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UB40 RELEASE 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF “SIGNING OFF”

Signing Off 1 November 2010

 

UB40| today marked the 30th anniversary of their seminal debut Signing Off with the release of a remastered double CD and bonus DVD edition of the album.

Signing Off launched the career of the Birmingham-based band who went on to become one of the most successful reggae acts of all time. Considered by critics to be a landmark musical achievement, the album infused infectious reggae and dub grooves with acute commentary on wide-ranging social and political issues and in doing so appealed to a huge variety of music fans. It achieved platinum status after a 71-week stay in the charts, reaching a peak placing of #2, and yielded the hits Food for Thought FOOD FOR THOUGHT by JAMES BROWN,ALI CAMPBELL,ROBIN CAMPBELL,EARL FALCONER,NORMAN HASSAN,BRIAN TRAVERS,MICHAEL VIRTUE| and King KING by JAMES BROWN,ALI CAMPBELL,ROBIN CAMPBELL,EARL FALCONER,NORMAN HASSAN,BRIAN TRAVERS,MICHAEL VIRTUE| along with classic tracks such as the anti-Thatcher diatribe Madam Medusa MADAM MEDUSA by JAMES BROWN,ALI CAMPBELL,ROBIN CAMPBELL,EARL FALCONER,NORMAN HASSAN,BRIAN TRAVERS,MICHAEL VIRTUE| and vitriolic Little by Little LITTLE BY LITTLE by JAMES BROWN,ALI CAMPBELL,ROBIN CAMPBELL,EARL FALCONER,NORMAN HASSAN,BRIAN TRAVERS,MICHAEL VIRTUE|.

The expanded version of Signing Off also includes the non-album singles that followed it- My Way of Thinking MY WAY OF THINKING by JAMES BROWN,ALI CAMPBELL,ROBIN CAMPBELL,EARL FALCONER,NORMAN HASSAN,BRIAN TRAVERS,MICHAEL VIRTUE|, The Earth Dies Screaming THE EARTH DIES SCREAMING by JAMES BROWN,ALI CAMPBELL,ROBIN CAMPBELL,EARL FALCONER,NORMAN HASSAN,BRIAN TRAVERS,MICHAEL VIRTUE| and Dream A Lie DREAM A LIE by JAMES BROWN,ALI CAMPBELL,ROBIN CAMPBELL,EARL FALCONER,NORMAN HASSAN,BRIAN TRAVERS,MICHAEL VIRTUE|- together with various 12” and live recordings, while the bonus DVD contains videos and rare performance footage of UB40, such as the 'Rock Goes To College' set from 1981. Graduate Music, which is administered by the Kassner Music Group, co-publishes all the original songs contained in the release.

To celebrate the anniversary further, the band is currently performing the whole album on a live tour that will continue through to the end of November, details of which can be found on the band’s website|.

The special edition of Signing Off is released by EMI and is available today at Amazon.co.uk|, play.com| and various record shops, while the original version can be downloaded from iTunes| and other digital retailers.

 

Playlist | UB40 SIGNING OFF RE-RELEASE

TYLER
TYLER UB40
Genre: REGGAE
Year: 1980
Music
KING
KING UB40
Genre: REGGAE
Year: 1980
Music
12 BAR
Genre: REGGAE
Year: 1980
Music
BURDEN OF SHAME
Genre: REGGAE
Year: 1980
Music
ADELLA
Genre: REGGAE
Year: 1980
Music
25%
25% UB40
Genre: REGGAE
Year: 1980
Music
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Genre: REGGAE
Year: 1980
Music
LITTLE BY LITTLE
Genre: REGGAE
Year: 1980
Music
SIGNING OFF
Genre: REGGAE
Year: 1980
Music
MADAM MEDUSA
Genre: REGGAE
Year: 1980
Music
REEFER MADNESS
Genre: REGGAE
Year: 1980
Music
MY WAY OF THINKING
Genre: REGGAE
Year: 1980
Music
DREAM A LIE
Genre: REGGAE
Year: 1980
Music
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