Sand" 4:48
3."Promises and Lies" 3:38
4."Bring Me Your Cup" 5:41
5."Higher Ground" 4:21
6."Reggae Music" 4:06
7."(I Can't Help) Falling in Love with You" (Elvis Presley cover)Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss3:27
8."Now and Then" 3:40
9."Things Ain't Like They Used to Be" 4:01
10."It's a Long Long Way" 4:29
11."Sorry" 4:27
Total length:47:09

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Certifications and sales for Promises and Lies
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Argentina 67,000[28]
Australia (ARIA)[29] Gold 35,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[30] Gold 25,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[31] Platinum 100,000^
Colombia 40,000[32]
France (SNEP)[33] Platinum 300,000*
Germany (BVMI)[34] Platinum 500,000^
Indonesia 250,000[35]
Ivory Coast 22,000[35]
Netherlands (NVPI)[36] Platinum 100,000^
New Zealand 72,000[32]
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[37] 3× Platinum 300,000^
Sweden (GLF)[38] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[39] Platinum 50,000^
South Africa 150,000[32]
United Kingdom (BPI)[40] 2× Platinum 600,000^
United States (RIAA)[41] Platinum 1,000,000^

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly
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  4. ^ Robert Christgau
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