BOB MARLEY’S ORIGINAL ISLAND RECORDINGS
MASTERED FOR iTUNES
Catch A Fire, Burnin’, Natty Dread, Rastaman Vibration, Exodus, Kaya, Survival, Uprising, Confrontation, Live!, Babylon By Bus
Bob Marley is one of the most important and influential artists of the 20th century. Today, Bob Marley’s incredible body of work continues its impact and influence on the new, digital age as his complete Island Records recordings have been Mastered For iTunes. With state-of-the-art fidelity, Mastered For iTunes makes it possible for the listener to enjoy the music of Bob Marley in a whole new way, capturing every detail in high resolution with a mastering process that ensures a pristine listening experience. Each title will be available individually, or as one iTunes exclusive package, The Complete Collection – The Island Years. (iTunes.com/BobMarley)
In the digital era, Marley has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity, with the official Bob Marley Facebook page now surpassing 50 million fans, ranking it among the Top 25 of all Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. His music catalog has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide since 1992 and his accolades continue, including an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001).
Included is Bob Marley and The Wailers’ critically acclaimed, major label debut Catch A Fire which features “Concrete Jungle,” “Slave Driver” and the Jamaican versions of “High Tide Or Low Tide” and “All Day All Night;” 1973’s Burnin’ which includes the reggae classics “Get Up, Stand Up” and “I Shot The Sheriff,” plus bonus tracks “The Oppressed Song,” “No Sympathy” and “Reincarnated Chant;” 1974’s Natty Dread featuring the Marley’s masterpiece “No Woman, No Cry” plus bonus track “Am-A-Do;” 1976’s Rastaman Vibration featuring “War,” “Rat Race,” “Positive Vibrations” and the bonus track “Jah Live;” 1977’s Exodus which includes “Three Little Birds,” “One Love/People Get Ready” plus extended versions of “Jamming” and “Punky Reggae Party;” 1978’s Kaya which hit Top 50 on both Billboard’s The Top 200 and R&B Albums charts and features “Easy Skanking,” “Running Away” and the single version of “Smile Jamaica;” 1979’s Survival featuring “Wake Up and Live,” “Zimbabwe” and the 12” mix of “Ride Natty Ride;” Marley’s final studio album Uprising which was released in 1980 and includes the band version of “Redemption Song” and the 12” mix of “Could You Be Loved;” and 1983’s Confrontation, a collection of unreleased Marley recordings such as “Chant Down Babylon,” “Blackman Redemption” and the bonus 12” mix of “Buffalo Soldier.”
Also featured as part of Mastered For iTunes is Bob Marley’s highly acclaimed, 1975 release Live! recorded at the Lyceum Ballroom in London during the Natty Dread Tour and captures live classics such as “I Shot The Sheriff,” “No Woman No Cry” and bonus track “Kinky Reggae,” and his influential double live album Babylon By Bus featuring live versions of “Punky Reggae Party,” “Stir It Up,” “Jamming” and the track “Exodus” which was released as a single and reached No. 19 on Billboard’s R&B Singles Chart.
Bob Marley was the first Jamaican artist to gain worldwide fame. A musical, political and even spiritual icon, a figure of almost mystical proportions, no artist has so dominated his genre in the history of modern music as Marley has reggae.
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