Bob Marley

Bustin' Out of Trenchtown

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A budget-priced two-disc set of early sides with Leslie Kong and Lee "Scratch" Perry producing and Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh still singing with the band, though you would never guess it from the set's front or back cover. A number of classic tunes are included, but not in the slickly produced versions known to fans of Marley's later Tuff Gong albums. So-so sound and poor packaging make this set a questionable investment. Interested listeners are advised to search out a different collection of this vital material; there are plenty that do a better job fully appreciating the Wailers' legacy.

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