Rastaman Vibration Original recording remastered
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1976 album from the Reggae legend. The album was a great success in the USA, becoming the first (and only) Bob Marley release to reach the Top Ten on the Billboard 200 charts.
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Pick it up. If you're disappointed, there's no hope for you.
This song is just perfection from the chiming organ chords that follow the initial drum roll, through the doo-woppy choruses the the I Three's, the call and refrain of the central chorus, Marley's singing, and some really impressive lyrics that cast Marley's voice in the role of a wild-eyed Old Testament prophet, though I suspect his inspiration to be based in the New Testament Last Supper story. No doubt by this stage in Marley's career, he had first hand experience of hypocrites and parasites among his hangers on and entourage.
"Man to man is so unjust, children
You don't know who to trust
Your worst enemy could be your best friend
And your best friend your worst enemy
Some will eat and drink with you
Then behind them su-su 'pon you."
(Bob Marley, from Who the Cap Fit).
And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me...
And he answered and said unto them, [It is] one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish.
( Mar 14:21)
A bunch of other fine songs too, with Marley and the band in fine voice throughout.
* A really worthless CD
** A CD that has some good stuff, but some major defects.
*** An OK CD that will please fans of the artist in question.
**** An excellent CD that represents the best work of the artist in question and can be bought with confidence.
***** An absolute classic that is the best, or among the best, of its genre. Your collection should start here.
Were he just a social commentator, Marleys music would have gone the way of Bob Dylans, and Joni Mitchells (whose works are subjected to the most appalling remakes in an effort to make them digestable for modern audiences). Marleys works, however, are different in that they are rhythmically as "sound" today as they ever were. That is why he continues to win new generations of fans long after his passing. Bob Marley was a musical wiz; a skilled craftsman who knew how to tap into the very movements of mens souls.
Damn! This cd sounds better than ever! The sad thing is, no one has yet to improve upon the reggae sound perfected by Marley and the Wailers in the 70's. However, the good news is, that like all truly great music, it will remain poignant and timeless; from the soulful wail of Marleys tenor, the ethereal harmonies of the I Threes, the melodically fat basslines, and the entrancing interplay of guitar, organ, drums, horns and percussion, Rastaman Vibration "rocks" on a "whole 'nother level."
The reason it happened is that this is perhaps the greatest single reggae album ever recorded. That it reigns supreme is confirmed by the fact that nobody seems to have ever spoken of it in disparaging terms, or in a derisory manner, and I can't think of ever seeing it reviewed in a negative light. This album contains reggae anthems that will probably be cherished for as long as the genre is in existence and at least one of them has transcended the genre to become a pop music icon that one might hear played at virtually any party. Yet, the sound is so 'other' that one can listen to it countless times and still be struck by its utter orginality and remarkable listenability. I believe that owning this album is something like having attended Woodstock: It's that kind of thing.
1. positive vibration 5/5 - very upbeat & happy song
2. roots, rock, reggae 4.5/5 - cool
3. johnny was 5/5 - sad, but good song about the unfairness of the system
4. cry to me 4/5 - pretty good song
5. want more 5/5 - very good
6. crazy baldhead 4.5/5 - another great wailers song w/ very good lyrics
7. who the cap fit 4/5 - very good lyrics
8. night shift 4.5/5 - surprisingly addictive
9. war 5/5 - amazing remake of a speech that H.I.M. Hailie I Selassie I, King of Kings, L-RD of L-RDs, the Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah made in 1968
10. rat race 5/5 - the best song on the album. amazing lyrics. possibly one of the best bob marley & the wailers songs ever!
11. JAH live (bonus track) 5/5 - a really amazing song about JAH. the other best song on the album
my favs are #1, 6, 9, 10, 11
this is a very moving album. probably one of the best reggae albums ever. if you enjoy oldschool reggae, i suggest this album (preferably the remastered version w/ bonus tracks)
nuff said & one love
Most recent customer reviews
This album in my opinion is a Bob Marley classic. His music transcends many cultures and as usual tells a story and many generations to come will be able to relate to what is being... Read morePublished on April 13 2004 by Marianopolita2005
Bob marley is a ledge. face it.He died too soon, and left vis album behind.We should enjoy it thourughuly.Goodbye bob.Published on Feb. 20 2004
A most excelent album by BMW, and a powerful statement of Bob's beleifs and philosophies. All together a fairly deep album, with a bouncing baseline and rich vocal... Read morePublished on Dec 4 2003
This cd kicks ass. All the songs are equaly good. Even though marleys been dead for years, his music lives on and will for several more years. REST IN PEACE BOB!Published on Nov. 22 2003
The album, "Rastaman Vibration," is a very positive and legendary album. The lyrics of this album are not only strong, but they are also lyrics that are true and that you can... Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2003 by Drew
This was my first meeting with reggae music in 1976, and i am still struck. This album is a must for new reggae explorers!Published on July 18 2003 by frans van meel
Me and my father brought Rastaman Vibration while vacationing in St. Martin and it's been my favorite Bob Marley ever since. Read morePublished on April 1 2002 by gtigrl