'Bob Marley & The Wailers -- Live!' Released in Expanded Three-LP/Digital Edition By UMe
October 31, 2016 at 12:57 PM (PT)
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS were at the peak of their artistic powers when they arrived at the LYCEUM LONDON for two shows on JULY 17th and 18th, 1975, having just released "Natty Dread" the year before and about to unleash "Rastaman Vibration" on the world. The ROLLING STONES mobile studio was on hand to record both shows, with seven songs from the second released as "Live!," in DECEMBER of that same year. The recording was subsequently broadcast as part of the syndicated radio program "King Biscuit Flower Hour" in 1976.
The MARLEY FAMILY and UMe will now release for the first time the complete sets from both shows, "BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS -- Live!," as a three-LP set in 180-gram black vinyl and as a digital package on DECEMBER 16th in a tri-gatefold package that also includes a reproduction of the tour program from the band’s historic ’75 U.K. tour. In addition, on the same day, a seven-inch live vinyl disc will also be made available as an exclusive at UDISCOVER and the BOB MARLEY MUSEUM in KINGSTON, JA.
MARLEY and THE WAILERS were fresh off a legendary five-night stint at the ROXY THEATRE in LOS ANGELES from JULY 9thj through 13th, when they stepped on the stage at LONDON’s LYCEUM THEATRE for an abbreviated U.K. tour which would also include dates at THE ODEON in BIRMINGHAM on JULY 19th and THE HARD ROCK in MANCHESTER on JULY 20th. MARLEY was in top form during the two LYCEUM shows, animatedly interacting with the crowd, who sang along to what most consider the definitive version of “No Woman, No Cry.”