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Kaya (album)

Kaya
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Studio album by
Released 23 March 1978
Recorded January–April 1977
Studio Island Studios, London
Genre Reggae
Length 36:59
Label Tuff Gong / Island
Producer Bob Marley & The Wailers
Bob Marley and The Wailers chronology
Exodus

(1977)
Kaya

(1978)
Babylon by Bus

(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [1]
Christgau's Record Guide A–[2]
Rolling Stone (Neutral)[3]

Kaya is the tenth studio album released by Bob Marley and the Wailers in 1978. The album consists of tracks recorded alongside those present on the Exodus album in 1977.

The album has a very relaxed, laid back sound, lacking much of the militant quality of the Wailers lyrically and musically. They received criticism for 'going soft' as a result of the general sound of the album as well as the theme: songs primarily revolving around love, as well as marijuana.

The album's release coincided with the One Love Peace Concert, heralding Marley's triumphant return to Jamaica from exodus in London. Three of the songs are new versions of tracks from the 1971 album Soul Revolution. Well-known songs from the album include "Is This Love" and "Satisfy My Soul". Kaya reached the top five in the UK album charts.

Track listing [ edit ]

Original album (1978) [ edit ]

All songs written by Bob Marley. Mastered by Ted Jensen of Sterling Sound.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Easy Skanking" 2:58
2. "Kaya" 3:15
3. "Is This Love" 3:52
4. "Sun Is Shining" 4:58
5. "Satisfy My Soul" 4:31
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "She's Gone" 2:25
7. "Misty Morning" 3:33
8. "Crisis" 3:54
9. "Running Away" 4:15
10. "Time Will Tell" 3:29

The Definitive Remasters edition (2001) [ edit ]

All songs written by Bob Marley.

CD Version
No. Title Length
1. "Easy Skanking" 2:58
2. "Kaya" 3:15
3. "Is This Love" 3:52
4. "Sun Is Shining" 4:58
5. "Satisfy My Soul" 4:31
6. "She's Gone" 2:25
7. "Misty Morning" 3:33
8. "Crisis" 3:54
9. "Running Away" 4:15
10. "Time Will Tell" 3:29
11. "Smile Jamaica (Alternate Version)" 5:03
Total length: 43:26

Deluxe edition (2013) [ edit ]

Musicians [ edit ]

[4]

Certifications [ edit ]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
France (SNEP)[5] 2× Platinum 600,000*
Germany (BVMI)[6] Gold 250,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[7] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[8] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "AllMusic review". AllMusic. All Media Guide. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: M". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved 4 March 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ [1]Archived 23 September 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Kaya - Bob Marley & the Wailers". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Les Certifications depuis 1973: Albums". Infodisc.fr. Retrieved 4 June 2019. (select "Bob Marley & The Wailers" from drop-down list)
  6. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Bob Marley & The Wailers; 'Kaya')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  7. ^ "British album certifications – Bob Marley & The Wailers – Kaya". British Phonographic Industry.Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Kaya in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  8. ^ "American album certifications – Bob Marley & The Wailers – Kaya". Recording Industry Association of America.If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
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