With this album B.Marley & The Wailers surely set a firm foundation as to their decisive, inimitable sound & message, that was to come in the years that followed. First there is the new addition of the backing vocals, The I-Threes; then their is the markedly more focused sound - dry and direct. And though perhaps not quite hitting the mark yet, in terms of multi-national appeal, already songs like 'Lively Up Yourself' & 'No Woman No Cry' (with its slower & more widely known life version, released in later years), show, that B.Marley and The Wailers would certainly not address an audience limited to Rastafarians only. Their political 'wailings' about the atrocious & unjust governing by the ruling parties & greedily rich, expressed in songs such as 'Them Belly Full', 'Rebel Music' & 'Revolution', effortlessly merged with words of wise encouragement & biblical recitements, firmly founded on own experiences, made in a country, infamous for its history of the slave trade, governments' injustices & violence. But just as Jamaica is also known for the undisputable beauty of its land & surrounding ocean, sweet sugar cane, and rum, so is the solemn nature of the lyrics surrounded by a sea of 1000%-solid groove, honey-sweet harmonies, beautiful & mind-blowing arrangements, which have you swinging after hearing just a few bars of this fine album, NATTY DREAD.