Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Bob Marley Exodus

Exodus is a roots reggae album released by Bob Marley & the Wailers on June 3, 1977 (see 1977 in music). Much of Exodus was recorded in London, while Marley recuperated from an assassination attempt. It is widely considered to be one of Marley's best albums.

"Jamming," "Waiting in Vain" and "One Love/People Get Ready" were all huge international hits. Exodus peaked at #20 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart, and #15 on the Black Albums chart as well as remaining in the UK charts for 56 consecutive weeks. Other stand-outs include "Natural Mystic" and "The Heathen," which excel both musically and lyrically.

Disc one

The first disc contains Exodus remastered.

1. "Natural Mystic" – 3:28
2. "So Much Things to Say" – 3:08
3. "Guiltiness" – 3:20
4. "The Heathen" – 2:32
5. "Exodus" – 7:40
6. "Jammin'" – 3:31
7. "Waiting in Vain" – 4:16
8. "Turn Your Lights Down Low" – 3:39
9. "Three Little Birds" – 3:00
10. "One Love/People Get Ready" – 2:56
11. "Roots" (B-side of "Waiting in Vain" single) – 3:44
12. "Waiting in Vain" (alternate version, previously unreleased) – 4:44
13. "Jammin'" (long version, A-side of 12" single) – 5:52
14. "Jammin'" (version, previously unreleased) – 3:06
15. "Exodus" (version, B-side of "Exodus" single) – 3:08

Disc two

The second disc contains the Exodus tour live at the Rainbow Theatre, London, June 4, 1977. Tracks 6–10 are from sessions with Lee "Scratch" Perry, July–August 1977.

1. "The Heathen" (previously unreleased) – 6:48
2. "Crazy Baldhead/Running Away" (previously unreleased) – 9:22
3. "War/No More Trouble" (previously unreleased) – 7:44
4. "Jammin'" (previously unreleased) – 7:07
5. "Exodus" (previously unreleased) – 11:49
6. "Punky Reggae Party" (A-side of Jamaican 12" single) – 9:19
7. "Punky Reggae Party" (dub, B-side of Jamaican 12" single) – 8:50
8. "Keep On Moving" (previously unreleased original mix) – 6:26
9. "Keep On Moving" (dub, previously unreleased original mix) – 7:15
10. "Exodus Advertisement" – 1:08

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