Last edited on 12 December 2020, at 22:41, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, "labour of love - full Official Chart History - Official Charts Company", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Labour_of_Love_(song)&oldid=993869192, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Harvey Jay Goldberg and James Biondolillo, This page was last edited on 12 December 2020, at 22:41. [11], In 1989, it was ranked number 98 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Albums of the Eighties". Kids, a Labour of Love. [5] UB40 had recently opened their own studio, the Abattoir, and Campbell spoke about how the combination of not having to write songs and having their own studio in which to produce them had resulted in a happy environment during the album's recording: "We could relax with this; there wasn't the pressure of it being our own material. In 1991, Mariah Carey famously sang “you've got me feeling emotions” - but maybe the 2018 version should be, “you got me performing emotional labour”? Labour of Love. At least 5 singles were taken from this one. Skip to main content.ca. Foreigner. Kingston Town. It was the first single taken from their debut studio album Look at Us.In August 1965, their single spent three weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States where it sold more than 1 million copies and was certified Gold. Ian Harrison of Q said of the album, "It's still quality, but it's hard not to mourn the earlier militancy". Mora gora ang was also the first song that Lata Mangeshkar sang for Burman after a gap of three years. Which band sang The Final Countdown? However, he welcomed the change from the political stance of the group's own songs, calling the cover versions "gentle, sometimes caressing, a shallow groove far preferable to the morose intensity of the group's usual tug at the lapels... Everything blurs perfectly there, the rippling draft of the rhythm, the stewed warmth of the saxophone, all melting around the dry edge of the vocal. The music of the era they recall was always far ruder and tougher and far more percussive than their honey-smooth treatments imply." You strove therefore, to perpetuate only the sorrow of your heart. LABOUR OF lOVE. [10], Reviews of the 2015 deluxe edition remained positive, but lamented that Labour of Love didn't have the intensity of the band's earlier, more political, records. 07/04/08 By Darius KADIVAR. The essence of Bandini is however the song O maajhi. Anyone would appreciate that this [all-inclusive volume] is a labour of love … [Saffia Beyg’s] commitment and tenacity are worthy of admiration.” Noor Jehan Mecklai lives in Karachi. Whitney tour a true labour of love. [7] The plot focused on the rivalry between two brothers (played by the band's Ali and Robin Campbell) trying to win the affections of the same girl (played by keyboard player Mickey Virtue's real-life girlfriend at the time, Bernadette McNamara). COLUMNIST . Labour of love was one of the albums which was missing in my UB40 collection. Labour of Love is the fourth studio album by British reggae band UB40, and their first album of cover versions. Labour of Love is an album of songs that touched and inspired UB40 in their formative years and you know something? We'd wanted to do it for years, we wanted it to be our first album... Why we recorded them was because they were part of an era for us, what we were into. The album was accompanied by a 30-minute film shot in black and white, also entitled Labour of Love and released on VHS video. Just Another Girl. Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; CSB We recall, in the presence of our God and Father, your work produced by faith, your labor motivated by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. Awake! Edit. " Mr Mengi tweeted, "My love, my darling wife, my best friend, the holder of the key to my life, it is always 'better late than never'. Read preview. Transforming it into a home was a labour of love for Mr Mutch, a landscape gardener who found his plant market surplus to requirements. This album's title is an accurate assessment of its approach. Born with a degenerative muscular condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 3, he defies the odds … Fortunately, on their return the band liked the concept and we went ahead. "Labour of Love" is a song by Scottish duo Hue and Cry, released in 1987 as the second single from their debut album, Seduced and Abandoned. Sometimes you just have to step back to leap forward. album: "Labour Of Love II" (1989) Here I Am (Come And Take Me) Tears From My Eyes. [18], ^shipments figures based on certification alone, This article is about the UB40 album. In Melody Maker Colin Irwin expressed his irritation at his fellow journalists' insistence on bringing up the band's left-wing political views in articles about them, saying, "UB40's mode of escape from these glib cliches is to make their own highly specialised version of Bowie's Pin-Ups or Ferry's These Foolish Things. She devoted 17 years to classical Kathak, has been writing about books and art for many years and is a student of Tibetan Buddhism. A. Europe. [6] It was directed by Bernard Rose and written by Rose and the group's saxophone player Brian Travers. Campbell told UK music magazine NME, "It's a collection of songs we knew as reggae songs. The choir powerfully sang HC 244 – “I will fill this house with glory”. It's the give and take when everything is on the line. album: "Promises And Lies" (1993) C'est La Vie. By unknown - 05 ... Jezile, who worked in the paint shop, says they used to talk about Mandela when he was still imprisoned and they sang freedom songs in his honour. Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; Second, in Hebrews 6:10: For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. The album reached number one in the UK, New Zealand and the Netherlands and the top five in Canada, but only reached number 39 in the US on its original release,[2] before re-entering the Billboard 200 in 1988 and peaking at number 14 as a result of "Red Red Wine"'s delayed success in the US. Classics like; Cherry oh baby, Keep on moving, Please don't make me cry, Red red wine and Many rivers too cross. "The Power of Love" is a 1985 single by Huey Lewis and the News, written for and featured in the 1985 blockbuster film Back to the Future. Guitarist Robin Campbell drew up a list of possible tracks which were then whittled down to a final choice of ten following discussion among the band members. The album's cover art was created by Ken Ansell of the Design Clinic and featured two collages of images that illustrated each of the songs on the album (the five songs on side one were illustrated on the front cover, and the five songs on side two on the back cover). "[17] Robert Christgau professed his initial dislike of an album of cover versions, before revising his opinion after repeated listens, admitting that "it hit me once again that reggae tunes can take a long, long time to hook in". Thank you for giving me a reason to live. It just takes working on the labor of love. Listen James Ian is a soulful singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. "[4] In another interview with Melody Maker, drummer Jim Brown explained that the band were being pressured to deliver a new album, but didn't have enough original material completed, so it seemed an ideal time to revisit the idea of making an album of cover versions. [13] In his retrospective review for AllMusic, David Jeffries called Labour of Love "a near perfect album, one filled with warmth and an infectious love of the music it's covering", and that even if its most famous track had been overplayed on the radio, "the end-to-end LP flow is classic while recontextualizing 'Red Red Wine' for the better". Guitarist Robin Campbell drew up a list of possible tracks which were then whittled down to a final choice of ten following discussion among the band members. Even Peter Cunnah, who in 1997 sang the New Labour anthem Things Can Only Get Better, recently told how he has given up on the party, adding that he has not decided who to support instead. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. That was our intention. Youth sentiment and still making music. A thoroughly enjoyable record. On the labor of love. Sweet Cherrie. It was a lot more fun."[4]. Impossible Love. He sang it. Lyrics to 'Labour Of Love' by Hue & Cry. [8] The film featured songs from the album as its soundtrack, and the music videos for the singles "Red Red Wine", "Please Don't Make Me Cry" and "Cherry Oh Baby" were lifted directly from the film. It also reached number 1 in the United Kingdom and Canada. The Taj Mahal | A Labour of Love "You know Shah Jahan, life and youth, wealth and glory, they all drift away in the current of time. I might of cherished love and follow my free will The evil within, cuz people live in sin Yo we're like “mine a' kin's don't manage a grin” I cannot defend, or even pretend I like the trend of this life again So I fight with my pen to enlighten a friend Who Sang Labour Pains? [3] Campbell told UK music magazine NME, "It's a collection of songs we knew as reggae songs. Incognito. Robin Campbell said, "We actually set out in the first place to popularise reggae. "[6] The album and 12" version of "Red Red Wine" included a toasted verse by Astro, later copied and included by Diamond in his live performances of the song. "I Got You Babe" is a song performed by Sonny & Cher and written by Sonny Bono. The must have is ofcourse the first album of the series released in 1983. We'd wanted to do it for years, we wanted it to be our first album... Why we recorded them was because they were part of an era for us, wh… What may appear to be a simple form of escapism has in fact galvanised this band, snatching them out of their increasingly confined introversion and seemingly opened their eyes to bold new horizons... To make comparisons with the originals is to miss the point. [12] Lois Wilson of Mojo agreed, observing that "Revisited now, it seems caught up with nostalgia... On the back of Labour of Love's huge international success, UB40 became reggae's world ambassadors and their focus shifted; they'd make political records again but never anything as potent as Signing Off or Present Arms, instead relying on the surefire hit potential of further cover albums". Homely Girl. That is where I felt my own voice chocking with emotion as I could read the words on Shahbanou Farah's lips. The album consists of cover versions of ten of the group's favourite songs by reggae artists from the period 1969 to 1972. [1], In 1993, the song was remixed by house music producer/DJ Joey Negro and released as a single that reached number 25 in Britain.[1]. For the Hue and Cry song, see, "See UB40 stars return to the Red Red Wine Eagle & Tun pub", "Canadian album certifications – UB40 – Labour of Love", "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (UB 40; 'Labour of Love')", "Dutch album certifications – UB 40 – Labour of Love", Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers, "New Zealand album certifications – UB40 – Labour of Love", "British album certifications – UB40 – Labour of Love", "American album certifications – UB-40 – Labour of Love", Recording Industry Association of America, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Labour_of_Love&oldid=986902319, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Certification Table Entry usages for Canada, Pages using certification Table Entry with shipments figures, Certification Table Entry usages for Germany, Certification Table Entry usages for Netherlands, Certification Table Entry usages for New Zealand, Certification Table Entry usages for United Kingdom, Certification Table Entry usages for United States, Pages using certification Table Entry with shipments footnote, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Roy Beckford, Winston "Shadow" Bailey, Delroy Wilson, Derrick Crooks, Neil Diamond; modelled after the reggae cover by, Robin Campbell – guitar, vocals, lead vocals on "Sweet Sensation", Norman Hassan – percussion, vocals, lead vocals on "Johnny Too Bad" and "Guilty", Mo Birch – vocals on "Many Rivers to Cross", Josh Fifer – trumpet on "She Caught the Train", Produced by UB40 and Ray "Pablo" Falconer, Engineering and assistant production by Howard Gray, Design by Kenneth Ansell and illustration by David Dragon for Bitter and Twisted, This page was last edited on 3 November 2020, at 17:38. Shortly after we heard the national anthem of "Ey Iran'" and everyone sang the lyrics. Labour Of Love 1: Amazon.ca: Music. Arise Ye Nova Scotia Slaves, J. J. Lynch, 1910. Wedding Day. Singing at my own wedding was one of the best things I ever did- aside from actually getting married ofcourse! As Ansell recounted to Classic Pop magazine in 2017, "We pitched the idea to Virgin of creating an illustration for each song so that as and when they were released as singles we would have ready-made images. The opportunity of singing in the Golden Voices is for these members a labour of love, and they urge more seniors to join. You've been living on empty arms. "[4] His brother Ali added, "What we want to do is play heavy dub reggae. We experimented with several things like LinnDrums and synthesised basslines. Joseph Gardner - North ... at your nearest karaoke club on any attempted singing of I will always love you. Sometimes UB hit the spot of rock-reggae with absolute accuracy, and its power to turn ears is far superior to the weight of their customary glam pamphleteering. Some of the Golden Voice members celebrated their 9th year in the choir, and they felt that it is better than “The sound of music”. Cover art for 1993 release. Ali Campbell told Billboard, "Nobody was as shocked as we were to find out that Neil Diamond wrote 'Red Red Wine'... To me, it was always a Tony Tribe song. It was the first time that UB40 had not had any input on the artwork on one of their albums, but they were on tour in the US at the time and Virgin Records, the parent company of UB40's DEP International label, could not afford to wait until they returned for the sleeve to be designed. "Labour of Love" was featured on the soundtrack for the video game Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City. Automation Song, Phil Ochs, 1964. Following the record's success, UB40 have since released three further albums of cover versions under the Labour of Love title. Strike project a labour of love for Kelvin teacher, students ... dressed as strikers and one female student played a guitar and sang a tune to commemorate the strike’s anniversary, May 15, 2019. Kia Motors' union in South Korea approves tentative labour deal. All instrumental parts on the album were written and performed by him as well. Anthem: International Ladies Garment Workers' Union, Emily Brown Fine, before 1937. B. Released in the UK on 12 September 1983,[1] the album is best known for containing the song "Red Red Wine", a worldwide number-one single, but it also includes three further UK top 20 hits, "Please Don't Make Me Cry", "Many Rivers to Cross" and "Cherry Oh Baby". 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