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Exodus (Deluxe Edition)

Bob Marley & The Wailers

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Every musician has their standout record, but Exodus is so much more than that for Bob Marley. Not only did this album propel the singer to whole new heights, but it also tells the story of an artist turned statesman. 


It’s 1976: Bob Marley thinks he’s reached the pinnacle of his career after Eric Clapton reveals his name to the world after covering his song I Shot the Sheriff. After the departure of Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer two years earlier, Bob Marley is the sole captain of his ship and has become a star in Jamaica, where a tumultuous election is brewing. Michael Manley, the Prime Minister, is up against Edward Seaga, a man who has the support of people living in the Tivoli Gardens district in Kingston. Seaga sent gangs to terrorise other areas of the city that didn’t favour him, and on the 3rd of December 1976, gunmen visited Bob Marley’s house. It was suspected that his political stance was leaning towards Manley, and the singer, his wife Rita and his manager Don Taylor were all shot at. Miraculously, no one died. Injured but still alive, Bob Marley took to the stage two days later at the Smile Jamaica Concert, revealing the wounds beneath his shirt and gaining popularity in the process. Despite this act of bravery, it would be his last show in Jamaica before his self-imposed exile to England.


Once across the Atlantic, Bob Marley stepped into Island Studios in January 1977, as if he felt there was some kind of urgency to record his music. The album’s title, Exodus, obviously refers to his own exile, but it’s also a nod to the Rasta concept of repatriation, which advocates for a return to Africa. Feeling ultra-productive, Bob and his musicians recorded about twenty tracks, half of which were used for the following album, Kaya. Whilst the first half of the record is brimming with politically charged lyrics (Natural Mystic, Heathen and Exodus, as well as So Much Things to Say and Guiltiness), the rest is a lot more easy-going, including songs such as Waiting in Vain, Jamming and Three Little Birds. It’s clear Bob wanted to keep things as light-hearted as possible. The album concludes with the legendary Punky Reggae Party, a tribute to the reggae-infused English punk musicians. The track, with its frantic rhythm that’s worlds away from the Wailers typical sound, is a monumental moment, bringing together Lee Perry (who co-wrote the lyrics), Sly Dunbar (drums), and the members of the bands Aswad and Third World, who were also signed to Island.


Upon its release, the record was an instant hit. Each single only propelled Bob Marley further into superstardom. When he finally returned to Jamaica on the 22nd of April 1978 for the One Love Peace Concert, he miraculously managed to bring enemies Michael Manley and Edward Seaga together on stage. He forced them to shake hands whilst the Wailers played the hit Jamming… a truly historical moment. © Smaël Bouaici/Qobuz

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1
Natural Mystic
00:03:27

Bob Marley, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcia Griffiths, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Judy Mowatt, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Karl Pitterson, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rita Marley, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, Producer, MainArtist - The Wailers, Producer - Carlton Barrett, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Aston Barrett, Mixer, Guitar, Percussion, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Guy Bidmead, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Barham, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - I Threes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Marvin, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
So Much Things To Say
00:03:07

Bob Marley, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcia Griffiths, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Judy Mowatt, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Karl Pitterson, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rita Marley, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, Producer, MainArtist - The Wailers, Producer - Carlton Barrett, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Aston Barrett, Mixer, Guitar, Percussion, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Guy Bidmead, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Barham, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - I Threes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Marvin, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Guiltiness
00:03:19

Bob Marley, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcia Griffiths, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Judy Mowatt, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Karl Pitterson, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rita Marley, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, Producer, MainArtist - The Wailers, Producer - Carlton Barrett, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Aston Barrett, Mixer, Guitar, Percussion, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Guy Bidmead, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Barham, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - I Threes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Marvin, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
The Heathen
00:02:31

Bob Marley, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcia Griffiths, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Judy Mowatt, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Karl Pitterson, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rita Marley, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, Producer, MainArtist - The Wailers, Producer - Carlton Barrett, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Aston Barrett, Mixer, Guitar, Percussion, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Guy Bidmead, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Barham, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - I Threes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Marvin, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Exodus
00:07:39

Bob Marley, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcia Griffiths, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Judy Mowatt, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Karl Pitterson, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rita Marley, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, Producer, MainArtist - Carlton Barrett, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Aston Barrett, Mixer, Guitar, Percussion, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Guy Bidmead, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Barham, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - I Threes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Marvin, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Jamming
00:03:30

Bob Marley, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcia Griffiths, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Judy Mowatt, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Karl Pitterson, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rita Marley, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, Producer, MainArtist - The Wailers, Producer - Carlton Barrett, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Aston Barrett, Mixer, Guitar, Percussion, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Guy Bidmead, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Barham, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - I Threes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Marvin, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Waiting In Vain
00:04:15

Bob Marley, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcia Griffiths, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Judy Mowatt, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Karl Pitterson, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rita Marley, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, Producer, MainArtist - The Wailers, Producer - Carlton Barrett, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Aston Barrett, Mixer, Guitar, Percussion, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Guy Bidmead, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Barham, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - I Threes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Marvin, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Turn Your Lights Down Low
00:03:38

Bob Marley, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcia Griffiths, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Judy Mowatt, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Karl Pitterson, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rita Marley, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, Producer, MainArtist - The Wailers, Producer - Carlton Barrett, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Aston Barrett, Mixer, Guitar, Percussion, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Guy Bidmead, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Barham, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - I Threes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Marvin, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Three Little Birds
00:02:59

Bob Marley, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcia Griffiths, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Judy Mowatt, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Karl Pitterson, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rita Marley, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, Producer, MainArtist - The Wailers, Producer - Carlton Barrett, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Aston Barrett, Mixer, Guitar, Percussion, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Guy Bidmead, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Barham, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - I Threes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Marvin, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
One Love / People Get Ready
00:02:54

Curtis Mayfield, ComposerLyricist - Bob Marley, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcia Griffiths, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Judy Mowatt, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Karl Pitterson, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rita Marley, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, Producer, MainArtist - The Wailers, Producer - Carlton Barrett, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Aston Barrett, Mixer, Guitar, Percussion, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Guy Bidmead, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Barham, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - I Threes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Marvin, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

DISC 2

1
Natural Mystic (Alternate Version)
00:03:29

David Madden, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcia Griffiths, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Judy Mowatt, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Karl Pitterson, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rita Marley, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, Producer, MainArtist - The Wailers, Producer - Carlton Barrett, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Aston Barrett, Mixer, Guitar, Percussion, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Glen DaCosta, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Guy Bidmead, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vin Gordon, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Terry Barham, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - I Threes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Marvin, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
The Heathen (Alternate Version)
00:02:24

Bob Marley, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcia Griffiths, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Judy Mowatt, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Karl Pitterson, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rita Marley, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, Producer, MainArtist - The Wailers, Producer - Carlton Barrett, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Aston Barrett, Mixer, Guitar, Percussion, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Guy Bidmead, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Barham, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - I Threes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Marvin, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2022 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Exodus (7" Version)
00:04:18

Bob Marley, Producer, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcia Griffiths, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Judy Mowatt, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Karl Pitterson, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rita Marley, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, Producer, MainArtist - The Wailers, Producer - Carlton Barrett, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Aston Barrett, Mixer, Guitar, Percussion, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Guy Bidmead, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Barham, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - I Threes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Marvin, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Exodus (B-Side / Single Version)
00:03:10

Bob Marley, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcia Griffiths, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Judy Mowatt, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Karl Pitterson, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rita Marley, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, Producer, MainArtist - The Wailers, Producer - Carlton Barrett, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Aston Barrett, Mixer, Guitar, Percussion, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Guy Bidmead, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Barham, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - I Threes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Marvin, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Jamming (7" Version)
00:03:20

Bob Marley, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcia Griffiths, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Judy Mowatt, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Karl Pitterson, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rita Marley, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, Producer, MainArtist - The Wailers, Producer - Carlton Barrett, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Aston Barrett, Mixer, Guitar, Percussion, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Guy Bidmead, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Barham, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - I Threes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Marvin, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Jamming (12" Version)
00:05:54

Bob Marley, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcia Griffiths, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Judy Mowatt, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Karl Pitterson, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rita Marley, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, Producer, MainArtist - The Wailers, Producer - Carlton Barrett, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Aston Barrett, Mixer, Guitar, Percussion, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Guy Bidmead, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Barham, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - I Threes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Marvin, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
Jamming (Dub)
00:03:07

Bob Marley, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcia Griffiths, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Judy Mowatt, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Karl Pitterson, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rita Marley, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, Producer, MainArtist - The Wailers, Producer - Carlton Barrett, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Aston Barrett, Mixer, Guitar, Percussion, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Guy Bidmead, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Barham, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - I Threes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Marvin, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Punky Reggae Party (7" Version / Original Mix)
00:04:28

Bob Marley, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Michael Cooper, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Jack Nuber, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Bob Marley & The Wailers, MainArtist - Dick Cuthell, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee "Scratch" Perry, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Drummie Zeb, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Godwin Logie, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Candy McKenzie, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Cat Coore, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Richie Daley, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Aura Lewis, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Punky Reggae Party (12" Version)
00:06:55

Bob Marley, ComposerLyricist - Jack Nuber, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Bob Marley & The Wailers, MainArtist - Dick Cuthell, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee "Scratch" Perry, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Godwin Logie, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
Punky Reggae Party (Jamaican 12" Version)
00:09:22

David Madden, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Sly Dunbar, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Boris Gardiner, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Cooper, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Jack Nuber, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Bob Marley & The Wailers, MainArtist - Dick Cuthell, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee "Scratch" Perry, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Glen DaCosta, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Drummie Zeb, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Godwin Logie, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vin Gordon, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Val Douglas, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Candy McKenzie, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Watty Burnett, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Cat Coore, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Winston Watson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Danny Clarke, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Ansel Cridland, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Richie Daley, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Aura Lewis, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Micky Boo, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

11
Punky Reggae Party (Dub / Jamaican 12" Version)
00:08:49

David Madden, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley, Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Sly Dunbar, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Boris Gardiner, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Cooper, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Jack Nuber, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Bob Marley & The Wailers, MainArtist - Dick Cuthell, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee "Scratch" Perry, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Glen DaCosta, Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Drummie Zeb, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Godwin Logie, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Vin Gordon, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Val Douglas, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Candy McKenzie, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Watty Burnett, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Cat Coore, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Winston Watson, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Danny Clarke, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Ansel Cridland, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Richie Daley, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Aura Lewis, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Micky Boo, Drums, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

12
Waiting In Vain (Advert Mix)
00:04:01

Bob Marley, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcia Griffiths, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Judy Mowatt, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Karl Pitterson, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rita Marley, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, Producer, MainArtist - Carlton Barrett, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Aston Barrett, Mixer, Guitar, Percussion, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Guy Bidmead, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Barham, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - I Threes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Marvin, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

13
Waiting In Vain (Alternate Version)
00:04:43

Bob Marley, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcia Griffiths, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Judy Mowatt, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Karl Pitterson, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rita Marley, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, Producer, MainArtist - Carlton Barrett, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Aston Barrett, Mixer, Guitar, Percussion, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Guy Bidmead, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Barham, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - I Threes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Marvin, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2001 UMG Recordings, Inc.

14
Roots
00:03:45

Bob Marley, Producer, ComposerLyricist - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Producer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, MainArtist

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

15
Three Little Birds (Alternate Mix)
00:03:06

Bob Marley, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Marcia Griffiths, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Judy Mowatt, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - CHRIS BLACKWELL, Producer, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Karl Pitterson, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Rita Marley, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, Producer, MainArtist - The Wailers, Producer - Carlton Barrett, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Aston Barrett, Mixer, Guitar, Percussion, Fender Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Guy Bidmead, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Terry Barham, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - I Threes, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Marvin, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1977 UMG Recordings, Inc.

16
Keep On Moving
00:06:25

Curtis Mayfield, ComposerLyricist - Bob Marley, Composer, Producer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, MainArtist - Dick Cuthell, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee "Scratch" Perry, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Guy Bidmead, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Godwin Logie, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2001 UMG Recordings, Inc.

17
Keep On Moving (Dub)
00:07:12

Curtis Mayfield, ComposerLyricist - Bob Marley, Composer, Producer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, MainArtist - Dick Cuthell, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Lee "Scratch" Perry, Producer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Guy Bidmead, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Godwin Logie, Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2001 UMG Recordings, Inc.

18
Exodus (Radio Advertisement)
00:01:08

Bob Marley, ComposerLyricist - Bob Marley & The Wailers, MainArtist

℗ 2001 UMG Recordings, Inc.

19
So Much Things To Say (Live At The Rainbow Theatre, London / June 1, 1977 / Edit)
00:04:25

Frank Owen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bob Marley, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Tyrone Downie, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Marley & The Wailers, MainArtist - Carlton Barrett, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Aston Barrett, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Guy Bidmead, Co-Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Junior Marvin, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Dave Harper, Producer - Suha Gur, Additional Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Greg Cobb, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2017 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Exodus (Live At The Rainbow Theatre, London / June 2, 1977 / Edit)
00:11:45

Frank Owen, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bob Marley, ComposerLyricist - Bob Marley & The Wailers, MainArtist - Dave Harper, Producer - Greg Cobb, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2001 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album review

Every musician has their standout record, but Exodus is so much more than that for Bob Marley. Not only did this album propel the singer to whole new heights, but it also tells the story of an artist turned statesman. 


It’s 1976: Bob Marley thinks he’s reached the pinnacle of his career after Eric Clapton reveals his name to the world after covering his song I Shot the Sheriff. After the departure of Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer two years earlier, Bob Marley is the sole captain of his ship and has become a star in Jamaica, where a tumultuous election is brewing. Michael Manley, the Prime Minister, is up against Edward Seaga, a man who has the support of people living in the Tivoli Gardens district in Kingston. Seaga sent gangs to terrorise other areas of the city that didn’t favour him, and on the 3rd of December 1976, gunmen visited Bob Marley’s house. It was suspected that his political stance was leaning towards Manley, and the singer, his wife Rita and his manager Don Taylor were all shot at. Miraculously, no one died. Injured but still alive, Bob Marley took to the stage two days later at the Smile Jamaica Concert, revealing the wounds beneath his shirt and gaining popularity in the process. Despite this act of bravery, it would be his last show in Jamaica before his self-imposed exile to England.


Once across the Atlantic, Bob Marley stepped into Island Studios in January 1977, as if he felt there was some kind of urgency to record his music. The album’s title, Exodus, obviously refers to his own exile, but it’s also a nod to the Rasta concept of repatriation, which advocates for a return to Africa. Feeling ultra-productive, Bob and his musicians recorded about twenty tracks, half of which were used for the following album, Kaya. Whilst the first half of the record is brimming with politically charged lyrics (Natural Mystic, Heathen and Exodus, as well as So Much Things to Say and Guiltiness), the rest is a lot more easy-going, including songs such as Waiting in Vain, Jamming and Three Little Birds. It’s clear Bob wanted to keep things as light-hearted as possible. The album concludes with the legendary Punky Reggae Party, a tribute to the reggae-infused English punk musicians. The track, with its frantic rhythm that’s worlds away from the Wailers typical sound, is a monumental moment, bringing together Lee Perry (who co-wrote the lyrics), Sly Dunbar (drums), and the members of the bands Aswad and Third World, who were also signed to Island.


Upon its release, the record was an instant hit. Each single only propelled Bob Marley further into superstardom. When he finally returned to Jamaica on the 22nd of April 1978 for the One Love Peace Concert, he miraculously managed to bring enemies Michael Manley and Edward Seaga together on stage. He forced them to shake hands whilst the Wailers played the hit Jamming… a truly historical moment. © Smaël Bouaici/Qobuz

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