1972

1972

In 1972 Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailers signed a contract with Chris Blackwell for Island Ltd. In fullfillment of this contract the albums “Catch A Fire” and “Burnin´” were produced and released.
The rights to publish these albums in UK were owned by Rondor Music (London) Ltd.
The credits of the album “Catch A Fire” seem to indicate Aston Barrett and Carlton Barrett would now be also parts of “The Wailers”. Musically speaking they were sure also “Wailers”, but contractwise “The Wailers” still were Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer only.

CATCH A FIRE ALBUM

Recorded at Dynamic Studios, Harry J. Studios and Randy´s Studios, Kingston, JA, circa October 1972. Overdubs recorded at Island Studios, Basing Street, London, UK.
Produced by Bob Marley and Chris Blackwell.
First Jamaican Longplay release: Tuff Gong TGLP 101 (Matrix: 1-9329 F6 / 1-9329 -F3) (red label with a dread hitting a gong), 1972 (Zippo-Sleeve).
Second Jamaican Longplay release: Tuff Gong TGLP 101 (Matrix: 1-9329 F6 / 1-9329 – F3) (red label with a dread hitting a gong), 1972 (Foto Sleeve) (To my knowledge only a few were released with the zippo sleeve, then more were released in the picture sleeve.)
Later Jamaican Longplay release: Tuff Gong (Matrix: ILPS 9241) (Foto-Cover)
Later Jamaican Longplay release: Tuff Gong (Matrix: ILPS 9241) (Foto-Cover) (clear vinyl)
First UK Longplay release: Island ILPS 9241 (Zippo-Cover) (Matrix crossed off: “BML 2001″, BM means Blue Mountain), April 1973 or – what some say – December 1972 (only 20.000 of this one were pressed.)
Later UK Longplay release: Island ILPS 9241 (Matrix: ILPS 9241) (Foto-Cover), various re-pressings
First USA Longplay release: Island SW 9829 (Matrix: 1-9329-F2 / 2-9329-F2 and Matrix: 1-9329-F3 / 2-9329-F3) (Zippo Cover), January 1973 (These two early pressings include “Baby Baby We´ve Got A Date” with extra verse.”
Later USA Longplay release: Island ILS-80216 (Zippo Cover)
First German Longplay release: Island 86 767 ET (In fact an import of the UK Zippo Sleeve Pressing with a sticker and the different cocde on it.)
Second German Longplay release: Island 86 767 XOT (In fact an import of the UK Zippo Sleeve Pressing with a sticker and the different cocde on it.)
Japanese Longplay release: Island / Polystar 20S-81.
Brazilian Longplay release: Island 9127 002, 1977, LP (Zippo Sleeve)
Released on Longplay: Island (Zippo-Cover), (Different matrix and price code on back), circa 2000
Released on Longplay: Island (Zippo-Cover), (Different matrix and price code on back), circa 2004
Released on CD: Island, 1988
Released on CD: Tuff Gong / Island TGLCD 1 (Digitally Remastered), January 1994
Released on CD: MFSL Ultradisc II UDCD-628, March 1995
Released on CD: Universal 314 548 635-2, (Deluxe Edition), March 27th 2001 include on CD 1: “Baby Baby We´ve Got A Date” with extra verse and longer.
Released on CD: Island (Definitive Remasters), June 12th 2001

Concrete Jungle

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals and guitar by Bob Marley. Harmonies and guitar by Peter Tosh, harmonies and percussion by Bunny Wailer.
Jamaican 7-inch release: Tuff Gong (blue writing on white background and red writing on white background), 1972, a-side: Concrete Jungle (Matrix: DSR-RM-8601-A) / b-side: I´m Hurting Inside (1968) (mistitled as “Concrete Jungle)
JA Tuff Gong LP 101 / UK Island LP SW 9329 vinyl album release (4,11) (Although the sleeve says 4,12 what is wrong.)
USA 7-inch release: Konduko, ca. mid 70ies, a-side: Concrete Jungle / b-side: Year Full Of Sundays (King Sporty) Konduko is King Sporty´s own label.
Island CD album release (Digitally Remastered) (4,13)
Island CD album release (Deluxe Edition) (4,14)
Island CD release: Songs Of Freedom, 1992 (4,11)
The track appears in inferior quality at: 20 Greatest Hits, Italy Boot Tape LCS 14043 (2,50)
Note: At the same time a 7-inch “Concrete Jungle / Rock It Baby” was released on JA Tuff Gong. But this one has the 1971 recording as a-side.
Note: The song appears on UK and US 7-inch, but both have a different mono mix of the same take. See below.
Note: The “Jamaican Mix” has alternate vocals and is listed below.
Note: At the same time an alternate take was recorded, finally released overdubbed on the album “Chant Down Babylon” (2000). See later.
Note: The Wailers recorded the song before in 1971, existing in two different takes.

Slave Driver

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley. Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
UK 7-inch release: Island WIP 6167, 1973, a-side: Get Up Stand Up / b-side: Slave Driver (2,48)
UK 7-inch release: Island 1218, 1973, a-side: Get Up Stand Up / b-side: Slave Driver (2,48) Released in a standard plain pink sleeve.
Dutch 7-inch release: Island 13 029 AT, 1973, a-side: Get Up Stand Up / b-side: Slave Driver (2,48) Released in a picture sleeve. The second 7-inch of The Wailers released outside JA / UK / USA.
JA Tuff Gong LP 101 / UK Island LP SW 9329 vinyl album release (2,52) (Although the sleeve says 2,54 what is wrong.)
Island CD album release (Digitally Remastered) (2,54)
Island CD album release (Deluxe Edition) (2,54)
Island CD release: Rebel Music, 1986 (2,53)
Island CD release: Songs Of Freedom, 1992 (2,51)
The track appears in inferior quality at: 20 Greatest Hits, Italy Boot Tape LCS 14043 (2,41)
Note: The “Jamaican Mix” is listed below.
Note: The track appears edited shorter (2,41) on an Italian or Spanish Boot Tape LCS 14043. I have this edited track on “rastaman collection – I – Bob Marley – Vol. 19, CDR”.

400 Years

Written by Peter Tosh.
Lead vocals by Peter Tosh. Harmonies by Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer.
JA Tuff Gong LP 101 / UK Island LP SW 9329 vinyl album release (2,46) (Although the sleeve says 2,45 what is wrong.)
Island CD album release (Digitally Remastered) (2,45)
Island CD album release (Deluxe Edition) (2,46)
The track appears in inferior quality at: 20 Greatest Hits, Italy Boot Tape LCS 14043 (2,34)
Note: The “Jamaican Mix” is listed below.

Stop That Train

Written by Peter Tosh.
Lead vocals by Peter Tosh. Harmonies by Bob Marley and Bunny Wailer.
JA Tuff Gong LP 101 / UK Island LP SW 9329 vinyl album release (3,54) (Although the sleeve says 3,55 what is wrong.)
Dutch 7-inch release: Island 16.212 AT, 1974, a-side: Them Belly Full / b-side: Stop That Train
Island CD album release (Digitally Remastered) (3,55)
Island CD album release (Deluxe Edition) (3,56)
The track appears in inferior quality at: 20 Greatest Hits, Italy Boot Tape LCS 14043 (2,59)
Note: The “Jamaican Mix” is listed below.
Note: And there is the instrumental take. See below.

Baby Baby We´ve Got A Date (Rock It Baby)

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley. Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Backing harmonies by Rita Marley and Marcia Griffiths.
JA Tuff Gong LP 101 / UK Island LP SW 9329 vinyl album release (3,57) (Although the sleeve says 4,06 what is wrong.)
Island CD album release (Digitally Remastered) (3,58)
Island CD album release (Deluxe Edition) (3,58)
The track appears in inferior quality at: 20 Greatest Hits, Italy Boot Tape LCS 14043 (2,27)
Note: The UK and US Island 7-inch have an edit. This difference is not mentioned by RS. See below.
Note: The track appears on JA Tuff Gong 7-inch, similar to the UK and USA 7-inches but longer. See below.
Note: And there is “Rock It Version”. See below.
Note: The “Jamaican Mix” is listed below.
Note: Finally there is an alternate, once on USA LP and later and longer on Deluxe Set. See below.

Stir It Up

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley. Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
JA Tuff Gong LP 101 / UK Island LP SW 9329 vinyl album release (5,31) (Although the sleeve says 5,30 what is wrong.)
Japanese 7-inch release: Toshiba ILR-20581, 1975 or later, a-side: I Shot The Sheriff (Live 1975) / b-side: Stir It Up Released in a picture sleeve.
German 7-inch release: Island 43153xT, ca. 1975, a-side: No Woman No Cry (Live 1975) / Get Up Stand Up / b-side: Stir It Up / Them Belly Full (But We´re Hungry) Special Edition called “King Of Reggae” with two titles on each side and the sleeve made as a poster.
USA 7-inch release: Island 7-94953, 1984, a-side: Stir It Up / b-side: One Love
Canadian 7-inch release: Island, 1984 or 1986, a-side: Stir It Up / b-side: Punky Reggae Party
Island CD album release (Digitally Remastered) (5,33)
Island CD album release (Deluxe Edition) (5,34)
The track appears in inferior quality at: 20 Greatest Hits, Italy Boot Tape LCS 14043 (2,32) edited
Note: There is an edit of this album track. See below.
Note: The “Jamaican Mix” is listed below.

Kinky Reggae

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley. Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
JA Tuff Gong LP 101 / UK Island LP SW 9329 vinyl album release (3,36)
Island CD album release (Digitally Remastered) (3,38)
Island CD album release (Deluxe Edition) (3,39)
The track appears in inferior quality at: 20 Greatest Hits, Italy Boot Tape LCS 14043 (2,39)
Note: The “Jamaican Mix” with different vocals is listed below.
Note: At the same time an alternate take was recorded, finally released overdubbed on the album “Chant Down Babylon” (2000). See later.

No More Trouble

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley. Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
USA 7-inch release: Island 1218, 1973, a-side: Concrete Jungle (Mono)(Matrix: X79363A) / b-side: No More Trouble (Matrix: X79370) (3,58) The label tells that this single was distributed in USA by Capitol Records, Hollywood, California.
JA Tuff Gong LP 101 / UK Island LP SW 9329 vinyl album release (3,56) (Although the sleeve says 3,55 what is wrong.)
Island CD album release (Digitally Remastered) (3,59)
Island CD album release (Deluxe Edition) (4,00)
Island CD release: Songs Of Freedom, 1992 (3,59)
The track appears in inferior quality at: 20 Greatest Hits, Italy Boot Tape LCS 14043 (2,48)
Note: The “Jamaican Mix” is listed below.
Note: At the same time an alternate take was recorded, finally released overdubbed on the album “Chant Down Babylon” (2000). See later.

Midnight Ravers

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley. Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
JA Tuff Gong LP 101 / UK Island LP SW 9329 vinyl album release (5,05) (Although the sleeve says 4,57 what is wrong.)
Island CD album release (Digitally Remastered) (5,07)
Island CD album release (Deluxe Edition) (5,08)
Note: An edit appeared on 7-inch. See below.
Note: The version is called “Ravers Version”. See below.
Note: The “Jamaican Mix” is listed below.
Note: The same take is released overdubbed on the album “Chant Down Babylon” (2000). See later.


1972: OTHER TRACKS

Rock It Babe (Edit)

An edit of the album track.
First Jamaican 7-inch release: Tuff Gong, 1972, a-side: (Matrix: RM-7500-A) Rock It Babe (3,19) / b-side: (Matrix: DSR-RM-7685-1) Rock It Version. This 7-inch appears with red and black writing on white background.
Second Jamaican 7-inch release: Tuff Gong, Concrete Jungle (Credit: Bob Marley & The Wailers) / Rock It Babe (Credit: Bob Marley & The Wailers). The a-side is the Wail´N Soul´M track recorded 1971. I guess the b-side is the “Jamaican Mix”. If this is wrong, then the b-side is the edit of the album track. (Note: Sure is, the track appears on JA Tuff Gong. Unsure is the matrix. I think it is this earlier matrix that has the edit of the “Jamaican Mix”.)
Third Jamaican 7-inch release: Tuff Gong, 1973, Rock It Babe (Credit: Bob Marley & Wailers) (Matrix: DSR RM 7683-1) / Rock It Version (Credit: Wailers All Star) (Matrix: DSR RM 7685-1).

Baby Baby We´ve Got A Date / Rock It Baby (Short Edit) (Stereo)

Another edit of the album track shorter as on Jamaican 7-inches. This difference is not mentioned by RS.
The difference between the mono and stereo is small, maybe in fact coming from the used source. But we can say it is rather stereo.
UK 7-inch release: Blue Mountain BM 1021, 1973, a-side: Baby Baby We´Ve Got A Date (Stereo) (Matrix: BM 1021 A – 1U) (2,34) / b-side: Stop That Train (Instrumental) (Matrix: BM 1021 B – 1U)
USA 7-inch release: Island SPRO 6627 (1211) / P-1211, 1973, a-side: Rock It Baby (Mono) (2,37) / b-side: Rock It Baby (Stereo) (2,37)
Note: There are five tracks appearing on 7-inch in stereo and in mono: “Rock It Baby” (Edit 1), “Get Up Stand Up” (Edit), “Wake Up And Live” (Edit), “Could You Be Loved” (Edit) and “Coming In From The Cold”. “Stop That Train (Instrumental)” also exists labeled once as stereo and once as mono, but both tracks are mono in fact.

Rock It Baby (Short Edit) (Mono)

The same edit as forementioned but in mono.
The difference between the mono and stereo is small, maybe in fact coming from the used source. But we can say it is rather mono.
USA 7-inch release: Island SPRO 6627 (1211) / P-1211, 1973, a-side: Rock It Baby (Mono) (2,37) / b-side: Rock It Baby (Stereo) (2,37)
USA 7-inch release: Island 1211, 1973, a-side: Rock It Baby (Mono) (2,37) / b-side: Stop That Train (Instrumental) (Stereo) (2,35)

Stir It Up (Edit)

This edit of the album track appeared first in 1984 and is in stereo.
USA 7-inch release: Island 670 (Promo), 1984, a-side: Stir It Up (Credit: Bob Marley & The Wailers) (Matrix: ST-PR 47102-2) (3,35) / b-side: Stir It Up (Credit: Bob Marley & The Wailers) (Matrix: ST-PR 47102-2) (3,35)
Appears with black writing on white background. Both sides have the same stereo edit of the album track.
USA 7-inch release: Island 94988, 1984, a-side: Stir It Up / b-side: One Love
UK Album release: Legend, 1984, LP (3,38).
USA Album release: Legend, 1984, LP (3,38).

Midnight Ravers (Edit)

An edit of the album track.
First Jamaican 7-inch release: Tuff Gong, 1972, a-side: Midnight Ravers (Credit: Bob Marley & Wailers) (Matrix: DSR RM 7682-1) (3,40) / b-side: Ravers (Credit: Wailers All Star) (Matrix: DSR RM 7684-1) (3,19). This 7-inch appears with red and black writing on white background and full credits (B. Marley in brackets as writer, Bob Marley & The Wailers).
A repressing appears with red and black writing on white background with different credits (Bob Marley Bob Marley & Wailers).
Another repressing appears with red and black writing on yellow background.
First USA 7-inch release: Tuff Gong TG 5014, a-side: Midnight Ravers (Credit: Bob Marley & The Wailers) (3,36) / b-side: Ravers Version (Credit: B. Marley) This 7-inch appears with black writing on blue background.

Concrete Jungle (Edit) (Mono)

The striking effect reached by mixing the original jamaican tape and the overdubbed keyboards and guitar to mono is the disappearance of the guitar, dominating the end of the stereo track, and the appearance of the keyboard, nearly not audible at the stereo mix. So this mono mix sound really different while many other mono mixes sound identical to the stereo mixes.
Elsewise the track is the album track but edited.
First UK 7-inch release: Island WIP 6164, 1973, a-side: Concrete Jungle (WIPX 1262) (4,00) / b-side: Reincarnated Souls (WIPX 1263) The a-side has the mono mix, same as USA Island 7-inch. But this single do not mention “Mono” at the label. Released in the standard plain pink sleeve.
First USA 7-inch release: Island 1218, 1973, a-side: Concrete Jungle (Mono) (Matrix: X79363A) (4,00) / b-side: No More Trouble (Matrix: X79370). The label tells that this single was distributed in USA by Capitol Records, Hollywood, California. Released in the standard plain pink sleeve.
Dutch 7-inch release: Island, 1973, a-side: Concrete Jungle (4,00) / b-side: Reincarnated Souls (Released with a picture sleeve). The first 7-inch of The Wailers released outside JA / UK / USA. The a-side is probably mono.


Stop That Train (Instrumental)

Version of “Stop That Train”, instrumental with a few lead and harmony vocals at the end of the song.
UK 7-inch release: Blue Mountain BM 1021, 1973, a-side: Baby Baby We´ve Got A Date (Matrix: BM 1021 A – 1U) / b-side: Stop That Train (Instrumental) (Mono) (Matrix: BM 1021 B – 1U) (2,34)
USA 7-inch release: Island 1211, 1973, a-side: Rock It Baby / b-side: Stop That Train (Instrumental) (Stereo) in fact mono, the info on the label saying “stereo” is a mistake.
Never released on CD.

Rock It (Version) (Wailers All Star)

Instrumental version of “Rock It Babe”.
First Jamaican 7-inch release: Tuff Gong, 1972, a-side: (Matrix: RM-7500-A) Rock It Baby / b-side: (Matrix: DSR-RM-7685-1) Rock It Version (3,16) This 7-inch appears with red and black writing on white background.
Second Jamaican 7-inch release: Tuff Gong, 1972, Rock It Babe (Credit: Bob Marley & Wailers) (Matrix: DSR RM 7683-1) / Rock It Version (Credit: Wailers All Star) (Matrix: DSR RM 7685-1).
Third Jamaican 7-inch release: Tuff Gong, a-side: Nice Time / b-side: Rock It Version. The a-side is the Wail´N Soul´M track recorded 1967. Info by JC.
Never released on CD.

Ravers Version (Wailers All Stars)

Instrumental version of “Midnight Ravers”.
First Jamaican 7-inch release: Tuff Gong, 1972, a-side: Midnight Ravers (Credit: Bob Marley & Wailers) (Matrix: DSR RM 7682-1) / b-side: Ravers Version (Credit: Wailers All Star) (Matrix: DSR RM 7684-1) (3,21). The first pressing of this 7-inch appears with red and black writing on white background and full credits (B. Marley in brackets as writer, Bob Marley & The Wailers).
A repressing appears with red and black writing on white background with different credits (only artists´ credits to Bob Marley Bob Marley & Wailers).
Another repressing appears with red and black writing on yellow background.
First USA 7-inch release: Tuff Gong TG 5014, a-side: Midnight Ravers (Credit: Bob Marley & The Wailers) / b-side: Ravers Version (Credit: B. Marley) (3,23) This 7-inch appears with black writing on blue background.
Never released on CD.
Note: Both b-sides include a noise close to the end of the song that is far too loud and sounds distorted. But this is original. Once I edited this sound as i thought it would be a mistake from recording and have the track without this sound on my “rastaman collection I – Vol. 1 CDR”.


CATCH A FIRE ALBUM (JAMAICAN MIX)

Produced by Bob Marley and The Wailers.
Mixed 2001 by Errol Brown.
First International CD Release: Universal 314 548 635-2, (Deluxe Edition), March 27th 2001

Concrete Jungle (Jamaican Mix)

Including additional vocals by Bob Marley.
Without guitar by Wayne Perkins and without keyboards by John Bundrick.
Tuff Gong / Universal CD release (4,16)
Also released on Catch A Fire Deluxe Edition Sampler (4,16)

Slave Driver (Jamaican Mix)

Tuff Gong / Universal CD release: Deluxe Edition (2,56)

400 Years (Jamaican Mix)

Tuff Gong / Universal release: Deluxe Edition (3,02)

Stop That Train (Jamaican Mix)

Without the organ by John “Rabbit” Bundrick, but with organ by Winston Wright.
Tuff Gong / Universal CD release: Deluxe Edition (3,55)

Baby Baby We´ve Got A Date (Rock It Baby) (Jamaican Mix) (= USA LP Mix ?)

An alternate take in fact with different vocal lines compared to the 1973 recording featuring the lines: “So Long Have I waited for this moment to come”.
Also including additional vocals by Bob Marley at the end of the song. Without guitar by Wayne Perkins.
Tuff Gong / Universal CD release: Deluxe Edition (4,05)

Stir It Up (Jamaican Mix)

Without guitar by Wayne Perkins.
Tuff Gong / Universal CD release: Deluxe Edition (3,39)
Also released on Catch A Fire Deluxe Edition Sampler (3,39)

Kinky Reggae (Jamaican Mix)

Including additional vocals by Bob Marley.
Tuff Gong / Universal CD release: Deluxe Edition (3,44)

No More Trouble (Jamaican Mix)

Including additional vocals by Bob Marley.
Tuff Gong / Universal CD release: Deluxe Edition (5,16)
Also released on Catch A Fire Deluxe Edition Sampler (5,16)

Midnight Ravers (Jamaican Mix)

Without the keyboards by John “Rabit” Bundrick.
Tuff Gong / Universal CD release: Deluxe Edition (5,09)

High Tide Or Low Tide (Full track) (“Jamaican Mix”)

No different mix but the complete take. In fact the same mix appeared previously edited on “Songs Of Freedom”. See below.
Tuff Gong / Universal CD release: Deluxe Edition (4,44)
Also released on Catch A Fire Deluxe Edition Sampler (4,44)
Tuff Gong / Universal CD release: Definitive Remasters (4,44)

All Day All Night (Jamaican Mix) (= Maxi-CD Mix)

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley. Harmonies by Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
UK Maxi-CD release: Island TGXCD5, 1995, Easy Skanking, Redemption Song (Band Version), Punky Reggae Party (long version), All Day All Night (3,29) Including tap-in by Carlton Barrett.
UK Maxi-CD release: Island TGXCD6, 1995, Natural Mystic, Redemption Song (Band Version), Punky Reggae Party (long version), All Day All Night (3,29) Including tap-in by Carlton Barrett.
Tuff Gong / Universal CD release: Catch A Fire Definitive Remasters (3,29)
Tuff Gong / Universal CD release: Catch A Fire Deluxe Edition (3,29) Including tap-in by Carlton Barrett.
The mix on the 1995 released Maxi-CD and the so-called “Jamaican Mix” is the same.


High Tide Or Low Tide (Edit of so called “Jamaican Mix)

Written by Bob Marley.
Lead vocals by Bob Marley. Harmonies and guitar by Peter Tosh, harmonies by Bunny Wailer.
Previously unreleased.
First Island CD release: Songs of Freedom, Island, 1992 (4,09), edited
Note: At first it was told this track would be recorded in 1969 and mixed in 1972 at Harry J.s for possible inclusion at the Catch A Fire album. Ian McCann also told, that there would be an unreleased earlier cut of this song. Now all seems to be only a rumour and the track in fact was recorded 1972.
Note: The same take sounds different at “Man To Man Boxset. See next.
Note: The full track is the “Jamaican Mix” listed above.

High Tide Or Low Tide (Edit) (Alternate Mastering)

The same one as before but with a sound a bit different. CL found, the guitar and the piano is much more in front here. So I would think this difference of the sound have its reason in a different mastering of the original tape for this release compared to the one on Island.
EU CD release: Man To Man Box (4,08)