Bob Marley - Natty Dread
You must know bob Marley. The man who with the help of a certain Chris Blackwell of Island records, brough Reggae to the masses.
He brought us many excellent records before he succumbed to cancer. And in the style of reggae and the Jamaican sound systems they all have awesome bass.
One of the earlier albums released in the west, Natty Dread is alson one of the best, with songs such as 'Lively up yourself', 'No woman, no cry'. The latter to my ears a far better version than the version more commonly heard and available on legend. Its livelier and somewhat rawer. This record is a worthwhile purchase for these songs alone.
In fact that probably stands for a lot of the music here. as time went on his records became more and more produced. This is in the middle stages and sounds both exciting while having a great sound quality.
The release being reviewd is the one from a couple of years ago and should be still readily available. For much of the 90's there were only cheap digitally remastered copies available on vinyl. Then they came out with a sticker saying 'definitive Edition. remastered Original artwork and tracklisting'. These are definitely the editions to get. They sound awesome. Brilliant bass! Brilliant definition and soundstage.
I do have a Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs copy of Catch a Fire which sounds awesome but new cost several times the price and now? Well, who knows?
Get these editions before they are gone!