Catch a Fire by Timothy White audiobook

Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley

By Timothy White
Read by Peter Macon

Blackstone Publishing 9780805080865
17.01 Hours Unabridged
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This is the classic biography of reggae legend Bob Marley, updated and revised for the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death. Bob Marley left an indelible mark on modern music, both as a reggae pioneer and as an enduring cultural icon. Catch a Fire, now a classic rock biography, delves into the life of this man, the leader of a musical and spiritual revolution that continues today. The book chronicles Marley’s life and career, as well as the milieu that shaped his spiritual and political beliefs. Under the supervision of the author’s widow and with the collaboration of a Marley expert, this fourth edition contains a wealth of new material, including many revisions made by the author before his untimely death. This new edition, factually updated throughout, chronicles Marley’s legacy in recent years, as well as the ongoing controversy over the possibility that Marley’s remains might be exhumed from Nine Mile, Jamaica, and reburied in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where hundreds of Rastafarians live. Fascinating inside information about the intrigues of the reggae music business, the dramatic rise of Marley’s musical offspring, the complex legal struggles surrounding the Marley estate, and a sweeping social history of modern Jamaica, as well as the Rastafarian religion, also make up this expanded edition.

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Summary

Summary

This is the classic biography of reggae legend Bob Marley, updated and revised for the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death.

Bob Marley left an indelible mark on modern music, both as a reggae pioneer and as an enduring cultural icon. Catch a Fire, now a classic rock biography, delves into the life of this man, the leader of a musical and spiritual revolution that continues today. The book chronicles Marley’s life and career, as well as the milieu that shaped his spiritual and political beliefs.

Under the supervision of the author’s widow and with the collaboration of a Marley expert, this fourth edition contains a wealth of new material, including many revisions made by the author before his untimely death. This new edition, factually updated throughout, chronicles Marley’s legacy in recent years, as well as the ongoing controversy over the possibility that Marley’s remains might be exhumed from Nine Mile, Jamaica, and reburied in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where hundreds of Rastafarians live. Fascinating inside information about the intrigues of the reggae music business, the dramatic rise of Marley’s musical offspring, the complex legal struggles surrounding the Marley estate, and a sweeping social history of modern Jamaica, as well as the Rastafarian religion, also make up this expanded edition.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A gripping biography. I enjoyed it immensely.” James A. Michener, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Probably the finest biography ever written about a popular musician.” San Francisco Chronicle
“White has a deep appreciation for reggae’s immediacy, hypnotic power, and contradictions…An exhaustively researched labor of love.” Chicago Sun-Times
“As close as rock journalism comes to transcendent literature.” Playboy
“Peter Mackin narrates with a voice that’s deep and rich but never dour as he reiterates all the stages of Marley’s luminous path…Thankfully, Mackin doesn’t try to mimic Marley’s trademark patois. His respectful delivery pays tribute to an artist whose life was distinctly inimitable.” AudioFile
“Almost nothing pertaining to the life of Bob Marley is left out…This is a comprehensive account of the life of the artist and the times that produced him…Cinematic in scope…The final product is rich with elements of spiritual tome, rock biography, and history text; it is a hagiographic epic—the story of a man and his legend.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“A great book. It is an effort which must be cited for its extremely valuable contribution to our history.” Daily Gleaner (Jamaica)

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Runtime: 17.01
Audience: Adult
Language: English