Island/Tuff Gong
code: 314 548 895-2
country: Canada (issued in several countries)
release date: October 25, 1974 (Remastered CD: June 12, 2001)
media: CD
booklet: 12 pages....(9 pictures)
liner notes: none
Natty Dread
Lively Up Yourself 1974 5m11s
02. No Woman, No Cry 1974 3m46s
03. Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) 1974 3m13s
04. Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock) 1974 6m45s
05. So Jah Seh 1974 4m28s
06. Natty Dread 1974 3m35s
07. Bend Down Low 1974 3m21s
08. Talkin' Blues 1974 4m06s
09. Revolution 1974 4m23s
10. Am-A-Do 1974 3m20s
Personal appreciation of the product
songs selection:
liner notes:
design: 5/5
note: This albums is the third album to be issued on Island. Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer had left the band in late 1973. Chris Blackwell takes a part of responsibility in it after suggesting that the band should be called Bob Marley & The Wailers instead of 'The Wailers'. But for many years before the Island contract, the band was named like this. Guitarist Al Anderson joined the Wailers on guitar, replacing Peter Tosh. This album marks the first appearance of the legendary I-Threes on backing vocals, replacing the strong harmonies of Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh. The I-Threes consist of Bob Marley's wife Rita Marley, along with Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt. They would become part of the band and tour until the last concert in September 1980.

The album contains new versions of two songs that were previously selfproduced or recorded for other producers: LIVELY UP YOURSELF (1971) and BEND DOWN LOW (1966, 1968). The bonus track AM-A-DO is nothing new to the fans, as it was already included at the end of the live album Talkin' Blues, issued in February 1991.

The singles that were issued for this album in Jamaica were: REBEL MUSIC, NATTY DREAD, THEM BELLY FULL and BEND DOWN LOW (with TALKING BLUES on B-side). The only single issued in UK was: SO JAH SEH backed with NATTY DREAD.

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 last colum represent the song number on my checklist