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UB40

Food For Thought: Greatest Hits Live DVD

Review by Gary Hill

Some of the videos recorded for TV under the Rockpalast heading are a bit lacking in terms of sound and video quality. That’s often because the recordings are from the 1970’s. This one, though, is from 1981 and the technology was a bit better by that point. So, while this DVD isn’t up to modern standards, it is definitely above some of the others in the series. I like this performance a lot. It’s composed of material from UB40’s first two albums and the group really seem to be firing on all cylinders here. They show that they knew how to put in a compelling and powerful live performance. This should please both long time fans and the more casual ones.

This review is available in book format (hardcover and paperback) in Music Street Journal: 2009  Volume 6 at lulu.com/strangesound.
 
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