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Nov 24 release for Marley's Dortmund concert

Published:Monday | October 20, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Bob Marley

Shereita Grizzle, Gleaner Writer

If you are a Bob Marley fan then news of yet another posthumous release will be welcome news.

According to online sources, the 1980 concert played by the reggae legend in Dortmund, Germany during his final world tour will be released under the title Uprising Live!. It will be issued as a DVD/two-CD set on November 24.

Eagle Rock Entertainment's release of Uprising Live! by Bob Marley on DVD and digital video will be the first-ever DVD release of the concert, which originally aired on the famed German television series Rockpalast.

The Uprising Tour ran in Europe from May 30 to July 13, 1980, with five further dates in the USA in September. It was Bob Marley's last tour before he died. The trek was in support of the Uprising album, released June 10, 1980.

Footage from the concert, which was held at the Westfalen Stadium in Germany, was fully restored under the supervision of Marley's children, Cedella and Ziggy Marley.

Songs such as No Woman No Cry, Exodus, I Shot The Sheriff, Redemption Song, Is This Love, Jamming, Get Up, Stand Up and Could You Be Loved will be included on Uprising Live!, which also features the I Threes.

On February 6, 2015, the iconic entertainer would have celebrated his 70th birthday. Bob Marley died of cancer at age 36 in May 1981.

shereita.grizzle@gleanerjm.com