Uprising Original recording reissued
|New from||Used from|
Audio, Cassette, Original recording reissued, October 17, 1990
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Im more of a hard rock guy myself , but this cd is great,, a nice change of pace. Highly recommendPublished on February 9, 2014 by Wayne Schumacher
I had a great experience with this seller. My merchandise came earlier than scheduled and in excellent condition. I would definitely transact business with this seller again.Published on November 18, 2010 by Glaric
With songs like Bad Card and Pimper's Paradise, this album gives you some of the best that Bob Marley has to offerPublished on June 28, 2010 by V.M.G.
so much reggae out there, but few like this. this is a good album with a lot of substance.Published on September 18, 2009 by okdude
Solid album, I'm from Wisconsin, "Coming in from the Cold" warms me soul in winter. "Bad Card" is one of his best songs. Read morePublished on June 8, 2009 by Fast Eddie
It would be too easy to become sentimental in terms of "Survival," seeing as it was Bob's final recording. Do noot get like that, but listen to the tracks. Read morePublished on September 21, 2000 by Sean M. Kelly