‘Survival‘ was released in 1979 on Island Records and Tuff Gong Records, It marked a return to a more militant themes in Bob Marley’s music and the album was originally going to be called ‘Black Survival.
The album cover is comprised of 48 African flags representing a call for unity and strength in numbers, over an image of a slave ship.
The artwork was designed by a Jamaican-born, but US-based artist called Neville Garrick. Garrick was responsible for a number of other Marley album sleeves, and also went on to provide artwork for Burning Spear (Hail H.I.M, Farover), Bunny Wailer (Blackheart Man), Steel Pulse, Peter Tosh (Wanted Dread & Alive) and many more. Neville Garrick also created the backdrop for the iconic Reggae Sunsplash festival.
Wake Up And Live 4:55
Africa Unite 2:55
One Drop 3:52
Ride Natty Ride 3:53
Ambush In The Night 3:14
So Much Trouble In The World 4:00
Top Rankin’ 3:09
Babylon System 4:21
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