Live! (Bob Marley & the Wailers album)

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Live!
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Live album by Bob Marley and The Wailers
Released 5 December 1975 (LP)
2001 (CD) 2016 (3LP)
Recorded 17-18 July 1975
Venue Lyceum Theatre, London
Genre Reggae
Length 45:15
Label Island (LP: ILPS 9376)
Tuff Gong (CD: 314 548 896-2)
Producer Bob Marley and the Wailers,
Steve Smith,
Chris Blackwell
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Live! is a 1975 album by Bob Marley and the Wailers which was recorded live in concert during July 1975 at the Lyceum Theatre, London. The performance remains one of Marley's most famous.[citation needed] "No Woman, No Cry" was released as a single.

Production[edit]

The album was recorded 17-18 July 1975 at the Lyceum Theatre, London. Danny Holloway, an Island Records employee, recorded the performances using the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio. The majority of the songs were recorded during the 17 July performance; "Lively up Yourself" was recorded during the 18 July performance.

Production of the album was credited to Bob Marley and the Wailers, Steve Smith, and Chris Blackwell.

Release[edit]

The album was released on 5 December 1975 by Island Records as a vinyl LP. In 2001 it was released on CD. In 2016 a three disc release called the "Live! Deluxe Edition", became available in vinyl and CD formats, with recordings of both the 17 July and 18 July performances.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 starslink
Rolling Stone4.5/5 starslink

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Trenchtown Rock"Bob Marley4:23
2."Burnin' and Lootin'"Bob Marley5:11
3."Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)"Leon Cogill, Carlton Barrett4:36
4."Lively Up Yourself"Bob Marley4:33
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."No Woman, No Cry"Vincent Ford7:07
6."I Shot the Sheriff"Bob Marley5:18
7."Get Up, Stand Up"Bob Marley, Peter Tosh6:28
The Definitive Remastered edition (2001)
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
8."Kinky Reggae" (bonus track; originally the B-side of "No Woman, No Cry")Bob Marley7:35

Musicians[edit]

Bob Marley and the Wailers

with:

Personnel[edit]

  • Recorded at the Lyceum, London, 18 July 1975
  • Live sound mixing: Dave Harper
  • Live Monitor Engineer: CHIP CHASE (Eric Chipchase)
  • Live recording by Rolling Stones Mobile
  • Recording engineer: Steve Smith
  • Mixed at: Basing Street Studios
  • Mixing engineer: Phill Brown
  • Many thanks to Don Taylor and Dave Harper for making everything happen.
  • Bob Marley and the Wailers - produced the music
  • Steve Smith & Chris Blackwell - produced the record
  • Reissue supervised by Bill Levenson and Maxine Stowe with special thanks to the Marley Family and Chris Blackwell.
  • Mastered from the original two track analog master tapes by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York, 2001.
  • Tape research by Jane Hitchin, David Lascelles, and Zoe Roberts at Universal Tape Library, London.
  • LIVE! (Island ILPS 9376) was originally released 5 December 1975.

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[1] Gold 440,400 [2]*
Netherlands (NVPI)[3] Platinum 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "French album certifications – Bob Marley and the Wailers – Live" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.
  2. ^ https://www.infodisc.fr/Ventes_Albums_Tout_Temps.php?debut=700
  3. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Bob Marley and the Wailers – Live" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Enter Live in the "Artiest of titel" box.