11 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bob Marley was already a rising star in Jamaica when Catch a Fire took his name around the globe. This 1973 album mixed street-level views of Kingston life with stunning melodic sensibilities, and the blends of sounds and harmonies began to register with mainstream rock audiences. From the plaintive reportage of “Concrete Jungle” to the youth rallying cry of “400 Years” to the poppy drone of “Stir It Up”, Marley, along with fellow Wailers Bunny Marley and Peter Tosh, created a masterpiece with unyielding staying power.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bob Marley was already a rising star in Jamaica when Catch a Fire took his name around the globe. This 1973 album mixed street-level views of Kingston life with stunning melodic sensibilities, and the blends of sounds and harmonies began to register with mainstream rock audiences. From the plaintive reportage of “Concrete Jungle” to the youth rallying cry of “400 Years” to the poppy drone of “Stir It Up”, Marley, along with fellow Wailers Bunny Marley and Peter Tosh, created a masterpiece with unyielding staying power.

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