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30 Years Ago - The Classical Edition
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2LP

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CHARLYL 012LP CHARLYL 012LP
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RELEASE DATE
4/6/2018

Double LP version. Gatefold sleeve. 2011 release. Marking the 30th anniversary of Bob Marley's death in May 1981, 30 Years Ago collects highlights from Marley's pre-Island Records recordings. Bob Marley had already established himself as the leading voice of reggae music before his signing to Island Records in 1972 and his rise to international super-stardom. This is evident from these 20 gems from his earlier recordings made with The Wailers, which many reggae authorities consider to be his finest and purest work. Very much roots-based, they are in marked contrast to Marley's later ones for Island, where his sound was tailored towards the lucrative rock market. These remarkable recordings from the late '60s and early '70s remain as testament to Marley's genius as both a songwriter and a singer. Comprising in the main of titles from his sessions with famed producer Lee Perry, the set features several titles which Marley was successfully to return to in later years, such as "Trenchtown Rock", "Lively Up Yourself", and "Natural Mystic". The set also contains several sought-after titles and versions as well as his original recording of "Concrete Jungle", a highlight of his Catch A Fire debut album for Island (1973).