UB40 Presents the Fathers of Reggae

This is not only one of the best reggae albums of the year; it's also one of the best recording concepts of the year. The members of long-lived U.K.

RELEASE DATE: Nov. 19
This is not only one of the best reggae albums of the year; it's also one of the best recording concepts of the year. The members of long-lived U.K. reggae outfit UB40 decided that they'd like to hear their material sung by their heroes; in this case, artists like Toots Hibbert, Gregory Isaacs, and Freddie McGregor. What began as wishful thinking has resulted in fabulosity. Highlights include "C'est la Vie" (with Hibbert), "You Could Meet Somebody" (featuring Mighty Diamonds) and "The Pillow" (John Holt). In addition to enlisting a stunning array of guest vocalists, UB40 called upon the supreme mixology of Sly & Robbie, Fatta & Bulby, Steely & Clevie, and Danny Brownie to fatten the grooves.—PVV