Soul Revolution

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For the Forever Storm album, see Soul Revolution (Forever Storm album).
Soul Revolution
Studio album by The Wailers
Released 1971
Recorded 1970-1971
Genre Reggae
Length 34:24
Label Maroon/Upsetter
Producer Lee Perry
The Wailers chronology
Soul Rebels
(1970)
Soul Revolution
(1971)
Soul Revolution Part II
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

Soul Revolution is an album by The Wailers. It was produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry[1] and The Wailers.[2] There has been some confusion as to whether the proper name for this original LP, which included vocals by Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Peter Tosh should be "Soul Revolution" or "Soul Revolution Part II". This confusion is probably due to the fact that on at least some of the earliest Jamaican releases of the LP, including its release on Lee Perry's Maroon Records label, on the label itself the LP is titled "Soul Revolution," while on the cover it is titled "Soul Revolution Part II".[2] The original cover of this album had a turquoise background with dark blue text at the top which read: “UPSETTER RECORDS PRESENT SOUL REVOLUTION PART II BOB MARLEY and the WAILERS”. It also had a color octagonal-shaped photo in the middle, surrounded by six color square-shaped photos which overlapped slightly with each other.[3] Please read below for details of the cover of a 1988 reissue of the album by Trojan Records, which featured a close-up of Bob Marley’s face in the middle, surrounded by a square frame of images and words.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Bob Marley, except where noted.

Original release[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Keep on Moving" (Rainford Hugh "Lee" Perry, Curtis Mayfield) 3:09
  2. "Don't Rock my Boat" 4:33
  3. "Put it On" 3:34
  4. "Fussing and Fighting" 2:29
  5. "Duppy Conqueror V/4" 3:25
  6. "Memphis" (Chuck Berry) 2:09

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Soul Rebel" 3:19
  2. "Riding High" (Neville Livingston, Cole Porter) 2:46
  3. "Kaya" 2:39
  4. "African Herbsman" (Richie Havens) 2:24
  5. "Stand Alone" 2:12
  6. "Sun Is Shining" 2:11
  7. "Brain Washing" 2:41

"Riding High" and "Brain Washing" - lead vocals by Bunny Wailer.

Disc 1: Original CD release 1[edit]

  1. "Keep On Moving" (Rainford Hugh "Lee" Perry, Curtis Mayfield) 3:09
  2. "Don't Rock my Boat" 4:33
  3. "Put it On" 3:34
  4. "Fussing and Fighting" 2:29
  5. "Duppy Conqueror V/4" 3:25
  6. "Memphis" (Chuck Berry) 2:09
  7. "Soul Rebel" 3:19
  8. "Riding High" (Neville Livingston, Cole Porter) 2:46
  9. "Kaya" 2:39
  10. "African Herbsman" (Richie Havens) 2:24
  11. "Stand Alone" 2:12
  12. "Sun Is Shining" 2:11
  13. "Brain Washing" 2:41
  14. "Mr. Brown" aka "Dracula" (Gregory Isaacs, Bob Marley) 3:35
  15. "Duppy Conqueror (alter. version)" 3:48
  16. "Kaya (alter. version)" 2:37

Disc 1: Original CD release 2[edit]

  1. "Keep on Moving" (Rainford Hugh "Lee" Perry, Curtis Mayfield) 3:09
  2. "Don't Rock my Boat" 4:33
  3. "Put it On" 3:34
  4. "Fussing and Fighting" 2:29
  5. "Duppy Conqueror" 3:25
  6. "Memphis" (Chuck Berry) 2:09
  7. "Soul Rebel" 3:19
  8. "Riding High" (Neville Livingston, Cole Porter) 2:46
  9. "Kaya" 2:39
  10. "African Herbsman" (Richie Havens) 2:24
  11. "Stand Alone" 2:12
  12. "Sun Is Shining" 2:11
  13. "Brain Washing" 2:41
  14. "Mr. Brown" (Gregory Isaacs, Bob Marley) 3:36

Soul Revolution Part II[edit]

Soul Revolution Part II
Studio album by The Wailers
Released 1971
Recorded 1970-1971
Genre Dub reggae
Length 34:24
Label Upsetter
Producer Lee Perry
The Wailers chronology
Soul Revolution
(1970)
Soul Revolution Part II
(1971)
The Best of the Wailers
(1971)

Soul Revolution Part II by the Wailers is a "dub" companion set to Soul Revolution, being the original Soul Revolution album with the vocals stripped off.[1] In the case of "Memphis", which originally contained no vocals, Peter Tosh's lead melodica solo was removed to create the new instrumental version.[4] This album was originally released only in Jamaica. The instrumental version of the album was originally released in a very limited pressing on Upsetter Records, "part of which was jacketed in plain sleeves and part of which was jacketed in Soul Revolution Part II sleeves."[2] Dating to as late as 2004, this album has also become known as "Upsetter Revolution Rhythm," because of a CD by that name released in 2004 (HIP-O RECORDS / Universal Music / JAD cat#B0003300-02) which was a reissue of the original instrumental album, with one addition of the bonus track: "Kaya (version alternate mix)".

Original release[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Keep on Moving" ((Rainford Hugh "Lee" Perry, Curtis Mayfield )) 3:04
  2. "Don't Rock my Boat" 4:28
  3. "Put it On" 3:32
  4. "Fussing and Fighting" 2:27
  5. "Duppy Conqueror" 3:23
  6. "Memphis" (Chuck Berry) 2:09

Side two[edit]

  1. "Riding High" (Neville Livingston, Cole Porter) 2:43
  2. "Kaya" 2:38
  3. "African Herbsman" (Richie Havens) 2:20
  4. "Stand Alone" 2:10
  5. "Sun Is Shining" 2:09
  6. "Brain Washing" 2:40

Disc 2 - Dub Instrumentals[edit]

  1. "Keep on Moving" (Rainford Hugh "Lee" Perry, Curtis Mayfield ) 3:06
  2. "Don't Rock my Boat" 4:32
  3. "Put it On" 3:32
  4. "Fussing and Fighting" 2:28
  5. "Duppy Conqueror" 3:23
  6. "Memphis" (Chuck Berry) 2:08
  7. "Soul Rebel" 2:54
  8. "Riding High" (Neville Livingston, Cole Porter) 2:45
  9. "Kaya" 2:38
  10. "African Herbsman" (Richie Havens) 2:23
  11. "Stand Alone" 2:11
  12. "Sun Is Shining" 2:10
  13. "Brain Washing" 2:40
  14. "Mr. Brown" (Gregory Isaacs, Bob Marley) 2:53
  15. "Soul Rebel V/4 (dub intstrumental)" (Lee "Scratch" Perry) 2:46
  16. "Dracula" 2:55



In 1988, Trojan Records released a double-LP reissue of both albums, catalogue number TRLD 406, called "Soul Revolution I & II". This release included four extra tracks as compared with the original two LPs, which were "Soul Rebel" and "Mr. Brown" along with the instrumental 'dub' versions, "Soul Rebel version 4" and "Dracula". This cover of this Trojan Records release had a two-tone close-up photo-based image of Bob Marley in a square in the middle, surrounded on all four sides by repeated images of Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh and another image of Bob Marley himself, as well as multi-colored text reading "BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS SOUL REVOLUTION 1 AND 2". This cover of this Trojan reissue should not be confused with the cover of the original vocal Soul Revolution LP, which had a turquoise background, with dark blue text, and featured an octagonal-shaped pictue in the middle, surrounded by six square-shaped photos.[3]

Personnel[edit]

The Wailers
Additional musicians
Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Soul Revolution at Allmusic
  2. ^ a b c Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Definitive Discography, by Roger Steffens and Leroy Jodie Pierson, LMH Publishing Limited, 2005.
  3. ^ a b The Complete Guide to Music of Bob Marley by Ian McCann, Omnibus Press, 1994.
  4. ^ Bob Marley: The Complete Guide to his Music by Ian McCann & Harry Hawke, Omnibus Press, 2004.