Rent Bob Marley and the Wailers: Catch a Fire (1999)

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The Waiters, featuring the legendary Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Waiter, became the most influential band in the history of Reggae music. 'Catch a Fire', their first Island album released in 1973, introduced them to an international rock audience. Here the principal figures in the creation of 'Catch a Fire' tell the story of how this record was designed to "cross-over". The programme features a unique interview and performance with Bunny Waiter, rare archive interviews with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, and contributions in words and music from many of those who performed on the record, like bass players Family Man Barrett, Robbie Shakespeare and Bob's wife Rita Marley.
This film shows how the raw 8-track tapes were recorded in Jamaica and then overdubbed in London's Basing Street studios, supervised by Island Records' boss, Chris Blackwell. With the Waiters' enthusiastic consent, Blackwell brought in white American session players like keyboard player John "Rabbit" Bundrick and guitarist Wayne Perkins to sweeten the sound with overdubs for an international rock audience. Featuring rare home movies of The Waiters in Jamaica, previously unseen footage, and unique performances of many album tracks such as 'Stir It Up', 'Stop That Train' and 'Kinky Reggae', this is a documentary that will endlessly fascinate the viewer and is both a genuine tribute to a great super-group and an insight into a true reggae Classic Album.
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Nick De Grunwald, Steve Sterling
Terence Dackombe
Bob Marley & the Wailers: Catch a Fire
Eagle Vision
Documentary, Music & Musicals, Performing Arts, Special Interest
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60 minutes
Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour and B & W

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