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Bob Marley & Wailers
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Bob Marley, Kaya


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All Artists: Bob Marley & Wailers
Title: Kaya
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Island
Original Release Date: 1/1/1978
Re-Release Date: 7/31/2001
Album Type: Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
Styles: Ska, Caribbean & Cuba, Jamaica, Reggae, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731454889926, 0731454889926


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Bob Marley, Kaya

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A rare side of a legendary band
jeffrodesiac | b-town | 02/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Kaya, was recorded at the same time as Exodus. 25 or so tracks were recorded and 2 albums were to be made. Exodus contained many of the harder songs, but also had some softer songs, but not as many here. for the Kaya album there were 15 tracks left, and the 10 originally released in 1978 were Love songs, and Homages to the Power of ganja. The band shows a rare different side that is actually quite beautiful. Out of all the Bob Marley and the Wailers album's this album sticks out in my mind because it is so much different than the others. the entire catalogue is unique, but Kaya really leaves a long lasting impression. everyone knows the song "Is this Love?", but many of the other songs are classics and should not be over looked. Sun is Shining, Kaya, Time Will Tell, Easy Skanking, and Running Away are all very good songs. If you are looking for something more unique and different this album is most certainly for you. If you are going to have a reggae collection, you shouldn't pass up on this recording because it is a real treat."
"Excuse me while I light my spliff"
Plump1 | appalachian mountains | 04/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've pulled out the original 1978 Tuff Gong release on vinyl, blew the dust off of it, and gave it a spin after 20 years. I've listened to the CD and I can honestly say that this remastered version is fairly comparable to the original.This is a truely beautiful album. ... It is in fact a political statement - listen to the album again in it's entirety - it is one big political statement not love songs (chuckle). Yes Bob is in love with KAYA that "lil brown gal". p.s. KAYA=Ganja=woman.The album is not as blatently political as the previous albums. You have to remember this album was written after Marley was shot and his political statements are more translucent.This album is best if listened to from beginning to end the way it was written and meant to be heard. KAYA was made in the era when conceptual albums were "in", unlike the 1 hit wonder albums of today that has one popular song and 9 other disjointed nonrelavent songs. Thank your monoplolized big name record industry for that and for dictating our airwaves with songs of plastic love and false hope. ... This album is timeless and I'm sure my children will listen to and appreciate this album when their time comes.Warning: if you have conservative ideologies - you will not understand this album and think the devil himself wrote this album. ..."
Marley's least political, most relaxed album
Greg Bower | Durham, NC United States | 08/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sonically, this is easily Marley's best album (just listen to "Sun is Shining" on headphones -- wow). And subject wise, Bob sticks with subjects like being in love, dancing, and getting high. Actually , the pre-iconic Marley had recorded many of these songs many years before (the earlier versions can be heard on the African Herbsman LP, among others). So in many ways, this record was a return to Marley's past. And he was obviously in a fine mood while making Kaya. A "sunny day" record, to say the least."