Bob Marley Live! Expanded Edition Out in December

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Bob Marley Live!

Bob Marley Live!

An expanded, three-LP/digital version of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Live! album will be released December 16 by UMe. The concerts captured on the album took place at the Lyceum London on July 17-18, 1975, in support of Marley’s Natty Dread album the year before (and with Rastaman Vibration on the way). The Rolling Stones’ mobile studio was used to record both shows, with seven songs from the second released as Live! in December of that year. The recording was subsequently broadcast as part of the syndicated radio program King Biscuit Flower Hour in 1976.

The Marley Family will now release, for the first time, the complete sets from both shows, as a three-LP set on 180-gram black vinyl in a tri-gatefold package that also includes a reproduction of the tour program. In addition, on the same day, a seven-inch vinyl disc of “No Woman, No Cry”/“Natty Dread,” with picture sleeve, will also be made available as an exclusive at UDiscover and the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica. The set will also be released digitally on December 16. Vinyl pre-order is available here.

Bob Marley and the Wailers’ lineup at the time included bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett, drummer Carlton “Carly” Barrett, guitarist Al Anderson, keyboardist Tyrone Downie, percussionist Alvin “Seeco” Patterson and the I-Threes—backing vocalists Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt and Marcia Griffiths. The group was fresh off its five-night stint at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles when they performed at London’s Lyceum Theatre for an abbreviated U.K. tour, which would also include dates at the Odeon in Birmingham on July 19 and the Hard Rock in Manchester on July 20.

Related: Marley’s final show, in 1980

Bob Marley (photo from his Wikipedia page)

Bob Marley (photo from his Wikipedia page)

Track list: Live at The Lyceum, London, July 17, 1975

Side One
Trenchtown Rock 5.10 +
Burning And Looting 5.09 +
Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) 4.35 +
Rebel Music (3 O’clock Roadblock) 5.25 +

Side Two
Stir It Up 5.14 +
No Woman, No Cry 7.37 +
Natty Dread 5.27 +
Kinky Reggae 7.55 +

Side Three
I Shot The Sheriff 5.15 +
Get Up Stand Up 10.18 +

Track list: Live at The Lyceum, London, July 18, 1975

Side Four
Trenchtown Rock 4.23
Slave Driver 4.02 +
Burning And Looting 4.56
Them Belly Full (But We Hungry) 3.53
Rebel Music (3 O’clock Roadblock) 5.16 +

Side Five
No Woman, No Cry 7.06
Kinky Reggae 6.42
Natty Dread 4.33 +
Stir It Up 4.43 +

Side Six
Lively Up Yourself 7.49 ++
I Shot The Sheriff 7.08
Get Up Stand Up 10.17 ++

+ previously unreleased performance
++ previously unreleased full length version

Watch Bob Marley and the Wailers perform a favorite in 1975

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