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The popular perception of UB40 as a band who cling to the coattails of true reggae artists is partially merited, given their '90s karaoke-quality interpretations of popular standards in a Jamaican rub-a-dub style. But with albums such as their debut and this, admittedly a more uneven effort, their affection for the music was self-evidently genuine and generally well observed.
Ultimately, there's enough excruciatingly bad Jamaican dub out there already, and UB40's contribution to the pile, however well intentioned, did nobody any favors. However, it was a sign of their huge U.K. popularity that even the dub version of Present Arms became a Top 40 hit. This was certainly the only time a dub album has (or probably ever 4/
Feb 28, · The best of all for me may be UB40's catalog, from the early UK doubles Signing Off and Present Arms to Labour of Love, Rat in the Kitchen, Geffrey Morgan, etc. I love all this music, and the LPs have especially good sound, whether UK or US pressed, though the UK DEPs are exceptional.