Sun Is Shining
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4/5||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 3||Sleeve : 3/4|
"Sun Is Shining" is one out of many compilation sets filled with late sixties and early seventies recordings from Bob Marley & The Wailers - actually the original Wailers - that were released after Robert Nesta Marley's untimely death in 1981.
Not quite that coincidental as the aforementioned period includes the couple of extremely prolific years with legendary and excentric producer Lee "Scratch" Perry. Many of the tunes cut with Scratch were to be re-recorded on Bob Marley's "solo" albums, which were released by Island/Tuff Gong, thus more or less confirming that this was the most creative period in the career of Bob Marley. Included are My Cup the first song the Wailers cut for Lee Perry, the medley of their Studio One hits "All In One", early versions of "Kaya, Lively Up Yourself" and "Trenchtown Rock", the gospel versions of "This Train" and "Thank You Lord", the excellent "Wisdom" - later known as "Stiff Necked Fools" and "Fools Die" - and the Bunny Lee produced "Mr. Chatterbox" and many, many more of the same high quality standard.|
A fine collection of timeless Wailers' tunes, although probably most of the songs that are included on this double CD set will be very familiar to everyone involved in reggae music.
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