Recorded 30 years ago while Marley was touring in support of his album Uprising , Live Forever is Bob Marley’s last recorded concert. This never before released audio collection offers an incredible snapshot of one of music’s most influential performers.
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980 (UMe/Tuff Gong International) is a 2CD/3LP/digital collection that features many of Bob’s most cherished songs, and is available for the first time on February 1, 2011. This unforgettable concert contains unique performances of “No Woman No Cry,” “Jammin’,” and “Is This Love,” to name a few, and depicts a musical innovator and inspiration to people of many cultures and generations. This spectacular audio documentary Live Forever , also immortalizes the last song Marley ever performed live in concert: “Get Up Stand Up,” his rally cry for equality.
“Bob’s music has always conveyed a message of hope, unity and love. It has brought countless people together as it did that night 30 years ago in Pittsburgh. To hear that music today and to be able to share it with a new generation shows that Bob is as relevant today as he was 30 years ago,” says Rita Marley.
The momentous occasion captured on Live Forever is now available on 2CD/3LP/digital, for the benefit of all who missed their first opportunity to attend that magical evening. Marley’s influence on today’s musical landscape and his continuous worldwide appeal is still evident today. And his legacy and message carry on.
Uprising ‘s most notable song, “Redemption Song,” is featured on this extraordinary release and has been covered by everyone from Rihanna and the Dave Matthews Band to Stevie Wonder and Chris Cornell. His hits compilation, Legend, has also spent an astonishing 1,000 weeks on the Billboard catalog chart sitting at #1 for 110 of those weeks. The celebration of Marley’s work continues as Legend gets the video game treatment and is available for download as part of the best-selling Rock Band series. The Marley family also plans to commemorate Bob Marley and his legacy with other celebratory events throughout the year in 2011.