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Marley [The Original Soundtrack]
     

Marley [The Original Soundtrack]

by Bob Marley & the Wailers
 
Some 30-plus years after his death and the popularity, the influence, and -- more than anything -- the iconoclastic status of reggae legend Bob Marley were still growing, so much so that his face on a t-shirt had become ubiquitous on college campuses, surpassing Che Guevara on posters and canvas banners as well. Marley, the documentary film and its accompanying

Overview

Some 30-plus years after his death and the popularity, the influence, and -- more than anything -- the iconoclastic status of reggae legend Bob Marley were still growing, so much so that his face on a t-shirt had become ubiquitous on college campuses, surpassing Che Guevara on posters and canvas banners as well. Marley, the documentary film and its accompanying soundtrack, aim to keep the man not only an icon, but a historical figure too by filling in his backstory with interviews, historical news footage, and that sweet, sweet reggae music that brought the man such a huge following. Here, it's just the music, and most of it's widely available previously with only a handful of rare live cuts, but it rivals the popular Bob Marley starter Legend when it comes to overall picture, featuring some pre-1972, pre-Island Records music that recasts this revolutionary figure as a smooth, R&B-influenced singer early on. That said, most of Marley's later love songs are skipped in favor of his political material, and the set is heavy with Island Records cuts as it is that era's material most are familiar with, although quintessential songs like "Is This Love" and "Buffalo Soldier" are missing, so Legend still wins when it comes to "the hits." Think of this as an enriching companion to the film or an alternative primer that favors Marley's rebel music. Either way, it delivers.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/17/2012
Label:
Island
UPC:
0602527985985
catalogNumber:
001673602
Rank:
68079

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Marley & the Wailers   Primary Artist
Bob Marley   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Rita Marley   Background Vocals
I-Threes   Background Vocals
Aston Barrett   Bass Guitar
John "Rabbit" Bundrick   Organ,Synthesizer,Keyboards
Tyrone Downie   Organ
Marcia Griffiths   Background Vocals
Bunny Wailer   Percussion,Bongos,Vocals
Peter Tosh   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Wayne Perkins   Electric Guitar
Robbie Shakespeare   Bass Guitar
Earl "Chinna" Smith   Guitar
Winston Wright   Percussion
Alvin "Seeco" Patterson   Percussion
Chris Karen   Percussion
Francisco Willie Pep   Percussion
Carlton Barrett   Percussion,Drums
Donald Edward Kinsey   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Bob Marley   Composer,Producer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Michael West   Producer
Phil Ault   Engineer
Chris Blackwell   Producer,Executive Producer
Errol Brown   Engineer
Syd Bucknor   Engineer
Leslie Kong   Producer
Carlton Lee   Engineer
Peter Tosh   Composer
Sylvan Morris   Engineer
Jack Nuber   Engineer
Lee "Scratch" Perry   Producer
Tony Platt   Engineer
Alex Sadkin   Engineer
Errol Thompson   Engineer
Ray Thompson   Engineer
Wailers   Producer
Bob Marley & the Wailers   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Suzette Newman   Executive Producer
Vincent Ford   Composer
Steve Smith   Producer,Engineer
Phil Brown   Engineer
Stu Barrett   Engineer
Jojo Ma   Cover Illustration
Syl Morris   Engineer
Rita Anderson Marley   Composer
Christopher John Farley   Liner Notes

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