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The Marley Family, Island Records and UMe have announced a massive set of Exodus reissues to mark the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley & the Wailers' landmark Exodus album, which was released on June 3, 1977.Reel-to-tapes documenting reggae star's Seventies shows in London and Paris found in rundown London hotel Ziggy Marley is helming a "restatement" version, which will be included in some of the reissue sets. Revisiting his father's original session recordings, he found previously unused and unheard vocals, lyric phrasing and instrumentation. His "restatement" version, dubbed Exodus 40 – the Movement Continues, utilizes his discoveries, which gives the songs new contexts. For example, with "One Love" Ziggy found 10 new lead vocal outtakes and the newfound tape featured ad libs as well. For "Turn Your Lights Down Low" he assembled musicians to record a new music bed, which provides the song a more prominent R&B sway. Ziggy also plans to incorporate music from Exodus into his sets when he embarks on his summer tour beginning June 12th in San Diego.Three of the four new Exodus sets are due June 2nd. A two-CD package includes the original album along with Ziggy Marley's "restatement" version. A three-CD set, which will also be available digitally, features the original Exodus, Ziggy's Movement edition and Exodus Live. There will also be a limited edition gold vinyl version comprising the original 1977 album.The Super Deluxe four-LP, two 7-inch singles edition will be released on June 30th. It will include the original LP, Ziggy's Movement version, and an Exodus Live set, which was recorded at London's Rainbow Theatre the week of the album's release. The fourth LP is entitled Punky Reggae Party. It packages a previously unreleased extended mix of "Keep on Moving" along with a pair of vinyl 7-inches: "Waiting in Vain" backed with "Roots" and "Smile Jamaica (Part One)" backed with "Smile Jamaica (Part Two)." Exodus is Bob Marley & the Wailers' ninth studio album. The album was released six months after an assassination attempt was made on Marley while he was in his native Jamaica, which led him to exile in London where Exodus was recorded. The album featured a newer backing band at the time, as the original Wailers disbanded in 1974. Exodus' backing band included brothers Carlton (drums) and Aston "Family Man" Barrett (bass), keyboardist Tyrone Downie, percussionist Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, guitarist Junior Marvin and I-Threes backing vocalists Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths and Marley's wife Rita Marley.
Turn your lights down lowAnd pull your window curtainOh, let the moon come shining inInto our life againSaying ooh, it's been a long, long time(Long, long time)I got this message for you, girlBut it seems I was never on timeDid I wanna get through to you, girl?On time, on time (word)I want to give you some loveI want to give you some good, good loving(Uh, uh, right, uh)Oh I, oh I, oh IYeah, I want to give you some good, good loving (uh)Turn your lights down low(Word, word, uh, uh)Never ever try to resist, oh no(Na, na, na, na)Oh, let your love come shining in(Na, na, na, na)Into our lives again(Na, na, na, na)Saying ooh, I love you(I love you, I love you)And I want you to know right now(Know right now)Ooh, I love you(Uh-uh, yeah, uh)And I… Turn your lights down low(Word, word, uh, uh)Never ever try to resist, oh no(Na, na, na, na)Oh, let your love come shining in(Na, na, na, na)Into our lives again(Na, na, na, na)Saying ooh, I love you(I love you, I love you)And I want you to know right now(Know right now)Ooh, I love you(Uh-uh, yeah, uh)And I want you to know right now (uh)That I, that II wanna give you some love (uh, yeah)I wanna give you some good, good lovingOh I, oh I, oh II wanna give you some good, good loving (yeah uh-uh)Loving you is a like a song I replayEvery three minutes and thirty seconds of every day (uh, uh)And every chorus was written for us to recite (right)Every beautiful melody of devotion every nightIt's potion like this ocean that might carry meIn a wave of emotion to ask you to marry meAnd every word, every second, and every thirdExpresses the happiness more clearly than ever heard (uh)And when I play 'em, every chord is a poemTelling the Lord how grateful I am 'cause I know him (what? word)The harmonies possess a sensation similar to your caress (uh)If you asking then I'm telling you it's yesStand in love, take my hand in love, God bless (right)I want to give you some good, good lovingI want to give you some loveI want to give you some good, good lovingOh I, oh I, oh II wanna give you some good, good lovingGood, good, good loving (I wanna give you some good loving)