BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS UPRISING England 12" Vinyl LP Album #bobmarley #vinyl

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Album Description & Collectors information:

 "Uprising" was to become the final studio album to be released during his lifetime. This album is one of Marley's most directly religious, with nearly every song addressing his Rastafarian beliefs, culminating in the acoustic Folk classic, "Redemption Song". 

Bob Marley & The Wailers' "Uprising" is a 12" vinyl LP album that was released in England in 1980. It was the last studio album that Bob Marley & The Wailers released before Bob Marley's death in 1981. The album was produced by Chris Blackwell and Bob Marley, and was recorded at Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston, Jamaica.

The album features some of Bob Marley's most iconic songs, including "Redemption Song," "Could You Be Loved," and "Pimper's Paradise." These songs, along with the rest of the album, showcase Bob Marley's talent for blending reggae music with powerful lyrics that promote social justice and equality.

The album opens with the track "Coming In From The Cold," which has a catchy melody and a powerful message about the struggles that people face in their daily lives. This song sets the tone for the rest of the album, which is filled with songs that address social issues and promote unity and equality.

The album's standout track is "Redemption Song," which is a beautiful acoustic ballad that features Bob Marley's voice and guitar. The song is a powerful reflection on the struggle for freedom and equality, and its simple, yet poignant lyrics have made it one of Bob Marley's most beloved songs.

Another standout track on the album is "Could You Be Loved," which is a more upbeat and danceable song that features a catchy melody and a positive message about love and unity. The song's infectious groove and uplifting lyrics make it one of Bob Marley's most popular songs, and it has been covered by many other artists over the years.

Other notable tracks on the album include "Zion Train," which has a powerful rhythm and a message about the importance of spiritual unity, and "Work," which is a funky song that addresses the struggles of the working class.

"Uprising" is a powerful and important album that showcases Bob Marley's talent for blending reggae music with social commentary. The album's message of unity, equality, and justice still resonates today, and its songs continue to inspire people around the world. In addition to its powerful lyrics and messages, "Uprising" is also a technical masterpiece. The album's production is top-notch, and the sound quality of the vinyl is excellent. The album's artwork is also noteworthy, with a striking image of Bob Marley standing in front of a burning skyline. Bob Marley died on 11 May 1981, in Miami, Florida, at the age of 36. He had been battling cancer for several years and had been receiving treatment in Germany before traveling to the United States for additional medical care. The cancer had initially been diagnosed as a melanoma on his toe, but it had spread throughout his body, ultimately leading to his death.

Despite his deteriorating health, Marley continued to perform and record music until shortly before his death. In fact, he had been scheduled to embark on a major tour in the United States in 1980, but it was cut short due to his declining health.

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Album Production Information:

 Recorded and mixed at Tuff Gong Studios, Kingston, Jamaica. Engineer: Errol Brown, Chiao NG. Photography Adrian Boot . Lyrics of all Bob Marley songs are printed on the back-cover  

Record Label Information:

 Tuff Gong  

Record Format:

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

Year & Country:

 1980 Made in England  
Band Members and Musicians on: BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS - Uprising
  • Bob Marley
  • Aston Barrett
  • Carlton Barrett
  • Tyrone Downie
  • Alvin Patterson
  • Junior Marvin
  • Earl Lindo
  • Al Anderson
  • Rita Marley
  • Marcia Griffiths
  • Judy Mowatt
Track Listing of: "BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS - Uprising"
    Side One:
  1. Coming in from the Cold
  2. Real Situation
  3. Bad Card
  4. We and Them
  5. Work
    Side Two:
  1. Zion Train
  2. Pimper's paradise
  3. Could You be loved
  4. Forever Loving Jah
  5. Redemption song
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BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS - Vinyl Discography and Album Gallery

  Bob Marley and The Wailers are one of the most influential and revered reggae bands in the history of popular music. Bob Marley, the lead singer and songwriter, used his music to spread a message of love, peace, and unity, and became a global ambassador for reggae music and Rastafarianism. The Wailers, a band of talented musicians and vocalists, accompanied Marley and helped to shape the sound and style of reggae music.

 Bob Marley was born in Jamaica in 1945, and began his musical career in the early 1960s. He formed The Wailers in 1963 with Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh, and the band quickly became one of the most popular reggae groups in Jamaica. Marley’s songwriting was heavily influenced by his Rastafarian beliefs, which emphasized the need for unity and equality, and rejected the materialism and oppression of Western society. His lyrics often dealt with social and political issues, such as poverty, inequality, and oppression, and were infused with a message of hope and positivity.

 In the 1970s, Bob Marley and The Wailers began to gain international recognition, and they went on to tour the world, spreading the message of reggae music and Rastafarianism. Marley’s concerts were known for their energy and passion, and he became known for his charismatic stage presence and powerful voice. The Wailers were also a vital part of this success, with their tight harmonies, intricate instrumentals, and powerful drumming.

 Bob Marley’s music continues to have a profound impact on popular culture, and his songs have been covered by countless artists from all genres of music. He was also a symbol of resistance against oppression and injustice, and his music continues to be an inspiration to people around the world who are fighting for freedom and equality. In 1980, Marley passed away at the age of 36, but his legacy continues to live on through his music and his message of peace, love, and unity.

  Rita Marley OJ OD (Full-name: Althea Rita Anderson ) t a Jamaican singer and musician who was the lead singer of the group I Threes, which served as the backing vocalists for her husband, Bob Marley, and his band The Wailers. She is also known for her solo work and her activism in support of various causes, including the promotion of Rastafarianism and the rights of women and children.

   Rita Marley was born in Cuba in 1946 and grew up in Kingston, Jamaica. She began her musical career in the 1960s, performing with various reggae and ska groups before joining The Wailers in the 1970s. As a member of I Threes, she contributed to the success of The Wailers, singing on several of their most famous albums, including "Catch a Fire" and "Burnin’."

   In addition to her work with The Wailers, Rita Marley has also released several solo albums, including "Who Feels It Knows It" and "Harambe." She has been honored for her contributions to reggae music, and in 2003, she was awarded the Jamaican Order of Distinction for her service to the music industry and her promotion of Rastafarianism.

   Rita Marley is also known for her humanitarian work and her activism on behalf of various causes. She established the Bob Marley Foundation, which supports educational and health initiatives in Jamaica and other countries, and she is also an advocate for the rights of women and children. Through her music and her activism, Rita Marley continues to carry on the legacy of Bob Marley and The Wailers, and her impact on popular culture and the world at large will continue to be felt for generations to come.