In tribute to Bob Marley, his family and record labels have debuted the official lyric video for Bob Marley & The Wailer’s iconic song “Exodus.” The new video contains imagery led by an international team of artists from Africa, Europe, and South America, using hand-drawn illustrations and textures laced with powerful, archival footage of Bob Marley & The Wailers performing “Exodus” in Zimbabwe in 1980.
Along with the release of the new lyric video, the Marley Family, Island Records, and UMe have released a revised digital Exodus: Deluxe Edition. The revised record was upgraded sonically by Dolby Atmos, the spatial audio technology that according to Dolby “provided the most immersive sound experience.” The new release was mixed by Nick Rives and approved in-person by Ziggy Marley at Capitol Studios.
It features ten tracks from the original album, plus 18 Singles & Sessions tracks; 13 of the tracks were culled from two previous Deluxe Editions. Unreleased tracks include”Natural Mystic (Horns Mix),” and “The Heathen (Alternate Version),” the rare 7-inch versions of “Exodus,” “Jamming,” and “Punky Reggae Party,’ and the original B-side to “Jamming”, as well as two cuts previously unavailable digitally.
Additionally, the Exodus: Deluxe Edition has two additional bonus tracks, including the edited live versions of “So Much Things To Say” from the historic June 1977 run at London’s Rainbow Theatre that previously appeared on the Deluxe Edition of Exodus 40 – The Movement Continues in 2017, and “Exodus,” the finale from the Rainbow’s June 2nd set, previously featured on the album’s 2001 Deluxe Edition.
Following the reimagined release of Exodus and the new video, there was the digital premiere of 3 new live records: Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at the Rainbow: 1st June 1977, Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at the Rainbow: 2nd June 1977, and Bob Marley & The Wailers Live at the Rainbow: 3rd June 1977. The new live recording are twenty-nine songs from the historic June 1977 run at London’s Rainbow Theatre and are slightly different setlists and alternate arrangements from previously released live set from that run, and according to the press release have never been heard before.
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By The Pier