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Friday, 24 June 2022

It Came From Dundee - Lively Up Yourself


For years the only thing I had by Bob Marley was Live! the great 1975 album recorded at the Lyceum Theatre in London.

I then got a copy of Legend when I inherited my brother and sister -in- laws CD collection.

I was therefore quite interested to check out Lively Up Yourself which is a 3 CD collection of  his classic early recordings  on a 2010 compilation from Demon Records.

The three CDs are titled CD1 - Soul Rebel, CD2 - Riding High and CD3 -Keep on Moving.

The quality of the recordings is not great and I can't work out whether this is because it is a cheap and cheerful  budget compilation or because these were early recordings using less than sophisticated equipment.

I probably recognize about a dozen or so of the 38 tracks and it seems only fair to select one each from the 3 CDs in the order above.

I'm not totally convinced that this one is a keeper.

Bob Marley - Lively Up Yourself

Bob Marley -Fussing and Fighting

Bob Marley - Small Axe

1 comment:

  1. The older I get, the more I appreciate Marley's pre-Island work, particularly the stuff produced by Lee Perry. It's not that the Island albums aren't fantastic, they are, but it's the raw directness of the early material I find increasingly attractive.