Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 169/500!
He was a zealous follower of the Rastafarian religion. And he was an unwilling political figure in the tumultuous politics of Jamaica. But to most, Bob Marley was the undisputed sovereign of reggae music, playing the primary role in the international popularization of the style. Exodus was released on Island Records in 1977, and became one of Marley's first albums to receive widespread attention in the United States. The tracks include some of his biggest international hits, such as the title track, Jamming, One Love/People Get Ready, Three Little Birds and Waiting In Vain.
Released at the time when reggae was gaining worldwide attention, Exodus is a prime example of the political and cultural nature of the art form that became a mouthpiece for both the Rastafarian religion and the cultural struggles of the Jamaican people. Subtitled Movement Of Jah People, the album carries a strong thematic religious message of the Rastas, and preaches of the glorious end to the suffering of all Jah's people.
1. Natural Mystic
2. So Much Things To Say
4. The Heathen
7. Waiting In Vain
8. Turn Your Lights Down Low
9. Three Little Birds
10. One Love / People Get Ready