Bob Marley & The Wailers, Live! (1975)
Bob Marley & The Wailers – at least the 1975 version of the band – sound frighteningly good here on what is one of Bob’s best albums, one of the greatest live albums and possibly one of the great-great albums – unless you’re my wife, who says of it, “are you playing reggae to taunt me?” and “take off this objectively crap music”. I’ve watched the concert footage from around this time, first in fragments/excerpts and only just recently did I start getting through the full shows but I did used to have this (and then a deluxe edition version) on CD – I have only just got around to rectifying the situation of not having it on vinyl. Many of the versions here stick out as better than their studio-recorded counterparts – obviously the version of No Woman No Cry is the one most people know over the album-rendition. The version here of I Shot The Sheriff might as well be Bob saying to Eric Clapton, “ta for the assist and all but this is actually how you do it” – and of course, as is the case with all Bob’s albums really and particularly in the mid-70s, but what a fucking rhythm section! And that includes Bob – fantastic rhythm guitar player.
Sample Track: Lively Up Yourself
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