Equal Rights (album)

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Equal Rights
Studio album by Peter Tosh
Released 1977
Recorded Randy's Studio, Kingston, Jamaica
Genre Reggae
Length 38:53
Label CBS (US)
Producer Peter Tosh
Peter Tosh chronology
Legalize It
(1976)
Equal Rights
(1977)
Bush Doctor
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone (favorable) link
Downpressor Man audio sample

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Equal Rights is the second studio album by Peter Tosh. It was released in 1977 (see 1977 in music).

Content[edit]

The song Get Up, Stand Up, which was co-written by Tosh, was originally a single by Tosh's previous band, The Wailers, from their 1973 album Burnin'.

The track I Am that I Am refers to a religious concept commonly referred-to by that phrase.

Track listing[edit]

All Songs by Peter Tosh except "Stepping Razor" by Joe Higgs

  1. "Get Up, Stand Up" – 3:29 (Tosh, Bob Marley)
  2. "Downpressor Man" – 6:25
  3. "I Am that I Am" – 4:28
  4. "Stepping Razor" – 5:47
  5. "Equal Rights" – 5:58
  6. "African" – 3:41
  7. "Jah Guide" – 4:29
  8. "Apartheid" – 5:31

Bonus Tracks (CD)[edit]

  1. "Pick Myself Up (Live Version)" – 7:11
  2. "African (Live Version)" – 4:45
    • Recorded 1982 US tour

2011 Legacy Edition[edit]

Disc 1:

  1. "Get Up, Stand Up"
  2. "Downpressor Man"
  3. "I Am That I Am"
  4. "Stepping Razor"
  5. "Equal Rights"
  6. "African"
  7. "Jah Guide"
  8. "Apartheid"
  9. "400 Years"
  10. "Hammer (Extended Version)"
  11. "Jah Man Inna Jamdung"
  12. "Vampire"
  13. "Babylon Queendom"
  14. "You Can't Blame The Youth"
  15. "(Know) Dem A Wicked"

Tracks 1-8 originally issued April 1977, as Equal Rights (Columbia 34670). Tracks 9-15 previously unreleased original session Out-takes.

Disc 2:

  1. "Get Up, Stand Up (Alternate Version)"
  2. "Dub-Presser Man (Dub Version)"
  3. "I Am That I Am (ShaJahShoka Dub Plate)
  4. "Heavy Razor (ShaJahShoka Dub Plate)
  5. "Equal Rights (Extended Version)
  6. "African (London Sound System Dub Plate)
  7. "Jah Guide (Dub Plate)
  8. "(Fight) Apartheid (Alternative Version)
  9. "Vampire (Demo)
  10. "Jah Man Inna Jamdung (Demo)
  11. "Hammer (ShaJahShoka Dub Plate)
  12. "Blame The Youth (Dub Version)
  13. "Babylon Queendom (Dub Version)
  14. "Vampires (Dub Version)
  15. "Get Up, Stand Up (Extended/Alternate Version)

Tracks 1, 5, 8-10 & 15 previously unreleased original session alternate and extended versions. Tracks 2-4, 6 & 11-14 previously only available on extremely limited edition Dub Plates.

Personnel[edit]

Remix Engineers - Alex Sadkin, Jack Nuber, Karl Pitterson