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Labour of Love III

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Sadly unable to escape the golden handcuffs of their '80s hit Labour of Love, the reggae-pop outfit tries to regain some of the glimmer of their former popularity with this third installment of their most successful album. Perhaps most pathetic is their cover of Neil Diamond's "Holly Holy" ("Hey, "'Red Red Wine'" was a mega-smash. Let's do Neil again!"). The rest of the disc is peppered with more requisite covers of skanking standards like Peter Tosh's "Legalize It" and Marley's "Soul Rebel." It's all pleasant, but terribly predictable.

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