Exodus – Bob Marley and the Wailers

This was the first reggae album I ever heard, I am so glad that it wasn’t Legend. When we were kids, in the late 1970s, a Jamaican guy lived around the corner from us. We used to hang around his garden in the summer as we knew his sons. It seemed that the only record he owned was Exodus and he played it constantly. As an adult when I heard it again for the first time it was like those memories flowed out of the speakers alongside the music, and that was without ganja.
Where do I start with this, the whole album is a work of genius, even putting aside the well-known tracks and you still have tracks like Guiltiness (faultless), my personal favourite Natural Mystic and the glorious So Much things to Say. Every track on this album is a classic, not a filler in sight. You can probably tell I am really enjoying listening to this tonight.
Hidden gem; Natural Mystic (breathtaking, don’t ax me why)


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