Ras Berry wrote:I also think the overdubbed 'original' release of "Catch A Fire" is better than the latterday 'Original Jamaican mixes'!
For years, the only Bob I had only was Natty Dread
. While I loved it (and was quite familiar with and generally liked his Island stuff), I still never felt compelled to actually buy any of the rest of his back catalog--over-familiarity, p'raps.
However, I was very keen to hear the JA mixes of Catch A Fire
, having got a taster on the Classic Albums show about the album. "Whiteworst" himself wondered aloud, while listening to unvarnished mixes on camera for the doc, why they didn't simply release as was. Anyway, I picked up the Deluxe Edition as soon as it came out and was completely blown away and wholly back riding the Marley bandwagon. I've got several more (including Trojan's Complete Marley/Upsetter box) since and really like them (except Rastaman Vibration
Bob Marley, not under- or overrated; everyone gets him--he is simply rated