Marcus' Children

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Marcus' Children aka Social Living
Studio album by Burning Spear
Released 1978
Recorded 1978
Genre Reggae
Length 37:05
Label Island (ILPS 9556)
Producer Winston Rodney
Karl Pitterson
Burning Spear chronology
Dry & Heavy
(1977)
Marcus' Children
(1978)
Living Dub Vol 1
(1979)
Alternative cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Pop Matters (Favorable) link
Robert Christgau (A-) link

Marcus' Children is a studio album by Jamaican reggae singer Burning Spear originally released in 1978 as Social Living.

"Marcus Say Jah No Dead" was covered by Sinéad O'Connor on her album Throw Down Your Arms (2005).

The LP appears in a scene in the 1994 film Léon: The Professional, where it is endorsed by one of the movie's antagonists.

Track listing[edit]

Marcus' Children AKA Social Living[edit]

  1. "Marcus Children Suffer" - 4:39
  2. "Social Living"- 2:49
  3. "Nyah Keith" - 4:03
  4. "Institution" - 3:29
  5. "Marcus Senior" - 5:09
  6. "Civilized Reggae" - 7:11
  7. "Mister Garvey" - 4:52
  8. "Come"- 3:53
  9. "Marcus Say Jah No Dead" - 3:57

Social Living (2003 Island Remaster)[edit]

  1. "Marcus Children Suffer"
  2. "Social Living"
  3. "Nayah Keith"
  4. "Institution"
  5. "Marcus Senior"
  6. "Civilized Reggae"
  7. "Mister Garvey"
  8. "Come"
  9. "Marcus Say Jah No Dead"

Bonus Tracks[edit]

  1. "Social Living [Extended Mix]"
  2. "Civilized Reggae [Extended Mix]"

Credits[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Blood and Fire release notes[edit]