Wailers’ Burnin’ Gets Expanded

Reggae fans will have reason to celebrate Sept. 28, as Island/Tuff Gong/UME reissues Bob Marley & the Wailers’ classic 1973 album “Burnin'” as a two-CD package including a previously unreleased concert recording from that year.

The first disc of “Burnin’ — Deluxe Edition” will feature the original album (including such hits as “I Shot the Sheriff,” “Burnin’ and Lootin’,” “Small Axe” and “Put It On”), as well as five bonus tracks: an alternate take and a single version of “Get Up, Stand Up”; the B-side “Reincarnated Soul”; and “No Sympathy” and “The Oppressed Song,” both of which were released for the first time on Island/Tuff Gong/UME’s 2001 digitally remastered version of “Burnin’.”

Disc two of the set features a 12-song Wailers concert recorded Nov. 23, 1973, at England’s Leeds Polytechnic. Founding member Bunny Wailer had already left the group by that point, but the show features Marley and Peter Tosh, who would also soon take leave of the pioneering reggae band.

The show includes performances of “Duppy Conqueror,” “Slave Driver,” “No More Trouble,” “Kinky Reggae,” “Stir It Up,” the rarity “You Can’t Blame the Youth” and a 13-minute version of “Lively Up Yourself.”

“Burnin'” joins previously issued Deluxe Editions of the Marley albums “Catch a Fire,” “Exodus,” “Rastaman Vibration” and the greatest-hits set “Legend.”

Source billboard.com.

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