Exodus is the ninth studio album by Jamaican reggae band Bob Marley and the Wailers, first released in June 1977 through Island Records following Rastaman Vibration (1976). On 3 December 1976, an assassination attempt was made on Bob Marley's life in which his chest was grazed and his arm was struck with a bullet, but he survived. Following the assassination attempt Marley left Jamaica and was exiled to London where Exodus was recorded.
Originally released in 1977, Exodus catapulted the group into the international mainstream and the hearts of humankind. Exodus 40 includes all the album's original songs with alternate vocal + musical arrangements - all put together by Bob’s son, Ziggy - including an R&B remix of Turn Your Lights Down Low and new-found Bob adlibs added to One Love. 2017, Island Records.
Remix – Ziggy Marley (tracks: 2-1 to 2-10). Fortieth Anniversary. Tracks 3-1 to 3-8 recorded live at the Rainbow Theatre.
Exodus (Bob Marley & The Wailers song). Exodus" is a song written by reggae musician Bob Marley and recorded by Bob Marley & The Wailers, for his 1977 album Exodus. Released as a single, it hit number 14 in the UK Singles Chart.
In the wake of the assassination attempt, Marley and his band left Jamaica and settled in London for two years, where he recorded 1977's Exodus. Thematically, Exodus represented a subtle but significant shift for Marley; while he continued to speak out against political corruption and for freedom and equality for Third World people, his lyrics dealt less with specifics and more with generalities and the need for peace and love (though "So Much Things to Say," "Guiltiness," and "The Heathen" demonstrate the bullets had taken only so much.
His restatement version, dubbed Exodus 40 – the Movement Continues, utilizes his discoveries, which gives the songs new contexts. For example, with One Love Ziggy found 10 new lead vocal outtakes and the newfound tape featured ad libs as well. For Turn Your Lights Down Low he assembled musicians to record a new music bed, which provides the song a more prominent R&B sway. Ziggy also plans to incorporate music from Exodus into his sets when he embarks on his summer tour beginning June 12th in San Diego. Exodus is Bob Marley & the Wailers’ ninth studio album. The album was released six months after an assassination attempt was made on Marley while he was in his native Jamaica, which led him to exile in London where Exodus was recorded. The album featured a newer backing band at the time, as the original Wailers disbanded in 1974.
If any album was Bob Marley’s masterpiece, it was ‘Exodus’, housing a string of hits: ‘Jamming’, ‘Waiting In Vain’, ‘One Love’ and its title track. The standing Prime Minister Michael Manley cajoled Marley into agreeing to perform at a free concert called Smile Jamaica, sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, to be staged ten days before the election. Manley reasoned that this Jamaican Woodstock would help to defuse tensions on the street before the election, while no doubt hoping it would deliver him a significant propaganda coup into the bargain
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Punky Reggae Party. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Exodus. Bob Marley & The Wailers (08-Exodus - Movement Of Jah People (1977)) – 01 - Natural Mystic. Bob Marley & The Wailers – 09 Three Little Birds Exodus.
|1-2||So Much Things To Say|
|1-7||Waiting In Vain|
|1-8||Turn Your Lights Down Low|
|1-9||Three Little Birds|
|1-10||One love / People Get Ready|
|Exodus 40: The Movement Continues...|
|2-6||One love / People Get Ready|
|2-7||Turn Your Lights Down Low|
|2-8||Waiting In Vain|
|2-9||Three Little Birds|
|2-10||So Much Things To Say|
|3-2||So Much Things To Say|
|3-5||Burnin And Lootin|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Records
- Copyright (c) – Island Records
- Remix – Ziggy Marley (tracks: 2-1 to 2-10)
Tracks 3-1 to 3-8 recorded live at the Rainbow Theatre.
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|ILPS 9498||Bob Marley & The Wailers||Exodus (LP, Album)||Island Records||ILPS 9498||UK||1977|
|ILPS-9498||Bob Marley & The Wailers||Exodus (LP, Album)||Island Records||ILPS-9498||Canada||1977|
|D 57.352, D-57352||Bob Marley & The Wailers||Exodus (Cass, Album, Dol)||Island Records, Island Records||D 57.352, D-57352||Spain||1978|
|00602557546705||Bob Marley & The Wailers||Exodus (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gol)||Tuff Gong, Island Records, Universal Music Group International||00602557546705||Europe||2017|
|1734130||Bob Marley & The Wailers||Exodus (M/Stick, AVI, MP3, Album, RE, 30t)||Tuff Gong, Island Records, Universal Music Group International||1734130||Europe||2007|