Influenced by the many Blues parties they attended as teenagers in the multi-racial Birmingham, UB40's recordings were inspired by early 70's reggae and classic soul, songs that would have otherwise been forgotten in the public eye. Those influences are ever present on this superb 18 track collection. UB40 have dug deep to bring you the very best in dub, reggae and soul from such luminaries as Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, U Roy, Gregory Isaacs and Black Uhuru, to mention just a few.
UB40's saxophone player, Brian Travers said, "We eventually settled on the idea of picking a few tracks each and compiling an album that could give an insight into what our tour bus on occasions has sounded like after a gig, the sounds that kept the homesickness at bay and made the miles melt into the road."
01. Timmy Thomas 'Why Can't We Live Together'
02. Black Uhuru 'Youth Of Eglington'
03. U. Roy And The Paragons 'Wear You To The Ball'
04. Michael Jackson 'My Girl'
05. Peter Tosh 'Legalise It'
06. King Tubby Meets The Upsetter 'Wood Roots'
07. Stevie Wonder 'Never Had A Dream Come True'
08. Fred Locks 'Black Star Liners'
09. Gregory Isaacs 'Mr Know It All'
10. Bill Withers 'Use Me'
11. Big Youth 'Progress Part II'
12. Burning Spear 'Marcus Garvey'
13. Zap Pow 'This Is Reggae Music'
14. The Wailers 'African Herbsman'
15. Otis Redding 'Try A Little Tenderness'
16. U.Roy And The Techniques 'My Girl'
17. Marvin Gaye 'What's Going On'
18. Ijahman 'Are We A Warrior'