BOB MARLEY - Kaya ( 1978 , France ) 12" Vinyl LP Album #bobmarley #vinyl

Kaya is a roots reggae album released by Bob Marley and the Wailers in 1978. Songs primarily revolving around love, as well as marijuana.

This French release of the Kaya album can be recognized by "Made Un France" printed twice on the record's label abd the SACEM Right Society printed on the label, see photo of the label on this page. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.

Front Cover Photo Of BOB MARLEY - Kaya ( France )

"Kaya" Album Description:

In the vibrant world of reggae music, few albums have left as lasting an impact as Bob Marley and the Wailers' "Kaya." Released in 1978, this iconic record not only encapsulated the essence of roots reggae but also became a symbol of love, unity, and the Rastafarian way of life. Among the various international releases of "Kaya," the 12" Vinyl LP Album from France stands out as a unique representation of Marley's musical legacy.

Roots of "Kaya"

Bob Marley, hailed as the "King of Reggae," was no stranger to producing music that echoed the spirit of Jamaica. "Kaya" marked a departure from the political and social themes found in his earlier works, such as "Exodus" and "Natty Dread." Instead, the album delved into the realms of love and the cultural significance of marijuana, a central theme in Rastafarian culture.

The Sound of Love and Liberation

The album kicks off with the titular track, "Kaya," a laid-back, groove-infused anthem that sets the tone for the entire record. Marley's distinctive vocals, accompanied by the harmonious backing of the Wailers, create a soothing and uplifting atmosphere. Tracks like "Sun is Shining" and "Satisfy My Soul" continue the theme of love and joy, becoming timeless classics that resonate with listeners across generations.

The French Connection

The 1978 French release of "Kaya" holds a special place in the hearts of vinyl enthusiasts and collectors. Distinguishing features include the "Made Un France" inscription printed twice on the record's label and the mention of the SACEM Right Society. These details not only authenticate the album's origin but also add a layer of historical significance for those seeking a tangible connection to the music.

A Visual Journey

Exploring the album goes beyond the music itself. The French release features distinctive album covers, inner sleeves, and record labels. Each element contributes to the overall aesthetic and storytelling, offering fans a visual journey through Marley's world. The production details, musicians involved, and the carefully curated track-listing further enrich the collector's experience.

Legacy and Impact

"Kaya" remains a testament to Bob Marley's ability to evolve as an artist while staying true to his roots. The album's universal themes and infectious rhythms continue to resonate with fans worldwide. From reggae enthusiasts to those seeking a sonic escape, "Kaya" remains a timeless masterpiece that transcends cultural boundaries

Collector Details:

Matrix/Stamper codes:
Side 1: ISL 9123026 1 380 CIDIS
Side 2: DM1 ISL 9123026 2 380 CIDIS

Music Genre:

 Jamaican Reggae 

Album Production Information:


Produced by Bob Marley, Chris Blackwell . Lyrics of all songs by Bob Marely printed on the back cover

Record Label Information:

 Island Records 9123 026

Media Format:

 12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

 1978 Made in France
Complete Track-listing of the album "BOB MARLEY - Kaya"

The detailed tracklist of this record "BOB MARLEY - Kaya" is:

    Side One:
  1. Easy Skanking
  2. Kaya
  3. Sun is Shining
  4. Is This Love
  5. Satisfy My Soul
    Side Two:
  1. She's Gone
  2. Misty Morning
  3. Running Away
  4. Time Will Tell

BOB MARLEY - Kaya ( France ) High Resolution & Quality Photos

Front Cover Photo Of BOB MARLEY - Kaya ( France )
Front Cover Photo Of BOB MARLEY - Kaya ( France )


Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone )

Photo Of The Back Cover BOB MARLEY - Kaya ( France )
Photo of album back cover BOB MARLEY - Kaya ( France )


Close up of record's label BOB MARLEY - Kaya ( France ) Side One:
Close up of record's label BOB MARLEY - Kaya ( France ) Side One

Record Label Details: ISLAND 9123 026 Made in France SACEM SDRM ℗ 1978 Island Records Ltd

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