Confrontation (Bob Marley & The Wailers album)

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Confrontation
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Studio album by Bob Marley and the Wailers
Released 23 May 1983
Recorded ca. 1977-80, April–May 1982
Studio Tuff Gong Studios, Kingston, Jamaica
Genre Reggae
Length 37:47
Label Tuff Gong/Island
Producer Bob Marley & the Wailers and Errol Brown, Rita Marley (executive producer)
Bob Marley and the Wailers chronology
Uprising
(1980)
Confrontation
(1983)
Legend
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link

Confrontation is a reggae album by Bob Marley & the Wailers, released posthumously in May 1983, two years after Marley's death. The songs on this album were compiled from unreleased material and singles recorded during Marley's lifetime. Many of the tracks were built up from demos, most notably Jump Nyabinghi where vocals from the I-Threes were added, which were not there when Marley released the song as a dubplate in 1979. In addition the harmony vocals on "Blackman Redemption" and "Rastaman Live Up" are performed by the I-Threes in order to give the album a consistent sound – on the original single versions they are performed by The Meditations. The most famous track on the album is "Buffalo Soldier."

Inside the album sleeve is an artist's depiction of the Battle of Adowa where Ethiopian forces defeated Italy in 1896.

Track listing[edit]

Original album (1983)[edit]

All tracks written by Bob Marley, except where stated.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Chant Down Babylon"   2:36
2. "Buffalo Soldier" Bob Marley, N.G. Williams 4:17
3. "Jump Nyabinghi"   3:44
4. "Mix Up, Mix Up"   5:02
5. "Give Thanks & Praises"   3:16
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Blackman Redemption"   3:33
7. "Trench Town"   3:12
8. "Stiff Necked Fools"   3:25
9. "I Know"   3:21
10. "Rastaman Live Up!" Bob Marley, Lee "Scratch" Perry 5:26

The Definitive Remastered edition (2001)[edit]

All tracks written by Bob Marley, except where stated.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Chant Down Babylon"   2:36
2. "Buffalo Soldier" Bob Marley, N.G. Williams 4:17
3. "Jump Nyabinghi"   3:44
4. "Mix Up, Mix Up"   5:02
5. "Give Thanks & Praises"   3:16
6. "Blackman Redemption"   3:33
7. "Trench Town"   3:12
8. "Stiff Necked Fools"   3:25
9. "I Know"   3:21
10. "Rastaman Live Up!" Bob Marley, Lee "Scratch" Perry 5:26
11. "Buffalo Soldier" (12-inch mix)   7:37

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