Bob Marley’s seminal ‘Catch A Fire’ album will be re-issued for its 50th anniversary.
The record represented a number of firsts for the Jamaican icon: arguably his breakout moment, it was initially credited as The Wailers, before being issued as Bob Marley & The Wailers – a key shift in dynamic. His first for Island Records UK, it helped move him into the position of a globally recognised figure, blending Jamaican culture with rock, soul, and more.
On November 3rd – pre-order it now – fans can soak up a special 50th anniversary package, boasting a pristine version of the original tapes. Alongside this, you’ll be able to absorb the first fully official release of Bob Marley & The Wailers extraordinary show at Edmonton’s Sundown Theatre, recorded back in 1973.
The concert features the group in full flow – the original line-up, working together as one in an intimate venue.
Coming ahead of the incoming Bob Marley: One Love feature-length film, the new version of ‘Catch A Fire’ will be available digitally, as a 3CD set, and as a 3LP vinyl edition (with a bonus 12 inch, too).
The expanded editions include the alternative, extended and instrumental Jamaican versions of the original album tracks, alongside the 10-song live album, ‘Live From The Paris Theatre London’.
As a preview, the live performance of powerful Bob Marley cut ‘Slave Driver’ – recorded at his Edmonton show – has been placed online.
Tune in now.