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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.

Customer Reviews

How Am I the First person to write a review for this?

How am I, humble old me, the first person to review this album? Its absurd. I mean, this is the original wailers -- Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer -- all at their very best, working together for one last time. (As if I even gotta tell you, the other two, Bunny and Tosh, are also giants in their own rights, gorgeous singers and songwriters, too!) This is the album that made Marley THE reggae star, and made reggae a worldwide phenomenon. The controversial rock influences give power the message and music, not dillute it. Check out the steel guitar solo in "Baby we Got a Date," on par with anything pouring out of Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here. Or the reckless solo in the middle of Conrete Jungle. Its all to say, there is no reason why any earthling should not own Catch A Fire.

One of the best from Bob and the Wailers

Catch a Fire and Talkin' Blues....the two Bob albums I would reccomend to anyone who only owns Legend.


Instant classic concrete jungle one of the best songs ever!!!


Formed: 1963

Genre: Reggae

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

Following leader Bob Marley's death from cancer on May 11, 1981, the Wailers Band struggled nearly a decade for direction, hampered from releasing their own music by a Gordian knot of legal entanglements. Anchored by world-class bassist Family Man Barrett and his drummer brother Carlton (who was murdered by gunmen hired by his wife in April 1987), the Wailers Band performed well-received international tours almost constantly through the '80s. Lead guitarist Junior Murvin bravely handled most of the...
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Catch a Fire (Remastered), The Wailers
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  • $5.99
  • Genres: Reggae, Music, Roots Reggae, World
  • Released: Jun 12, 2001

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