BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS

Catch A Fire Half Speed (Reissue) (Pre-Order)

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Catch a Fire was the major label debut for Bob Marley and the Wailers, and it was an international success upon it's release in 1973. Although Bob Marley may have been the main voice, every member of the Wailers made valuable contributions and they were never more united in their vision and sound. Bob Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, song writer, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. His music in the 70s established his worldwide reputation and produced his status as one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, with sales of more than 75 million records.

ABBEY ROAD’S world-renowned engineers have been cutting grooves into discs since the studios first opened their doors in 1931. This record was pressed from a master cut using a precision technique known as half-speed mastering. The procedure requires the source master and the cutting lathe to run at half speed on a specially adapted Neumann VMS-80 lathe. This rare and specialised technique transforms difficult to cut highend frequencies into relatively easy to cut mid-range frequencies.
The result is a cut with excellent high frequency response and very solid and stable stereo images. In short, half-speed mastering produces a master of the highest quality that enables the pressing plant to produce a superlative record.

Tracklisting

  1. Concrete Jungle (Side A)
  2. Slave Driver (Side A)
  3. 400 Years (Side A)
  4. Stop That Train (Side A)
  5.  Baby We’ve Got A Date (Rock It Baby) (Side A)
  6. Stir It Up (Side B)
  7. Kinky Reggae (Side B)
  8. No More Trouble (Side B)
  9. Midnight Ravers (Side B)