Kaya [2 CD] [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Kaya continues what has become an unspoken tradition in the evolution of Bob Marley & the Wailers discography -- blending western sounds and motifs with the icons and traditions from the very core of Jamaican society. In fact, the very word "kaya" is synonymous with marijuana in Rastafarian culture. Likewise, the album Kaya could be easily construed as an open love letter or musical paean to the lifestyle that Marley so eagerly embraced and promoted. Themes of commonality and unity pervade this release more so than previous albums. Likewise, the overt political stances that had become somewhat of a moniker for Marley and the Wailers are temporarily replaced by ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Lindsay Planer
Kaya continues what has become an unspoken tradition in the evolution of Bob Marley & the Wailers discography -- blending western sounds and motifs with the icons and traditions from the very core of Jamaican society. In fact, the very word "kaya" is synonymous with marijuana in Rastafarian culture. Likewise, the album Kaya could be easily construed as an open love letter or musical paean to the lifestyle that Marley so eagerly embraced and promoted. Themes of commonality and unity pervade this release more so than previous albums. Likewise, the overt political stances that had become somewhat of a moniker for Marley and the Wailers are temporarily replaced by timeless compositions, such as the eternally optimistic "Easy Skanking" and "Is This Love." Marley had not -- as some proclaimed -- gone soft, however. The light, at times practically giddy, rhythms on "Satisfy My Soul" contrast the darker brooding sonic and lyrical images on "Running Away." The most pressings issues Marley deals with concern ever-increasing spiritual consciousness. Throughout Kaya, humble thanks is offered to, as well as guidance sought from, Jah -- evidence that the spirituality that permeates the Wailers music is real and not lip service. Kaya could be considered the oasis before the political and personal eruptions that would inform and influence Marley and the Wailers next studio releases Survival and Uprising. The 2001 "Definitive Remasters" edition of Kaya also includes the non-LP "Smile Jamaica." Although initially issued as the flipside of "Satisfy My Soul," the song was recorded more than a year prior to this album, resulting in a somewhat odd juxtaposition. [A two-CD Deluxe Edition was released in 2013.The second disc is taken from a July 7th, 1978 concert in the Netherlands and features the band running through a solid set of hits and classics.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/23/2013
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 602537293261
  • Catalog Number: 001810602
  • Sales rank: 63,800

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Easy Skanking (2:55)
  2. 2 Kaya (3:15)
  3. 3 Is This Love (3:51)
  4. 4 Sun is Shining (4:57)
  5. 5 Satisfy My Soul (4:34)
  6. 6 She's Gone (2:25)
  7. 7 Misty Morning (3:33)
  8. 8 Crisis (3:54)
  9. 9 Running Away (4:15)
  10. 10 Time Will Tell (3:30)
  11. 11 Smile Jamaica (5:03)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Positive Vibration (5:29)
  2. 2 The Heathen (4:05)
  3. 3 Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) (3:46)
  4. 4 Concrete Jungle (5:48)
  5. 5 Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Road Block) (5:13)
  6. 6 War/No More Trouble (6:22)
  7. 7 I Shot the Sheriff (4:28)
  8. 8 No Woman No Cry (6:42)
  9. 9 Is This Love (5:55)
  10. 10 Jamming (7:54)
  11. 11 Easy Skanking (4:50)
  12. 12 Get Up, Stand Up (4:55)
  13. 13 Exodus (10:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bob Marley & the Wailers Primary Artist
Bob Marley Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Percussion, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Rita Marley Background Vocals
Judy Mowatt Background Vocals
Al Anderson Guitar
I-Threes Background Vocals
Aston Barrett Bass
Glen DeCosta Trumpet
Tyrone Downie Percussion, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Vin Gordon Saxophone
Marcia Griffiths Background Vocals
Earl Lindo Keyboards
David Madden Trumpet
Alvin Patterson Percussion
Junior Marvin Guitar, Background Vocals
Alvin "Seeco" Patterson Percussion
Carlton Barrett Percussion, Drums
Aston "Family Man" Barrett Percussion, Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Bob Marley Composer
Steve Morse Liner Notes
Chris Blackwell Executive Producer
Karl Pitterson Engineer
Kevin Reeves Mastering
Alex Sadkin Engineer
Vartan Art Direction
Bob Marley & the Wailers Producer
Neville Garrick Cover Design
Kate Simon Cover Photo
Andrew Labarrere Licensing
Monique McGuffin Newman Producer
Paul "Groucho" Smykle Back Cover
Sujata Murthy Publicity
Todd Waxler Music Business Affairs
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