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Catch a Fire (1973)

Bob Marley & The Wailers
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Catch a Fire, released on 13 April 1973, is the fifth album for Jamaican reggae band Bob Marley & The Wailers, and the first the band released on Island Records. Although unsuccessful, the album's supporting concert tour throughout England and the United States helped establish the band as international stars.
Catch a Fire peaked at number 171 and number 51 on Billboard's 200 and Black Albums charts, respectively. The album has received critical acclaim, including being listed at number 123 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, the second highest placement of the five Bob Marley albums on the list, after the posthumous compilation album Legend. It is also regarded as one of the top reggae albums of all time.
Around the time JAD Records collected 72 of the greatest Marley tracks, businessman Danny Sims made a deal with Johnny Nash to produce the film Want So Much To Believe in Sweden, while Sims asked Nash to write some songs for the soundtrack. Nash and Marley therefore worked together. Marley moved to Sweden and began to tour successfully through Europe. Subsequently, Sims asked Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer and the Barrett Brothers to join Marley's band The

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Tracks

4:14 Concrete Jungle
2:54 Slave Driver
3:56 Stop That Train
3:39 Kinky Reggae
4:00 No More Trouble
5:11 Midnight Ravers
2:46 400 Years
3:58 Baby We've Got a Date (Rock It Baby)
4:44 High Tide or Low Tide
3:29 All Day All Night
5:36 Stir It Up
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The first crossover reggae album announces a new force in world pop.