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Exodus
Studio album by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Released Original: June 3, 1977,
Deluxe: 2001
Recorded Harry J. Studio, Kingston, Jamaica, 1976 and Island Studios, London, January–April 1977
Genre Reggae
Length 37:24
Label Tuff Gong, Island
Producer Bob Marley & The Wailers
Professional reviews
Bob Marley & The Wailers chronology
Rastaman Vibration
(1976)
Exodus
(1977)
Kaya
(1978)

Exodus is the ninth studio album by Jamaican reggae band Bob Marley & The Wailers, released on June 3, 1977 on Island (see 1977 in music). Much of Exodus was recorded in London, while Marley recuperated from an assassination attempt. The success of the album propelled Marley to international stardom. A remastered version of Exodus was released in 2007, in the United Kingdom as a full length book chronicling Bob Marley's retreat into exile after his assassination attempt and the making of the album.

"Jamming," "Waiting in Vain" and "One Love/People Get Ready" were all major 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 where it peaked at #8.

Exodus has been recognized by music critics as one of the greatest albums of all time. In 1999, TIME magazine named Exodus the best album of the 20th century.[1] In 2001, the TV network VH1 named it the 26th greatest album of all time. In 2003, the album was ranked number 169 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.[2]

Contents

Track listing

All tracks written by Bob Marley, except where noted.

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Original release

Side one

  1. "Natural Mystic" – 3:28
  2. "So Much Things to Say" – 3:08
  3. "Guiltiness" – 3:19
  4. "The Heathen" – 2:32
  5. "Exodus" – 7:39

Side two

  1. "Jamming" – 3:31
  2. "Waiting in Vain" – 4:15
  3. "Turn Your Lights Down Low" – 3:39
  4. "Three Little Birds" – 3:00
  5. "One Love/People Get Ready" (Marley, Curtis Mayfield) – 2:53

2001 Bonus Tracks

  1. "Jamming (Long Version) - 5:52
  2. "Punky Reggae Party (Long Version) - 6:52

2001 Deluxe edition

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. "Jamming" – 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. "Jamming" (long version, A-side of 12" single) – 5:52
  14. "Jamming" (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 6–9 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. "Jamming" (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

Personnel

References

  • Goldman, Vivien (2006) The Book of Exodus: The Making and Meaning of Bob Marley and the Wailers' Album of the Century Three Rivers Press ISBN 1400052866
  1. ^ "The Best Of The Century". Time. December 31, 1999. http://www.time.com/time/printout/0,8816,993039,00.html. Retrieved April 16, 2009.  
  2. ^ Rolling Stone Exodus The RS 500 Greatest Albums of All Time November 1, 2003.

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