Island/Tuff Gong
code: 314 548 893-2
country: Canada (issued in several countries)
release date: April 13, 1973 (Remastered CD: June 12, 2001)
media: CD
booklet: 12 pages....(6 pictures)
liner notes: none
Catch A Fire
Concrete Jungle 1972 4m15s
02. Slave Driver 1972 2m54s
03. Four Hundred Years 1972 2m46s
04. Stop That Train 1972 3m56s
05. Baby We've Got A Date (aka: Rock It Baby) 1972 3m58s
06. Stir It Up 1972 5m34s
07. Kinky Reggae 1972 3m39s
08. No More Trouble 1972 4m00s
09. Midnight Ravers 1972 5m11s
10. High Tide Or Low Tide 1972 4m44s
11. All Day All Night 1972 3m29s
Personal appreciation of the product
songs selection:
liner notes:
design: 5/5
note: This album is one of the finest album recorded by The Wailers. Their first album after signing to Island Records. All of these songs could be considered classics tracks. It contains new versions of four songs that were previously recorded for other producers: CONCRETE JUNGLE (1971), FOUR HUNDRED YEARS (1970), STOP THE TRAIN (1970) and STIR IT UP (1967). Chris Blackwell strategy was to marketed the band the same way as a rock act. The Wailers were promoted among college radios stations. A very nice documentary is available on 'The making of' Catch A Fire, simply entitled: Catch A Fire. The original covers was a silver zippo, that could be oppened in to to find the vinyl. Contrary to regular remastered that include fillers, the two bonus tracks are simply excellent. The remastered edition has a very nice 12-page booklet that inlcude all the lyrics, compared to the unapropriate and deceiving 4-page booklet included in the initial 1988 CD edition (re-issued until the Remastered Edition came out in 2001).

The singles that were issued in Jamaica were: MIDNIGHT RAVERS, ROCK IT BABY and CONCRETE JUNGLE. The singles that were issued in UK were: BABY WE'VE GOT A DATE (with STOP THAT TRAIN (instrumental) on it's B-side) and CONCRETE JUNGLE. The song SLAVE DRIVER was featured on the B-side of GET UP STAND UP.

Note that a Deluxe Edition of this album was issued in March 2001. The bonus CD includes the original recording of the songs, without additional musicians.
The last colum represent the song number on my checklist