Bob Marley & The Wailers: Bob Marley (vocals, guitar); Junior Marvin (guitar, background vocals); Tyrone Downie (keyboards, background vocals); Earl Lindo (keyboards); Aston Barrett (guitar, bass, percussion); Carlton Barrett (drums); Alvin Patterson (percussion).
I Threes: Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt (background vocals).
Additional personnel includes: Glen DaCosta (tenor saxophone); David Madden (trumpet); Nambo (trombone); Devon Evans (percussion).
Producer: Bob Marley & The Wailers, Errol Brown.
Reissue producers: Bill Levenson, Maxine Stowe.
Recorded at Tuff Gong Studio, Kingston, Jamaica.
Digitally remastered by Ted Jensen (2001, Sterling Sound, New York, New York)
Japanese import edition includes a bonus track (a remix of "Buffalo Soldier").
An interesting collection of singles and posthumously archived material created in the same way as Hendrix's CRASH LANDING and The Beatles "Free as a Bird," (albeit with most of the original musicians), CONFRONTATION is more consistent than one would expect and includes at least one certified classic in "Buffalo Soldier." The record features some very tasty guitar, good vocal performances and the always rock-steady rhythm section of the Barrett brothers. While not absolutely essential, it should certainly be the next purchase for anyone who already owns all of the official Marley albums. While the disc is perhaps a little light on variety, it's still a Bob Marley album and thus as good as the best work of many other artists. Overall, CONFRONTATION is great mellow summertime listening and a worthy addition to any reggae collection.