Two CD release. Original soundtrack to the 2012 documentary. The Third World's first superstar and arguably the most recognizable human being on the planet, reggae giant Bob Marley is celebrated in a film by Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald. Produced by Steve Bing and Charles Steel, and executive produced by Bob's son Ziggy Marley and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, the film features stunning live performances, intimate interviews with friends and family, and rare documentary footage - all of which tells the definitive story of the superstar who rose from the ghetto to become one of the greats of popular music before dying tragically young at the height of his fame.
From the Artist
Says Kevin Macdonald, Director: "MARLEY the film is an intimate, human portrait of the legendary singer. But as with any film about an artist, the main purpose has got to be to send the listener back to the music with a renewed appreciation for its beauty and significance. That's why I am so happy that Island are releasing this special collection of songs from and inspired by the movie."
Says Chris Blackwell, Executive Producer and Island Records Founder: "Kevin MacDonald has made a wonderful film about Marley. I think it will touch the hearts of many. It tells Bob's story properly for the first time and you get a real sense of the man and his incredible talent. His spiritual message is as relevant now as it ever was and his music still resonates around the world." Says Ziggy Marley, Executive Producer: "This documentary is the ultimate revelation of my father's life. The family is proud to be able to have the world finally experience this emotional journey."