Bob Marley's 'Confrontation,' released in 1983, stands as a posthumous masterpiece. Produced by Errol Brown and Bob Marley and the Wailers, this compilation of previously unreleased tracks, including the iconic 'Buffalo Soldier,' showcases Marley's enduring influence. Recorded at Tuff Gong Studio, the album's vinyl format features captivating illustrations, adding a visual dimension to the auditory journey. 'Confrontation' is a timeless testament to reggae's evolution and Marley's unparalleled legacy

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"Confrontation" Album Description:

In the vibrant tapestry of reggae music, one name stands out as a beacon of cultural resonance and timeless melodies—Bob Marley. The year 1983 witnessed the posthumous release of a remarkable compilation titled "Confrontation," a testament to Marley's enduring influence. This article delves into the significance of this album within the context of its release period, shedding light on its production and the artistic collaboration that brought it to life.

Contextualizing the Release:

"Confrontation" emerged in the aftermath of Bob Marley's untimely departure from this world, hitting the shelves in 1983 as a collection of previously unreleased gems. The album served as a poignant reminder of Marley's unparalleled contributions to reggae music, consolidating his legacy and providing aficionados with a final auditory voyage through his artistic brilliance.

Production Prowess:

The collaborative efforts behind "Confrontation" were helmed by Errol Brown and the indomitable Bob Marley and the Wailers. Recorded at the iconic Tuff Gong Studio in Kingston, Jamaica, the album reflected the raw authenticity and pulsating rhythms that were emblematic of Marley's musical journey. Errol Brown, with his seasoned production skills, contributed to the album's polished sound, ensuring that each track resonated with the heart and soul of reggae.

Unveiling Unheard Sounds:

The highlight of "Confrontation" was undoubtedly the inclusion of previously unreleased tracks, offering a fresh perspective on Marley's artistic evolution. The iconic "Buffalo Soldier" found its place on this compilation, capturing the essence of Marley's lyricism and the Wailers' distinctive sound. The album not only paid homage to the past but also unveiled unheard sounds, contributing to the rich tapestry of reggae history.

Artistic Expression on Vinyl:

Beyond the auditory experience, "Confrontation" mesmerized fans with its exquisite visual appeal. The front cover adorned with beautiful illustrations and custom inner sleeves added a tangible layer to the artistic expression encapsulated within the vinyl LP. The album became a collector's item, not just for its musical brilliance but also for the captivating imagery that complemented the sonic journey it offered.

Music Genre:

Roots Reggae, Compilation.

Album Production Information:

  The album: "Confrontation" was produced by: Errol Brown and Bob Marley and the Wailers
Recorded Tuff Gong Studio, Kingston, Jamaica

Record Label Information:

  Tuff Gong 205 482  

Media Format:

  12" Vinyl Stereo Full-Length Long-Play  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 270 gram  
Year & Country:  1983 Made in EEC
Band Members and Musicians on: Bob Marley Confrontation
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Bob Marley - lead vocals, background vocal, rhythm guitar
  • Aston Barrett - bass, guitar, percussion
  • Carlton Barrett - drums, akete
  • Tyrone Downie - keyboards, background vocal
  • Junior Marvin - lead guitar, background vocal
  • Earl Lindo - keyboards
  • Alvin Patterson - percussion
  • I Threes (Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt - backing vocals)
  • Glen DaCosta - tenor sax
  • David Madden - trumpet
  • Nambo Robinson- trombone
  • Devon Evans - percussion
Track Listing of: "Confrontation"

The Songs/tracks on "Confrontation" are

    Side One:
  1. Chant Down Babylon - 2:36
  2. Buffalo Soldier (Bob Marley/Noel G. King Sporty Williams) - 4:15
  3. Jump Nyabinghi- 3:43
  4. Mix Up, Mix Up - 5:02
  5. Give Thanks And Praises - 3:15
    Side Two:
  1. Blackman Redemption (Bob Marley/Lee Perry) - 3:33
  2. Trench Town - 3:12
  3. Stiff Necked Fools - 3:25
  4. I Know - 3:20
  5. Rastaman Live Up! (Bob Marley/Lee Perry) - 5:23
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Close-up Photo of "Confrontation" Record Label 
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