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|6. I Shot The Sheriff|
|7. Get Up, Stand Up|
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When Bob Marley and the Wailers recorded their legendary 1975 London gig, little did they know of its lasting power. From the opening shuffles of "Trenchtown Rock" to the rabble-rousing "Get Up, Stand Up," this brief recording captured Marley's combo of critical invective and languid musical power. The rhythm team of Aston and Carlton Barrett make time-keeping splendidly melodic as Marley's gently scouring voice gets woven in with his backup vocalists in a mellowly dazzling display. On fire, the band jumps into the discovery of its power without regard to keeping the songs tidy or reflective of anything other than the moment of execution. No matter the years between its original release and the present, this recording will always breathe. Between Live! and the later, longer Babylon by Bus, Bob Marley showed categorical know-how in the art of executing state-of-the-art performances in the era of arena rock's supremacy. --Andrew Bartlett
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Bob Marley and the Wailers Live! is one of the few live albums I've heard that transcends time and is able to deliver everything but the visuals of being at a live Marley performance. According to the recording, Marley and company were one hell of a live act. Every track bounces and grooves. All of the songs are classic live album fare-in that they're long, extended jams of Marley's best hits. Unlike most bands, however, these jams are listenable and welcomed. "No Woman, No Cry" and "Get Up, Stand Up" soar with a sonic majesty most other artists cannot achieve in the studio, let alone live on stage.
Live! takes no time in getting the vibes going, "Trenchtown Rock" opens the set, in it Marley pretty much sets the stage for the rest of the album singing "One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain." Indeed. The lyrics are powerful and yet at the same time very simple. Every word uttered, but Marley or his backup singers, is delivered with much honesty. A healthy mix of songs-love, feeling good, and politics permeate throughout. All the things Marley was (and still is) are represented equally.
Upon the third (or was it the fourth?) listen, I began to more fully appreciate the album's musicianship. The bass is kickin' and the organ hums beautifully. But best yet...the guitars are funky.Read more ›
If you want a collection, then Legend in its latest form might be the one for you, but the 4-disc Songs of Freedom set is a great collection if you can afford it, and One Love may be a better single CD collection than Legend (at least it has 4 more tracks).
Then there are a whole slew of studio albums from the astonishingly productive years of the mid and late seventies, for each of which there is someone to say that this is THE Bob Marley album. (I suspect that people, and this includes myself, as most strongly disposed towards the first Marley album they hear. First love is always the sweetest, I suppose.)
Then there are the live albums, and even there the competition between Live! and Babylon By Bus is intense. Leaving out the consideration that Live! at thirty-odd minutes and seven tracks is a bit short, truth is there is not a lot to choose.
Live! shows Marley and the band on peak form in performance in London, and here you have a nice example of a master performer perfectly in tune with an adoring audience, which at times is singing along en masse, giving a semblance of a soccer match crowd.
There is an especially wonderful and moving rendition of No Woman No Cry, and the other tracks are not shabby either.
All in all a very nice album to own and one I can heartily recommend to Marley fans, though I would not make it my first Marley purchase, and perhaps not even my first Marley live album purchase either, though ultimately these things are a question of personal taste.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Still sounds as fresh today as it did 30 years ago! Bob Marley and the Wailers at their exhilerating best. My favourite Bob album.Published on May 5 2013 by Buzz Jr.
I consider this to be one of Bob marley's best cds.The cd starts off with the incredibly moving trenchtown rock.Then you have an excellent rendition of Burnin and Lootin. Read morePublished on Oct. 4 2003
...when it hits, you feel no pain."
From the opening notes of "Trenchtown Rock" to the end of "Get Up, Stand Up" (I do not have the remastered version... Read more
Of all the Bob Marley albums I've heard, this is my favorite. I wore out the record but the CD is better because you can let it play straight through, and let me tell you, this... Read morePublished on Oct. 20 2002 by Rick Devore
It's live but it's probably his best. That's usually unusual, because live albums reveal nothing new and usually aren't very good jams. Read morePublished on March 4 2002 by Michael McDaid
This is a great CD for any Marley fan to pick up. I think most of these live joints are significantly better than the studio versions, especially the classic "I Shot The... Read morePublished on Dec 22 2001
This is a great album. All 7 songs are awesome and every Bob Marley fan should have a copy.Published on Nov. 10 2001 by Josh Routhier
In college back in the early eighties Bob Marley Live was my first introduction into the Marley mania. Read morePublished on Oct. 14 2001 by Bruce