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UB40, Promises and Lies

Audio CD

Disk ID: 1797734

Disk length: 47m 16s (11 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1993

Label: Unknown

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“Promises and Lies” Tracks & Durations

1. C'est La Vie 4:31
2. Desert Sand 4:48
3. Promises And Lies 3:38
4. Bring Me Your Cup 5:41
5. Higher Ground 4:21
6. Reggae Music 4:06
7. Can't Help Falling In Love 3:27
8. Now And Then 3:40
9. Things Ain't Like They Used To Be 4:01
10. It's A Long Long Way 4:29
11. Sorry 4:26

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Review

It's no coincidence that UB40's biggest hits and most pleasurable songs have been their reggae-rock remakes of other acts' songs--Neil Diamond's "Red Red Wine," Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe," the Chi- Lites' "Homely Girl," Bob Dylan's "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight," and so on. Only 1 of the 11 numbers on Promises and Lies is a cover tune, but the band's remake of Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" is a real treat. Featured in the film Sliver, the ballad gets a new momentum from UB40's horns and rhythm section and finds its obsessive quality reinforced by the reggae-dub echoes. The album also includes "Reggae Music," a delightful dancehall workout which neatly balances Astro's reggae toasting against Ali and Robin Campbell's sweetly sung pop-soul hook. Unfortunately, the other 9 songs are full of steady grooves and admirable sentiments but little in the way of melody or fresh ideas that might separate them from hundreds of similar reggae exercises. --Geoffrey Himes

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UB40 - Promises and Lies

Tracks: 11, Disk length: 47m 16s

UB40 - Promises and Lies

Tracks: 11, Disk length: 47m 16s

UB40 - Promises and Lies

Tracks: 11, Disk length: 47m 16s

UB40 - Promises and Lies

Tracks: 14 (+3 tracks), Disk length: 1h 2m 15s (+14m 59s)