Bob Marley's "Legend" Celebrating 30th Anniversary With Special Release
Thu, 22 May 2014 15:26:26
Happy anniv to Bob Marley's Legend, originally released on May 8, 1984.
The album illustrated the remarkable life and recording career of one of reggae music's most important figures. This iconic collection not only serves as the perfect introduction to the music of Bob Marley, it has become an essential part in every Marley collection. It remains the world's best-selling reggae album.
On July 1, 2014, Universal Music Enterprises celebrates the 30th anniv with the release of the CD/Blu-ray Pure Audio Disc™ combo set Legend 30th Anniversary Edition (Island Records/Tuff Gong/UMe).
Coupled with the original release of Legend, this deluxe version features this iconic collection entirely mixed in 5.1 by producer Bob Clearmountain on Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc™ and now includes the original, early studio version of "No Woman No Cry," in lieu of the previous live version. Also featured are two, previously unheard alternate takes of "Easy Skanking" and "Punky Reggae Party" recently discovered in the Marley vault. Classic Marley anthems include "Three Little Birds," "Get Up Stand Up," "One Love/People Get Ready," "No Woman No Cry" and "I Shot The Sheriff," which was later a No. 1 hit for Eric Clapton, as well as "Jamming," "Exodus," "Redemption Song" and "Is This Love."
Both the CD and Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc™ are housed in a 28-page, casebound book featuring extended liner notes, unseen photos and forewards written by Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, and liner notes by author of the book Marley -- Christopher Farley.
The anniv edition will be made available on tri-color vinyl (yellow, green and red) and pressed as a double gatefold LP allowing for a higher fidelity sound quality that is closer to the original source.
1. IS THIS LOVE
2. NO WOMAN NO CRY (studio version)
3. COULD YOU BE LOVED
4. THREE LITTLE BIRDS
5. BUFFALO SOLDIER
6. GET UP STAND UP
7. STIR IT UP
8. EASY SKANKING (alternate version/additional track)
9. ONE LOVE / PEOPLE GET READY
10. I SHOT THE SHERIFF
11. WAITING IN VAIN
12. REDEMPTION SONG
13. SATISFY MY SOUL
16. PUNKY REGGAE PARTY (alternate version/additional track)
What is your fave Bob Marley song?