Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers

Man to Man

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Man to Man Review

by Steve Leggett

The third in a series of box sets from JAD Records that covers chronologically the complete pre-Island recordings of Bob Marley & the Wailers from 1967 to 1972, Man to Man ("Man to Man" was an early working title for "Who the Cap Fit") collects work from 1971 and 1972, arguably the finest creative stretch the group ever had. The first two discs consist of Lee "Scratch" Perry productions, including some alternate takes and backing tracks, recorded at Randy's (Perry's legendary Black Ark Studio didn't open until 1973 and wasn't fully operational until a year after that), and while these delightful cuts have been available in countless other packages, it's always revelatory to hear them again. The third disc contains Wailers self-productions (the group had established their Tuff Gong imprint by this time) done during the Perry period, along with a handful of JAD song demos. The final disc offers alternate mixes, plus a series of dubplate mixes designed to sound absolutely huge over outdoor sound systems (which means they're all bass and high end), and an intimate set of five acoustic song demos done for JAD Records. Again, everything here has been available many times over in different configurations on countless legit and not-so-legit Marley collections, but in sorting through the often confusing mare's nest of the Wailers' pre-Island tracks and offering them up chronologically like this and with accurate annotation, JAD has performed a most welcome service.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:33 SpotifyAmazon
2 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:49 SpotifyAmazon
3 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:41 SpotifyAmazon
4 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:11 SpotifyAmazon
5 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 04:30 SpotifyAmazon
6 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:14
7 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:35
8 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:10
9 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:32
10 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:44
11 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:27 SpotifyAmazon
12 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:24 SpotifyAmazon
13 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:30 SpotifyAmazon
14 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:21
15 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:06
16 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:38
17 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:25
18 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:40 SpotifyAmazon
19 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:02 SpotifyAmazon
20 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 04:32 SpotifyAmazon
21 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:23
22 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:44
23 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:08
24 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:23
25 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:45
26 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:46
27 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 04:37 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:20 SpotifyAmazon
2 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:33
3 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:35 SpotifyAmazon
4 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:29 SpotifyAmazon
5 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:42 SpotifyAmazon
6 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:46
7 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:39
8 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:04 SpotifyAmazon
9 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:09
10 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:41
11 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 04:09 SpotifyAmazon
12 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: Lee "Scratch" Perry / The Wailers 03:34 SpotifyAmazon
13 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:24 SpotifyAmazon
14 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:35 SpotifyAmazon
15 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:54 SpotifyAmazon
16 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:32
17 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:31 SpotifyAmazon
18 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:24 SpotifyAmazon
19 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:21 SpotifyAmazon
20 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:02
21 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:44
22 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:03 SpotifyAmazon
23 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:36
24 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:32
25 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:52 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:30 SpotifyAmazon
2 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:41 SpotifyAmazon
3 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:55
4 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:31 SpotifyAmazon
5 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 01:56 SpotifyAmazon
6 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:35 SpotifyAmazon
7 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:50 SpotifyAmazon
8 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:20
9 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:33
10 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: Rita Marley / The Wailers 01:58 SpotifyAmazon
11 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:52
12 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 04:08 SpotifyAmazon
13 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:30 SpotifyAmazon
14 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: Peter Tosh / The Wailers 01:58 SpotifyAmazon
15 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:36 SpotifyAmazon
16 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:29 SpotifyAmazon
17 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:09 SpotifyAmazon
18 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:53 SpotifyAmazon
19 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:14 SpotifyAmazon
20 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:08 SpotifyAmazon
21 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:33 SpotifyAmazon
22 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:46 SpotifyAmazon
23 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:25 SpotifyAmazon
24 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:22

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:41
2 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:32
3 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:25 SpotifyAmazon
4 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:41
5 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 04:03
6 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:29 SpotifyAmazon
7 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:53
8 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:09
9 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:15
10 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:32
11 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:57 SpotifyAmazon
12 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:16 SpotifyAmazon
13 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:22
14 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:43
15 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:03
16 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:33 SpotifyAmazon
17 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:28
18 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:17
19 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 04:07 SpotifyAmazon
20 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:14
21 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:51
22 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:02
23 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:10
24 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 03:13
25 Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers feat: The Wailers 02:14
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