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Bob Marley & The Wailers – Natty Dread – Half Speed Mastered Vinyl Record

 

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Bob Marley & The Wailers – Natty Dread – Half Speed Mastered Vinyl Record

Natty Dread is a significant album by Bob Marley and the Wailers, released in October 1974. This album marks a pivotal point in Marley’s career, as it was the first album released as “Bob Marley and the Wailers” following the departure of Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, who were original members of the Wailers. This change led to Bob Marley taking a more central role, both as a songwriter and as the main vocalist, which in turn began to shape his emerging status as a global music icon.

The album was recorded at the famous Harry J Studio in Kingston, Jamaica, and was produced by Chris Blackwell and the Wailers. “Natty Dread” reflects a period of artistic growth for Marley and the band, introducing new members like the I-Threes, a female backing vocal trio consisting of Marley’s wife Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, and Marcia Griffiths. Their inclusion added a rich, melodic layer to the music that became a hallmark of Marley’s later work.

Natty Dread incorporates reggae rhythms with elements of rock and blues, showcasing Marley’s evolving sound. The album features some of Marley’s most enduring songs, including “No Woman, No Cry,” “Them Belly Full (But We Hungry),” and “Rebel Music (3 O’Clock Roadblock).” These tracks are notable not just for their compelling melodies but also for their powerful lyrics that deal with themes of struggle, resilience, and defiance against injustice.

“No Woman, No Cry” in particular became one of Marley’s most beloved songs, celebrated worldwide for its poignant lyrics that speak to the experience of poverty and the strength found in community and hope.

Natty Dread was critically acclaimed upon its release and is considered one of Marley’s finest works. It played a crucial role in bringing reggae music to an international audience, with its political themes and unique sound capturing the attention of listeners around the globe. The album’s success helped to solidify Marley’s position as a leading voice in music and a symbol of resistance and social commentary.

The influence of Natty Dread extends beyond its musical achievements. It contributed significantly to the social and political impact of reggae music, with Marley’s messages resonating among diverse audiences. His advocacy for social change and his ability to articulate the struggles of oppressed peoples through music made this album a key part of his legacy as both an artist and an activist.

For fans of Bob Marley and reggae music, Natty Dread offers a deep dive into the roots of Marley’s musical and philosophical vision. It stands as a testament to his artistry and his enduring influence on music and culture worldwide.

Natty Dread: Limited Edition Half-Speed Master

Mastering Engineer at Abbey Road Studios by Miles Showell in Room 30

Originally released in 1974

Brand new, never played and still in the factory plastic

Track Listing
Lively Up Yourself
No Woman No Cry
Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)
Rebel Music (3 O’clock Road Block)
So Jah Seh
Natty Dread
Bend Down Low
Talkin Blues
Revolution

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