This June marks the 40th anniversary of Exodus, named the “Best Album of the 20th Century” by Time magazine in 1999. As part of the celebration, Ziggy Marley has revisited the original session recordings, uncovering unused and never-before-heard vocals and instrumentation, transforming these various elements into brand-new session takes.
Ziggy approached the project with the utmost respect to his father’s music and the message, Exodus 40 is his vision of how his father may access these songs today. In short, these are the songs that you know and love, but Ziggy’s mindful approach places them in a brand new context, which in a way is like listening to the album again for the first time.
Ziggy assembled an incredible roster of musicians to record a brand new music bed for ‘Turn Your Lights Down Low’. He brought in Brian Macleod (Sheryl Crow) on drums, Zac Rae Rhodes on keys (Death Cab For Cutie), and Dave Wilder (Macy Gray) on bass to record new instrumentation for the track. Bob’s vocals sit atop this fresh music bed, creating a new soulful experience with this iconic song. The album also features an energized remix of ‘Exodus.’
Turn Your Lights Down Low