Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Bob Marley & The Wailers - The Very Best Of The Early Years 1968-74 [1993]

1968-74 - The 6 years which defined what was and what was to come in Bob Marley's career with the Wailers. "The Early Years" brings together some of the greatest singles composed by Bob Marley, Peter "Tosh" Macintosh & Curtis Mayfield (by whom "Keep On Moving" was written and reproduced by Bob Marley, Neville "Bunny Wailer" Livingston and Pete Tosh on this album only). The final track on this album "Keep On Skanking" was not released as a single but is a solo piece by Bob Marley, freestyling almost, to bring an end to this celebration of the joys of reggae music. This album as with each Bob Marley album, song and lyric brings about an overwhelming feeling of peacefulness in anyone who listens to it. When you listen to Bob Marley & The Wailer's musical genius, the under-appreciated beginnings of which are contained in this album, all the problems, fears and bull***t disappear and you are left with an amazing feeling of a carefree existence and most important of all a good mood in which to do whatever the hell you like.1. Trenchtown Rock
2. Lively Up Yourself
3. Soul Almighty
4. Wisdom
5. Caution
6. Cheer Up
7. Thank You Lord
8. Stop The Train
9. This Train
10. Small Axe
11. More Axe
12. Don't Rock My Boat
13. Keep On Movin'
14. Brand New Secondhand
15. Kaya
16. Turn Me Loose
17. Sun Is Shining
18. Keep On Skanking

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