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Complete Island Recordings (11Cd Box Set)

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  • Product Dimensions : 13.21 x 18.8 x 3.4 cm; 328 Grams
  • Manufacturer : ISLAND
  • Original Release Date : 2020
  • Label : ISLAND
  • ASIN : B08JZK6FN5
  • Number of discs : 11
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 393 ratings

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Le coffret comprend tous les albums studio et live enregistrés sur le label Island.

Contenu détaillé du Coffret - Tirage Limité

- Catch A Fire
- Burnin’
- Natty Dread
- Live!
- Rastaman Vibration
- Exodus
- Kaya
- Babylon By Bus
- Survival
- Uprising
- Confrontation

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4.0 out of 5 stars "...Lively Up Yourself..." - The Complete Island Recordings by BOB MARLEY/WAILERS (2020 UK 11CDs)
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 December 2020
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4.0 out of 5 stars "...Lively Up Yourself..." - The Complete Island Recordings by BOB MARLEY/WAILERS (2020 UK 11CDs)
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 December 2020
A 12-LP VINYL version of "The Complete Island Recordings" by Bob Marley & The Wailers in a limited edition hinge-top silver metal box of 3000 copies was released 25 September 2015 on Tuff Gong/Island/UMC 5360252 (Barcode 600753602522). This 11CD variant is essentially a digital reissue of that.

I got my CD copy this morning, day of release, Friday, 4 December 2020, and I have to say that "The Complete Island Recordings" is a tad underwhelming presentation wise (hence the four stars) – even if it does boast awesome Remastered Audio. So what's inside?

The albums date from the April 1973 Island Records debut "Catch A Fire" through to the posthumous May 1983 LP "Confrontation". The same dull-looking generic CD label is used across all eleven albums (no Island or Tuff Gong repros then) and a 24-page booklet that seems chunky at first turns out to be the front and rear of the album sleeves repeated across all the pages. What is the point of repeating the album artwork front and rear when it's already on the card sleeves?

There are no new liner notes, no catalogue numbers, release dates, no history, chart info - there isn't even a mastering or reissue credit (not 2015 nor 2020 to indicate what Remasters were used). But one listen to all of them and they are the much-praised remasters Universal has used all along with Marley product. Soundwise the first LP "Catch A Fire" is hissy on most tracks throughout (even if the music is good), but from "Burnin'" onwards, the audio is pretty much amazing - full of life, drums bashes and pumping bass. The final two "Uprising" and "Confrontation" may blow your speakers out – they are that good. Plus stripped of bonuses and remixes – it is nice to hear each album again sans padding ("Exodus" – what a stunning album all on its owneo).

Disappointingly, "Catch A Fire" uses the spliff reissue sleeve and not the magical Zippo Lighter version that came with original highly sought-after 1972 Island Records LPs (they did this on the 2005 LP Box too) - the "Babylon By Bus" live double from 1978 had a die-cut sleeve for the windscreen, two inners and a poster (all AWOL) - "Exodus" had that gorgeous gold artwork with embossed lettering and an inner, "Live! At The Lyceum" a poster (not here) and so on. As for the 'complete' title, there are single versions, 12" remixes etc that could have been put on Disc 12 but again, not here. Anyway, let's get to what is present...

UK/Europe released Friday, 4 December 2020 - "The Complete Island Recordings" by BOB MARLEY And THE WAILERS on Tuff Gong/Island/UMC 00602435081243 (Barcode 602435081243) is an 11-CD Clamshell Box Set with Singular Mini LP Card Sleeve Repros that play out as follows:

CD1 and 2 as The Wailers, all others credited to Bob Marley And The Wailers

CD1 "Catch A Fire" (36:16 minutes, 9 Tracks)
April 1973 UK LP on Island ILPS 9241 as The Wailers

CD2 "Burnin'" (38:59 minutes, 10 tracks)
November 1973 UK LP on Island ILPS 9256 as The Wailers

CD3 "Natty Dread" (38:52 minutes, 9 tracks)
May 1975 UK LP on Island ILPS 9281

CD4 "Live!" aka "Live! At The Lyceum" (37:31 minutes, 7 tracks)
December 1975 UK LP on Island ILPS 9376

CD5 "Rastaman Vibration" (35:20 minutes, 10 tracks)
April 1976 UK LP on Island ILPS 9383

CD6 "Exodus" (37:24 minutes, 10 tracks)
May 1977 UK LP on Island ILPS 9498

CD7 "Kaya" (37:14 minutes, 10 tracks)
March 1978 UK LP on Island ILPS 9517

CD8 "Babylon By Bus" (73:41 minutes, 13 tracks)
December 1978 UK LIVE Double-Album on Island ISLD 11 (2LPs onto 1CD)

CD9 "Survival" (38:09 minutes, 10 tracks)
October 1979 UK LP on Island ILPS 9542

CD10 "Uprising" (36:15 minutes, 10 tracks)
June 1980 UK LP on Island ILPS 9596

CD11 "Confrontation" (37:53 minutes, 10 tracks)
May 1983 UK posthumous LP on Island ILPS 9760

When the 14-Track Greatest Hits set "Legend: The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers" was released in May 1984 – it quickly became and has become the biggest-selling Reggae LP of all time. But in order to fit into the restricted playing time of a Vinyl LP - eight of its fourteen cuts were either seven-inch single edits or remixes. The 1984 CD (with its extra playing time) allowed for "No Woman, No Cry" and "Exodus" to be their full album versions at 7:08 minutes and 7:40 minutes. Here in 2020, all fourteen of its tracks are available in their full and original album-form and you can sequence that legendary "Legend" as follows:

Side 1: Is This Love (CD7), No Woman No Cry (Live) (CD4), Could You Be Loved (CD10), Three Little Birds (CD6), Buffalo Soldier (CD11), Get Up Stand Up (CD2) and Stir It Up (CD1)
Side 2: One Love/People Get Ready (CD6), I Shot The Sheriff (CD2), Waiting In Vain (CD6), Redemption Song (CD10), Satisfy My Soul (CD7), Exodus (CD6) and Jamming (CD6).

The "Live! At The Lyceum" in London set still thrills on sheer atmosphere alone and the opening track "Trenchtown Rock" (new to Island Records) was from his brief tenure at Trojan Records in 1971 and 1972. Album discoveries include the overlooked "Burnin'" LP from November 1973 with the stunning positivity of "Get Up Stand Up", the socially aware "Burnin' and Lootin'" – a highlight on the Lyceum set and "I Shot The Sheriff" which Eric Clapton covered of course on his 1974 mega-hit "461 Ocean Boulevard" album – making everyone ask – who is Bob Marley? By the end of 1975, everyone n the world would know.

"Natty Dread" and "Kaya" get forgotten about too, the politically charged "Survival" (with "Zimbabwe") whilst the entirety of 1977's "Exodus" is probably his most accomplished work with Reggae, Funk and Love songs all nestled beside each other. And there is prettiness too in "...turn your lights down low and pull your window curtains...let Jah moon shine in". And on it goes...

I just wish Island and Universal/UMC had gone that little extra mile with the overall visual impact. How hard for instance would it have been to provide a separate foldout sheet/insert with the poster for "Live! At The Lyceum" reproduced on one side and the "Babylon By Bus" one on the other? Just how cool would that have looked – even beautiful? And those card sleeves – how about the oh-so-pretty and cool original British artwork for "Catch A Fire" or the gatefold for "Burnin'" or the inner sleeve with the wildly underrated and forgotten "Natty Dread" album for that matter. Bob Marley & The Wailers was/is a truly legendary artist - and both he and his ace band deserved it.

Still, despite the lack of extras or even unreleased - at a smidgen under thirty-one quid new from Amazon and delivered to your door shrink-wrapped and ready to make your Hi-Fi Get Up, Stand Up - I suppose you can't really complain in terms of sheer value for money. And it sounds awesome too - I played each and there isn't a duffer except for maybe that slightly hissy first.

Otherwise – if you want to lively up your Dad Rock-self in 2020 and be no Covid-drag, then this little sweetie is a fabulous inoculation that won't wither your arm off...
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🎯🎯🎯 Lartdeschoix a testé 🎯🎯🎯
5.0 out of 5 stars 🔝🔝🔝 Au top 11CD, + coffret + livret , édition 2020, Parfait pour offrir ou pour soit 🔝🔝🔝
Reviewed in France on 13 December 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars 🔝🔝🔝 Au top 11CD, + coffret + livret , édition 2020, Parfait pour offrir ou pour soit 🔝🔝🔝
Reviewed in France on 13 December 2020
🔬Test de ce coffret CD édition limitée
J'ai comme d'habitude fait le tour d’Amazon pour essayer de trouver le meilleur rapport qualité prix, avant de tenter de choisir cet article.

Toujours le même plaisir d'écouter ou de réécouter ces albums.
Pour les puristes c'est une version remastérisé, donc pas fidèle aux vinyles d'autre fois, mais le son reste de qualité.
Les versions remastérisé du japon et la version international ont un son bien plus pur.
Ici on est dirons nous sur une version grand publique avec des médiums et des instru plus adaptée pour mieux entendre les voix, peut etre plus d'actualité, plus moderne. Ils ont oublié la base, du reggae avec le bon gros son.. mais bon il reste correct.
Donc un coffret minimaliste grand publique.
Ils sont allez à l'essentiel pour un peut tout. Celui qui voudra un vrai beau coffret en version complète, avec un son plus pur ne prendra pas ce modèle.

En gardant à l'esprit que nous sommes sur un produit grand publique et minimaliste ou notera :
Les + 👍:
- Bien présenté dans une boite en carton de couleur argenté.
- 11 CD tous imprimé comme des vinyls avec le nom de l'album
- les CD sont emballés individuellement dans des pochettes carton.
- un petit livret accompagne ce coffret

Les - 👎:
- une édition de 2020 imprimé en grand nombre

💰 Est-il selon moi un bon rapport qualité prix ?
👌Un grand OUI un tarif très attractif

🌟Si vous avez aimé mon test, mon commentaire, un petit clic sur "commentaire utile" (c’est encourageant), vous pouvez vous abonner si vous voulez voir les autres tests🌟
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lieblose Neuauflage der 2015er Geburtstagsbox
Reviewed in Germany on 5 December 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Year's Bargain
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 December 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bob Marley's Island LPs - no extras but very good value
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 February 2021
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