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Bob Marley: Survival (Island)

Chris Bohn, Melody Maker, 29 September 1979

SOME PEOPLE mellow as they get older. Bob Marley gets angrier and wiser. Following the relaxed, self-fulfilled Exodus and Kaya, Survival marks a surprising but welcome return to the frontline of political entertainment with a passion strengthened by reasoned analysis and the most beautiful singing I've heard in a long time.

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