Bob Marley & The Wailers - Marley (Original Soundtrack) [3 LP] (gatefold)
The Third World's first superstar and arguably the most recognizable human being on the planet, reggae giant Bob Marley is celebrated in a film by award-winning director Kevin MacDonald ('One Day In September', 'State of Play', 'The Last King of Scotland', 'Touching the Void' and 'Life In a Day'). 'Marley, which tells the definitive story of the superstar who rose from the ghetto to become one of the greats of popular music before dying tragically young at the height of his fame, 'received a rapturous reception at its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival on February 12, 2012.
Bob Marley was born February 6, 1945 in rural St. Ann's Parish, Jamaica, leaving home at 14 to pursue a music career in Kingston. A naturally gifted musician and singer he recorded his first track in 1962. In '72 finding himself stranded in London with his band the Wailers he signed to Chris Blackwell's Island Records and went on to enjoy global success and to put reggae on the music map. Many of his songs - which highlighted both Jamaica's poverty and the spirituality of its people - have since become universal anthems. Bob Marley died of cancer on May 11, 1981 at the age of 36.
Says Kevin MacDonald, ''Marley the film is an intimate, human portrait of the legendary singer. But as with any film about an artist - the main purpose has got to be to send the listener back to the music with a renewed appreciation for its beauty and significance. That's why I am so happy that Island are releasing this special collection of songs from and inspired by the movie.''
Says Chris Blackwell, ''Kevin MacDonald has made a wonderful film about Marley. I think it will touch the hearts of many. It tells Bob's story properly for the first time and you get a real sense of the man and his incredible talent. His spiritual message is as relevant now as it ever was and his music still resonates around the world.''
The soundtrack to ''Marley'' includes, for the first time on record, the 1978 One Love Peace concert performance of 'Jammin' during which Marley joined the hands of bitter political rivals Michael Manley and Edward Seaga, a gesture which went some way towards restoring peace to a strife-torn Jamaica. The tracklisting of the soundtrack follows the chronology of the film.
* Triple LP
* 180g Vinyl
* Gatefold jacket
* 4 Color labels
* White inner sleeves
* Liner notes by Chris Farley
1. Corner Stone
2. Judge Not
3. Simmer Down
4. Put It On
5. Small Axe
6. Mellow Mood
7. Stir It Up
8. Concrete Jungle
9. Crazy Bald Heads (Groucho mix)
10. Natty Dread
11. Trenchtown Rock (live at The Roxy Theatre)
12. Get Up Stand Up
14. Jammin' (live at One Love Peace concert)
15. Exodus (Kindred Spirit dub mix)
16. No Woman No Cry (live at the Lyceum)
17. War (Live at the Rainbow)
18. I Shot the Sheriff (Live at the Lyceum)
19. Roots Rock Reggae
20. Three Little Birds
21. Real Situation
22. Could You Be Loved
23. One Love / People Get Ready
24. Redemption Song
25. High Tide or Low Tide