Classic Albums: Bob Marley and the Wailers - Catch a Fire
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Here the principal figures in the creation of Catch A Fire tell the story of how this record was designed to Â"cross-overÂ". The program features a unique interview and performance with Bunny Wailer, rare archive interviews with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, and contributions in words and music from many of those who performed on the record, like bass players Family Man Barrett, Robbie Shakespeare and BobÂs wife Rita Marley.
Featuring rare home movies of The Wailers in Jamaica, previously unseen footage, and unique performances of many album tracks such as Stir It Up, Stop That Train and Kinky Reggae, this is a documentary that will endlessly fascinate the viewer and is both a genuine tribute to a great supergroup and an insight into a true reggae Classic Album.
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For me personally, the reason to get the dvd is not Marley himself- there are many documentaries and concerts of Marley on the market that can be had- but the interviews with Bunny Wailer and the late, great Peter Tosh, as well as the vintage footage of the 3 original (and only, in my book) Wailers in concert. As one frustrated reviewer pointed out, there are not whole performances by the Wailers on this dvd- snipets abound within the context of the documentary. While to fans of Tosh, in particular, this is a shame, the dvd IS a documentary, and not live performances, so the lack of complete footage needs to be taken in stride.
What the dvd DOES offer, however, are wonderful anecdotes from Bunny Wailer, (including a solo rendition of "Slave Driver" that is riviting) Alston "Family Man" Barrett, Rita Marley, Chris Blackwell, guitarist wayne Perkins, and keyboardist Rabbit Bundrick, on the making of the lp. Archival interviews with Tosh and Marley add the perspectives of the lp's 2 main catalysts. As with all the Rhino dvds, the work given to this dvd is top rate, with the interviews backed by examples, live performances by many of the key players on the lp, and scenes of Chris Blackwell rolling the master acetates in his recording studio to break down what was happening on certain tracks.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am so very pleased with this dvd and I loved it so inspirational a true dedication to Bob MarleyPublished 21 months ago by Angelo Pardi
I enjoyed his albums and movie. this one is a great one to get if you like to see how they made the album.Published 23 months ago by Kurt Mstoecklhuber
Excellent overview of Bob Marley's biography and music. I loved seeing and hearing his contemporaries talk about him. Worthwhile purchase.Published on January 1, 2014 by Charlotte Bradley
The quality is good and clean. There's clips not seen on other movies or interviews. Plus, I love the songs on this album.Published on February 4, 2013 by claire
Hi. I was not totally satisfied with the dvd for, it didn't reflect the details given about the product. I ordered it because of STIR IT UP. Read morePublished on January 23, 2013 by Bob
it gives a third eye from 'Marley; and 'Legend Created.' funny how so much is in the eyes of the beholder.Published on January 12, 2013 by peter kjaer
I wasn't that familiar with Bob Marley, or reggae music in general... As a matter of fact I'd go as far as to say I disliked the entire genre of music. Read morePublished on March 5, 2010 by Analiese De Saw
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