Uprising (Bob Marley and the Wailers album)

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Uprising
BobMarley&theWailersUprising.jpg
Studio album by
Released10 June 1980 (1980-06-10)
RecordedJanuary–April 1980
StudioTuff Gong Studios, Kingston, Jamaica
GenreReggae
Length35:53
LabelTuff Gong/Island
ProducerChris Blackwell, Bob Marley
Bob Marley and the Wailers chronology
Survival
(1979)
Uprising
(1980)
Confrontation
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone4.5/5 stars[2]
Smash Hits6/10[3]

Uprising is a 1980 reggae album by Bob Marley and the Wailers. Marley died the following year, and Uprising was 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 recording of "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 tracks written by Bob Marley.

Side one
No.TitleLength
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.TitleLength
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 tracks written by Bob Marley.

Current CD Version
No.TitleLength
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 Version)5:24

Musicians[edit]

Technical personnel[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[4] 2× Platinum 600,000*
Germany (BVMI)[5] Gold 250,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[6] Platinum 15,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[7] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[8] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[9] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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 (26 June – 9 July, 1980): 31.
  4. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973: Albums". Infodisc.fr. Retrieved 4 June 2019. (select "Bob Marley & The Wailers" from drop-down list)
  5. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Bob Marley; 'Uprising')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  6. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Bob Marley and the Wailers – Uprising". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Sólo Éxitos 1959–2002 Año A Año: Certificados 1979–1990" (in Spanish). Iberautor Promociones Culturales. ISBN 8480486392.
  8. ^ "British album certifications – Bob Marley – Uprising". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 4 June 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Uprising in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Bob Marley – Uprising". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 4 June 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.