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A New Musical Tribute to Bob Marley: Celebrating the Legend in Film and Song”

As the world anticipates the release of the new Bob Marley biopic, “Bob Marley: One Love,” set to hit theaters on February 14th, a special musical project is also making waves. Tuff Gong and Island Records have announced the release of a seven-track EP, “BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE (MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE FILM),” coinciding with the film’s debut.

This unique EP features a collection of Bob Marley’s most beloved songs, reimagined by a lineup of today’s top artists, including Daniel Caesar, Kacey Musgraves, Wizkid, Leon Bridges, Jessie Reyez, Bloody Civilian, and Bob Marley’s own grandson, Skip Marley. These contemporary renditions offer a fresh perspective on Marley’s timeless music, bridging generations of fans.A New Musical Tribute To Bob Marley: Celebrating The Legend In Film And Song&Quot;, Yours Truly, News, April 17, 2024

The Marley family played a pivotal role in curating and approving the EP’s tracklist, highlighting their ongoing, six-decade-long partnership with Island Records and their commitment to preserving Bob Marley’s musical legacy. Notably, five of the EP’s songs are from Marley’s acclaimed 1977 album, “Exodus,” including hits like “Natural Mystic,” “Exodus,” “Waiting in Vain,” “Three Little Birds,” and “One Love.”

Cedella Marley, Bob Marley’s daughter, expressed her family’s enthusiasm for the project: “Our goal is to continue sharing my father’s music globally, and selecting these artists was a process we approached with great care. The simultaneous release of this EP and the film is a proud moment for us, bringing his story and music to new audiences.”

The film “Bob Marley: One Love,” produced by Paramount Pictures in collaboration with the Marley family, offers an intimate look at the life and influence of the reggae legend. Starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as Bob Marley and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita, the film promises to be a heartfelt tribute to Marley’s enduring impact on music and culture.

The “BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE (MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE FILM)” EP tracklist includes:

  1. Bloody Civilian – “Natural Mystic”
  2. Skip Marley – “Exodus”
  3. Daniel Caesar – “Waiting in Vain”
  4. Kacey Musgraves – “Three Little Birds”
  5. Wizkid – “One Love”
  6. Jessie Reyez – “Is This Love”
  7. Leon Bridges – “Redemption Song”

This dual release of film and music stands as a testament to Bob Marley’s lasting legacy, celebrating his message of love and unity through a modern lens.

 

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