CSPC: Bob Marley Popularity Analysis
Part 7 – Early material compilations #1
Here comes the first batch of the countless albums that covered the 1963-1972 period of Marley‘s career. None of them really sold that much, which is natural as they weren’t promoted at all. They are mostly local albums issued by tiny labels that used the availability of those rights to drop an easy cash-in record. What’s absolutely impressive is the cumulative tally of those packages.
As those compilations involve very few high-profile songs, one wouldn’t bet they sold millions of units. Some tracks became popular afterwards though as part of albums like Catch a Fire and Burnin’. Added to the outstanding popularity of Marley this opened the door to tons of sales even for the most obscure compilations.