Bob Marley
The definition of passion

THE UNRELEASED STUDIO SESSIONS. 1972-1980 (10) This is a treasure trove, a massive collection of studio outtakes containing much of what is available. My version took 12 discs due to a few overruns. Anyway, this stuff is, at times, incredible, always fully listenable. Keep on!

NICE TIME. Alternate tracks & Dub versions of various tunes. No artwork.

BBC SESSIONS 1973. Contains 6 performances from two seperate radio visits.

MAY 24, 1973. Regency, England. Terrific early show with Peter Tosh singing lead on 400 years which is a particular treat. Nice to get this early show with some different material. Great great sound quality.

JULY 11, 1973. Paul's Mall, Boston, Massachusetts. Radio broadcast - wow - can't believe we got this excellent show. I was too young to see shows at the long lost venue, but I used to go to $1 Double Feature movies in the Theatre Upstairs.

OCTOBER 31, 1973. Sausalito, California. In studio performance at the Record plant. Beauty.

THE RECORD PLANT. December 2, 1973. Nice set of studio outtakes along with 5 songs from a Radio One performance. The Third World Dylan, my friends.

A SMOKEYROOM DUB COLLECTION 1974-1980 (2) A remix collection, don't the origin but good stuff.

JUNE 10, 1975. Quiet Knight Club. Has a real nice informal feel to the disc. A Great recording of 9 songs. Hey you even get to hear Bob talk to the crowd...what's up with that?

JUNE 16, 1975. Enjoyable soundboard - a pleasure my friends.

JULY 7, 1975. San Francisco, California. Just 10 tunes, the usual era material - love it.

TOP GEAR RADIO SHOW. About a 20 minute TV performance. Nice.

APRIL 23, 1976 (2) Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. Lovely. Talk about passion. Jeez. A little more stage chat than some other boots that I own. Special.

APRIL 30, 1976 (2) New York City. 2nd generation soundboard. Super stuff - LOVED

MAY 1, 1976 (2) Great show by my inspirer.

JUNE 16, 1976. London. 38 Glorious minutes of a gig. Soundboard.

THAT RASTA FEELING. June 24, 1976. London, England. Delightful show.

LONDON RAINBOW 1977. Superb soundboard that is damn near commercial quality. Just about all of my favorite Marley tunes are here - at the height of his powers.

MAY 25, 1978 (2) Madison, Wisconsin. Both the early and late show - inconsistant sound quality, but still the magic shines through. More than acceptable.

THE KAYA REHEARSALS (2) May 31, 1978. Miami, Florida. Imperfect recording captures Bob and the Band practicing. Still some wonderful run throughs of various songs. Glad I own it.

JUNE 8, 1978. Early Show. Boston. Damn. I think I went to this one with my Dad if you can believe. Bootleg sounds great.

WAKE UP AND LIVE (2) July 7, 1978 (Holland) and August 9, 1979 (Santa Monica) Terrific live set. Soundboard. Groove, Jah!

AUGUST 5, 1978. Miami, Florida. The artwork is mistypes Miama' '80, BTW. I'd call it a messy soundboard, enjoyable but not essential.

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS. AUSTRALIA '79. April 18, 1978, Brisbane, Australia. Just a handful fo songs, pretty good.

APRIL 27, 1979 (2) Sydney, Australia. Terrific soundboard. Great run through - love it! Love it. Love it.

JULY 21, 1979 (2) Amandia Festival, Harvard Stadium, Cambridge, Massachusetts. I attended this show which was a fund raiser for some kind of African charity/cause. I remembering enjoying the show and then going to scoop ice cream that night. No ganja for me I had to go to work. Anyway, this taping ain't bad - though not essential.

JULY 21, 1979 (2) MP3 Version. Same show, this is a remastered version with multiple sources, woven together. Got to say it really rocked me. Superb music on that odd summer afternoon so many years ago.

OCTOBER 28, 1979. Apollo Theatre, Harlem. Great passionate show which must have alot to Bob who never could figure out in his lifetime why he wasn't embraced by black America.

NOVEMBER 11, 1979. Madison, Wisconsin. Not perfect, just real nice.

NOVEMBER 125, 1979. Minneapolis, Minnesota. A pretty good, but by no means great taping - just sort of has that hollow, distant feel at times. But don't get all wiggy on me, still a more than acceptable recording.

NOVEMBER 19, 1979. Portland, Oregon. Nice 50 minitue show. Soundboard though I'd call it 99% soundboard quality which is mighty nice.

NOVEMBER 25, 1979 Santa Barbara, California. I think I have this correct, incomplete show but it's a soundboard, it's got horns and it sounds fabulous.

DECEMBER 2, 1979 (3) Sana Cruz, California. Early and late shows Sweet sound and lots and lots and lots of songs.

DECEMBER 15, 1979 (2) Nassau, The Bahamas. Very good soundboard. What the world needs now is Bob Marley.

ZIMBABWE 1980. April 18, 1980. Zimbabwe Independence Day Celebration. Just a partial take 4 1/2 songs really, I think that there is a back story here on this one, but I don't know it.

MAY 30, 1980. Zurich, Switzerland. So good, Great soundboard recording.

JUNE 8, 1980. Kaisrelautern. Mediocre audience taping, not awful just not very good. Final track gets clipped. Still I enjoyed.

JUNE 12, 1980 (2) Dortmund, Germany. Excellent show & a very very good recording to boot. The I-Three's start off the night that Bob steps in for a generous set.

JUNE 27, 1980 (2) Milan, Italy. Start off with the great sound quality. You get a nice opening 4 song set from the I-Threes. A wonderful, rich, warm and energizing concert.

JULY 12, 1980 (2) Wales. Terrific sound quality - hard to fathom how great all of these final shows are - in fact it's heartbreaking. This one contains the I Three's opening 4 song set and then his majestry performs magnificiently. Bravo! Bravo!

SEPTEMBER 20, 1980. Madison Square Garden, New York City. Sloppy soundboard of about 45 minutes of the show, incomplete but I got it!

THE LAST SHOW. September 23, 1980. Pittsurgh, PA. Good to the end. Soundboard, no art.

BEDROOM TAPES (2) The first disc is the real precious treasure. This is solo Bob with guitar singing soulfully accompanying himself with guitar. Simply arresting. 2nd disc is a hodge podge sludge of demos or some such things.

CATCH A FIRE & BURNIN' DEMOS. The first set of Catch Demo's do have a little source hiss, but otherwise a nice little boot for my collection.

NATTY DREAD DEMOS. Some sweat material, quite finished sounding.

KAYA DEMOS & MIXES. 2 Discs of imperfect sound but still glad it is sitting on my shelf.

WOUNDED LION SESSION. MP3 Version. 6 Studio outtakes, unreleased, unpolished jams from the the last man than stood.

EXODUS SCRATCH DEMOS. About 48 minutes of outtakes or alternates or demos or whatever.

THE SANTANA TAPES 1975-1980. Purported to be Carlos; private bootleg collection - lots of dub stuff on it.

REDEMPTION. 1973 - 1980. Various live dates. Sweet little collection of live tracks.