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on 14 August 2001
1968-74 - The 6 years which defined what was and what was to come in Bob Marley's career with the Wailers. "The Early Years" brings together some of the greatest singles composed by Bob Marley, Peter "Tosh" Macintosh & Curtis Mayfield (by whom "Keep On Moving" was written and reproduced by Bob Marley, Neville "Bunny Wailer" Livingston and Pete Tosh on this album only). The final track on this album "Keep On Skanking" was not released as a single but is a solo piece by Bob Marley, freestyling almost, to bring an end to this celebration of the joys of reggae music. This album as with each Bob Marley album, song and lyric brings about an overwhelming feeling of peacefulness in anyone who listens to it. When you listen to Bob Marley & The Wailer's musical genius, the under-appreciated beginnings of which are contained in this album, all the problems, fears and bull***t disappear and you are left with an amazing feeling of a carefree existence and most important of all a good mood in which to do whatever the hell you like.