Bob Marley releases ‘Uprising,’ his last album recorded with the Wailers (1980)

Bob Marley‘s ‘Uprising’ is the final studio album recorded with the Wailers and released on June 10, 1980 by Tuff Gong/Island

Track Listing : 1.Coming In From The Cold (Bob Marley) – 04:30 . 2.Real Situation (Bob Marley) – 03:08 . 3.Bad Card (Bob Marley) – 02:50 . 4.We And Dem (Bob Marley) – 03:12 . 5.Work (Bob Marley) – 03:41 . 6.Zion Train (Bob Marley) – 03:36 . 7.Pimper’S Paradise (Bob Marley) – 03:27 . 8.Could You Be Loved (Bob Marley) – 03:57 . 9.Forever Loving Jah (Bob Marley) – 03:52 . 10.Redemption Song (Bob Marley) – 03:47

Musicians : Bob Marley – Lead Vocal, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar . Aston Family Man Barrett – Bass, Piano, Guitar, Percussion . Carlton Barrett – Drums, Percussion . Carlton Santa Davis – Drums . Tyrone Downie – Keyboards, Backing Vocal . Alvin Patterson – Percussion . Junior Marvin – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocal . Earl Lindo – Keyboards . Al Anderson – Lead Guitar . I Threes – Backing Vocals . Rita Marley – Backing Vocals . Marcia Griffiths – Backing Vocals . Judy Mowatt – Backing Vocals

Production : Produced By Bob Marley And The Wailers Errol Brown – Engineer, Mixing . Michael Rees – Mixing . Chiao Ng – Assistant Engineer

Package : Neville Garrick – Art Direction . Adrian Boot – Photo

Recorded January–April 1980 At Tuff Gong Studios, Kingston, Jamaica.

Released On June 10, 1980 By Tuff Gong/Island.

(Source Bob Marley‘s ‘Uprising’ | Official Site)


Rolling Stone
And so it goes: personal and philosophical ecstasy versus inescapable political and social dissolution. “Work” and “Forever Loving Jah” versus “We and Dem” and the blistering attack on Westernized womanhood, “Pimper’s Paradise.” […]
Redemption Song is the final flame of Marley’s Red Giant, as well as the end of the era of Jamaica’s favorite son. Similar to any star, big or small, Bob Marley would go out with a bangand a huge one at that. And what would he leave behind? For reggaeand music in general, it would be a big black hole. […]

But the song that will always resonate the most is the simplest tune musically, the aforementioned Redemption Song. While the rest of the album contains great playing by the Wailers, the final track features just Marley and his acoustic guitar. […]


Bob Marley‘s ‘Uprising’


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