Bob Marley, Survival (1979)
Only just recently added this to my Bob Marley collection. I really love this album – but I’d ignored it for the longest time, figuring it was lesser. It’s not the case at all and (for right now at least) it’s one of my favourites from that magical decade of great music Marley and his Wailers offered. The way in, for me, was the song One Drop, a highlight here and a highlight in Marley’s catalogue – a brilliant and deceptive song that both celebrates a rhythm and a philosophy each called One Drop. Sometimes you just need one song to guide the way. Now I’m listening to this and thinking it’s right up there with the best of Bob’s post-original-Wailers material. And it’s more political than where he was at the year or two earlier; when personal recovery was his focus I guess. Here he’s in scathing political form once again. And just great songs, great, great performances.
Sample Track: So Much Trouble In The World
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