Natty Dread (Bonus Tracks) (1974)
|Artist: Bob Marley & Wailers|
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|Bob Marley & The Wailers: Bob Marley (vocals, guitar); Al Anderson (guitar); Touter (piano, organ); Aston "Family Man" Barrett (bass); Carlton "Carly" Barrett (drums, percussion).|
|Additional personnel includes: Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt (background vocals).|
|Reissue producers: Bill Levenson, Maxine Stowe.|
|Recorded at Harry J Studios, Kingston, Jamaica and Island Studios, Hammersmith, England.|
|All tracks have been digitally remastered.|
|Personnel: Bob Marley (vocals); Al Yasha Anderson (guitar); Touter (piano, organ); Aston Barrett (bass guitar); Carlton "Carly" Barrett (drums, percussion); I-Threes (background vocals).|
|Audio Mixer: Sidney Bucknor.|
|Recording information: Harry J. Studios, Kingston, Jamaica; Harry Jay's Recording Studio, Kingston, Jamaica; Island Studios, Hammersmith, England.|
|Photographers: Adrian Boot; Dennis Morris.|
|Out on his own following the defection of Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh, this album saw Marley utilizing the talents of the I-Threes for the first time. There was still a nod to his past in the inclusion of a cover version of a Wailers tune, "Lively Up Yourself," but elsewhere he revelled in his new found freedom, on "Revolution" and most particularly, "No Woman, No Cry," which has practically become a Jamaican national anthem since its release. If that song had an instantly universal appeal, Rasta themes were also brilliantly conveyed via "Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)" and "Rebel Music (Three O'Clock Roadblock)." Marley had announced himself as one of the greats of modern music.|
Engineer: Phil Ault; Syd Bucknor; Sylvan Morris
Associated Artists and Works
|Release Date : 06/12/2001|
|Original Release Date : 1974|
|Catalog ID : 5488952|
|Label : Island/Tuff Gong|
|Number of Discs : 1|
|Studio/Live : Studio|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : AAD|
|UPC : 00731454889520|
- Ranked #182 in Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time"
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...Marley gearing himself for the big push and 'Them Belly Full' was his first great oppression song..."
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...Masterworks..."
- Ranked #78 in NME's list of the `Greatest Albums Of All Time.'
BioLike John Lennon, Bob Dylan and a few others, Bob Marley's impact goes far further than simply music. His songs touch hearts and minds; his spirit of life is still being felt today, some 20 years after his death.
In speaking of Marley, his producer, Chris Blackwell, president of Island Records, remembers, "Bob Marley is somebody who was an incredible role model. Anybody you talk to, who has witnessed him, knows he really led by example. He was always on time for things--which is hardly a Jamaican trait. I went on a lot of the 1980 tour and he was always the first one on the bus. Traditionally, the star is the last one on the bus, if he isn't going in a limo. If there were a lot of people and they had to fly economy, he would travel with them. He never put himself in a position where he would be seen as being different from anybody else. In that respect, he was somebody who lived up to the example of the leaders of all the main religions: there is one quality all such figures have, which is humility. And Bob really had that natural humility. He was also a natural leader. Absolutely, truly natural."