Big 40th Anniversary Reissue and ‘Restatement’ of Bob Marley’s ‘Exodus’ Coming, Curated by Ziggy Marley

Big 40th Anniversary Reissue and ‘Restatement’ of Bob Marley’s ‘Exodus’ Coming, Curated by Ziggy Marley

Reggae legend Bob Marley‘s landmark album, Exodus, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2017, so naturally there’s an elaborate reissue coming to mark the occasion. Curated by Marley’s son, Ziggy Marley, Exodus 40 – The Movement Continues will be available in a variety of formats and feature a dizzying array of material.

Due in June, the ‘Restatement’ of Exodus will be released. As Marley’s official site details:

Ziggy Marley has intimately revisited the original session recordings, uncovering unused and never-before-heard vocals, lyric phrasing and instrumentation, incorporating and transforming these various elements into brand-new session takes. 

Three of the four editions of this reissue will be released on June 2:

On June 2, UMe will release a version of Exodus 40 – The Movement Continues in a two-CD package that includes the original album and the Ziggy Marley “restatement”; a three-CD set (and digital equivalent) that includes the original Exodus, Exodus 40 – The Movement Continues and Exodus Live. A limited edition gold vinyl version of the original 1977 album will also be available.

While the Super Deluxe version, featuring four LPs and two 7″ records, will be released June 30 and also includes Ziggy’s restatement Exodus 40, an Exodus Live album recorded at a London gig the week of the album’s release in 1977 and a Punky Reggae Party LP.

Here’s more information about the ‘Restatement’ angle of this project, followed by the track listing details:

Ziggy approached the “restatement” project with the utmost respect for his father’s music and the message. Exodus 40 – The Movement Continues is his vision of how his father might have accessed these songs today. Ziggy’s respectful, but experimental approach places them in a brand-new context, like listening to this classic album again, for the first time. 
 
Ziggy uncovered 10 lead vocal outtakes for “One Love”, proceeding to piece together a dazzling, new lead vocal from the outtakes, which includes vocal booth lyric ad libs near the end of the song. He also assembled a noteworthy roster of musicians to record a new music bed for “Turn Your Lights Down Low” – which leads the song into deeper elements of R&B. Bob’s original vocals sit atop this fresh music bed, creating a new soulful experience with this iconic song. Ziggy and his hand-chosen musicians provide subtle instrumental textures throughout this knowledgeable reimagining from the multiple Grammy® winning heir to his father’s legacy.

Super Deluxe LP Edition:

Vinyl 1 – ‘Exodus’ 1977
A1. Natural Mystic
A2. So Much Things to Say
A3. Guiltiness
A4. The Heathen
A5. Exodus
B1. Jamming
B2. Waiting in Vain
B3. Turn Your Lights Down Low
B4. Three Little Birds
B5. One Love/People Get Ready

Vinyl 2 – ‘Exodus 40 – The Movement Continues’
A1. Exodus
A2. Natural Mystic
A3. The Heathen
A4. Guiltiness
A5. Jamming
B1. One Love / People Get Ready
B2. Turn Your Lights Down Low
B3. Waiting In Vain
B4. Three Little Birds
B5. So Much Things To Say

Vinyl 3 – ‘Exodus Live’ @ Rainbow Theatre, London, June 1-4, 1977 (+ denotes unreleased)
A1. Natural Mystic+
A2. So Much Things to Say+
A3. Guiltiness+
A4. The Heathen
B1. Positive Vibration+
B2. Jamming+
B3. Exodus+

Vinyl 4 – ‘Punky Reggae Party’
A1. Punky Reggae Party
A2. Punky Reggae Party Dub
B1. Keep On Moving (previously unreleased extended mix)

7” single – “Waiting In Vain” b/w “Roots”
A1. Waiting in Vain
B1. Roots

7” single – “Smile Jamaica”
A1. Smile Jamaica (Part One)
B1. Smile Jamaica (Part Two)

*Also available as a bundle option with an exclusive ‘Exodus’ t-shirt!

‘EXODUS 40 – THE MOVEMENT CONTINUES’ 3CD EDITION
This reissue features 3 CDs including:
– Exodus 1977
– Ziggy Marley’s Exodus 40 – The Movement Continues
– Exodus Live @ Rainbow Theatre, London, June 1-4, 1977 (includes bonus, unreleased version of “Burnin’ & Lootin’”)
*Also available as a bundle option with an exclusive ‘Exodus’ t-shirt!

‘EXODUS 40 – THE MOVEMENT CONTINUES’ 2CD EDITION
This reissue features 2 CDs including:
– Exodus 1977
– Ziggy Marley’s Exodus 40 – The Movement Continues
*Also available as a bundle option with an exclusive ‘Exodus’ t-shirt!

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS, ‘EXODUS'(ORIGINAL VERSION) LP
– This reissue includes a limited edition gold vinyl of Exodus.
*Also available as a bundle option with an exclusive ‘Exodus’ t-shirt!

AVAILABLE DIGITALLY
Digital versions of the following are available:
– Exodus 1977
– Ziggy Marley’s Exodus 40 – The Movement Continues
– Exodus Live @ Rainbow Theatre, London, June 1-4, 1977 (includes bonus, unreleased version of “Burnin’ & Lootin’”)

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