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Classic Albums: Bob Marley and the Wailers - Catch a Fire
In the late '60s, the notion that reggae would become more than just a novelty act would have been laughed at. To break into the mainstream, the movement needed a powerful voice of prophetic proportions. This voice emerged from the collective work of three pioneering friends from Jamaica, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Robert Nesta Marley, who sought to bring about an ideological revolution through deeply meditative, hypnotic, and spiritual music. Catch a Fire was the Wailers' and reggae's introduction to the world and turned Bob Marley into a mega-icon of enormous proportions. It was the first album to remain true to the traditions of reggae music while having enough elements that were accessible to popular culture.
This documentary, Bob Marley and the Wailers: Catch a Fire, returns to Dynamic Studios in Kingston, Jamaica, shedding light on the development of the album, the thought process of Bob, Peter, and Bunny, and the importance of the music on a song-by-song basis. The story of Catch a Fire is presented through interviews with the band members, studio musicians, and former head of Island Records Chris Blackwell. Throughout are raw studio rehearsal footage, BBC TV footage, and home movies that include performances of "Concrete Jungle," "Slave Driver," "Stir It Up," and "Stop That Train." The documentary wraps up with rare black-and-white footage of the Wailers' tour in Edmonton, London, in 1973 with an electrifying performance of the Burnin' song "Get Up, Stand Up." --Rob Bracco --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Truly Bob and who he was. Another lovely version of the King of Reggae and another item for my library, for sharing.Published 3 months ago by Mr.Kirkwood
Though interesting, this DVD only focuses on the production of one album that the Wailers made in 1973, 'Catch a Fire', their first Island Records album. Read morePublished on Nov. 22 2006 by MLY
As a fan of music, but knowing little about its technical aspects and production, this documentary/concert dvd was a godsend. Interviews with people who made the album. Read morePublished on Oct. 9 2001 by Dave Rosenthal
I was thinking about a live concert no a loudsy sound engineer saying who he mix the songs and those stuped terminology, I want Bob Live not that kind of stuff.Published on Sept. 3 2001 by Carlos Cotto
this is a great live recording of bob and the wailers,the sounds are very clear and smooth while bob gives his knowledge and teaching to the people and i would recomend this one to... Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2001 by robert perez
this is a great companion to the official marley documentary "rebel music." many of the performances, interviews and home videos are culled from the same tapes, but... Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2001 by nestalicious
Customer reviews were misleading. There is not a single complete Marley song in this documentary. It is a series of disjointed, inane and largely irrelevant interviews with... Read morePublished on July 30 2000 by Steven F. Lowe