Powerful, pointed and political, Survival was as close as Bob Marley came to producing a concept album, recorded in London and Tuff Gong studio in Kingston.
The best reggae singers range from the soul- and gospel-influenced to unique voices that could only come from within. Here are 20 of the greatest.
'All the way from Trenchtown, Jamaica – Bob Marley and the Wailers.' So began one of the transcendent albums of the modern pop era... Live!
Uprising was the last album Bob Marley released in his lifetime. The day it reached the shops, Marley and the Wailers opened for Fleetwood Mac in Munich.
If any album was Bob Marley’s masterpiece, it was ‘Exodus.’
Island supremo Chris Blackwell, together with the Wailers and I-Threes, compiled the unreleased recordings made during the years before Marley’s death.
After the long years of cult-hero status, 'Rastaman Vibration' brought Bob Marley & the Wailers chart success, becoming the band’s first US Top 10 & UK hit.
Exodus was still in the UK chart when its follow-up Kaya was released, a testament to Bob Marley’s phenomenal popularity and impressive work ethic.
Wailer won three Grammys during his distinguished, seven-decade career, and in 2017 was honored with Jamaica's Order of Merit.
Babylon By Bus was a live double-album, recorded for the most part during a 3-night run of shows in June 1978 at the 10,000-capacity Pavillon de Paris.
Ask anyone to name just one reggae artist and most say Bob Marley - an icon of Jamaica & the music he helped make so popular, a true reggae music superstar.
Bob Marley & The Wailers - The inspiring stories behind the 11 legendary albums.
It’s difficult to describe the magic of Bob Marley's music. Treat yourself to one of our Bob Marley playlists and discover more about the reggae legend.
Watch rare footage and classic Bob Marley and The Wailers gigs, rehearsals, TV appearances and official videos. Turn on and tune in to the best in reggae.
There is a school of thought which puts Natty Dread as Marley’s finest album, thus making it “the ultimate reggae album of all time”.