UB40: Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell (vocals, guitar); Norman Lamont Hassan (vocals, harmonica, percussion); Earl Falconer (vocals, bass); Astro (vocals); Brian Travers (saxophone); Michael Virtue (keyboards); James Brown (drums).
Additional personnel: Martin Meredith (alto saxophone); Laurence Parry (trumpet, flugal horn, trombone); Patrick Tenyue, Henry Tenyue (trumpet); Henry Tenyue (trombone); Dan Armstrong, Danny Canaan (keyboards).
Recorded at Dep International Studios, Birmingham, England. Includes liner notes by Doctor X.
For those UB40 fans who have to have everything, this triple-disc box replaces the Labour of Love albums individually -- or at least it is meant to. Virtually every single is here, and there's a load of B-sides, 12" mixes, and the best of the album cuts. Only the hardest of the hardcore followers of the band will be slapping down the cash for this, however, since Labour of Love is far too much of a good thing for the average or novice listener. ~ Thom Jurek