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Bob Marley-Songs of Freedom: The Island Years, 3CD and 6LP, limited-edition set on colored vinyl to be re-released worldwide. #BobMarley75

On February 5, 2021, the highly acclaimed Songs of Freedom: The Island Years, an extraordinary 6LP set, as well as a 3CD set, will be re-released worldwide. A limited-edition color 6LP set featuring two red, two green, and two gold vinyl LPs will also be available.  Streamlined to the period of Bob Marley’s emergence and stardom, with rare tracks on vinyl for the first time outside Jamaica, Songs of Freedom: The Island Years is available to listen to or pre-order HERE

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In addition to Songs Of Freedom, twelve limited-edition Bob Marley vinyl LP’s pressed exclusively at the legendary Tuff Gong International headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica, will be available on January 22, 2021. The Jamaican pressings will include nine original studio albums, two original live albums, plus the world’s best-selling reggae albumLegendall individually numbered along with a highly-desirable Tuff Gong stamp. Catch A Fire, The Wailers‘ debut album, will be available in its original Jamaica-recorded version, with two extra tracks from the sessions and some tracks with longer fades. Originally recorded in Jamaica, Catch A Fire was eventually released with overdubs and a mix overseen by Island founder Chris Blackwell at the label’s London headquarters. Produced entirely by Bob Marley & the Wailers and mixed by longtime Marley associate Errol Brown, this Jamaican version will be on vinyl for the first time. The limited-edition albums were pressed at Tuff Gong’s newly refurbished vinyl pressing plant, which re-opened in summer 2020 and will have an annual capacity of 250,000 units. Dave Cooley mastered each album at Elysian Masters in Los Angeles.

Additionally, the long-awaited CD version of the iconic Complete Island Recordings LP box was recently released in December and is available now. The Complete Island Recordings CD boxset consists of 11 albums packaged in CD wallets, which are housed in a brushed silver clamshell box that simulates the larger, hinged lighter from the LP set. The set includes all nine Bob Marley & The Wailers studio albums recorded for Island Records, plus two live albums, Live! and Babylon By Bus.

 This 6LP set on 180g color vinyl with custom labels also includes a 20-page booklet with rare photos, several essays and track information.

Tracklist:

LP1

  1. High Tide Or Low Tide (Side A)
  2. Slave Driver (Side A)
  3. No More Trouble (Side A)
  4. Concrete Jungle (Side A)
  5. Get Up, Stand Up (Side A)
  6. Rastaman Chant (Side B)
  7. Burnin’ And Lootin’ (Side B)
  8. Iron Lion Zion (Side B)
  9. Lively Up Yourself (Side B)

LP2

  1. Natty Dread (Side A)
  2. I Shot The Sheriff – Live At The Lyceum, London/1975 (Side A)
  3. No Woman No Cry – Live At The Roxy, 1976 (Side A)
  4. Who The Cap Fit (Side B)
  5. Jah Live (Side B)
  6. Crazy Baldhead (Side B)
  7. War (Side B)

LP3

  1. Johnny Was (Side A)
  2. Rat Race (Side A)
  3. Jamming – 12″ Mix (Side A)
  4. Waiting In Vain – Advert Mix (Side A)
  5. Exodus – 12″ Mix (Side B)
  6. Natural Mystic (Side B)
  7. Three Little Birds – Alternate Mix (Side B)
  8. Running Away (Side B)

LP4

  1. Keep On Moving – London Version (Side A)
  2. Easy Skanking (Side A)
  3. Is This Love – Horns Mix (Side A)
  4. Smile Jamaica (Side A)
  5. Time Will Tell (Side B)
  6. Africa Unite (Side B)
  7. Survival (Side B)
  8. One Drop (Side B)
  9. One Dub (Side B)

LP5

  1. Zimbabwe (Side A)
  2. So Much Trouble In The World (Side A)
  3. Ride Natty Ride – 12″ Mix (Side A)
  4. Babylon System (Side B)
  5. Coming In From The Cold – 12″ Mix (Side B)
  6. Real Situation (Side B)
  7. Bad Card (Side B)

LP6

  1. Could You Be Loved – 12″ Mix (Side A)
  2. Forever Loving Jah (Side A)
  3. Rastaman Live Up (Side A)
  4. Give Thanks and Praises(Side A)
  5. One Love/People Get Ready – 12″ Mix (Side B)
  6. Why Should I (Side B)
  7. Redemption Song – Live At The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, 1980 (Side B)

ABOUT BOB MARLEY

Bob Marley, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is notable not only as the man who put reggae on the global map but, as a statesman in his native Jamaica, he famously brought together the country’s warring factions. Today, Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century’s most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley’s lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. In the digital era, he has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity, with the official Bob Marley Facebook page drawing more than 70 million fans, ranking it among the Top 20 of all Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. Marley’s music catalog has sold millions of albums worldwide. His iconic collection, LEGEND, holds the distinction of being the longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine’s Catalog Albums chart and remains the world’s best-selling reggae album. Marley’s accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001).

For more information, visit: bobmarley.com

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