The Best of UB40 – Volume One

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The Best of UB40 – Volume One
The Best of UB40 – Volume One.jpg
Greatest hits album by
Released26 October 1987
Recorded1980–1986
GenreReggae
Length36:22
LabelVirgin Records
UB40 chronology
Rat in the Kitchen
(1986)
The Best of UB40 – Volume One
(1987)
UB40
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(3-star Honorable Mention)(3-star Honorable Mention)(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. The Best of UB40 - Volume One was re-released in July 1995 along with the release of Volume Two.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1[edit]

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

Side 2[edit]

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

CD Version[edit]

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

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

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[3] Platinum 70,000^
France (SNEP)[4] 2× Gold 200,000*
Germany (BVMI)[5] Gold 250,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[6] Platinum 100,000^
Sweden (GLF)[7] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[8] 6× Platinum 1,800,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Best of UB40 – Volume One at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: UB40". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  4. ^ "Les Certifications & Les Ventes". Info Disc. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (UB 40; 'Best Of UB 40 Vol. 1')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Dutch album certifications – UB 40 – Best Of UB 40 Vol. 1" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Retrieved 11 March 2019. Enter Best Of UB 40 Vol. 1 in the "Artiest of titel" box.
  7. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 1987−1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  8. ^ "British album certifications – UB 40 – Best Of UB 40 Vol. 1". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 11 March 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Best Of UB 40 Vol. 1 in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.