Exodus [Bonus Tracks]

Exodus [Bonus Tracks]

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by Bob Marley & the Wailers
     
 

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Since its original release in June 1977, Exodus probably has become Bob Marley & the Wailers' most commercially successful regular album. It was their first LP to reach the U.K. Top Ten, remaining in the charts there for over a year and eventually spawning seven Top 40 hits from its ten tracks. In the U.S., it did not chart as

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Since its original release in June 1977, Exodus probably has become Bob Marley & the Wailers' most commercially successful regular album. It was their first LP to reach the U.K. Top Ten, remaining in the charts there for over a year and eventually spawning seven Top 40 hits from its ten tracks. In the U.S., it did not chart as high as its predecessor, Rastaman Vibration, but two of its songs, "Exodus" and "Waiting in Vain," hit the R&B Top 40 and it eventually reached gold record status. The album's popularity may represent a triumph of music over message since, for the better part of the disc, Marley rehearses the basics of the Rastafarian movement, presenting a series of dire prophecies about what is wrong with those he calls the "downpressors" and what a comeuppance they are going to get on a rapidly approaching Judgment Day. The "Natural Mystic" he hears blowing through the air is a herald of this confrontation, and although his opponents have "So Much Things to Say," their "spiritual wickedness in high and low places" is going to be fought and defeated. "Guiltiness" and "The Heathen," as their titles suggest, further this harangue, culminating in the original LP's side one closer, "Exodus," in which "Jah people" leave "Babylon" for their "fatherland." Side two, with love songs like "Waiting in Vain" and "Turn Your Lights Down Low," is somewhat less concerned with spiritual retribution, but not entirely devoid of it, concluding with Marley's rewrite of Curtis Mayfield, "One Love/People Get Ready." The music accompanying these sentiments is consistently memorable and compelling, however, and that's the key to the album's appeal for non-Rastas. The 2001 reissue adds more than 12 and a half minutes by including long versions of "Jamming" and the single "Punky Reggae Party" from a 1977 12" single.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/13/2001
Label:
Island
UPC:
0731454889827
catalogNumber:
548898
Rank:
23126

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Marley & the Wailers   Primary Artist
Bob Marley   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Rita Marley   Vocals,Background Vocals
Judy Mowatt   Background Vocals
Boris Gardiner   Bass
I-Threes   Background Vocals
Aston Barrett   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Electric Bass
Carlton "Carly" Barrett   Percussion,Drums
Mikey Boo   Drums
Watty Burnett   Vocal Harmony
Danny Clarke   Vocal Harmony
Ansel Cridland   Vocal Harmony
Glen DaCosta   Saxophone
Richard Daley   Bass
Val Douglas   Bass
Tyrone Downie   Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Sly Dunbar   Drums
Vin Gordon   Trombone
Marcia Griffiths   Background Vocals
David Madden   Trumpet
Candy McKenzie   Vocal Harmony
Winston Watson   Vocal Harmony
Cat Coore   Guitar
Aura Lewis   Vocal Harmony
Ibo Cooper   Keyboards
Alvin "Seeco" Patterson   Percussion

Technical Credits

Dick Cuthell   Engineer
Mike Fink   Reissue Design
Margaret Goldfarb   Reissue Production Coordination
Godwin Logie   Engineer
Lee "Scratch" Perry   Producer
Karl Pitterson   Engineer
Bob Marley & the Wailers   Producer
Neville Garrick   Graphic Design,Cover Design,Reissue Art,Original Graphics,Reissue Photography,Original Cover Artwork
Adrian Boot   Reissue Photography
Jane Hitchin   Tape Research
David Lascelles   Tape Research
Zoe Roberts   Tape Research

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Exodus 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is one of the best that I have heard by Bob Marley. It really has some of his best songs and really shows his music style. If you don't get this CD then you need help.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best! Just like all other Bob's albuns.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS ALBUM IS THE ALL TIME BEST
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like Bob Marley, This album is pure gold.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you love music, this is it. Look no where else
Guest More than 1 year ago
unless you are new to reggae(bob), you will know that waiting for ''exodus'' to be released was well worth it. then ''exodos'' sounded like rock music. then it grew on you & grew on you & grew on you till you realized it was a genius piece.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago