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Legend: The Best of Bob Marley 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

Posted May 12, 2014 06:33 PM by Webmaster

Universal 100thOriginally released on May 8, 1984, Bob Marley's Legend illustrates the remarkable life and recording career of one of reggae music's most important figures. This iconic collection not only serves as the perfect introduction to the music of Bob Marley, it has become an essential part in every Marley collection. It remains the world's best-selling reggae album and continues to be one of the best-selling catalog albums, exceeding 15 million RIAA certified copies in the U.S. alone and over 27 million worldwide.

On July 1, 2014, Universal Music Enterprises celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Legend with the release of the CD/Blu-ray Pure Audio Disc combo set Legend 30th Anniversary Edition (Island Records/Tuff Gong/UMe). Coupled with the original release of Legend, this deluxe version features this iconic collection entirely mixed in 5.1 by the GRAMMY Award winning producer Bob Clearmountain on Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc and now includes the original, early studio version of "No Woman No Cry," in lieu of the previous live version. Also featured are two, previously unheard alternate takes of "Easy Skanking" and "Punky Reggae Party" recently discovered in the Marley vault. Classic Marley anthems include "Three Little Birds," "Get Up Stand Up," "One Love/People Get Ready," "No Woman No Cry" and "I Shot The Sheriff," which was later a No. 1 hit for Eric Clapton, as well as "Jamming," "Exodus," "Redemption Song" and "Is This Love."

Both the CD and Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc are housed in a 28-page, casebound book featuring extended liner notes, unseen photos and forewards written by Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, and liner notes by author of the book Marley, Christopher Farley. Legend 30th Anniversary Edition will also be made available on tri-color vinyl (yellow, green and red) and pressed as a double gatefold LP allowing for a higher fidelity sound quality that is closer to the original source.

TRACKLISTING:

Disc One (Blu-ray)

1. Is This Love (Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc(TM))
2. No Woman No Cry (studio version) (Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc(TM))
3. Could You Be Loved (Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc(TM))
4. Three Little Birds (Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc(TM))
5. Buffalo Soldier (Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc(TM))
6. Get Up Stand Up (Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc(TM))
7. Stir It Up (Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc(TM))
8. Easy Skanking (alternate version/additional track) (Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc(TM))
9. One Love/ People Get Ready (Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc(TM))
10. I Shot The Sheriff (Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc(TM))
11. Waiting In Vain (Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc(TM))
12. Redemption Song (Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc(TM))
13. Satisfy My Soul (Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc(TM))
14. Exodus (Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc(TM))
15. Jamming (Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc(TM))
16. Punky Reggae Party (alternate version/additional track) (Blu-Ray Pure Audio Disc(TM))

Disc two (CD)

1. Is This Love (CD)
2. No Woman No Cry (Live) (CD)
3. Could You Be Loved (CD)
4. Three Little Birds (CD)
5. Buffalo Soldier (CD)
6. Get Up Stand Up (CD)
7. Stir It Up (CD)
8. Easy Skanking (CD)
9. One Love/People Get Ready (CD)
10. I Shot The Sheriff (CD)
11. Waiting In Vain (CD)
12. Redemption Song (CD)
13. Satisfy My Soul (CD)
14. Exodus (CD)
15. Jamming (CD)
16. Punky Reggae Party (CD)


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News comments (6 comments)



Moefiz
  May 12, 2014
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This is a must....day one purchase for me, one of my all time favorite albums.

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Irrob
  May 12, 2014
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Excellent

frogmort
  May 12, 2014
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It's kind of funny that Universal Music already released this on blu-ray with stereo only just about six months ago.

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dobyblue
  May 13, 2014
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Universal Europe released the stereo-only HFPA with loudness wars mastering, substantially less dynamic than the 24/96 download from HD Tracks. This 5.1 release is from Universal USA.

For those unfamiliar with the name, Bob Clearmountain did the 5.1 mixes for Roxy Music's Avalon and Bryan Ferry's Boys and Girls which were both available on SACD. The 5.1 mixes were very well done, immersive, hopefully Legend is done similarly and from original multitracks.

Boothill Gunslinger
  May 13, 2014
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When is KISS going to be out on Blu-ray?

frogmort
  May 14, 2014
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I'm not sure why I got voted down because I pointed out that this is a re-release by Universal within six months of their first stereo only release. I didn't purchase the original 2.0 version, but I will be buying this 5.1 remix by the Grammy Award winning mixer dude. I was already happy with my 2.0 CD remix, but I am really excited to check out the 5.1 mix on this new version.

2.0 original release: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Bob-Marley-and-The-Wailers-Legend-Blu-ray/92879/

5.1 new release: http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Legend-The-Best-of-Bob-Marley-Blu-ray/103470/


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