The album that started it all for Bob Marley and the Wailers. After the songs were recorded by the band, label head and producer Chris Blackwell overdubbed instruments by outsiders (most notably, Muscle Shoals session player Wayne Perkins, who added guitar) to make them more palatable to Western ears. The result was the group's breakthrough LP and one of the most significant works of the '70s. Other Marley albums contain better and more popular songs, but 'Catch a Fire' ignited an entire genre outside of its homeland. Reggae's crowning achievement.