Wild and Free

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Wild and Free
Studio album by Ziggy Marley
Released June 14, 2011
Recorded 2010–2011
Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre Reggae
Length 48:04
Label Tuff Gong Worldwide
Producer Ziggy Marley, Orly Marley (exec. producer), Don Was
Ziggy Marley chronology
Family Time
(2009)Family Time2009
Wild and Free
Fly Rasta
(2014)Fly Rasta2014
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 70/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The Tune (3.2/5)[3]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[citation needed]

Wild and Free is the fourth solo studio album of Jamaican singer, Ziggy Marley. The album was released on June 14, 2011. Wild and Free was produced by Don Was at Ocean Way Studios in Hollywood, California.


In an interview with Billboard, Marley stated that the first single will be "Forward to Love" inspired by his wife Orly Marley. Marley concluded by saying, "I don't think I'm going to get enough time this year to really explore this album live," Marley notes, "so I'm looking for next year for it to be really about this album. I'll probably play this album more extensively live next year than this year, so it's looking like it's gonna be a two-year plan of touring with this one."[4] Guest appearances on the album include actor Woody Harrelson on the title track, which was used for California's Proposition 19 campaign to legalize recreational marijuana, Heavy D on "It", and Marley's eldest son, Daniel, on "Changes".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wild and Free" (featuring Woody Harrelson) – 4:50
  2. "Forward to Love" – 3:43
  3. "It" (featuring Heavy D) – 4:38
  4. "Changes" (featuring Daniel Marley) – 4:07
  5. "Personal Revolution" – 4:54
  6. "Get Out of Town" – 4:35
  7. "Roads Less Traveled" – 4:03
  8. "Mmmm Mmmm" – 3:31
  9. "Welcome to the World" – 4:13
  10. "A Sign" – 3:21
  11. "Reggae in My Head" – 3:54
  12. "Elizabeth" – 4:15


  • Produced by Don Was and Ziggy Marley
  • Executive producer: Orly Marley
  • Mixed by Bob Clearmountain at Mix This!
  • Assisted by Brandon Duncan
  • Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Marcussen Mastering
  • Recorded by Krish Sharma
  • Additional engineering by Marc "Maka" Moreau
  • Recorded at Ocean Way Studios and Barefoot Studios
  • Drums: Carlton "Santa" Davis
  • Bass: Daryl Jones
  • Guitars: Takeshi Akimoto, Ziggy Marley
  • Keyboards: James Poyser, Ziggy Marley
  • Percussions: Rock Deadrick, Ziggy Marley
  • Backing vocals: Tracy Hazzard, Ziggy Marley
  • All words and music by David Marley; except:
      • "Changes": lyrics and music by David Marley and Linda Perry, additional lyrics by Daniel Marley
      • "Wild and Free": lyrics and music by David Marley, additional lyrics by Woody Harrelson
      • "It": lyrics and music by David Marley, additional lyrics by Heavy D
  • All songs published by Ishti Music (ASCAP)
    • Except:
      • "It"
        • Published by Ishti Music (ASCAP)
        • Soul on Soul Publishing (ASCAP)
      • "Changes"
        • Published by Stuck in the Throat Music / Sony / ATV Harmony (ASCAP)
        • Published by Ishti Music (ASCAP)
        • Published by Daniel Marley Music (ASCAP)
        • Art design and photography: Kii Arens


  1. ^ Wild and Free at Metacritic Retrieved October 26, 2011.
  2. ^ Jeffries, David. "Wild and Free". Allmusic.com. Retrieved October 26, 2011. 
  3. ^ Kasko, Jordy (June 14, 2011). "Album Survey 06-14-11: Eminem gets evil, Ziggy Marley writes about pot… what's new?". The Tune. Retrieved October 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ Ziggy Marley to Release 'Wild and Free' Album June 14. Billboard. Retrieved on June 6, 2011