Label: Island Records - I-27236,Island Records - 27.236-I • Format: Vinyl LP, Album Gatefold • Country: Spain • Genre: Reggae • Style: Reggae, Roots Reggae
Rastaman Vibration is the eighth studio album by the reggae band Bob Marley and the Wailersreleased in April Rastaman Vibration was a great success in the USbecoming the first Bob Marley release to reach the top 10 on the Billboard chart peaking at number 8in addition to releasing Marley's most popular US single "Roots, Rock, Reggae", the only Marley single to reach the Billboard Hot chart, Who The Cap Fit - Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rastaman Vibration at no.
Synthesizers are featured prominently on Rastaman Vibrationadding a breezy embellishment to otherwise hard-driving songs with strong elements of rock guitar. Reviewing for Rolling Stone inRobert Palmer said that on the album Marley consummately performs "a dual role as spokesman for the Third World 's disadvantaged and avatar of a highly commercial brand of popular music".
While lacking the forceful, intricate quality of the Wailers' past line-up, "the sensitive, careful listener will learn from Rastaman Vibration something of the pain, rage and determination of Shantytown, Jamaica, and perhaps something of the community's political and cultural fragmentation as well", Palmer concluded.
Village Voice critic Robert Christgau said if the record's first side "makes it seem that reggae has turned into the rasta word for boogie—even to a Trenchtown tragedy recited with all the toughness of an imprecation against litter—the unimpassioned sweetness of most of side two sounds like a function of reflective distance, assured in its hard-won calm. Some of it's even better. Although the album's liner notes list multiple songwriters, including family friends and band members, all songs were written by Marley.
Marley was involved in a contractual dispute at the time with his former publishing company, Cayman music. Marley had not wanted Who The Cap Fit - Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rastaman Vibration new songs to be associated with Cayman and it was speculated, including in his obituary in The Independentthat he had put them in the names of his friends and family members as a means of avoiding the contractual restrictions and to provide lasting help to family and close friends.
Marley's widow and his former manager Danny Sims sued to obtain royalty and ownership rights to the songs, claiming that Marley had actually written the songs but had assigned the credit to Ford to avoid meeting commitments made in prior contracts. A court decision favored the Marley estate, which assumed full control of the songs. Source: The Jamaica Observer  .
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