Rebel Music (Bob Marley & The Wailers album)

Rebel Music
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Compilation album by
Released 1986
Genre Roots reggae
Length 50:24
Label Tuff Gong, Island
Producer Chris 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

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

The Definitive Remasters edition (2002) [ edit ]

Bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Original release Length
11. "Wake Up and Live" (pts.1&2) Marley, Anthony Davis 12" mix of track on Survival (1979)[citation needed] 6:40

Certifications [ edit ]

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.
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