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Exodus Original recording remastered
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Standard UK CD pressing of the 1977 album from the Reggae legend featuring two bonus tracks: 'Jamming' (Long Version) and 'Punky Reggae Party' (Long Version). Universal.
In 1999 Exodus was rightfully voted by Time Magazine the most important album of the 20th century. This is the visionary Bob Marley's masterpiece, a concept album that distils the myriad experiences of both our daily lives and collective unconsciousness into 46 minutes of aural perfection. Exodus has been flawlessly remastered from the original recordings and showcases what is probably the Wailers' tightest recorded performance. The initial notes of the album's opening track, "Natural Mystic", fade up from a deep silence, giving the listener the impression that the music generates from within a continuum of the past, present, and future. The first half of Exodus bears witness to Marley's shift in focus away from the mundane problems of Babylon existence and toward a greater understanding of vital universal truths. The second half features songs like "Jamming" and "Waiting in Vain", which take a gently wistful look at the more interpersonal aspects of human relations. --Rebecca Levine
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I was pleasantly surprised by the remastered sound on this 2001 CD. You can really hear and feel the bass guitar now! Makes me want to get a remastered version of the "Legend" CD. Between these 2 CD's I have all the Marley I want.
I was also happy to see the lyrics included. I never knew what Marley was singing half the time! Gives a better insight into his songs.
The style does not vary too much and a few songs are a little long. Nonetheless, like Catch A Fire or the Legend compilation you cannot deny the soothing effects of Mr. Marley. Put it on and don't worry because the music is just allright.
If you are a Bob Marley fan, then this is a good CD for your collection.
I rated LEGEND and THE HARDER THEY COME as the #1 and #2 greatest reggae albums of all time, largely but not entirely because of their historical precedence. Their creation led to other breakthroughs for other artists and the genre as a whole.
Any album in the Top 5 could easily have been voted as Best Reggae album of all time because of merit alone. And, it's not an exclusively Bob Marley domain. Before we reach album #20, we will have undoubtedly covered all of Bob's studio albums from the Island years, but also the first five albums from STEEL PULSE, and a couple from BURNING SPEAR.
But in truth, the way music critics have debated who is the Best Rock Group of all time, it's always narrowed down to THE BEATLES or THE ROLLING STONES. These lists are subjective, I know that but I submit my imperfect ranking to the same consideration.
Just as TIME MAGAZINE rated EXODUS as the "GREATEST ALBUM OF THE CENTURY," there seems no debate as another better. Maybe a few equal, but none better. I weighed what is my favorite and at times it is TRUE DEMOCRACY (by Steel Pulse) at other times, it's KAYA or UPRISING or any number of albums that I'll repeat-play just because it brings me to euphoria. What about albums that are no longer in print, but are very well known? I'm at a loss.
In addition to this Deluxe edition, I highly recommend the highest fidelity recording of Exodus (and Catch a Fire) by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab or "MoFi" for short. These pressings are the best that you'll hear.Read more ›
Opener "Natural Mystic" sets the tone: easy-flowing reggae sounds, with Bob's never-absent comments on the way things are, or should be. The album's title track is, at 7+ min, the "monster" track on the album, and one of Bob's best ever. The album also contains the well-known (and hits in the US) "Jamming", "Waiting in Vain", and "One Love".
One can argue that Marley was never as good in the studio as he was live (check out the live album "Babylon by Bus"), but as far as his studio output is concerned, it never got any better than this. Essential for any Marley fan.
Fun fact: Marley was always bigger in Europe than he was in the US. Of the original 10 tracks, 7 were issued as a single in the UK, a feat not repeated until Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album, just to give you a sense of "Exodus" impact in 1977.
Most recent customer reviews
Exodus have always been my favorite Bob album and this record makes it better! A lot of record these days are pretty bad quality (very thin and bend easily) but this one is... Read morePublished 8 months ago by jeremie st-pierre
Even if your not a fan of Bob Marley you can enjoy his music. It speaks to people and you never get tired of hearing his messages to the people. Love it!Published on June 2 2013 by Darlene Avery
if all cds were made with this kind of loving attention to detail, people would be stealing less music .....no cruddy jewel cases here ...... Read morePublished on March 2 2011 by Paul Shikata
I love Bob Marley, his lyrics and delivery. But, I listen to him alot mainly because of his band The Wailers. Aston Familyman, Carlton, Wya, Anderson etc. Read morePublished on May 25 2004 by TShakazBlackRoots
This is another good album from the king of reggae. All the songs are good , but Natural Mystic, Jamming, and Waiting in Vain are the best. Read morePublished on May 15 2004 by Justin Allen
This CD is incredible. The "Deluxe Edition" series seems to have hit the nail on the head. The sound is excellent, and the extra tracks actually add to the experience. Read morePublished on April 7 2004 by margaritaking
This album is all about romance reggae style, so cuddle up close to a loved one, light some incense and sing along. This man knows what he is talking about. Enjoy.Published on Dec 31 2003 by Dance Dance Dance
I can't say I like the first CD more than the second; its just a question of what type of mood I am in at the time. Read morePublished on Nov. 22 2003