Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rastaman Vibration

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Rastaman Vibration is the eighth studio album by Jamaican reggae band Bob Marley and the Wailers, originally released in April 1976 via Island Records and Tuff Gong Records.

Bob Marley and the Wailers were originally formed as a ska vocalist when self-taught musician Hubert Winston McIntosh (Peter Tosh) met the singers Neville Livingston (Bunny Wailer), and Robert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley) in 1963, and were later joined by singers Junior BraithwaiteBeverley Kelso, and Cherry Smith.

By the early 1970s, Bob and Bunny had learned to play some instruments and brothers Carlton Barrett and Aston "Family ManBarrett on drums and bass had joined what was now a reggae band. And after Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh left the band in 1974, Bob Marley began touring with new band members, consisting of the Barrett brothersJunior Marvin and Al Anderson on lead guitar, Tyrone Downie and Earl "WyaLindo on keyboards, and Alvin "SeecoPatterson on percussion. The "I Threes", consisting of Judy MowattMarcia Griffiths, and Marley's wife, Rita, provided backing vocals.

Rastaman Vibration was recorded Harry J. Studios and Joe Gibbs Studios, in Kingston, Jamaica, between late 1975 and early 1976. The album was a great success in the US, becoming the first Bob Marley release to reach the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart (peaking at number 8), in addition to releasing Marley's most popular US single "Roots, Rock, Reggae", it is the only Bob Marley single to reach the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at #51.

Synthesizers are featured prominently on this album, adding a breezy embellishment to otherwise hard-driving songs with strong elements of rock guitar.

Although the album's liner notes list multiple songwriters, including family friends and bandmembers, all songs were written by Bob Marley. Marley was at the time was involved in a contractual dispute with his former publishing company, Cayman music. Marley had not wanted his new songs to be associated with Cayman and it was speculated, including in his obituary in The Independent, that he had put them in the names of his friends and family members as a means of avoiding the contractual restrictions and to provide lasting help to family and close friends.

Check out the singles from the album "Roots, Rock, Reggae" and "War"

This LP Record is a "Back to Black" 2016 reissue featuring remastered audio on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, housed in a Gatefold Sleeve with a Digital Download, pressed in Europe.

 

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Tracklisting:

 

A1

Positive Vibration

3:34

A2      

Roots, Rock, Reggae         

3:38          

A3

Johnny Was

3:48

A4

Cry To Me

2:36

A5

Want More

4:14

B1

Crazy Baldhead

3:12

B2

Who The Cap Fit

4:43

B3

Night Shift

3:10

B4

War

3:36

B5

Rat Race

2:50

SKU 602547276209
Record Label Island Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 602547276209
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 19 February 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 30 April 1976
Barcode # 602547276209
Shipping Weight 0.3500kg
Shipping Width 0.007m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000690m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition, Remastered, Reissue, LP Record, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Digital Download Code
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Reggae
Format VINYL LP

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