Talk:Survival (Bob Marley and the Wailers album)

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Not on Tuff Gong[edit]

Can someone supply some proof that this was not released on Tuff Gong label? It seems like it was

It was released on Tuff Gong in at least three different versions (and Jamaica being Jamaica, probably several others). It's worth noting that Blackwell changed the song sequence when he released the album on Island in 1979. It wasn't until the Barry Diament remaster in 1990 that the original track sequence was restored. That original sequence is what's used everywhere now -- except on the early Tuff Gong cassettes, which were inexplicably re-sequenced in a completely different way than either the Tuff Gong or Island releases. This was the only Island-era album to have multiple versions with different sequencing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:30A:2E44:E010:F9FF:21F8:D708:4120 (talk) 09:09, 22 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


"In Africa the album has been partly censured (scratched with measurers on arrangement of the local governments). The colonial powers like UK and France wanted to prevent tempting of the black native population to revolts and rebellions because of the partly martial lyrics."

Could someone, perhaps whoever originally added this, make it a bit clearer? At the time of the release of this album neither Britain nor France held any colonies in Africa, so I don't really follow, unless I have mistunderstood the meaning of the passage. Cheers, --Loopy e 22:56, 17 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I heard it was done in South Africa, but I don't think it was a British colony by that time... 惑乱 分からん 00:48, 16 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It was done in South Africa by the Apartheid Government, and maybe in Rhodesia, if they had the chance of doing that before the majority rule in 1980. So I propouse it would be chanced to the following: In South Africa the album was partly cencured (scratched with measurers on arrangement of the local governments) by the then Apartheid Government. I have just seen a BBC documentary about Bob Marley and they just said that it was done in South Africa to prevent black people from hearing these tracks that where seen as revolutionary. Dr.Poison 10:07, 17 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yeah, allegedly they just erased the complete lyrics on back with a black marker, and scratched all imported LPs they could find in order to make them unplayable. Strikes me as a very primitive method... =S 惑乱 分からん 11:36, 17 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The article refers to "Tribute to Bob Marley. The Daily Star." apropos the censure of the album in South Africa, but this article does not contain anything about this subject, although it contains other valuable material. So, I change the place of this reference. Mvewiki (talk) 20:12, 31 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Why is the flag of Papua New Guinea on the album, thats not Africa Rmpfu89 00:06, 3 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Possibly because Bob Marley wanted to celebrate and honour their recently gained (1974) independence from Australia (???) 惑乱 分からん 00:47, 16 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No where is it said that all the flags are African countries... i think the fact that Papua New Guinea's flag is on the cover of an album named survival explains everything.... no mention of this should be made. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 15:45, 14 May 2008

There Is no album art. Why? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:27, 16 March 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]