MUSIC NERD MOMENT OF THE DAY: Bob Marley Exodus ’77 – BBC documentary

Exodus

This is one of the most powerful Bob Marley documentaries that I’ve seen in a while, focusing on the 1977 album Exodus. It’s very curious in its structure but works pretty well by including all of the music from the album over the span of the entire year that Marley spent in London while recording the album, and also touches on some of the most important musical events of the year through images and words, including the rise of punk rock in England and disco music in America, political and cultural events involving the Queen of England, Jimmy Carter, the U.S.S.R., commentary from participants on when they were introduced to Marley and the effect of his music on their life, and so much more. In the end, this doc shows both just how important Exodus was and is to the world, and the effect that the world had on the recording of Exodus. Watch the entire documentary on YouTube at the link below:

Bob Marley Exodus ’77 – BBC documentary

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