Forty years ago this year, Island released Bob Marley’s landmark album Live!The album, which includes live tracks from his performance at London’s Lyceum Theatre, captured the energy and essence of that amazing performance like few live albums have.  The forthcoming Universal/Island release Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Easy Skanking in Boston ’78 is a tremendous live recording and Marley’s best live album since 1975.

To kick off the celebration of Bob Marley’s 70th birthday year, Universal/Island, in association with Tuff Gong Records, will release Bob Marley & the Wailers’ Easy Skanking in Boston ’78 on February 17, 2015.  The release of this long-awaited live performance, which  took place at Boston’s Music Hall on June 8, 1978, features Bob Marley and the Wailers performing a thirteen-song set of Marley’s most politically significant and socially conscious songs, and just might be Marley’s best-produced live album since the critically-acclaimed 1975 album Live!.

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