Survival [Bonus Track]

Survival [Bonus Track]

by Bob Marley & the WailersBob Marley & the Wailers

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks)

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Overview

Containing what is considered Marley's most defiant and politically charged statement, Survival concerns itself with the expressed solidarity of not only Africa, but of humanity at large. The album was controversial right down to the jacket, which contains a crude schematic of the stowage compartment of a typical transatlantic slave ship. Survival is intended as a wake-up call for every man to resist and fight oppression in all of its insidious forms. From Tyrone Downie's opening synthesizer strains on "So Much Trouble in the World" to the keyboard accents emerging throughout "Zimbabwe," the sounds of Survival are notably modern. The overwhelming influence of contemporary African music is also cited with the incorporation of brass à la Fela Kuti and his horn-driven Africa '70. While "Top Rankin'," "Ride Natty Ride," and "Wake up and Live" are the most obvious to benefit from this influence, there are other and often more subtle inspirations scattered throughout. Survival could rightly be considered a concept album. Marley had rarely been so pointed and persistent in his content. The days of the musical parable are more or less replaced by direct and confrontational lyrics. From the subversive "Zimbabwe," which affirms the calls for the revolution and ultimate liberation of the South African country, to the somewhat more introspective and optimistic "Africa Unite," the message of this album is clearly a call to arms for those wanting to abolish the subjugation and tyranny of not only Africans, but all humankind. Likewise Survival reinforces the image of Marley as a folk hero to those suffering from oppression. [The 2001 Definitive Remaster of Survival includes a bonus track featuring the 12" extended version of "Ride Natty Ride" -- previously only available on CD in the Songs of Freedom box set.]

Product Details

Release Date: 07/31/2001
Label: Island
UPC: 0731454890120
catalogNumber: 548901
Rank: 31357

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Marley & the Wailers   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Bob Marley   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Rita Marley   Background Vocals
Judy Mowatt   Background Vocals
I-Threes   Background Vocals
Aston Barrett   Bass,Percussion,Electric Bass,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards
Carlton "Carly" Barrett   Percussion,Drums
Tyrone Downie   Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Marcia Griffiths   Background Vocals
Earl Lindo   Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Junior Marvin   Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Mike Fink   Reissue Design
Margaret Goldfarb   Reissue Production Coordination
Alex Sadkin   Producer,Engineer
Bob Marley & the Wailers   Producer
Neville Garrick   Graphic Design,Cover Design,Reissue Art
Marcus Garvey   Author
Jane Hitchin   Tape Research
David Lascelles   Tape Research
Zoe Roberts   Tape Research

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