Catch A Fire (studio album) by The Wailers

Catch A Fire by The Wailers
Year: 1973
Overall rank: 717th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 439 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1973 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (164th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (717th)
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BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS CATCH A FIRE [50TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION] *Torn Se
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BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS Catch A Fire LP ISLAND ILPS 9241 STEREO 1973 Reggae
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Catch a Fire The Wailers 1973 Vinyl Island Records 1st Press Zippo Bob Marley
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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 439 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.7/100, a mean average of 80.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.4.

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85/100
From 09/06/2022 17:37
One of my favorites from Marley
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From 06/22/2022 20:22
Grande marco do reggae!
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From 01/10/2022 03:36
I prefer the "Jamaican" version with the alternate cover. But great nonetheless!
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From 11/24/2020 22:40
No doubt these guys came out swingin' on Island Records. Still not sure how High Tide or Low Tide doesn't make the cut though.
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From 03/04/2020 04:09
Fully formed “debut” this is one of my favorite albums Bob Marley was associated with. The Wailers include Bunny Wailer & Peter Tosh here and their contributions pack a big punch. Perhaps it didn’t have songs as great as on the next album Burnin’ but this album flows together quite well. Concrete Jungle, Stop That Train, Stir It Up & No More Trouble are standout tracks.
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From 01/04/2020 17:59
This album can be used to treat anxiety. The lyrical content may be heavy (concrete jungle, 400 years), but the sense of calm and pure beauty are unparalleled.
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From 09/02/2019 15:05
Favorite Tracks:Baby we've got a date, No more trouble
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From 03/07/2019 23:33
Positive. We need more positive music. I love Bob's voice in the last song.
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From 07/08/2018 21:29
Outstanding debut from The Wailers, really shows all their potential. "Stir It Up" is a an underapreciated song on Bob's catalogue.
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Best Albums of 1973
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
3. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
4. Selling England By The Pound by Genesis
5. Quadrophenia by The Who
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
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