The mass of unreleased Bob Marley material is unfathomable. There’s a world of concert footage, B-sides, and photographs known only to the Marley estate. They run a tight ship.
But: ’tis the season. Bob would have turned 70 in 2015, so the family wanted to do something nice in his memory. They’re letting Universal into the vault to have a look around. Video releases, live albums, and reissues are already in the works.
A live album/concert video is up first: Easy Skanking in Boston ’78 will be released on February 10. Bob gave his blessing to a fan with a film camera front and center, and the video will be accompanied by a live CD. Universal plans to continuing releasing material throughout 2015.