Waiting In Vain - Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus
Label: Tuff Gong - TGLCD 6,Island Records - 846 208-2 • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Remastered • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Reggae • Style: Roots Reggae
Exodus is the ninth studio album by Jamaican reggae band Bob Marley and the Wailersfirst released in June through Island Recordsfollowing Rastaman Vibration On 3 Decemberan 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. Exodus is a reggae album, incorporating elements of bluessoulBritish 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; it received gold certifications in the US, UK and Canada, and was the album that propelled Marley to international stardom.
In the Wailers disbanded, with each of the three main members pursuing solo careers. This was followed by his breakthrough album in the United States, Rastaman Vibrationwhich became the 48th best-selling album on the Billboard Panama Soberana - Angel Canales - El Sentimiento Del Latino En Nueva York Charts in In DecemberJamaica was going through elections, generating substantial political discourse.
The song became a No. On 3 Decemberan attempt was made on Marley's life. It was this attempt that drove him out of Jamaica. In addition to Marley's assassination attempt, "his wife Rita — one of the I Threeswhose singing Waiting In Vain - Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus Exodus is first-rate"  was also shot and survived. Exodus is a reggae album   which features a "laid-back" production, that contains a "stoned atmosphere that's simultaneously funky and political" according to Cam, an Emeritus from Sputnikmusic.
Cam described the album's musical style as being "different," noting that Marley's style of reggae was not what was prominent in Jamaica during the time, and that the album's music sounds unlike any reggae that came before its release. Exodus contains elements of pulsating bass beats, pianos and funk along with a "liquid-y bass," drumming and guitars with the inclusion of trumpets Sleep Paralysis - Greenleaf - Agents Of Ahriman the title track.
Vocally, Marley provides a minimalist approach, trying not to reach his falsettos. The album's track listing is split over two halves,  the first half features songs of religious politics and opens with Natural Mystic which is a slow tempo "fade up" song, followed by "So Much Things To Say" which was described by the BBC as being "exuberant" and features a reggae-scat.
Cam from Sputnikmusic gave the album five out of five stars, calling it a "classic". Emeritus praised the album's "laid-back tones" and commended Marley's vocals and lyrical content. Exodus peaked at number 20 on the Billboard and at number 15 on the Black Albums chartas well as remaining in the UK charts for 56 consecutive weeks, where it peaked at number 8.
InTime magazine named Exodus the best album of the 20th century. Inthe album was ranked number on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the greatest albums of all time maintaining the rating in a revised list. All tracks written by Bob Marleyunless noted. Three-CD 40th anniversary edition released in . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Bob Marley and the Wailers.
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