Bob Marley & The Wailers Live Forever

Bob Marley - Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh PA September 23, 1980
Bob Marley

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980 (Universal Music, 2011)

Jamaican reggae star Bob Marley Continues to be one of the most cherished figures in the international music scene. His signature songs are frequently covered by artists in various genres, from Rihanna and the Dave Matthews Band to Stevie Wonder and Chris Cornell. Bob Marley’s new double album Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre was recorded thirty years ago and it was Bob Marley’s last recorded concert.

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980 presents a collection of the legendary artist’s most popular songs, including Jamming, Exodus, Positive Vibration, Redemption Song, Them Belly Full, Could You Be Loved, Is This Love, Crazy Baldhead, his rally cry for equality Get Up Stand Up, War/No More, No Woman No Cry and much more.

Bob’s music has always conveyed a message of hope, unity and love,” says Rita Marley. “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.”

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980 show’s Bob Marley and the Wailers at their best and is an excellent addition to Bob Marley’s discography. The set comes in various formats including 2CD/3LP/digital.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


One thought on “Bob Marley & The Wailers Live Forever”

  1. I was fortunate to have been at this show. With some friends from Kenyon College we drove 4 hours to Pittsburgh in a small cramped car filled with certain commodities to get us psyched up.

    Bob put on a terrific show and this album captures it. What memories.

    The i-Threes opened and I still recall them swaying in time to the music. I recall they did three songs before Bob came out to thunderous applause. He was dancing the entire 90 minutes except for the acoustic Redemption Song which he performed solo and in a laid back manner.

    Nobody in the audience knew that Bob was sick. His energy level was extremely high and he had total command of the audience.

    PS – If anyone from the label reads this, I have some great photos from the show. I was shooting with a Nikon Telephoto lens and we were down front for the encore.

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