Bob Marley & The Wailers – Burnin’ (1973/2023) [FLAC 24 bit, 96 kHz]

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Burnin' (1973/2023) [FLAC 24 bit, 96 kHz] Download

Artist: Bob Marley & The Wailers
Album: Burnin’
Genre: Reggae
Release Date: 1973/2023
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 96 kHz
Duration: 49:12
Total Tracks: 13
Total Size: 1015 MB


1-1. The Wailers – Get Up, Stand Up (03:20)
1-2. The Wailers – Hallelujah Time (03:34)
1-3. The Wailers – I Shot The Sheriff (04:42)
1-4. The Wailers – Burnin’ And Lootin’ (04:19)
1-5. The Wailers – Put It On (04:03)
1-6. The Wailers – Small Axe (04:02)
1-7. The Wailers – Pass It On (03:35)
1-8. The Wailers – Duppy Conqueror (03:48)
1-9. The Wailers – One Foundation (03:44)
1-10. The Wailers – Rastaman Chant (03:48)
1-11. The Wailers – Reincarnated Soul (03:45)
1-12. The Wailers – No Sympathy (Remastered 2001) (03:11)
1-13. The Wailers – The Oppressed Song (Remastered 2001) (03:15)


Burnin’ is the sixth album by Jamaican reggae group the Wailers (also known as Bob Marley and the Wailers), released in October 1973. It was written by all three members and recorded and produced by the Wailers in Jamaica, contemporaneously with tracks from the Catch a Fire album with further recording, mixing and completion while on the Catch a Fire tour in London. It contains the song “I Shot the Sheriff”. It was the last album before Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer decided to pursue solo careers, while continuing their local releases through their company Tuff Gong Records. A commercial and critical success in the United States, Burnin’ was certified Gold and later added to the National Recording Registry, with the Library of Congress deeming it historically and culturally significant.The Wailers’ fourth album overall, Burnin’, was their second for Island Records, released only six months after its predecessor, Catch a Fire. Given that speed, it’s not surprising that several tracks — “Put It On,” “Small Axe,” and “Duppy Conqueror” — are re-recordings of songs dating back a few years. But they fit in seamlessly with the newer material, matching its religious militancy and anthemic style. The confrontational nature of the group’s message is apparent immediately in the opening track, “Get Up, Stand Up,” as stirring a song as any that emerged from the American Civil Rights movement a decade before. The Wailers are explicit in their call to violence, a complete reversal from their own 1960s “Simmer Down” philosophy. Here, on “Burnin’ and Lootin’,” they take issue with fellow Jamaican Jimmy Cliff’s song of the previous year, “Many Rivers to Cross,” asking impatiently, “How many rivers do we have to cross/Before we can talk to the boss?” “I Shot the Sheriff,” the album’s most celebrated song, which became a number one hit in the hands of Eric Clapton in 1974, claims self-defense, admits consequences (“If I am guilty I will pay”), and emphasizes the isolated nature of the killing (“I didn’t shoot no deputy”), but its central image is violent. Such songs illuminated the desperation of poor Jamaican life, but they also looked forward to religious salvation, their themes accentuated by the compelling rhythms and the alternating vocals of the three singers. Bob Marley was a first among equals, of course, and after this album his partners, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, quit the group, which thereafter was renamed Bob Marley and the Wailers. The three bonus tracks on the 2001 reissue are all by Tosh and Wailer, though recorded at the album’s sessions, suggesting the source of their frustration. – William Ruhlmann

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