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Live at the Roxy: The Complete Concert
     

Live at the Roxy: The Complete Concert

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by Bob Marley & the Wailers
 
This two-CD set captures the electric night in 1976 at the Roxy in Hollywood when Bob Marley and the Wailers took reggae to the U.S. masses. Riding high on the Top 10 success of Rastaman Vibration, Marley, the classic Wailers band, and vocal trio the I-Threes deliver the classics with gospel fervor. Nine of the ten songs on Disc One were previously issued in

Overview

This two-CD set captures the electric night in 1976 at the Roxy in Hollywood when Bob Marley and the Wailers took reggae to the U.S. masses. Riding high on the Top 10 success of Rastaman Vibration, Marley, the classic Wailers band, and vocal trio the I-Threes deliver the classics with gospel fervor. Nine of the ten songs on Disc One were previously issued in 2002 as part of the Rastaman Vibration (Deluxe Edition) package, while the remainder, including the 20-minute encore medley of Disc Two, haven't been heard since May 26, 1976. This is Bob and company at their hungriest, a must for fans and a definitive look at the legend.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Bob Marley and the Wailers were on tour promoting their newly released album, Rastaman Vibration, when they arrived at the Roxy nightclub in Hollywood, CA, for a performance on May 26, 1976. At the height of their early American fame -- Rastaman Vibration would become their only Top Ten album in the U.S. -- they were also a seasoned concert act. They played the same songs featured on their compelling album Live! (a U.K. hit not yet released in America at that time), plus songs from their new record, before a small audience that combined acolytes with industry figures. In 2002, when Island Records issued its Rastaman Vibration (Deluxe Edition), the ten songs that made up the main part of the show were included as part of the package's second disc; a notable addition that gave a good sense of the band playing the new material. Of course, you had to buy the whole set to get the show. Here, in a move to alleviate that situation, and also create yet another piece of Marley product, Island put out the Roxy show separately; expanding it to two discs by including the encore, which consists of a performance of "Positive Vibration," and a 24-minute medley comprising "Get Up Stand Up," "No More Trouble," and "War." Completists will have to buy it to get the second disc, while others will have another Marley concert on disc. So, the release addresses both Marley's rabid fan base and, potentially, newcomers. It's good marketing, but you can't help thinking that at this point, Island is tipping over the edge of exploiting consumers by repeatedly repackaging the same material instead of serving the public. Still, the encore is the hottest part of the show and, once you've heard it, it's hard to imagine the concert without it.
Entertainment Weekly
Slowed-down and chilled-out intensity...

Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2003
Label:
Island
UPC:
0602498010419
catalogNumber:
000051602
Rank:
74643

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Marley & the Wailers   Primary Artist
Bob Marley   Guitar,Vocals
Rita Marley   Background Vocals
Judy Mowatt   Background Vocals
I-Threes   Background Vocals
Aston Barrett   Bass
Carlton "Carly" Barrett   Percussion,Drums
Tyrone Downie   Keyboards
Marcia Griffiths   Background Vocals
Donald Kinsey   Guitar
Earl "Chinna" Smith   Guitar
Alvin "Seeco" Patterson   Percussion

Technical Credits

Bob Marley   Composer
Aston Barrett   Composer
Carlton "Carly" Barrett   Composer
Ray Thompson   Engineer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
V. Ford   Composer
Lecon Cogill   Composer

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Live at the Roxy: The Complete Concert 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Imagine being in The Roxy theater on a warm May evening in 1976. Bob Marley is at the height of his powers. Reggae is a relatively new form of expression, and before you sings the man that revolutionized the genre. Invented it. Sharpened it into a steely knife of triumph and protest and self-expression. This is a must have disc for fans of Bob Marley and perhaps the best introduction any newcomer could have to his music. Reggae is meant to be seen and heard live. This is a magical example of Bob Marley's genius. Truly inspiring.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bob marley is the man! His music lives with us even though he is gone. This is a great disc with a live show from the roxy. The recording is excellent and sounds like studio quality. Pick this one up!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It puts you there… nothing is better than live music. “Live at the Roxy” has it all. It’s BOB MARLEY and THE WAILERS at their best. Music like this should always be listen to live because of the great sounds and real feel to it… You can hear how the music touches the crowd and the roar of the crowd pumped me up!! “No women no cry” is my favorite song on the CD but this whole CD is good… It money well invested!