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25th february 2014
Following the statement by our ex-colleagues and co-musicians in UB40, we would like to reply with a clarification of the situation.
Ali Campbell and Astro Wilson are the two longtime vocalists who sang on all the previous UB40 albums and UB40 hits, (prior to the Country and Western album that the remaining members saw fit to record a matter of months ago). Campbell and Astro ARE the voices of UB40 – they created the sound on record and on stage. Anyone going to a concert by the remaining five will be treated to merely a karaoke version of how the band did indeed sound, with a replacement singer who has never recorded a previous UB40 album and is no part of the UB40 history. There is only one vocal sound for UB40 and only two genuine vocalists and it is us.
We have a legal right to use the name UB40 and we intend to do so. The only deception being committed here is by them, purporting to be a band that recorded the albums and songs that our loyal fans have bought over many years.
We sing reggae, songs we recorded as UB40, plus new material. UB40 is who we are and the fans can judge for themselves.
Fresh from the studio, Ali, Astro and Mickey have produced a brass-laden call out to their fans in the form of this brand new track ‘Reggae Music’. The track heralds the triumphant return of UB40 and responds to the recent dialogue between the trio and their former members, by letting the music do the talking.
This is just a sign of things to come. How about we let the fans decide?
The three founding members have reformed and reunited to bring you the true sound of UB40. Ali, Astro and Mickey are currently in the studio working on a new album.
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