Signing Off is the debut album by British reggae band UB40, released in 1980. It was an immediate success in their home country, reaching number 2 on the UK albums chart, and made UB40 one of the many popular reggae bands in Britain, several years before the band found international fame.
The politically-concerned lyrics struck a chord in a country with widespread public divisions over high unemployment, the policies of the recently elected Conservative Party under Margaret Thatcher, and the rise of the racist National Front party. The record's dub influenced rhythms reflected the late 1970s influence in British pop music of West Indian music, particularly reggae and ska.
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