Bob Marley / Bob Marley & the Wailers

Man to Man

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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
feat: The Wailers
3:33 Spotify
2
feat: The Wailers
3:49 Spotify
3
feat: The Wailers
2:41 Spotify
4
feat: The Wailers
2:11 Spotify
5
feat: The Wailers
4:30 Spotify
6
feat: The Wailers
2:14
7
feat: The Wailers
2:35
8
feat: The Wailers
2:10
9
feat: The Wailers
2:32
10
feat: The Wailers
2:44
11
feat: The Wailers
2:27 Spotify
12
feat: The Wailers
3:24 Spotify
13
feat: The Wailers
3:30 Spotify
14
feat: The Wailers
2:21
15
feat: The Wailers
2:06
16
feat: The Wailers
2:38
17
feat: The Wailers
3:25
18
feat: The Wailers
2:40 Spotify
19
feat: The Wailers
2:02 Spotify
20
feat: The Wailers
4:32 Spotify
21
feat: The Wailers
2:23
22
feat: The Wailers
2:44
23
feat: The Wailers
2:08
24
feat: The Wailers
2:23
25
feat: The Wailers
2:45
26
feat: The Wailers
2:46
27
feat: The Wailers
4:37 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 2

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

Track Listing - Disc 3

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

Track Listing - Disc 4

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