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UB40 - Signing Off album mp3

Performer: UB40
Title: Signing Off
Country: UK
Style: Reggae, Dub
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Signing Off is the debut album by British reggae band UB40, released in the UK on 29 August 1980 by Dudley-based independent label Graduate Records. It was an immediate success in their home country, reaching number 2 on the UK albums chart, and made UB40 one of the many popular reggae bands in Britain, several years before the band found international fame

Signing Off ‎(LP, Album + 12"). Graduate Records, Graduate Records. GRADLP 2, GRAD LP2. UK. 1980. 0777 7 88261 2 5, CDOVD439. Signing Off ‎(CD, Album, RE).

By rights, the second 45 should have acted as a taster for their album (it didn't, coming several months too soon), while the third should have been a spinoff (it wasn't, boasting two new songs entirely). Regardless, both sides of their debut single - the roots-rocking indictment of politicians' refusal to relieve famine on "Food for Thought" and the dreamy tribute to Martin Luther "King" - were included, as well as their phenomenal cover of Randy Newman's "I Think It's Going to Rain Today" off their second single

reggae group UB40 had its first international success in Aotearoa. The band went on to have five number one singles here and has regularly played sell-out concerts across the country. We caught up them to discuss their legacy, on the 30th anniversary of their debut album Signing Off. UB40 members Brian Travers (sax) Robin Campbell (guitar) and Jim Brown (drums). Photo: Ellie Gibbons. Listen duration 26′ :16″. UB40 Signing Off Photo: Supplied

BPM Profile Signing Off. Album starts at 133BPM, ends at 100BPM (-33), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by UB40.

Signing Off is now a Platinum album UB40 at the Rock AM Ring, Nürburgring, Germany in 1987. After great success in the UK, UB40's popularity in the US was established when they released Labour of Love, an album of cover songs, in 1983.

UB40 Live @ Rockpalast 1981 -Signing Off (Astro introducing the band). Signing Off UB40 Tribute - Kingston Town. UB 40 - Full Album - The Best Of UB 40 Volume 1. UB40 - King (Signing Off Album Track 2). UB40: The 30th Anniversary of "Signing Off". UB40 Dub Sessions 3 Full Album. Reefer Madness - UB40.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Tyler 5:50
A2 King 4:35
A3 12 Bar 4:21
A4 Burden Of Shame 6:28
A5 Adella 3:24
A6 I Think Its Going To Rain Today
Written-By – R. Newman*
3:40
A7 25% 3:31
B1 Food For Thought 4:09
B2 Little By Little 3:42
B3 Signing Off 4:25
B4 Madam Medusa 12:50
B5 Strange Fruit
Written-By – L. Allan*
4:03
B6 Reefer Madness 5:08

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.

Credits

  • Bass – Earl Falconer
  • Design [Concept By], Artwork – David Tristram, Geoffrey Tristram
  • Drums – Jim Brown
  • Keyboards, Strings, Organ – Michael Virtue
  • Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar – Ali Campbell
  • Melodica – Brian Travers
  • Percussion, Congas – Norman Hassan
  • Tenor Saxophone – Brian Travers
  • Vocals [Talk Over] – Astro
  • Vocals, Lead Guitar – Robin Campbell
  • Written-By – UB40 (tracks: A, B1, B3-B6, B8)

Notes

(p) & (c) 1980 Virgin Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7777 88261 4 9

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
GRADLP 2, GRAD LP2 UB40 Signing Off ‎(LP, Album + 12") Graduate Records, Graduate Records GRADLP 2, GRAD LP2 UK 1980
0777 7 88261 2 5, CDOVD439 UB40 Signing Off ‎(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin, DEP International, DEP International 0777 7 88261 2 5, CDOVD439 UK 1994
0777 7 88261 2 5 UB40 Signing Off ‎(CD, Album, RE) Virgin Records America, Inc., Graduate Records 0777 7 88261 2 5 US Unknown
GRK 76000 UB40 Signing Off ‎(Cass) Graduate Records GRK 76000 Italy 1980
AW-1054 UB40 Signing Off ‎(LP, Album) Trio Records AW-1054 Japan 1980


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