Bob Marley

It's Alright

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Part of a plethora of posthumous Bob Marley releases, this compilation combines demos, late-1960s recordings, and early-'70s Lee Perry-produced tracks like "Sun Is Shining" and "Small Axe." It illustrates the huge difference the revolutionary reggae producer made to the band's sound; the polite ska rhythm of the '60s is replaced with upfront rhythm guitar and bass, and Marley's vocals are tougher and more confident. "There She Goes" is almost pop-sounding, while "Soul Shake Down" is irresistibly danceable.

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