Friday, January 31, 2014
Ali Campbell's UB40 Make Brand New Track "Reggae Music" Available For Free Download
Ali Campbell's version of UB40 featuring Astro and Mickey Virtue are a making a brand new track titled "Reggae Music" available as a free download on their website. According to the band the song is a mission statement in their quest to differentiate themselves from their former band mates in UB40 as the keeper of the band's reggae bonafides.
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?
Trumpeter and vocalist Astro publicly quit the group during a radio interview late last year and immediately connected with Ali Campbell and Virtue. The trio released a statement a few weeks ago announcing "the three founding members (were) back together, performing and recording as UB40 once more" and launched a new UB40 website which included dates for shows across the world.
The five remaining members of UB40 issued a statement on their website and Facebook page last week which indicates they will be taking legal action against Campbell and his band mates.
While the UB40 civil war is waged online and in the courtrooms you can download the track via this link: http://ub40.org/freedownload
Give the song a listen and make up your own mind. What do you think?