"Food for Thought" was the first single released by British reggae band UB40. It reached No. 4 in the UK Singles Chart in early 1980 and No. 1 in New Zealand in September 1980. The original single version is slightly shorter compared to the Signing Off album version, with the album version including a break using a synthesiser reverb (an early example of their mixing techniques that can be found on their album Present Arms in Dub).

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  • Pour les articles homonymes, voir Food for Thought.Food for Thought Food for Thought est une chanson du groupe de reggae britannique UB40 sortie en 1980. Elle figure sur le premier single du groupe avec la chanson King dédiée à Martin Luther King. Il s'agit d'un single double face A. Les deux morceaux sont extraits de l'album Signing Off. Food for Thought devient un tube, certains pays mettent ce titre en vedette, en face A du single. En mai 1983, la chanson fait l'objet d'un nouveau single dans plusieurs pays européens, dans une version enregistrée en concert, extrait de l'album live UB40 Live. (fr)
  • "Food for Thought" was the first single released by British reggae band UB40. It reached No. 4 in the UK Singles Chart in early 1980 and No. 1 in New Zealand in September 1980. The original single version is slightly shorter compared to the Signing Off album version, with the album version including a break using a synthesiser reverb (an early example of their mixing techniques that can be found on their album Present Arms in Dub). According to Robin Campbell, the lyrics relate to "the hypocrisy of Christmas, the fact that there are starving people in Africa and here we are all sat around eating our Christmas dinner and praising the Lord". Campbell regards the song as a Christmas song. "Food for Thought" was released as a double A side along with "King", which was a song written about Martin Luther King, questioning the lost direction of the deceased leader's followers and the state of mourning of a nation after his death. "Food for Thought" was the first release of a new record label, Graduate Records, a company based, like the band, in Birmingham. It was the first single to reach the UK Top 10 without the backing of a major record company. (en)
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  • "Food for Thought" was the first single released by British reggae band UB40. It reached No. 4 in the UK Singles Chart in early 1980 and No. 1 in New Zealand in September 1980. The original single version is slightly shorter compared to the Signing Off album version, with the album version including a break using a synthesiser reverb (an early example of their mixing techniques that can be found on their album Present Arms in Dub). (en)
  • Pour les articles homonymes, voir Food for Thought.Food for Thought Food for Thought est une chanson du groupe de reggae britannique UB40 sortie en 1980. Elle figure sur le premier single du groupe avec la chanson King dédiée à Martin Luther King. Il s'agit d'un single double face A. Les deux morceaux sont extraits de l'album Signing Off. Food for Thought devient un tube, certains pays mettent ce titre en vedette, en face A du single. (fr)
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  • Food for Thought (chanson de UB40) (fr)
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