The Master Has Come Back

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"The Master Has Come Back"
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Single by Damian Marley
from the album Welcome to Jamrock
Released 2005
Format 12" single
Recorded 2005
Genre Reggae
Length 4:39
Label Tuff Gong/Universal
Writer(s) Damian Marley
Producer(s) Stephen Marley, scratches performed by Corey Chase
Damian Marley singles chronology
"Welcome to Jamrock"
"The Master Has Come Back"
"Road to Zion"

"The Master Has Come Back" was the second international single from Damian Marley's Welcome to Jamrock album, while "Road to Zion" was released in the U.S..

In 1976, Bunny Wailer released his solo album Blackheart Man featuring a song called "Bide Up". It is no coincidence that the chorus ("The master has come back"), lyrics ("for the dark clouds to bring rain, then comes the sun to shine again"), and the general sense of the song reappear on Damian's version. Wailer being one of the two last living members of the original Bob Marley and the Wailers, his closeness with the Marley family is evident.

The single was played on radio and has charted in the UK at #74, but there is no video for it.

Track listing[edit]


  1. "The Master Has Come Back" (UK Radio Edit)
  2. "And You Be Loved (Halfway Tree Album Version)"
  3. "Road to Zion" (featuring Nas) (Video)


Chart (2005) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 18