Catch a Fire is a 1973 album by Bob Marley and the Wailers. It was their first album released by Island Records. After touring and recording in the United Kingdom with Johnny Nash, Nash's departure to the United States left the band without enough money to return home; they approached producer Chris Blackwell, who agreed to advance the Wailers money for an album and paid their fares back to Jamaica, where they recorded Catch a Fire. The album features nine songs, two of which were written and composed by Peter Toshand the remaining seven of which were written and composed by Bob Marley. After Marley's return to London to present the tapes to Blackwell, the producer reworked the tracks with contributions by Muscle Shoals session musician Wayne Perkins, who played guitar on two overdubbed tracks.
The album's supporting concert tour throughout England and the United States helped establish the band as international stars. Catch a Fire peaked at number 171 on the Billboard 200 and number 51 on the Billboard Black Albums charts. Critical acclaim has included the album being listed at number 126 on Rolling Stone's 500 greatest albums of all time, second only to Legend among five Bob Marley albums on the list. It is regarded as one of the top reggae albums of all time.
1. "Concrete Jungle" 4:13
2. "Slave Driver" 2:54
3. "400 Years" Peter Tosh 2:45
4. "Stop That Train" Peter Tosh 3:54
5. "Baby We've Got a Date (Rock It Baby)" 3:55
6. "Stir It Up" 5:32
7. "Kinky Reggae" 3:37
8. "No More Trouble" 3:58
9. "Midnight Ravers" 5:08