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  • Summary: The second release with new lead singer Duncan Campbell for the reggae band includes covers of country classics as well as five original tracks.
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  1. Sep 3, 2013
    70
    Lead singer Duncan Campbell does a fine job on his second album after the departure of his brother Ali, and with inspired song choices meeting an inspired band, Getting Over the Storm doesn't come off as a gimmick but a gift.
  2. Aug 30, 2013
    60
    Songs like "How Will I Get Through This One," "If You Ever Have Forever In Mind" and "I'm Pretty Sure That's What's Killing Me" are good, but not in a "tour de force, let's re-introduce the band to a whole new generation with some familiar, but next level stuff"-type of way.
  3. Aug 30, 2013
    60
    The dabbling with country music overall, however, is rather hit and miss and the distinct lack of variation over several tracks won’t help sell this album in large quantities. There is enough here though to satisfy those die-hard fans.
  4. Aug 30, 2013
    60
    For the most part it works, the innate simplicity of the originals lending itself to makeovers, although country purists are advised to steer clear. [Oct 2013, p.77]
  5. It all hangs together quite nicely if, as ever, rather uninvolvingly.
  6. Sep 19, 2013
    60
    They're doing nothing radical, but the band, now in their 35th year of playing together, are tight and the results pleasing. [Oct 2013, p.96]
  7. Aug 30, 2013
    40
    Reggae has always plundered country for songs of love and heartbreak. Though seldom with such limp indifference. [Sep 2013, p.109]
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  1. Sep 20, 2013
    2
    This is a failure for a die hard fan like me. The album has lost the authentic grooves, its more on the country music concept than raggae music. So disappointing that they themselves didnt realise that UB40 is pure raggae band not 'Country Mixed Raggae' band. I know its a tribute to country music but the hypnotic raggae sound is gone. The album should be rename as "Getting Over The Country Raggae Sound". Expand
  2. Sep 4, 2013
    2
    Some bands do a good job of busting out of their genre to record completely different music, but UB40 is not one of them. A reggae band doing country simply does not work. Avoid Expand