Bob Marley & The Wailers – Natty Dread (1974/2023) [FLAC 24 bit, 96 kHz]

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Natty Dread (1974/2023) [FLAC 24 bit, 96 kHz] Download

Artist: Bob Marley & The Wailers
Album: Natty Dread
Genre: Reggae
Release Date: 1974/2023
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 96 kHz
Duration: 42:11
Total Tracks: 10
Total Size: 860 MB


1-01. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Lively Up Yourself (05:11)
1-02. Bob Marley & The Wailers – No Woman No Cry (03:46)
1-03. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) (03:13)
1-04. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Rebel Music (3 O’Clock Roadblock) (06:45)
1-05. Bob Marley & The Wailers – So Jah S’eh (04:27)
1-06. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Natty Dread (03:35)
1-07. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Bend Down Low (03:21)
1-08. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Talkin’ Blues (04:06)
1-09. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Revolution (04:23)
1-10. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Am-A-Do (03:19)


Natty Dread is the seventh album by Bob Marley and the Wailers, released in 1974. Previously Marley had recorded with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer as the Wailers, and this was his first record without them.

Natty Dread was most popularly received in the UK, where it peaked at No. 43 and sold in excess of 100,000 copies, making it a gold album. Over time it gained popularity in other parts of the world, and in 2003 it was ranked No. 181 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.Natty Dread is Bob Marley’s finest album, the ultimate reggae recording of all time. This was Marley’s first album without former bandmates Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston, and the first released as Bob Marley & the Wailers. The Wailers’ rhythm section of bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett and drummer Carlton “Carlie” Barrett remained in place and even contributed to the songwriting, while Marley added a female vocal trio, the I-Threes (which included his wife Rita Marley), and additional instrumentation to flesh out the sound. The material presented here defines what reggae was originally all about, with political and social commentary mixed with religious paeans to Jah. The celebratory “Lively Up Yourself” falls in the same vein as “Get Up, Stand Up” from Burnin’. “No Woman, No Cry” is one of the band’s best-known ballads. “Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)” is a powerful warning that “a hungry mob is an angry mob.” “Rebel Music (3 O’Clock Road Block)” and “Revolution” continue in that spirit, as Marley assumes the mantle of prophet abandoned by ’60s forebears like Bob Dylan. In addition to the lyrical strengths, the music itself is full of emotion and playfulness, with the players locked into a solid groove on each number. Considering that popular rock music was entering the somnambulant disco era as Natty Dread was released, the lyrical and musical potency is especially striking. Marley was taking on discrimination, greed, poverty, and hopelessness while simultaneously rallying the troops as no other musical performer was attempting to do in the mid-’70s. – Jim Newsom

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