At times Marley still seems a little doubtful, almost insecure, about how to make his songs memorable. The title track for instance starts out just as good as the opener, supporting the bass line with the great I-Three and a strong brass section.
It is the latter that weighs it down a little though, sounding to dry and forced, overshadowing the rest in its omnipresence. Yet, even in those moments of slight discomfort with Marley's decisions, just as the overtly long and monotonous Rebel Music , the band manages to present it in an enjoyable, easily digestible way. Tough it gets quite obvious that there is a lot more potential in this record. And of course the legendary No Woman No Cry serves as the very best example of that.
While the live version remained more popular and got far more praise over the years, the band did an excellent job in the studio nevertheless. Thanks to the dynamic rhythm section, the track easily merges the joyful feel of reggae with the melancholic message and the gospel-tinged keyboard.
This lighter tone is even more obvious as Marley's vocals range from the bluesy feel especially in the chorus and faster, more energetic minutes with an almost rap-like performance.
In contrast to those brilliantly embedded childhood memories Them Belly Full But We Hungry features a more militant sound, being reminiscent of tracks like Zimbabwe or Exodus. Yet, while those suffered slightly from their more aggressive sound, here Marley manages to successfully merge the more offensive tone with the bluesy and relaxed feeling that defines "Natty Dread". That way even his slightly enraged statement "A hungry mob is an angry mob" is followed up by an anthemic praise of Jah and smooth verses, thanks to an extent to the soul-tinged background work of the I-Three.
But not just does he provide one of his very best political comments, no, he also manages to dive into a more romantic atmosphere with Bend Down Low and still stay away from the cheesy and tedious feel Waiting In Vain or Turn Your Lights Down Low were weighed down by. January Learn how and when to remove this template message. Rolling Stone. Retrieved 18 June Accessed 7 January Accessed 5 January Archived from the original on 31 May Retrieved 20 May Retrieved 4 March — via robertchristgau.
Archived from the original on 1 April Retrieved 1 April Retrieved 15 March Retrieved 18 September Main Album Natty Rebel [Jad] Release Date January 15, Label Import. Release Info Compilation Studio Recording. Track Listing - Disc 1. Nice Time. Bob Marley. Sugar Sugar.
Give Me a Ticket The Letter. Rocking Steady. Treat You Right. The World Is Changing. Legend Rebel Music Talkin' Blues Aston Barrett , Hugh Peart. Natty Dread Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Skip to main content. Used: Very Good Details. Sold by Tunes Hoboken. Condition: Used: Very Good. All items are guaranteed. Add to Cart. Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color:. Natty Rebel. Box Set. See all 11 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Price. Vinyl, Import, December 9, "Please retry". Register a free business account.
Track Listings Disc: 1. Nice Time. Sugar Sugar. Give Me A Ticket.Dec 17, · Bob Marley & The Wailers – Rebel Label: JAD – PM, BMG – PM, Fifty Five Records – none.