Bob Marley and the Wailers: Kaya

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Bob Marley and the Wailers: Kaya

Coming between the mighty Exodus of '77 and the subsequent studio album Survival (also equally political and righteous), Kaya was a breathing space where Marley mostly engaged with the One Love side of his personality and let the Get Up Stand Up be set aside for a moment.

Tellingly it was around the time when he got Jamaica's two political rivals on stage at the One Love Peace Concert for a very awkward encounter intended to show unity. Regrettably the gesture changed nothing.

But the album was thoroughly enjoyable and included the paean to marijuana on the title track, the addictive Is This Love and Easy Skanking as well as the teasingly poppy Satisfy My Soul.

There are shadows on other tracks (Running Away, the downbeat Crisis) and the original vinyl went out with the more reflective and rootsy Time Will Tell.

JB_logoWe bring it to attention here because the reissued vinyl edition (with free download) is now available for just $25 at JB Hi-Fi stores here.

Or buy direct on-line from here

Another one for your steadily expanding record collection perhaps, just in time for summer skanking.

Elsewhere has a considerable amount about Bob Marley starting here

For other recommended vinyl albums at a budget price see here

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