Redemption Song

Bob Marley released Redemption Song in late 1980, mere months before his death. It's a powerful song that always struck a chord with me. "Emancipate yourself from mental slavery" is Marley making Marcus Garvey's words immortal.

I love the song, but my go-to version isn't Marley, it's Joe Strummer. Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros recorded Redemption Song just prior to Strummer's death and it was released posthumously. Here it is, if you've never heard it.

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Handsome Rob

I like Chris Cornells version better, from the Swedish album.

May 15, 2017 @ 9:57 PM


I prefer Bob..
or Ed vedder and Beyonce LOL - Ben Harper always a good time..

or Mr Vedder on his own :

May 16, 2017 @ 2:28 PM


I'm with Mike. Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros, please and thank you.

May 16, 2017 @ 3:47 PM


I agree with Mike on this one.

May 17, 2017 @ 7:36 AM


Love Strummer's version.

I also like Johnny Cash's version (with Strummer).

May 17, 2017 @ 9:42 PM

Handsome Rob

Well fuck me.....


May 18, 2017 @ 8:02 AM


Rip Chris

May 18, 2017 @ 8:03 AM

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