Rebel Music (Bob Marley & The Wailers album)

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Rebel Music
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Compilation album by
GenreRoots reggae
LabelTuff Gong, Island
ProducerChris Blackwell (executive)
The Wailers
Alex Sadkin
Chris Blackwell
Jack Nubar
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Bob Marley
Steve Smith
Bob Marley & The Wailers chronology
Rebel Music
Talkin' Blues
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars link

Rebel Music is a compilation album by Bob Marley & The Wailers released by Island Records in 1986. It consists of tracks drawn from such albums as Natty Dread, Rastaman Vibration, and Survival, as well as an exclusive remix of "Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)" and the first album appearance of 1977 B Side "Roots". The album includes the hit singles "So Much Trouble in the World", "War / No More Trouble", and "Get Up, Stand Up." Some of the vinyl pressings include a looping sound at the end groove of side A. The remastered edition of the CD features "Wake Up And Live (Parts 1&2)" as a bonus track. Both parts had previously appeared on either side of a rare single in 1979, here they are mixed together to form one track.

Track listing[edit]

Original album (1986)[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Original releaseLength
1."Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)" (Remixed by Paul "Groucho" Smykle)Aston Barrett, Hugh PeartNatty Dread (1974)6:41
2."So Much Trouble in the World"Bob MarleySurvival (1979)4:00
3."Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)"Leon Coghill, Carlton BarrettNatty Dread (1974)3:11
4."Rat Race"MarleyRastaman Vibration (1976)2:51
5."War / No More Trouble" (Live)Allen Cole, C. Barrett, MarleyBabylon by Bus (1978)5:43
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Original releaseLength
6."Roots"Marley"Waiting in Vain" (1977 B-side)3:44
7."Slave Driver"MarleyCatch a Fire (1973)2:54
8."Ride Natty Ride"MarleySurvival (1979)3:51
9."Crazy Baldhead"Rita Marley, Vincent FordRastaman Vibration (1976)3:10
10."Get Up, Stand Up" (Live)Marley, Peter ToshLive! (1975)6:34

The Definitive Remasters edition (2002)[edit]

Bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Original releaseLength
11."Wake Up and Live" (pts.1&2)Marley, Anthony Davis12" mix of track on Survival (1979)[citation needed]6:40


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[1] Gold 7,500^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

  1. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Bob Marley – Rebel Music". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 10 July 2019.