- 191 Pages (HARDCOVER)
- Released: March 28, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Publisher: Cassell Illustrated
Description by OLDIES.com:
Bob Marley - His Musical Legacy is the first-ever attempt to look at Marley's story through the full range of his recordings and key live performances - the rock, "rebel" and pop periods that have never fitted in with the image of the laidback reggae legend from the Caribbean. Looking at recordings from 1962 through to posthumous releases in the 1980s, Marley's life unfolds through the story of his changing style, and collaborations with producers and fellow musicians, particularly The Wailers and his wife, Rita. Little-known photographs, period ephemera and record labels, as well as a complete discography and buyer's guide to Marley's releases, complete this intimate, intriguing and revealing portrait of a man whose fame to date has been based on only a tiny part of his life's work.
He was Jamaica’s most beloved musical hero—and now Bob Marley’s fascinating story unfolds as never before, through songs and in lavish images.
This must-have volume for every fan is published to coincide with the 60th anniversary of Marley’s birth and the major CD release of his entire body of work with the Wailers.
In 1977, Bob Marley’s groundbreaking album Exodus earned him worldwide fame and adulation. By that time, he already had many years of experience…and his music had undergone countless shifts. Yet most listeners’ perception of Marley’s work comes only from the brief period between Exodus and his untimely death just four years later, at only 36 years old. This richly illustrated volume—filled with rare photos and insightful musical analysis—is the first-ever attempt to cover his career through the entire range of his recordings and key live performances. It follows his progression from unknown Trenchtown Rasta to international reggae superstar, and encompasses the rock, “rebel,” and pop periods that have never quite fitted in with Marley’s legend. Special features focus on the specifically Caribbean influences that shaped Marley and his music, including contemporary politics, religion, culture, fashion, and sport. A complete discography and buyer’s guide to Marley’s releases, as well as a discussion of the role Rita Marley played in his music, round out an intimate, revealing portrait of this uniquely talented man and unforgettable performer.