Hear Some Rare, Early ’70s Demo Versions From Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Catch A Fire (Audio)

Hip-Hop Fans, please subscribe to AFH TV, a streaming video service focused on real Hip-Hop culture. We already have exclusive interviews, documentaries, and rare freestyles featuring some of Rap’s most iconic artists and personalities, and much more is coming--movies, TV series, talk shows. We need your support. It is only $1.99/month or $12/year, and is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Google TV, for all subscribers. Start your 7-day free trial now. Thank you.

#126 on Rolling Stone magazine’s “Top 500 Greatest Albums Of All-Time,” The Wailers’ Catch A Fire is a benchmark Reggae album. Released in April of 1973, the album written primarily by Bob Marley, with two penned efforts by Peter Tosh featured a carefully-crafted concoction of hope, seduction, and social chronicle. This Tuff Gong/Island Records release prompted the international hit, “Stir It Up,” and was a keystone in bringing The Wailers’ to international fame, especially Stateside.

ego trip! shared an incredible demo recording session, said to be from 1972, from this album. Of the nine released songs, several are included with nuances that true Reggae Heads might pick up on. Additionally, another hit, “Get Up, Stand Up,” is included, despite not being on the album. Whether mastered or demo, summertime (and really anytime), is a good time to take heed to one of the most impactful bands of all times…

TheWailers_CatchAFire

Related: Happy Birthday to Bob Marley. Here’s a Mix Celebrating His Life & Legacy (Audio)