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Kaya 40

Read "Kaya 40" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

In recent years there hasn't been a shortage of reissues of various artists as every five years there is some sort of anniversary which is a plausible reason for issuing an avalanche of remastered editions with various bonus materials in different formats. And it's amazing that music from past decades and long gone eras still manages to remind people of its timeless qualities. One of those artists whose music and shadow loom larger with the years is singer and reggae ...

FILM REVIEW

Bob Marley: Uprising Live!

Read "Bob Marley: Uprising Live!" reviewed by Doug Collette

Bob Marley Uprising Live! Eagle Vision 2014 Given Bob Marley's status as a cultural icon, it only makes sense that it's impossible not to engage in the truisms of 'what if' and/or 'if only' watching Uprising Live! By the time of his untimely death from cancer in May of 1981, the Jamaican musician had achieved almost as much politically as artistically in his relatively short career span. Marley was already ill and under ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Bob Marley & The Wailers: Kaya Deluxe Edition

Read "Kaya Deluxe Edition" reviewed by Doug Collette

It's telling that the photos of Bob Marley adorning the first half of the comprehensive booklet with this 'Deluxe Edition' of Kaya show the late third-world icon beaming and smiling right and left, much as he does on the front cover. In contrast, the photos interspersed with song lyrics and recording detail in the latter half of the insert display an intense man unafraid to address serious issues, the likes of which he mainly avoided, and was thus criticized for, ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Bob Marley and The Wailers: Live Forever

Read "Live Forever" reviewed by Doug Collette

Like Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley is one of those rare musical figures who achieved mythic status during his own lifetime. The Jamaican reggae master's legacy has grown posthumously-- due, in large measure, to the astute archiving of his recordings. Live Forever documents his final performance. At the time of this September, 1980 show at Pittsburgh's Stanley Theatre, Marley was less than a year from his death due to cancer, so the invocation of his Rastafarian ...


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