10 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Kaya was released following the most turbulent two-year period in reggae legend Bob Marley’s too-short life. A near-fatal 1976 assault in Jamaica had forced Marley to escape his would-be assassins by moving to London, which resulted in the fiery sermons and uplifting anthems of his 1977 international breakthrough, Exodus. Coming less than a year later, Kaya is the sound of a haunted, hunted, and homesick man now seeking salvation in songs of love (the bluesy lament “She’s Gone”) and community (the gorgeous, hazy, dub-inflected new rendition of “Sun Is Shining”). While politics occasionally surface (“Crisis”), Kaya is really one of the most personal albums Marley ever made, and one of his most purely beautiful, captured here in a crisp 40th-anniversary mix that still retains the original’s enveloping warmth.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Kaya was released following the most turbulent two-year period in reggae legend Bob Marley’s too-short life. A near-fatal 1976 assault in Jamaica had forced Marley to escape his would-be assassins by moving to London, which resulted in the fiery sermons and uplifting anthems of his 1977 international breakthrough, Exodus. Coming less than a year later, Kaya is the sound of a haunted, hunted, and homesick man now seeking salvation in songs of love (the bluesy lament “She’s Gone”) and community (the gorgeous, hazy, dub-inflected new rendition of “Sun Is Shining”). While politics occasionally surface (“Crisis”), Kaya is really one of the most personal albums Marley ever made, and one of his most purely beautiful, captured here in a crisp 40th-anniversary mix that still retains the original’s enveloping warmth.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Electric Skydog ,

The sound that moves!

This album at the time helped spread reggae music world wide. From the Roxy on Sunset, London, Paris and on reggae had exploded on the scene. This album was a big part of that movement.

Divided & Ruled ,

Love This

They sound so different from the original. I love these better, than the original because, they sound so updated and clean and not distorted. ❤️

Christianity First ,

King of Reggae

Bob was a gift to this world. The new releases make Marley fans appreciate the depth of various versions of Bob’s style. The Wailers group rhythms were so versatile and AMAZING!

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