Marking 30 years since the release of Bob Marley’s most popular posthumous album, Legend, Universal Music Enterprises (UME) are celebrating the anniversary by releasing a special CD and blu-ray edition of the compilation.
Initially released in May 1984, Legend sold over 25 million copies globally and was named in the top 50 of Rolling Stone magazine’s top 500 albums of all-time list in 2003. Now, the special edition, dubbed the Legend 30th Anniversary Edition will feature never-before-heard versions of classics such as Easy Skanking and Punky Reggae Party as well as an early studio version of No Woman, No Cry.
The album also features hits such as Three Little Birds, I Shot The Sheriff, Redemption Song, Exodus and Is This Love. It is produced by Island Records in collaboration with Tuff Gong Music and UME, with mixing done by Grammy-winning producer, Bob Clearmountain.
The CD and blu-ray disc is included in a 28-page book with never-before-seen photos of Marley, as well as forewords by Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, and liner notes by Christopher Farley, author of the book, Marley.
Legend 30th Anniversary Edition is also available on vinyl and across various digital music platforms.