Three years before Bob Marley died of cancer at 36, the reggae legend blew away the hot and sweaty crowd at Boston’s Music Hall. Check out this footage of War as proof.
Marley’s family released the intimate footage, which will appear on Easy Skanking in Boston ’78, a compilation of once-private videos and live audio from June 8, 1978 — to celebrate what would have been Marley’s 70th birthday. Bob Marley & The Wailers: Easy Skanking In Boston ’78, features two historic live shows from Boston’s Music Hall, June 8, 1978. This new and unreleased performance is from the Marley family giving unprecedented access for the first time to their personal material from their private collections and their vaults. The album will be available on blu-ray/cd combo pack as well as dvd/cd and standalone cd versions. Additional newly created animated material will also be a part of this release, marking the first time the family has incorporated this technology into any official Marley releases.
The 46-minute video features seven of the 13 songs from that 1978 show:
“I Shot the Sheriff”
“No Woman, No Cry”
“Lively Up Yourself”
“War/No More Trouble”