added: 12 Dec 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Bob Marley is the latest artist whose catalog has been remastered to take advantage of iTunes' playback technology, capturing every detail in high resolution.
Each of Marley's albums is available individually and have also been packaged into the eleven title The Complete Collection: The Island Years.
Included is Bob Marley and The Wailers' critically acclaimed, major label debut Catch A Fire which features Concrete Jungle, Slave Driver and the Jamaican versions of High Tide Or Low Tide and All Day All Night; 1973's Burnin' which includes the reggae classics Get Up, Stand Up and I Shot The Sheriff, plus bonus tracks The Oppressed Song, No Sympathy and Reincarnated Chant; 1974's Natty Dread featuring the Marley's masterpiece No Woman, No Cry plus bonus track Am-A-Do; 1976's Rastaman Vibration featuring War, Rat Race, Positive Vibrations and the bonus track Jah Live; 1977's Exodus which includes Three Little Birds, One Love/People Get Ready plus extended versions of Jamming and Punky Reggae Party; 1978's Kaya which hit Top 50 on both Billboard's The Top 200 and R&B Albums charts and features Easy Skanking, Running Away and the single version of Smile Jamaica; 1979's Survival featuring Wake Up and Live, Zimbabwe and the 12' mix of Ride Natty Ride; Marley's final studio album Uprising which was released in 1980 and includes the band version of Redemption Song and the 12' mix of Could You Be Loved; and 1983's Confrontation, a collection of unreleased Marley recordings such as Chant Down Babylon, Blackman Redemption and the bonus 12' mix of Buffalo Soldier.
Also featured as part of Mastered For iTunes is Bob Marley's highly acclaimed, 1975 release Live! recorded at the Lyceum Ballroom in London during the Natty Dread Tour and captures live classics such as I Shot The Sheriff, No Woman No Cry and bonus track Kinky Reggae, and his influential double live album Babylon By Bus featuring live versions of Punky Reggae Party, Stir It Up, Jamming and the track Exodus which was released as a single and reached No. 19 on Billboard's R&B Singles Chart.
Bob Marley remains one of the most beloved figures in music 32 years after his death. His Facebook fan currently has over 50 million fans which puts it in the top 25 of all Facebook pages and in the musician top ten. His music catalog has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide since 1992 and his accolades continue, including an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001).
The full list of albums in the Complete Collection:
•Catch a Fire
•Babylon by Bus
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