Live Shows In Three LP Set
On Dec, 16, the complete sets from both shows, Bob Marley & the Wailers – Live!, will be available as a three-LP set in 180-gram black vinyl and as a digital package in a tri-gatefold package that also includes a reproduction of the tour program from the band’s historic ’75 U.K. tour.
In addition, on the same day, a seven-inch live vinyl disc will also be made available as an exclusive at UDiscover and the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, JA.
The band for the shows included Marley, bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett, drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, guitarist Al Anderson, keyboardist Tyrone Downie, percussionist Alvin “Seeco” Patterson and the I-Three – backing vocalists Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt and Marcia Griffiths.
The songs include the legendary ones: “No Woman No Cry,” “Stir It Up,” “I Shot The Sheriff” and “Get Up Stand Up.”
The group was fresh off its legendary five-night stint at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angles from July 9 through July 13, when they stepped on the stage at London’s Lyceum Theatre for an abbreviated U.K. tour which would also include dates at The Odeon in Birmingham on July 19 and The Hard Rock in Manchester on July 20. Marley was in top form during the two Lyceum shows, animatedly interacting with the crowd, who sang along to what most consider the definitive version of “No Woman, No Cry.”
The BBC’s Chris Jones wrote about the album in 2009: “This seminal live document captures almost exactly the point where both roots reggae and Rastafarianism finally entered popular culture… Capturing the band at the peak of their powers with a set list that held absolutely no low points… this was a Wailers that could more than handle the lusher, fuller rock reggae that transformed Marley’s Rastaman diatribes into pop gold. No one before this had combined both roots and R&B in this way… uniting both working and middle classes with his songs of universal struggle and religious metaphor.”
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