The Wailers’ ‘Catch a Fire’ feat. “Stir It Up” is their fifth album released on April 13, 1973 by Tuff Gong / Island.
Track Listing : 1.Concrete Jungle (Bob Marley) – 04:13 . 2.Slave Driver (Bob Marley) – 02:53 . 3.400 Years (Peter Tosh) – 02:45 . 4.Stop That Train (Peter Tosh) – 03:55 . 5.Baby We’Ve Got A Date (Rock It Baby) (Bob Marley) – 03:57 . 6.Stir It Up (Bob Marley) – 05:32 . 7.Kinky Reggae (Bob Marley) – 03:37 . 8.No More Trouble (Bob Marley) – 03:57 . 9.Midnight Ravers (Bob Marley) – 05:10 . 10.High Tide Or Low Tide (Bob Marley) – 04:4 . 11.All Day All Night (Bob Marley) – 03:29
Musicians : Peter Tosh – Organ, Guitar, Piano, Vocals . Bob Marley – Guitar, Vocals . Bunny Wailer – Bongos, Conga, Vocals . Aston Family Man Barrett – Bass Guitar . Carlton Carlie Barrett – Drums . John Rabbit Bundrick – Keyboards, Synthesizer, Clavinet . Wayne Perkins – Guitar . Rita Marley – Backing Vocals . Marcia Griffiths – Backing Vocals . Tommy Mccook – Flute . Robbie Shakespeare – Bass Guitar (Concrete Jungle) . Francisco Willie Pep – Percussion . Winston Wright – Percussion . Chris Karan – Percussion
Production : Produced By Bob Marley, Chris Blackwell . Carlton Lee – Engineer . Stu Barrett – Engineer . Tony Platt – Engineer
Package : Bob Weiner – Design . Rod Dyer – Design
Recorded May – October 1972 At Dynamic Sound Studios, Harry J. Studios And Randy’S Studios, Kingston, Jamaica;.
Released On 13 April 1973 By Tuff Gong, Island.
Bob Marley’s ‘Catch A Fire’ Turns 40, Island Records Founder Chris Blackwell Speaks When they came in, it was like the real life character from the movie, The Harder They Come. They weren’t actors, they were real rebels trying to get a fair deal in a rotten system. […]
Without Catch A Fire Bob Marley would never have become a figurehead and no one… Already big names in their native Jamaica, it took until this 1973 release for Marley and Co. to finally go global. This was due, in no small part, to the intervention of the man once dubbed a ‘vampire’ by Lee Perry (the former Wailers producer) – Chris Blackwell. […]
Having taken the master tapes to London, Blackwell enlisted two white American session musicians—guitarist Wayne Perkins and keyboard player John “Rabbit” Bundrick—to flesh out the Wailers’ sparse textures and had the album remixed, effectively translating it into a format that British and American rock audiences would find more palatable. […]