Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Bob Marley Catch a Fire

Catch a Fire is the major-label-debut album for Jamaican reggae band The Wailers, released on Island Records in 1973. The album established the band as international superstars. Leader Bob Marley in particular became world-famous, especially in the Caribbean and Africa, and among immigrants in Europe and African-Americans in the United States. The socially aware lyrics and militant tone surprised many listeners, but others were attracted to songwriters Marley and Peter Tosh's confrontational subjects and optimistic view of a future free from oppression.

Catch a Fire peaked at #171 and #51 on Billboard's (North America) Pop Albums and Black Albums charts respectively. It is number 123 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

2001 Deluxe edition

Disc One Catch A Fire: The Unreleased Original Jamaican Versions

1. "Concrete Jungle" – 4:16
2. "Stir It Up" – 3:39
3. "High Tide Or Low Tide" – 4:45
4. "Stop That Train" – 3:55
5. "400 Years" – 3:03
6. "Baby We've Got A Date (Rock It Baby)" – 4:05
7. "Midnight Ravers" – 5:09
8. "All Day All Night" – 3:29
9. "Slave Driver" – 2:57
10. "Kinky Reggae" – 3:45
11. "No More Trouble" – 5:16

Disc Two Catch A Fire: The Released Album

1. "Concrete Jungle" – 4:15
2. "Slave Driver" – 2:55
3. "400 Years" – 2:47
4. "Stop That Train" – 3:57
5. "Baby We've Got A Date (Rock It Baby)" – 3:59
6. "Stir It Up" – 5:35
7. "Kinky Reggae" – 3:39
8. "No More Trouble" – 4:00
9. "Midnight Ravers" – 5:08
10. "High Tide or Low Tide" – 4:40 (cd bonus track)
11. "All Day All Night" – 3:26 (cd bonus track)

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