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Promises and Lies

Promises and Lies
Studio album by UB40
Released 27 July 1993
Genre Reggae
Length 47:09
Label Virgin/DEP
Producer UB40
UB40 chronology
Labour of Love II
Promises and Lies
Guns in the Ghetto
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly A− link
Q 4/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (dud) link

Promises and Lies is the tenth album by the British reggae band UB40, released in 1993. It includes the hit from the soundtrack of the 1993 movie Sliver, "Can't Help Falling in Love", originally sung by Elvis Presley. The album reached #1 in the UK and #4 in the United States. It is the band's best selling album (over 9 million copies).

Track listing

  1. "C'est La Vie" - 4:31 U.K Single.
  2. "Desert Sand" - 4:48
  3. "Promises and Lies" - 3:38
  4. "Bring Me Your Cup" - 5:41 U.K Single.
  5. "Higher Ground" - 4:21 U.K Single.
  6. "Reggae Music" - 4:06 U.K Single.
  7. "(I Can't Help) Falling in Love With You (Elvis Presley Cover)" - 3:27 U.K Single.
  8. "Now and Then" - 3:40
  9. "Things Ain't Like They Used to Be" - 4:01
  10. "It's a Long Long Way" - 4:29
  11. "Sorry" - 4:27

Chart positions

Year Chart Position
1993 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1
1993 United Kingdom Albums Chart 1
Preceded by
Zooropa by U2
UK number one album
24 July 1993 – 10 September 1993
Succeeded by
Music Box by Mariah Carey
Preceded by
Zooropa by U2
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
15 August - 21 August 1993
Succeeded by
The Lobbyist by Diesel
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