Bob Marley/Bob Marley & the Wailers - Live! [Deluxe Edition] [2 Discs]
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Bob Marley (vocals, guitar); Al Anderson (guitar); Tyrone Downie (keyboards); Aston "Familyman" Barrett (bass); Crlton "Carly" Barrett (drums); Alvin "Seeco" Patterson (percussion).
Recording information: Lyceum, London (07/17/1975-07/18/1975).
Photographers: Adrian Boot; Bob Ellis; Dennis Morris .
Nobody who likes music could fail to be emotionally moved by this album, and not just because Marley is no longer with us. It was a special live treat before he died. The great thing about this record is the feeling that this is what it was like every night, unlike other live recordings which capture one or two gigs of a tour. Marley was extra special and a giant of popular music. Wallow in this vital record and listen to a man who had something to say and yet had fun while he said it. Most of the tracks you would want to be on the record are here, including the definitive version of 'No Woman No Cry' and a funky 'Lively Up Yourself'.
Q (9/01, p.135) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...Perhaps uniquely, brilliant and live..."
Uncut (11/01, p.130) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...One of the key concert recordings in popular music's last 40 years..."
Down Beat (12/01, p.88) - 4.5 stars out of 5 - "...Reggae at its most elemental..."
Mojo (Publisher) (7/01, p.120) - "...It has everything to do with what Marley was about....it remains an important piece of 20th century cultural history..."