Various artists album review
Marley Magic - Live In Central Park At Summerstage
HeartBeat/Tuff Gong International
17 - 05 - 1997

Tracking list

          Disc 1
  1. Pat McKay - Opening remarks
  2. Julian Marley - Lion in the morning
  3. Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley - Me name Jr. Gong/Crazy Bald Heads (medley)
  4. Julian Marley - Same old story
  5. Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley - Searching
  6. Julian Marley - Babylon cookie jar
  7. Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley - Love and inity
  8. Julian Marley - Exodus
  9. Yvad - We need love
  10. Yvad - Music is the food of love
  11. Yvad - No peace
  12. Yvad - Freedom
  13. Rita Marley - So much things to say

    Disc 2

  14. Rita Marley - Good girls culture
  15. Rita Marley - That's the way
  16. Rita Marley - Harambe
  17. Rita Marley - To love somebody
  18. Rita Marley - Guava jelly/No woman, no cry (medley)
  19. Rita Marley - Jammin'/Lively up yourself (medley)
  20. Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers - Natty dread
  21. Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers - Positive vibration
  22. Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers - Stir it up
  23. Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers - Get up, stand up
  24. Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers - Water & oil
  25. Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers - Sun is shining
  26. Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers - Free like we want to be
  27. Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers - Could you be loved
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 3/4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 4

The 1975 live album "Live" aka "Live at the Lyceum" by Bob Marley and The Wailers was a symbol of Bob's quest for justice among the world people's. Twenty one years later his sons Ziggy, Julian and Damian & his wife Rita can be heard on this fine HeartBeat/Tuff Gong International live double cd set. The event was a tribute to Bob Marley called "Marley Magic : A Marley Family Reunion". There are lots of versions of Bob's songs and a bunch of original tunes on this double album. Tuff Gong recording artist Yvad is present with 4 tracks. Both, Julian and Damian, make a good impression, while Rita Marley has some weak moments. Ziggy Marley, accompanied by his Melody makers, delivers a stirring performance. It's obvious that the crowd at Central Park (over 30,000) was having a good time last year !

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