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Bob Marley was a hero figure, in the classic mythological sense. His departure from this planet came at a point when his vision of One World, One Love -- inspired by his belief in Rastafari -- was beginning to be heard and felt. The last Bob Marley and the Wailers tour in 1980 attracted the largest audiences at that time for any musical act in Europe.

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  • Audio CD (June 19, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: 1990
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued
  • Label: Polygram
  • ASIN: B000001FYB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,607 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Coming In From The Cold
2. Real Situation
3. Bad Card
4. We And Dem
5. Work
6. Zion Train
7. Pimper's Paradise
8. Could You Be Loved
9. Forever Loving Jah
10. Redemption Song

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MARLEY BOB & THE WAILERS UPRISING

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This is definetly one of Bob's best Tuff Gong albums.
Kaya
THe album is also worth a listen over and over again, because after each listen something new is discovered.
Daniel Vaccaro
If only Bob had lived to create more such transcendent art!
elizabeth

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 26, 2001
Format: Audio CD
...but it was not easy. Bob was sick. Although his brain tumour was not diagnosed until later in the year, when they were on tour, take a look at the picture on the album sleeve (Bob crouching with the band). That look like an unwell Bob and a very tired looking band. Almost ironic then that the front cover design by Neville Garrick should show a powerful Bob stretching forth. 'Uprising' as we all know was the last album released before Bob died.
All of this just goes to making the music contained on it that much more poignant - non more so than 'Redemption Song' which for me is one of the best anthem's of life ever written, and a song most people see as Bob's memorial. So, the album is sentimental, but does it live up to the album cover and name - is it powerful and does it feel like an uprising of spirit and purpose? Absolutely.
I can best explain how powerful Bob and his lyrics are by going back to the social scene in Jamaica for a minute. In the island in 1980 politics was warfare - literally. An election was constitutionaly due by year end. Socialist and Cuba leaning Peoples National Party (PNP) were in power and being challenged by capitalist, Reagan suported Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Each party's supporters on the streets found positions worth fighting for and blood was freely shed by gunmen on both sides of the political fence. People - caught up in the roadblocks, curfews, shoot-outs and police & army raids - refer to 1980 simply as 'the war'. Bob's peace efforts - getting the two party leaders to hold hands at the 'One Love' concert in 1978 was a thing of the past. In all of this, the one thing the party's could agree on was that Bob's music was a powerful force. Both claimed songs from 'Uprising' as their election anthems.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Vaccaro on October 15, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I think what's most amazing to me about this album is that no one knows about it and only argue that Exodus is his best album. I disagree. I almost never heard this album because alot of books i read about him had many quotes by people saying that Bob marley wasn't as good after Natty Dread. They couldn't be more wrong. His last album released before his death is also his best. Lyrically intelligent and musically overcoming, the the waves of the ocean, this is his most sirious album. IT IS NOT A SUMMER PARTY ALBUM! His other album's are good for that, but this one is not. THe album is also worth a listen over and over again, because after each listen something new is discovered. Be the one to share Bob marley around, and intrigue them with this Masterpiece
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Webber Steinhoff on May 25, 2001
Format: Audio CD
By far my favorite Bob Marley album, Uprising brings together all the great sounds of the Wailers one year before Marley's death. "Work" is one of my favorite tracks and combines great lyrics along with a killer rhythm. The fast paced dance track "Could You Be Loved" shows a different side to the Wailer's, reminiscent of Exodus from the 1977 album "Exodus." This track, juxtaposed to the slow, acoustic "Redemption Song" shows the versatility of Bob Marley and the Wailers. Lyrically, rhythmically, and vocally, this album is the zenith of the Wailer's albums.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Virgil on August 3, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Don't waste your time on the later compilations of Bob Marley. The essential music is on the albums, and Uprising is one of the best of a great lot.
From "Coming in From the Cold" to "Redemption Song", Uprising is full of religious and political themes. There isn't a bad song on this album that flows with great music and lyrics. "Redemption Song" the last song on the disc, is a fitting one, Marley died within 18 months of making Uprising. Great music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 15, 1998
Format: Audio CD
This is an outstanding display of a wide selection of great songs and meaningful lyrics. Each and every song on this album is great with wonderful singing, lively beats, and outstanding lyrics.The songs on this album are either clasic Bob Marley tunes or great songs that are unknown to many Bob Marley fans.This is a great album for just sitting down and listening to.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By James McDonnell on October 19, 1999
Format: Audio CD
"Redemption song" and "Comin in from the cold" alone are worth the price. I would view this CD as being in the same league as say, the Beatles' "Pepper" or the Stones' "Sticky fingers" or "Exile". This CD is that essential. Would you like to be stranded on a desert island without it?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rex Marksmanson on March 5, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Bob Marley, a man of many words, those words were a cry for peace, understanding and unification, yet at the same time they acted as a battle cry for a revolution of individual rights. He did not only speak to a country torn apart, but a world in need, reaching out to many more than he could of ever imagined. "Uprising" showcases exactly what Bob and The Wailers were about, and the message they intended to send is read loud and clear all over this amazing album. While every track is pure brilliance there are two that stand out particulary in my mind. "Could you be loved" is an amazing ode to self-awareness that is forever etched into the minds of musical listeners. However, Bob's true masterpiece was achieved with the amazing "Redemption Song" which has some of the most heart felt lyrics ever written. A Brilliant album, a brilliant man, R.I.P. Bob Marley.
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