- Audio CD (February 17, 2015)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: CD+DVD
- Label: Tuff Gong
- Run Time: 36 minutes
- ASIN: B00R8SN6SK
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,023 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Easy Skanking in Boston '78 [CD + DVD Combo] CD+DVD
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Right away, here is something which potential buyers should know..... although the live video is a Very nice addition to any Bob Marley fan's collection, it contains only about half of the entire concert (which appears on the enclosed audio CD).
The CD contains 13 songs from the live performance, but the Blu-ray disc (and I'm sure, the DVD, as well) contains only 7 of those songs.
WTF?? Did the director run out of film, or-??
And, by the way, the live footage frequently switches to animated sequences, such as palm trees, fire, etc.. Although the animation is well done, it takes even more time away from the actual live performance.
In any case, it's strange that AMAZON failed to mention that the video disc is shamefully shorter than the audio CD. But, now that YOU are aware of this, you can decide if it's worth $19.88. Perhaps you should wait a few weeks until the price for used copies will reap a more fair purchase.
All that aside, I give BIG marks for the quality of the audio and video! The sound quality is Excellent, and the limited amount of video is a pleasure for this fan.
Long live Bob's memory & music. :)
Good news! `Easy Skanking: Boston `78' captures BMW in full flight in front of an obviously adoring audience. The performance is riveting with sound quality to match. The band performed two shows that night in Boston and the Marley Estate wisely chose the early show for release. Both shows have been available for streaming on Wolfgang's Vault for years and I've always thought this one was the one to have.
The opening `Slave Driver' is as blissful as slipping into warm Caribbean water. The `Burning & Looting' segue directly into `Them Belly Full' is smooth as silk. Plus, `Easy Skanking' is a nice live rarity that doesn't pop up on any other official live collections.
While the sound is mostly superb, I do wish the guitars were mixed a tad higher in a couple, crucial spots so one star gets pulled for that. Otherwise, this is a must own release.
OK, I will grant that the Get Up and Jammin footage is killer. If only the rest of it was as good.
I would recommend this cd to anyone I think it's a must have.I do have all of his live cd's but I must say this one ranks right at the top.Just listen to I Shot The Sheriff,Slave Driver,Them Belly Full ,just to see how he got into his groove.Bob was a master of his craft.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Thanks for this epic copy! A copy to keep and I am going to make sure that Bob's legacy and fight will continue.Published 4 months ago by David McNair
My husband wanted me to buy this for him because he heard that it was video footage taken by a fan at the Boston concert. Read morePublished 4 months ago by NGarr
Very good show. Had it on a good quality bootleg. The sound is better here but sounds like they slowed it down a little which took
away some of the energy. Read more