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Bob Marley & The Wailers – Exodus

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Exodus is a reggae album, incorporating elements of blues, soul, British rock and funk. The album’s production has been characterized as laid-back with pulsating bass beats and an emphasis on piano, trumpet and guitar. Unlike previous albums from the Wailers, Exodus thematically moves away from cryptic story-telling; instead it revolves around themes of change, religious politics, and sex. The album is split into two halves: the first half revolves around religious politics while the second half is focused on themes of sex and keeping faith.

The album was a success both critically and commercially; receiving gold certifications in the US, UK and Canada, and was the album that propelled Marley to international stardom. In 2007 Exodus was remastered and re-released for its 30th anniversary. Exodus has more tracks on Marley’s greatest hits album, Legend—the highest selling reggae album of all time—than any of his other records.

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Recorded in London following an attempt on his life, Exodus shows Bob Marley mellowing a bit. Despite some powerful political tracks, Marley adopts a less fiery, more reflective approach than his previous outings. Still, it’s hard to find reggae as good as this. Exodus has all one would expect from a Bob Marley album: rumbling statements like “Exodus” and “The Heathen” as well as poetic love songs like “Turn Your Lights Down Low.” Considering how good these tracks are, Exodus does not stop here. Marley also unleashed the huge international hits “Jamming,” “Waiting in Vain,” and “One Love/People Get Ready.” These inspired tracks, perhaps more than any others, came to define Marley around the world. They are irresistible no matter how many times they are played. Never one to dodge innovation, “Exodus” hints that Marley was taking cues from the emerging dub scene. Exodus, even though it contains some of Marley’s best work, has an underlying nostalgic feel to it, hinting that Marley was getting a little formulaic. (AllMusic Review by Matthew Hilburn).

 

1. Natural Mystic
2. So Much Things To Say
3. Guiltiness
4. The Heathen
5. Exodus
1. Jamming
2. Walking in rain
3. Turn your Lights down low
4. Three little birds
5. One Love/ People get ready

 

Additional information

Weight 0.480 kg
Dimensions 32.0 × 32.0 × 2.0 cm