Equal Rights (album)

Equal Rights is the second studio album by Peter Tosh.[4] It was released in 1977 (see 1977 in music) on Columbia Records.

Equal Rights
Studio album by
RecordedDynamic Sounds Studio Kingston, Jamaica
LabelColumbia Records
ProducerPeter Tosh
Peter Tosh chronology
Legalize It
Equal Rights
Bush Doctor
Professional ratings
Review scores
Christgau's Record GuideB+[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[3]


The song "Get Up, Stand Up", which was co-written by Bob Marley, was originally a single by Tosh's previous band, The Wailers, from their 1973 album Burnin'. "Downpressor Man" is a cover of "Sinner Man". "I Am that I Am" refers to a religious concept commonly referred to by that phrase.

Track listing

All songs by Peter Tosh except as shown.

Side 1
  1. "Get Up, Stand Up" – 3:29 (Tosh, Bob Marley)
  2. "Downpressor Man" – 6:25
  3. "I Am that I Am" – 4:28
  4. "Stepping Razor" (Joe Higgs; credited to Tosh) – 5:47
Side 2
  1. "Equal Rights" – 5:58
  2. "African" – 3:41
  3. "Jah Guide" – 4:29
  4. "Apartheid" – 5:31

Bonus tracks on "The Definitive Remasters" 2002 EMI CD release

  1. "Get Up, Stand Up"
  2. "Downpressor Man"
  3. "I Am That I Am"
  4. "Stepping Razor"
  5. "Equal Rights"
  6. "African"
  7. "Jah Guide"
  8. "Apartheid"
  9. "400 Years"
  10. "Hammer (Extended Version)"
  11. "Jah Man Inna Jamdung"
  12. "Vampire"
  13. "Babylon Queendom"
  14. "You Can't Blame The Youth"
  15. "(Know) Dem A Wicked"
  16. "Pound Get A Blow"
  17. "Stop That Train"
  18. "Get Up Stand Up (Long Version)"
  19. "Equal Rights (Extended Long Version)"
  20. "I Am That I Am (Long Version)"
  21. "Apartheid (Long Version)
  22. "Stepping Razor (Alternative Long Version)"
  23. "Get Up Stand Up (Alternate Version)"
  24. "Pick Myself Up (Live)"
  25. "African (Live)"

Tracks 1-8 originally issued April 1977, as Equal Rights. Tracks 9-17 previously unreleased original session outtakes. Tracks 18-23 previously unreleased original session alternatives and long versions. Tracks 24-25 Recorded 1982 US tour


Remix Engineers - Alex Sadkin, Jack Nuber, Karl Pitterson


  1. "Equal Rights - Peter Tosh | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" via www.allmusic.com.
  2. Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: T". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 16, 2019 via robertchristgau.com.
  3. The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Random House. 1992. p. 712.
  4. "Peter Tosh | Biography & History". AllMusic.