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Kaya
Studio album by Bob Marley and The Wailers
ReleasedMarch 23, 1978
RecordedIsland Studios, London, January – April 1977
GenreReggae
Length36:59
LabelTuff Gong/Island
ProducerBob Marley & The Wailers
Bob Marley and The Wailers chronology
Exodus
(1977)
Kaya
(1978)
Babylon by Bus
(1978)

Kaya is a roots reggae album released by Bob Marley and the Wailers in 1978. The album consists of tracks recorded alongside those present on the Exodus album in 1977. The album has a very relaxed, laid back sound, lacking much of the militant quality of the Wailers lyrically and musically. They received criticism for 'going soft' as a result of the general sound of the album as well as the theme: songs primarily revolving around love, as well as marijuana. The album's release coincided with the One Love Peace Concert, heralding Marley's triumphant return to Jamaica from exodus in London. Many of the songs present on this album, as well as its sister album Exodus, are rerecorded versions of older tracks present on albums like African Herbsman (song). Well known songs from the album include "Is This Love" and "Sun Is Shining". Kaya reached the top five in the UK album charts.

Track listing

All tracks written by Bob Marley.

Original Album Release (1978)

Side one

  1. "Easy Skanking" – 2:53
  2. "Kaya" – 3:15
  3. "Is This Love" – 3:52
  4. "Sun is Shining" – 4:58
  5. "Satisfy My Soul" – 4:30

Side two

  1. "She's Gone" – 2:25
  2. "Misty Morning" – 3:32
  3. "Crisis" – 3:54
  4. "Running Away" – 4:15
  5. "Time Will Tell" – 3:25

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