“Soul Revolution Part II” by Bob Marley and The Wailers - album review

TJR says

The Wailers early 70s mission to deliver a new soulful brand of reggae moves on from last years’ part I (“Soul Rebels”) to this years’ part II (“Soul Revolution”), the second and final album of theirs to be cut with producer Lee Perry at the helm. The set opens up with a fantastic cover of the Impressions ’64 tune “Keep on Moving”, almost coming on like an artistic statement of intent, even if it is only a cover. It’s one only two covers on the LP, the other being “African Herbsman”, originally done as “Indian Rope Man” by Richie Havens in 1969. Marley pens 10 of the 12 tracks and he is more prominent than ever before with his lead vocal. It’s interesting that his name appears upfront on the billing – what did Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer think about this I wonder? Perry’s touch is key to the album’s success; those basslines are plunging deeper than ever before into hearts and souls. Best of the Marley-penned collaborative efforts is “Sun is Shining” which is stripped to highlight vocals, bass and melodica. Augustus Pablo was surely listening in!

The Jukebox Rebel
24-Jan-2016

A1 [03:05] 8.0.png Bob Marley and The Wailers - Keep On Moving [album version '71] (Curtis Mayfield) Reggae
A2 [04:30] 6.9.png Bob Marley and The Wailers - Don’t Rock My Boat (Bob Marley) Reggae
A3 [03:33] 6.8.png Bob Marley and The Wailers - Put It On [album version '71] (Bob Marley) Soul
A4 [02:28] 6.9.png Bob Marley and The Wailers - Fussing And Fighting (Bob Marley) Reggae
A5 [03:25] 7.3.png Bob Marley and The Wailers - Duppy Conqueror [album version '71] (Bob Marley) Reggae
A6 [02:11] 5.7.png Bob Marley and The Wailers - Memphis (Bob Marley) Soul
B1 [02:44] 5.7.png Bob Marley and The Wailers - Riding High (Bob Marley) Soul
B2 [02:39] 5.8.png Bob Marley and The Wailers - Kaya [album version '71] (Bob Marley) Reggae
B3 [02:21] 6.2.png Bob Marley and The Wailers - African Herbsman (Richie Havens, Joe Price, Mark Roth) Reggae
B4 [02:11] 5.4.png Bob Marley and The Wailers - Stand Alone (Bob Marley) Reggae
B5 [02:11] 7.5.png Bob Marley and The Wailers - Sun Is Shining [album version '71] (Bob Marley) Reggae
B6 [02:42] 6.1.png Bob Marley and The Wailers - Brain Washing (Bob Marley) Reggae




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