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Rastaman Vibration Original recording remastered

4.9 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (June 19 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B00005KBA0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,978 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Positive Vibration
2. Roots, Rock, Reggae
3. Johnny Was
4. Cry To Me
5. Want More
6. Crazy Baldhead
7. Who The Cap Fit
8. Night Shift
9. War
10. Rat Race
11. Jah Live

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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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Format: Audio CD
This is a timeless album. No other words to really describe it. Powerful lyrics, great instrumentals, soothing voice, positive vibes. A truly perfect album. I'm constantly juggling which one of Bob's albums ranks as my favorite, but right now, this one holds the number one spot with "Kaya" following second. I'm not exactly what you'd call a reggae fan, but Bob's music transcends the genre into something truly unique, which is why he has so many fans.
Pick it up. If you're disappointed, there's no hope for you.
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This is a really nice album to have, and has one of my very favorite Marley songs, Who the Cap Fit, on it.
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.
Get it!
* 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.
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Marley was very picky about the material he released; the albums he sanctioned while he was alive, are clear testament to that. They are the embodiment of his lifes work; religiously, politically, and musically. Indeed Rastaman Vibration is no exception. And while it is heavily colored with religious and political overtones, its infectious rhythms and great melodies are the stuff that make this album a masterpiece.
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."
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Creem reviewed this album when it was released and I remember thinking from the tenor of the article that the world was hereby put on notice that Bob Marley was going to be a huge musical force. A year later I'd moved to Iran and was flipping through the bootlegged cassettes widely for sale in the Bazaar when lo and behold here was this album staring up at me. The point is that this discovery confirmed Bob Marley's ascendance upon the world stage.
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.
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i love this album. i am a die hard fan of the wailers. i already have 6 wailers albums: catch a fire, burnin', natty dread, exodus, babylon by bus, and rastaman vibration. i like them all, but i have to say that rastaman is my fav. this is what i think of the songs:
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
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