Bob Marley 70th Birthday Celebration Continues With LP Version of Live Boston Show
April 7, 2015 at 11:53 AM (PT)
What would have been BOB MARLEY 70th birthday on APRIL 6th continues to be celebrated throughout 2015 with UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES' vinyl LP release of "BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS -- Easy Skanking In BOSTON '78," featuring two historic live shows from the band's performance at the city's MUSIC HALL, recorded JUNE 8th, 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 is currently available on Blu-ray/CD combo pack as well as DVD/CD and standalone CD versions. A vinyl LP version will be released on APRIL 7th. 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 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 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.