Easy Skanking In Boston 78 is an archive released live album and/or DVD by Bob Marley & The Wailers.
It was recorded at the Music Hall in Boston on June 8, 1978.
Release date is 16 February 2015 in the UK and a day later in the USA.
It celebrates the 70th anniversary of Bob Marley’s birth on 6 February 1945.
Songs On Bob Marley Easy Skanking In Boston 78
- Slave Driver – 4:13 (Catch a Fire)
- Burnin’ & Lootin’ – 5:35 (Burnin’)
- Them Belly Full – 3:37 (Natty Dread)
- The Heathen – 4:20 (Exodus)
- Rebel Music – 5:35 (Natty Dread)
- I Shot The Sheriff – 4:51 (Burnin’)
- Easy Skanking – 3:26 (Kaya)
- No Woman No Cry – 7:04 (Natty Dread)
- Lively Up Yourself – 7:49 (Natty Dread)
- Jamming – 9:42 (Exodus)
- War / No More Trouble – 6:03 (Rastaman Vibration/Catch a Fire)
- Get Up Stand Up – 5:54 (Burnin’)
- Exodus – 7:00 (Exodus)
Although the Kaya studio album was released in March 1978, the concert recording only has one song from the album ignoring gems like Is This Love and Satisfy My Soul.
Instead we have four songs from Natty Dread and three each from Exodus and Burnin’.
It repeats six songs from Live (At The Lyceum in London) from 1975 – Burnin’ & Lootin’, Them Belly Full, Lively Up Yourself, No Woman No Cry, I Shot The Sheriff and Get Up Stand Up
It also repeats six songs from Babylon By Bus from 1978 – Exodus, Lively Up Yourself, Rebel Music, War / No More Trouble, The Heathen and Jamming. This means that, if you own both of these albums, there are only two new live songs – Slave Driver and Easy Skanking.
If you already have those two albums, the need to buy the album therefore depends much more on the difference in versions and the overall level of performance plus the appeal of having the concert DVD.
I’m not convinced myself. There was very little crossover between Live and Babylon By Bus which made both essential purchases. However if you are new to live recordings of Bob Marley, then this becomes more appealing than Live.
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