In observance of the late and legendary Bob Marley’s 75th Birthday, and in honor of the July 1 International Reggae Day celebrations, an official music video for Marley’s “No Woman No Cry,” in now available to watch.
Directed by Kristian Mercado Figueroa and shot in Jamaica and New York City, the powerful visual explores two tales of a family divided by country but connected by their love and want for a better life for their children. We see a strong and loving Mother strive to look after her children in their homeland. At the same time, the Father works tirelessly, isolated in New York City, working as a taxi driver to better provide for his family back home. The video shines a light on the importance of family and connection while confronting the genuine struggles many families face in the modern world, often forced apart due to poverty. The video for “No Woman No Cry” debuted on Bob Marley’s Official YouTube Channel and you can check it out below.
In addition to the new “No Woman, No Cry” music video being revealed for International Reggae Day, new music videos as well as all 4 Bob Marley: Legacy Episodes, including the latest installment, Rhythm of the Game, which explores Bob’s longstanding connection between Soccer and his music, will be streaming on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel.
A brand new HD music video for “Lively Up Yourself” will also premiere on July 3, via the official YouTube channel. Filmed in 4K, the video features Bob Marley at the top of his career.
On July 24, one of the world’s best-selling and most loved albums of our time, Legend will be released as a limited-edition picture disc. Featuring many of Bob’s most memorable songs, from “One Love/People Get Ready” to “Get Up, Stand Up,” “Is This Love” to “Jammin’,” “Could You Be Loved” to “Three Little Birds,” and eight more classics, in celebration of #BobMarley75, the album will be available in a limited edition picture disc presenting the iconic cover shot backed with a previously unseen image of Bob Marley.
June 26 marked the release of Bob Marley’s “Why Should I /Exodus”, 6-track EP. Featuring unique remixes, dub versions, and a 12″ extended version of Exodus, the EP is out worldwide from today.
On June 12, Bob Marley and the Wailers’ legendary Live At The Rainbow show was live-streamed in its entirety on Marley’s Official YouTube Page. Shot in London on June 4, 1977, amid the punk explosion, Marley was in exile following the release of his legendary Exodus LP; also just six months removed from an assassination attempt as well as a severe toe injury. The concert – the last of the Exodus tour due to the injury – has an undeniable charged, political energy to it. The live show aired in its original performance sequence for the first time this month, having been restored from film to HD video and from original analog to 24-bit audio.
In this digital era, Bob Marley remains one of the most followed posthumous artists on social media, and MARLEY75 will serve to bring his music and message to the digital foreground, reaching new audiences and perspectives with innovative content and groundbreaking technology. Special live events, exclusive digital content, recordings, exhibitions, plus rare and unearthed treasures will also be revealed throughout the year. Bob Marley’s music continues to inspire generation upon generation, as his legacy lives on through his message of love, justice, and unity, a sentiment needed more than ever in 2020.
The Legacy picture disc is out on 24 July and can be pre-ordered here.