Countryman

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
When Island Records released the double-LP soundtrack to Countryman in the spring of 1982, ten years after the appearance of The Harder They Come, it was easy to see that company founder Chris Blackwell was looking to do for the current state of reggae what he had done before, i.e., promote it via a various-artists sampler that happened to have a cinematic tie-in. In this case, the movie itself was nowhere to be found, not even at the college campus midnight showings that had given birth to the cult following for The Harder They Come; director Dickie Jobson's Jamaican adventure film, about a runaway couple, corrupt officials, and a fisherman endowed with magical powers...
See more details below
CD (Remastered)
$9.49
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$9.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $9.64   
  • New (3) from $9.64   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
When Island Records released the double-LP soundtrack to Countryman in the spring of 1982, ten years after the appearance of The Harder They Come, it was easy to see that company founder Chris Blackwell was looking to do for the current state of reggae what he had done before, i.e., promote it via a various-artists sampler that happened to have a cinematic tie-in. In this case, the movie itself was nowhere to be found, not even at the college campus midnight showings that had given birth to the cult following for The Harder They Come; director Dickie Jobson's Jamaican adventure film, about a runaway couple, corrupt officials, and a fisherman endowed with magical powers didn't see release until 1983, and then had little distribution. Of course, reggae was no longer a budding new sound in the early '80s, its standard-bearer, Bob Marley, having succumbed to cancer in 1981. Bob Marley & the Wailers got the most tracks on the album, eight out of 22, some in remixed or alternate versions, and Wally Badarou had five tracks for his instrumental score for the film, some of them overlaid with dialogue. The rest was a who's who of the Island roster, including Steel Pulse, Dennis Brown, and Toots & the Maytals, making for an excellent reggae collection that held together well, even if it couldn't have the impact of The Harder They Come ten years before. (Island released a single-CD remastering of Countryman on June 26, 2001.)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2001
  • Label: Universal I.S.
  • UPC: 731458613725
  • Catalog Number: 5861372
  • Sales rank: 42,634

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Natural Mystic - Bob Marley (3:30)
  2. 2 Rastaman Chant - Bob Marley (4:00)
  3. 3 Theme from Countryman - Wally Badarou (4:25)
  4. 4 Rat Race - Bob Marley (2:45)
  5. 5 Jah Live - Bob Marley (4:15)
  6. 6 Ramble - Rico (3:15)
  7. 7 Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock) - Bob Marley (3:55)
  8. 8 Sound System - Steel Pulse (2:45)
  9. 9 Mosman Skank - Aswad (2:40)
  10. 10 Small Axe - Bob Marley (2:40)
  11. 11 Sitting and Watching - Dennis Brown (3:16)
  12. 12 Bam Bam - Toots & the Maytals (2:55)
  13. 13 Ooh! Aah! - Fabulous 5 (2:50)
  14. 14 Wisdom - Jah Lion (3:30)
  15. 15 Carry Us Beyond @@Human Cargo (4:15)
  16. 16 Dreadlocks in Moonlight - Lee "Scratch" Perry (3:45)
  17. 17 Time Will Tell - Bob Marley (2:15)
  18. 18 Theme from Countryman - Rebop Kwaku Baah (3:50)
  19. 19 Pass It On - Bob Marley (3:35)
  20. 20 Guidance - Wally Badarou (2:40)
  21. 21 Obeah Man Dub - Wally Badarou (5:20)
  22. 22 Theme from Countryman - Wally Badarou (4:25)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wally Badarou Primary Artist, Track Performer
Aswad Track Performer
Dennis Brown Track Performer
Toots & the Maytals Track Performer
Bob Marley Track Performer
Steel Pulse Track Performer
Rico Track Performer
Rebop Kwaku Baah Track Performer
Jah Lion Track Performer
The Maytals Track Performer
Bunny Wailer Vocals
Lee "Scratch" Perry Track Performer
Fabulous 5 Track Performer
Technical Credits
Wally Badarou Producer
Aswad Producer
Toots & the Maytals Producer
Bob Marley Producer
Chris Blackwell Producer
Grub Cooper Producer
Sly Dunbar Producer
Margaret Goldfarb Reissue Producer
Toots Hibbert Producer
Godwin Logie Producer
Andy Lyden Engineer
Lee "Scratch" Perry Producer
Karl Pitterson Producer
Zonker Roberts Tape Research
Robbie Shakespeare Producer
The Wailers Producer
Louis Marriott Producer
Michael Campbell Producer
Vartan Art Direction
Bob Marley & the Wailers Producer
Stuart Henderson Engineer
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Dicky Jobson Liner Notes
Alsey "Grub" Cooper Producer
Michael Crouch Engineer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously