Thursday, June 26, 2014

CD/Blu-ray Review: The "Legend" Was Born 30 Years Ago And It Now Arrives On Blu-ray

One of the biggest selling albums of all-time, Bob Marley's "Legend," gets a well-deserved upgrade for its 30th anniversary. Since it release in 1984, "Legend" has sold over 27 million copies worldwide. In 2002, the original album was remastered and released as a deluxe edition by the Universal Music Group, adding the bonus tracks, "Easy Skanking" and "Punky Reggae Party." Also, a second disc was released with the set that included ten of the songs from the "Legend" album remixed and extended. Now on July 1st, Universal Music will release "Legend 30th Anniversary Edition."

Why do we need another version of this album? The main reason is because for the first time, this album will be released as a high quality 5.1 Blu-ray Pure Audio Disc. This disc will be included with the remastered version of the CD. The Blu-ray disc also includes the studio version of the classic "No Woman No Cry," as well as previously unheard alternate takes of "Easy Skanking" and "Punky Reggae Party." The music sounds crystal clear on this latest format and fans will definitely want to seek out this latest version of the album. You'll discover things in many of the songs that you may never noticed before.

Included in this two-disc set is a 28-page full color book with extended liner notes, unpublished photos and newly written forwards by fellow artists Sir Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. The album will also be made available as a double gatefold, tri-colored (yellow, red, green) vinyl LP. To find out more about this amazing new release, please visit bobmarley.com/music-news/legend-30th-anniversary/.

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