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Catch a Fire

Catch a Fire is the major label[?] debut for Jamaican roots reggae band Bob Marley & the Wailers, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music). The album established the band as international superstars, and Marley in particular became world-famous, especially in the Caribbean and Africa, and among immigrants in Europe and African-Americans in the United States. The socially aware lyrics and militant tone surprised many listeners, but others were attracted to songwriters Bob Marley and Peter Tosh's confrontational subjects and optimistic view of a future free from oppression.

Catch a Fire peaked at #171 and #51 on Billboard's (North America) Pop Albums and Black Albums charts respectively.

Track listing

  1. "Concrete Jungle" (Marley) - 4:13
  2. "Slave Driver" (Marley) - 2:53
  3. "400 Years" (Marley/Tosh) - 2:45
  4. "Stop the Train" (Tosh) - 3:55
  5. "Baby We've Got a Date" (Marley) - 3:57
  6. "Stir It Up" (Marley) - 5:32
  7. "Kinky Reggae" (Marley) - 3:37
  8. "No More Trouble" (Marley) - 3:57
  9. "Midnight Ravers" (Marley) - 5:10


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