New Bob Marley Release - Yearlong 70th Birthday Celebration
2015 marks the 70th anniversary of Bob Marley's birthday. Robert Nesta Marley was born February 6th 1945.
As kick off to the yearlong celebration a new Live CD/DVD will be released on February 17th: Easy Skanking In Boston '78! Read the press release below for all details and watch the official trailer. Finally the Marley Family is going to release more unreleased material from the vaults. Many more releases to come in 2015 - great news for all Marley fans.
We at Reggaeville keep you up to date about all these releases, the birthday concerts and festivals [CLICK HERE FOR THE CALENDAR] and we have some special features in the making as well! Stay tuned...
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS - EASY SKANKING IN BOSTON ’78
BOB MARLEY’S 70TH BIRTHDAY WILL INCLUDE YEARLONG CELEBRATION OF RARE AND UNRELEASED MATERIAL FROM THE MARLEY FAMILY VAULTS AND PRIVATE COLLECTION
Historic June 8, 1978 recording at Music Hall captures band at their height. Feb 17 release on Blu-Ray/CD combo pack, dvd/cd and cd versions.
Bob Marley’s 70th birthday year (2015) will include a variety of releases and events to commemorate the legend, his work and iconic impact. Over the course of the year, his legacy will be remembered by new releases of rare and unreleased material as well as fan favorite deluxe editions of his most memorable work. The first release will be available on February 17. BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – EASY SKANKING IN BOSTON ’78, features two historic live shows from Boston’s Music Hall, June 8, 1978. This new and unreleased performance is from the Marley family giving unprecedented access for the first time to their personal material from their private collections and their vaults. The album will be available on blu-ray/cd combo pack as well as dvd/cd and standalone cd versions. Additional newly created animated material will also be a part of this release, marking the first time the family has incorporated this technology into any official Marley releases.
The video footage was shot with a hand-held camera by a fan that Marley allowed to sit right in front of the stage. The result is remarkable imagery that captures Marley from just a few feet away, allowing one to experience the intimacy of his set. While the cinematographer was shooting with film and forced to change rolls of tape, the gaps in the live footage have been augmented with specially created animation over the existing audio. The animation video elements were produced and created by the animation team of S77 whose credits include recent projects for Bruno Mars, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disney, ESPN and many others. The 46-minute video includes seven of the 13 songs in the full set.
Highlights of the performance include a lively “Jammin’” and “The Heathen,” a song Marley and the band didn’t perform during the second set. The show features them at their most comfortable, truly enjoying themselves in the spotlight, basking in the appreciation of the audience.