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Our take

Survival is an album with an outwardly militant theme, and some critics speculate that this was due in part to criticism Marley received for the laid-back, ganja-soaked atmosphere of his previous release, "Kaya", which seemed to sidetrack the urgency of his message.

Some notable examples are "Africa Unite", where Marley proclaims Pan-African solidarity, and "Zimbabwe", a hymn dedicated to later-independent Rhodesia, which was performed at Zimbabwe's Independence Celebration in 1980, just after the official declaration of Zimbabwe's independence. Survival was originally to be called "Black Survival" to underscore the urgency of African unity, but the name was shortened to prevent misinterpretations of the album's theme.

The vitals

A small preview from Spotify

Released: 1979
Genre: Reggae
Label: Island

Condition: New
Format: 1 x Vinyl LP
Speed: 33 1/3 RPM


1. "Wake Up And Live" (4:58)
2. "Africa Unite" (2:54)
3. "One Drop" " (3:51)
4. "Ride Natty Ride" " (3:50)
5. "Ambush In The Night" " (3:12)
6. "So Much Trouble In The World" (4:00)
7. "Zimbabwe" (3:51)
8. "Top Rankin'" (3:10)
9. "Babylon System" (4:21)
10. "Survival" (3:53)

Spice up your sound

Suits the common OM series cartridge. Get this guy if your old one has worn down after several hundred hours of play (or is busted).

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We've bundled a Pro-Ject Clean It and Brush It - the minimum bits we recommend to keep your vinyl and stylus dust-free.

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A deep-cleaning system for those who have big collections and second hand vinyl. No serious collector is without something like this.

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Reading material

by Angus

We take a look at the different ways to do the important work of keeping your records and stylus clean.

by Angus

Since many of our visitors are at the beginning of their vinyl voyage, we thought it'd be helpful to have a starter's compass.

by the team

Instant Classic is Australia's new way to buy records + the equipment to listen to them on.