Exodus: Bob Marley & The Wailers Exile 1977

Exodus: Bob Marley & The Wailers Exile 1977

by Richard Williams, Bob Marley
     
 
Recorded in London while Marley recovered from an assassination attempt, Exodus was released on June, 3rd 1977; in 1999, Time magazine called it the “best album of the 20th century.” Rock critic Richard Williams has created a magnificent illustrated tribute to the reggae legend featuring rare photos from the Marley family archives and

Overview

Recorded in London while Marley recovered from an assassination attempt, Exodus was released on June, 3rd 1977; in 1999, Time magazine called it the “best album of the 20th century.” Rock critic Richard Williams has created a magnificent illustrated tribute to the reggae legend featuring rare photos from the Marley family archives and perceptive essays by today’s finest music writers, including Robert Christgau and Chris Blackwell. Williams had exclusive access to new material, and many of those associated with Marley personally and professionally lend their voices to the book. And, for the first time, all the lyrics are included, with commentary by Linton Kwesi Johnson. Best of all, it comes with a CD of Marley’s masterpiece so you can listen as you read.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Rock critic Williams commemorates the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley's recording of the album Exodus, which was named by Time magazine the best album of the 20th century. While not everyone will agree with that assessment, Exodus is definitely one of Marley's best albums and one that introduced many casual fans to reggae music. Unlike some commemorative or coffee-table books, this one includes exceptionally fine writing. The contributors range from Lloyd Bradley (This Is Reggae Music) to music critic Robert Christgau to the famous dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson. The different narratives cover the events of the remarkable last few years of Marley's life-e.g., the assassination attempt on Marley, his exile in England, details of the recording of Exodus, and a description of the artist's legendary One Love Peace concert, during which he clasped together the hands of warring Jamaican politicians. The photographs and layout are excellent throughout, and the book includes the complete Exodus compact disc for those few reggae fans who may not yet own it. A fine book to add to any reggae collection; highly recommended.
—Bill Walker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780297853220
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Group, Limited
Publication date:
05/06/2008
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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