Bob Marley & The Wailers - Catch A Fire - Essential Reggae - Sealed 180 Grm LP

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Bob Marley & The Wailers - Catch A Fire

Label: Tuff Gong / Island
Catalog#: 42284 62011
Format: Vinyl, LP NEW
SEALED LP ( pic is previous cpopy)
Country: US issue
Released: 1973
Genre: Reggae
Style: Reggae, Roots Reggae

Credits: Bass - Aston "Family Man" Barrett
Congas, Bongos, Vocals - Bunny Wailer
Drums - Carlton Barrett
Piano, Organ, Guitar, Vocals - Peter Tosh
Producer - Bob Marley , Chris Blackwell
Vocals, Guitar - Bob Marley


A1 Concrete Jungle (4:12)
A2 Slave Driver (2:54)
A3 400 Years (2:45)
A4 Stop That Train (3:55)
A5 Baby We've Got A Date (Rock It Baby) (4:06)

B1 Stir It Up (5:30)
B2 Kinky Reggae (3:36)
B3 No More Trouble (3:56)
B4 Midnight Ravers (4:57)

Catch a Fire is an excellent debut album by the Wailers. All the original Wailers are there including Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Their performance here is electric. The album was released in 1973 and it was this album that got me hooked to reggae music. This is the album that popularized reggae. .


..The Wailers recorded Catch A Fire in three different eight-track studios in Kingston. In contrast to previous recordings, they now had a budget that could do full justice to the songs, seven of which were written by Marley – who also produced the album – and two by the group’s other singer and lead guitarist Peter Tosh. Even so, when Marley returned to London to deliver the master tapes, Blackwell insisted that more work was needed and promptly took over the production reins. Adding overdubbed contributions from the session guitarist Wayne Perkins, Blackwell tweaked arrangements and adjusted mixes, rolling back some of the heavier bass-end parts and generally molding the sound into a shape that remained true to the band’s roots, but which would also sit comfortably in the mainstream rock marketplace of the day

The songs in the album address serious social and political issues. .my favourite song on the album "Stir it Up"
.But the emotional meat of the album was in the passionate, street-poet lyrics of protest songs including “Slave Driver” and “400 Years.” “No chains around my feet/But I’m not free/I know I’m bounded in captivity,” Marley sang in “Concrete Jungle,” the first of several searing cries on behalf of the oppressed and dispossessed of his homeland which echoed what used to be known as the “negro spiritual” music of previous generations.




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Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Tuff Gong
Artist Bob Marley
Color Black