Cover image for Catch a fire
Title:
Catch a fire
Author:
Marley, Bob, performer.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Tuff Gong, [2001]

â„—2001
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Reggae music.

"All arrangements by Bob Marley and The Wailers"--Insert, p. [10].

Tracks 1-9 originally released Apr. 13, 1973 on Island ILPS 9241.

Compact disc.

Lyrics ([12] p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Language:
English
Contents:
Concrete jungle Slave driver 400 years Stop that train Baby we've got a date Stir it up Kinky reggae No more trouble Midnight ravers High tide or low tide All day all night
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Added Corporate Author:
UPC:
731454889322
Format :
Music CD

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Kenilworth Library REGGAE .M347 C Compact Disc Audio Visual
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Summary

Catch a Fire was the major label debut for Bob Marley and the Wailers, and it was an international success upon its release in 1973. Although Bob Marley may have been the main voice, every member of the Wailers made valuable contributions and they were never more united in their vision and sound. All the songs were originals, and the instrumentation was minimalistic in order to bring out the passionate, often politically charged lyrics. Much of the appeal of the album lies in its sincerity and sense of purpose -- these are streetwise yet disarmingly idealistic young men who look around themselves and believe they might help change the world through music. Marley sings about the current state of urban poverty ("Concrete Jungle") and connects the present to past injustices ("Slave Driver"), but he is a not a one-trick pony. He is a versatile songwriter who also excels at singing love songs such as his classic "Stir It Up." Peter Tosh sings the lead vocal on two of his own compositions -- his powerful presence and immense talent hint that he would eventually leave for his own successful solo career. More than anything else, however, this marks the emergence of Bob Marley and the international debut of reggae music. Marley would continue to achieve great critical and commercial success during the 1970s, but Catch a Fire is one of the finest reggae albums ever. This album is essential for any music collection. ~ Vik Iyengar


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