Bob Marley - Uprising - 1980
The front cover, painted by Neville Garrick, boasts a sketch of the sun rising over a high mountain with a huge Rasta man raising his arms in triumph. Yet, the album’s cover completely contrasts what was going on in Marley’s life; his struggle against cancer. Less than one year after the release of the album, the death of Jamaica’s favourite shook the world.
The back cover depicts also a sun surrounded by song titles and lyrics, and other trivia of the album. In the center of the sun a photo of Marley & the Wailers shot by Adrian Boot. And perhaps, considering Marley's illness, it is a sunset instead of a sunrise. As if Marley knew his fate. Nevertheless; both music, lyrics and art were sparkling and convincing. Marley's last message to the world.