Red Red Wine

April 13, 1968

Red Red Wine is a song by the American musician Neil Diamond. The song was covered by the British reggae group UB40. The version of UB40 was a worldwide success, reaching # 1 on the charts in the UK and the USA. The song is about how the protagonist loses his love and processes the subsequent heartache with red wine.


The original version of Diamond 1968 reached number 63 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the following years, the song was repeatedly gecovert; among others, the Jamaican singer Tony Tribe, who made a influenced by reggae song from the original pop song. His version reached # 64 in the UK charts.

The British reggae group UB40 took a cover version in 1983 for their album Labour of Love on. According to the UB40 song should sound like Tribes version, but they wanted to record the song in a higher and more modern reggae style. The UB40 version was launched in August 1983, a number -one hit in the UK in March of the same year reached the version number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100, the cover version was added a toasting - verse by UB40 member Astro, with the song begins:

In 1988 DJ Bobby Stark on a dance version of the song that he played in the clubs of Atlanta. This Red Red Wine was popular again. UB40s record label A & M Records, the UB40 version published in the summer of 1988, again as a single, this time the piece in the U.S. to be a commercial success or reached in October 1988, # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 played on other tours Diamond only the UB40 Reggae version of his song.