Bob Marley & The Wailers ‎– Natty Dread

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Lively Up Yourself 5:29
No Woman, No Cry 4:06
Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) 3:10
Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Road Block) 6:40
So Jah Seh 4:25
Natty Dread 3:33
Bend Down Low 3:10
Talkin' Blues 4:06
Revolution 4:20

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ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records, Tuff Gong ILPS 9281 Jamaica 1974 Sell This Version
56281 GT Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(Cass) Island Records 56281 GT Germany 1974 Sell This Version
D56.281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(Cass, Album) Island Records D56.281 Spain 1974 Sell This Version
M5 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(Cass, Album) Island Records M5 9281 US 1974 Sell This Version
ICT 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(Cass, Album) Island Records ICT 9281 UK 1974 Sell This Version
7250 005 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(Cass, Album) Island Records 7250 005 France 1974 Sell This Version
ILK 719281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(Cass, Album) Island Records ILK 719281 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
ZC1 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(Cass, Album) Island Tapes ZC1 9281 1974 Sell This Version
ISMC-9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Island Records ISMC-9281 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9281 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9281 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9281 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9281 US 1974 Sell This Version
9101 652 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records 9101 652 France 1974 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records, Tuff Gong ILPS 9281 Jamaica 1974 Sell This Version
ILPS 19281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 19281 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
ILS-80158 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records ILS-80158 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
L 35485, ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records L 35485, ILPS 9281 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9281 Scandinavia 1974 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9281 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9281 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9281 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP) Island Records ILPS 9281 Turkey 1975 Sell This Version
L 35485 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records L 35485 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9281 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
L 35485 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records L 35485 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
95 976 / 88 741 XOT Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records 95 976 / 88 741 XOT Austria 1975 Sell This Version
ILPS-9281, L-35485 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS-9281, L-35485 New Zealand 1975 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9281 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
88 741 XOT, 88741 XOT Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 88 741 XOT, 88741 XOT Germany 1975 Sell This Version
88 741 XOT, 88741 XOT Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 88 741 XOT, 88741 XOT Germany 1975 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RP) Island Records ILPS 9281 US 1975 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RP) Island Records ILPS 9281 US 1975 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RP, Mon) Island Records ILPS 9281 US 1975 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RP, Ter) Island Records ILPS 9281 US 1975 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RP, Ter) Island Records ILPS 9281 US 1975 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281, LSI 73046 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records, Jugoton ILPS 9281, LSI 73046 Yugoslavia 1976 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RP) Total Sounds, Island Records ILPS 9281 Barbados 1976 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RP) Island Records ILPS 9281 US 1978 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RP) Island Records ILPS 9281 US 1978 Sell This Version
ILPSC 29281, ILPS 29281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPSC 29281, ILPS 29281 South Africa 1979 Sell This Version
9101 652 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 9101 652 France 1979 Sell This Version
88741I Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 88741I Spain 1980 Sell This Version
204 209 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records 204 209 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE, RP) Island Records ILPS 9281 US 1981 Sell This Version
20S-83 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records, Polystar 20S-83 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
7 90037-1 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records 7 90037-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
7 90037-4 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(Cass, Album, RE, Bar) Island Records 7 90037-4 US 1983 Sell This Version
7 90037-1 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 7 90037-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
ORL 19281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE) Island Records ORL 19281 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
ORL 19281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE) Island Records ORL 19281 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
7 90037-1, 90037-1 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RP) Island Records, Island Records 7 90037-1, 90037-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
P32D-25009 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album, RE, RM) Polystar P32D-25009 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
7 90037-1, 90037-1 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RP) Island Records, Island Records 7 90037-1, 90037-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
CID 9281 (90037-2) Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD) Island Records CID 9281 (90037-2) UK 1987 Sell This Version
7 90037-2 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album, RE) Island Records 7 90037-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
ISMC-9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records ISMC-9281 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
ILPM 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RP) Island Records ILPM 9281 UK 1987 Sell This Version
88741 XOT Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 88741 XOT Germany 1988 Sell This Version
TLP-90157, ILPM 9281, none Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE) BMG, Island Records, Tuff Gong TLP-90157, ILPM 9281, none Argentina 1988 Sell This Version
5B 88741 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 5B 88741 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
GSCD343, none Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD) Island Records, Tuff Gong GSCD343, none South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
260848 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album) Tuff Gong 260848 UK 1990 Sell This Version
260 848 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album) Tuff Gong, Island Records 260 848 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
422-846 204-2 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album, RE, RM) Tuff Gong 422-846 204-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
CIDM 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album, RE, RM) Tuff Gong CIDM 9281 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
422-846 204-4 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(Cass, Album, RE, RM) Tuff Gong 422-846 204-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
GSL 343 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records GSL 343 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
210 848 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE, RM) Island Records, Tuff Gong 210 848 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
TGLLP 3, 846 204-1 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RM, RP) Tuff Gong, Island Records TGLLP 3, 846 204-1 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
PHCR-6703 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album) Tuff Gong, Island Records PHCR-6703 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
ILPS 9281, none Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE, 180) Island Records, Speakers Corner Records ILPS 9281, none Europe 1995 Sell This Version
PHCR-94703 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, LP ) Tuff Gong, Island Records PHCR-94703 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
548 895-2 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album, RE, RM) Tuff Gong, Island Records 548 895-2 UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
548 895-2 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album, RE, RM) Tuff Gong, Island Records 548 895-2 UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
548 895-2 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album, RE, RM) Tuff Gong, Island Records 548 895-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
548 895-9 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album, RE, RM) Tuff Gong, Island Records 548 895-9 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
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UICY-3173 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album, RM, Sli) Tuff Gong, Island Records UICY-3173 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
548 895-1 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE, RM) Island Records, Tuff Gong 548 895-1 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
UICY-93120 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Unofficial, Min) Tuff Gong (2), Island Records (2) UICY-93120 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
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UICY-6835 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album, RE) Island Records UICY-6835 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
BW 08 05, none Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album, RE, RM) Sorrisi E Canzoni TV, Tuff Gong BW 08 05, none Italy 2008 Sell This Version
531 632-3 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 531 632-3 Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
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UICY-15023 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Tuff Gong, Island Records UICY-15023 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
MOVLP397 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Music On Vinyl MOVLP397 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
14SC0072, none Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Tuff Gong, Island Records 14SC0072, none Italy 2014 Sell This Version
UICY-77304 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, SHM) Island Records UICY-77304 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
600753600665 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Tuff Gong, Island Records 600753600665 Netherlands 2015 Sell This Version
260 848 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album) Tuff Gong, Island Records 260 848 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
TGLCD 3, 846 204-2 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album) Tuff Gong, Island Records TGLCD 3, 846 204-2 UK Unknown Sell This Version
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258 180, 258180, CID 9281, (90037-2) Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records, Island Records 258 180, 258180, CID 9281, (90037-2) Germany Unknown Sell This Version
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548 895-2 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Tuff Gong, Island Records 548 895-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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none Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(Cass, Album) Tuff Gong none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
ORK 719281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(Cass, Album) Island Records ORK 719281 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
TC-VG 71426, 262 VG 71426 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(Cass, Album) Island Records, Island Records TC-VG 71426, 262 VG 71426 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
7250 005 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records 7250 005 France Unknown Sell This Version
410848 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records 410848 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
846 204-4 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records 846 204-4 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
846 204-4 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(Cass, Album, RE) Island Records, Tuff Gong 846 204-4 France Unknown Sell This Version
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88741 1 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records 88741 1 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
ISL 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records ISL 9281 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
ILPS 9281, none Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album) Island Records, Tuff Gong ILPS 9281, none Jamaica Unknown Sell This Version
XILP 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE) Island Records XILP 9281 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
88741 I, 88.741 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 88741 I, 88.741 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
L 35485 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE) Island Records L 35485 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
9101 652 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 9101 652 France Unknown Sell This Version
88741 I, 88.741-I Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 88741 I, 88.741-I Spain Unknown Sell This Version
ILPS 9281, 88 741 XOT, 88741 XOT, 95 976 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9281, 88 741 XOT, 88741 XOT, 95 976 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
88741 I, 88.741- I Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 88741 I, 88.741- I Spain Unknown Sell This Version
VG 71426 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Virgin VG 71426 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
XILP 9281 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE) Island Records XILP 9281 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
88741 I, 5B 88741 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records 88741 I, 5B 88741 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
ILPS-9281, L-35485 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records ILPS-9281, L-35485 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
TGLLP 3, SVLP 302 Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RE, 180) Tuff Gong, Simply Vinyl TGLLP 3, SVLP 302 UK Unknown Sell This Version
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88 741 XOT Bob Marley & The Wailers Natty Dread(LP, Album, RP) Island Records 88 741 XOT Germany Unknown Sell This Version
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Hyse

Hyse

May 13, 2017
referencing Natty Dread, LP, Album, RP, ILPS 9281
One of my favorite Marley LPs for sure. What a great tunes and what a strong message.
Must have for all serious collectors.
knottydreadbr

knottydreadbr

January 5, 2017
referencing Natty Dread, LP, Album, 88 741 XOT, 88741 XOT
This one don't have the cardbord insert? Is it different to Bob Marley & The Wailers - Natty Dread ?
ORIGINALSELECTOR

ORIGINALSELECTOR

December 19, 2016
referencing Natty Dread, Cass, Album, RE, ISMC-9281
please remove this item thank you i found my copy
sallywally

sallywally

November 14, 2016
referencing Natty Dread, LP, Album, RP, 7 90037-1, 90037-1

I have a copy no cover any one out there have one I could potentially buy?
dlgale1974

dlgale1974

November 24, 2014
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Natty Dread, LP, Album, ILPS 9281
On his first album solo album without Tosh or Bunny Wailer, Marley realises a sound that is familiar throughout the rest of his career, well polished Reggae, aimed at an international audience. This is the first to include the "I-Threes" (Rita Marley and Marcia Griffiths who supplied backing vocals on "Catch a Fire" are joined by Judy Howatt), Al Anderson supplies a rockish lead guitar, there's a bluesy harmonica on a couple of tunes and familiar horns and organ on some of the songs. There's not a bad tune on here, this is an essential album.
mikaul

mikaul

August 7, 2013
referencing Natty Dread, LP, Album, L 35485, ILPS 9281

Good pressing, sounds just as nice as my original UK-issue one
jussumen

jussumen

October 22, 2007
referencing Natty Dread, CD, Album, RE, RM, 548 895-2

The real Birth of a Legend. Natty Dread was the first Solo Album by Bob Marley. His buddies Peter and Bunny left the Group and the doors were open for a Solo Careeer of the first and only International Superstar to ever come from outside the US or Europe, but from a small Island in the Carribbean - Jamaica. As small as the Island me be, the music they played down there was huge and hot. There was just a certain formula missing, so that other's could feel this Vibes too. Even Bob Marley couldn't conquer the world overnight with just one album; but it was one Song that would change all that later. And it was on this album, but if it wasn't for his fascinating Live Shows, that even rivalled those of The Beatles in the way that the audience reacted to this man and his Music. "No Woman No Cry" was the heart piece of each Bob Marley & The Wailers international Live Shows, celebrated with long Intros and clever arrangements; the first time that this composiion won Gold was not for this here version, but for the one on the Bob Marley & The Wailers Live! Album, pressed on an extra long 7". But it was already there before. This stunning mastering polishes the Original in it's simple, but perfect form. From the brilliant opener "Livey Up Yourselve" to to the finishing "Talkin' Blues" there is nothing but sheer brilliance on this album. (The Bonus Track can not stand the qualty of the rest-so i don't rate that at all). This early Wailers Band got a unique sound, that is characteristed mainly by the Fender Bass Sound of Family Man, who holds the Songs together in a unhurried fashion and the unique Organ Sounds of Touter Harvey, who played only on this LP. They add this bubbling style, that is all over Natty Dread and very nice to listen to. Tight drumming, stiff rhythm guitar and effective but sporadic Waling by The I-Thres are present all thru this musical ride that gets best when either a Harmonica is added : "Rebel Music" sports the best Harmmonica in recorded history, substituting a whole Brass Section. I know why Bob Marley left out the horns, that are essential to all true Reggae; he needed a more Rock-ish Sound to get his message & music across to the many Whitey's out there that hungered for a realistic alternative to their spiritual dillemmas..Bagwahn, Castaneda, TM we are talking 'bout the 70ies. A rebellious Old Testamentarian Religion that uses Marihuana for it's spiritual services ? Cooool !!!
He could fool many people most of the time, but never all all the time, so i know my Marley Catechism by heart and i tell y'all: all the best Bob Marly Tunes sport a heavy dark Horn Section. Best on the one Tune, that got that stupid Reggae rhythm where the bass + the drums don't sync but work against each other into my head : "So Jah Seh" Not One Of My Seeds Shall Sit In The Side Walk And Beg Bread - So Jah Seh. Hammer . Here we got this crucial Trombone driviig the theme down over that syncopated twisted drum and bass happening and it stays that way. Most Trax on Side 2 are Roots Reggae in it's purest form and belong to the material , that never got played Live. So i forgot how great these Trax actually were.
My Vinyl Copy of Natty Dread is from early 1975 and it sounds like that. It is in fact the LP, that is the longest in my collection. 32 years by now. I haven't played that record since 1991 i guess.
The Tuff Gong Back Catalogue got the best remastering treatment on earth. First they did the right thing to let Rob Fraboni & Barry Diamenti do the analog / digital workover, then when the CD Sound was acceptable around 1993/1994 they let them do the first Remastering. Each Time the Sound benefitted from the process. Astonishing how good the Sound already was in the mid 70ies in a Third World Studio, such as Harry J's in Kingston. Sure the Overdubs were recorded in London; but without the great Masters, no Remastering would have a chance.
Now after the turn of the milllenium with that 24 Bit Technology they orderd Sterling Sound in New York to get the best Sound possible into these fine looking golden CD'S. Tom Jensen took this to the next level and now we have the best version of Natty Dread yet and of that little Love Song, that made Bob Marley a Super Star. No Woman, No Cry is so damn fine, when he starts his staccatto with "everything will be allright, Yeah" i can't resist but believe that... All you Wailers Marley Fans out there, if you haven't got this album yet, now is the time to get it.