Bob Marley - Natty Dread (Half-Speed Master)
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Natty Dread is considered Bob Marley's finest album, one of the greatest reggae recordings of all time. This was Marley's first album without former bandmates Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston, and the first released as Bob Marley & the Wailers. The material presented here defines what reggae was originally all about, with political and social commentary mixed with religious paeans to Jah. Highlights include "No Woman, No Cry", "Natty Dread", "Talkin' Blues" and "Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)".
Limited Edition. Heavyweight vinyl produced by Island Records in 2020. Remastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. The package includes a branded obi-strip and a certificate of authenticity from Abbey Road.
"Abbey Road’s world-renowned engineers have been cutting grooves into discs since the studios first opened their doors in 1931. This record was pressed from a master cut using a precision technique known as half-speed mastering. The procedure requires the source master and the cutting lathe to run at half speed on a specially adapted Neumann VMS-80 lathe.
This rare and specialised technique transforms difficult to cut highend frequencies into relatively easy to cut mid-range frequencies. The result is a cut with excellent high frequency response and very solid and stable stereo images. In short, half-speed mastering produces a master of the highest quality that enables the pressing plant to produce a superlative record."
Mastering Engineer, Abbey Road Studios
1.Lively Up Yourself
2.No Woman No Cry
3.Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)
4.Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)
1.So Jah S'eh
3.Bend Down Low