Bob Marley Film And Soundtrack To Be Released In April
'MARLEY', the new film chronicling the legendary Bob Marley’s life, is being released in the UK on April 20 and, in the run-up to the film release, 'Marley: The Official Soundtrack' will be hitting stores on April 16. Island have put together a great little package for all of you Bob Marley fans out there...
Born in 1945, Bob left his home at the tender age of 14 to dedicate his life to his music career in Kingston, Jamaica. In a twist of fate, after being stranded in the UK with his band, The Wailers, he was signed to Island Records, and the rest is history. The reggae star sadly died of cancer on May 11, 1981, aged 36.
The film showcases some amazing live performances, interviews detailing his personal life and more rare footage displaying his tremendous journey from living in the ghetto to becoming a world famous musician.
Award-winning director of the film, Kevin MacDonald, said: "'MARLEY' the film is an intimate, human portrait of the legendary singer. But as with any film about an artist - the main purpose has got to be to send the listener back to the music with a renewed appreciation for its beauty and significance. That's why I am so happy that Island are releasing this special collection of songs from and inspired by the movie."
The accompanying soundtrack to 'MARLEY' will be available as 2 CDs or 3LP. It also includes exclusives live performances, making it a great one for the collection.
Check out the soundtrack's tracklisting:
1. 'Corner Stone'
2. 'Judge Not'
3. 'Simmer Down'
4. 'Put It On'
5. 'Small Axe'
6. 'Mellow Mood'
7. 'Stir It Up'
8. 'Concrete Jungle'
9. 'Crazy Bald Heads' (Groucho mix)
10. 'Natty Dread
11. 'Trenchtown Rock' (Live at The Roxy Theatre)
12. 'Get Up Stand Up'
14. 'Jammin' (live at One Love Peace Concert)
15. 'Exodus' (Kindred Spirit Dub Mix)
16. 'No Woman No Cry' (Live at the Lyceum)
17. 'War' (Live at the Rainbow)
18. 'I Shot the Sheriff' (Live at the Lyceum)
19. 'Roots Rock Reggae'
20. 'Three Little Birds'
21. 'Real Situation'
22. 'Could you Be Loved'
23. 'One Love' / 'People Get Ready'
24. 'Redemption Song'
25. 'High Tide Or Low Tide'
Words: Maz Khan (@MazHalima)
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)