Uprising (Bob Marley and the Wailers album)

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Uprising
Studio album by Bob Marley and the Wailers
Released June 10, 1980
Recorded January–April 1980, Tuff Gong Studios, Kingston, Jamaica
Genre Reggae
Length 35:53
Label Tuff Gong/Island
Bob Marley and the Wailers chronology
Survival
(1979)
Uprising
(1980)
Confrontation
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4.5/5 stars[2]
Smash Hits 6/10[3]
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Uprising is a 1980 reggae album by Bob Marley and the Wailers. Marley died the following year, and Uprising was thus the final studio album released during his lifetime. This album is one of Marley's most directly religious, with nearly every song addressing his Rastafarian beliefs, culminating in the acoustic folk classic, "Redemption Song".

Uprising peaked at #41 on Billboard's (North America) Black Albums chart, and #45 on the Pop Albums chart. "Could You Be Loved" was #6 and #56 respectively on the Club Play Singles and Black Singles charts. The album fared better in the UK where it was a top ten hit along with the single "Could You Be Loved" which reached number 5 in the UK singles charts.

Track listing[edit]

Original album (1980)[edit]

All songs written and composed by Bob Marley. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Coming in from the Cold"   4:30
2. "Real Situation"   3:08
3. "Bad Card"   2:50
4. "We and Dem"   3:12
5. "Work"   3:41
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "Zion Train"   3:36
7. "Pimper's Paradise"   3:27
8. "Could You Be Loved"   3:57
9. "Forever Loving Jah"   3:52
10. "Redemption Song"   3:47

The Definitive Remastered edition (2001)[edit]

All songs written and composed by Bob Marley. 

Current CD Version
No. Title Length
1. "Coming in from the Cold"   4:30
2. "Real Situation"   3:08
3. "Bad Card"   2:50
4. "We and Dem"   3:12
5. "Work"   3:41
6. "Zion Train"   3:36
7. "Pimper's Paradise"   3:27
8. "Could You Be Loved"   3:57
9. "Forever Loving Jah"   3:52
10. "Redemption Song"   3:47
11. "Redemption Song" (band version) 4:47
12. "Could You Be Loved" (12-inch mix) 5:24

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "Review: Uprising". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Morris, Chris. "Review: Uprising". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  3. ^ Hepworth, David. "Albums". Smash Hits (June 26 – July 9, 1980): 31.