Released this week was the 30th Anniversary deluxe edition of the Bob Marley Legend compilation.
This two-disc edition offers CD and blu-ray audio versions of the album, with the latter featuring a new 5.1 surround mix, alternate versions of Easy Skanking and Punky Reggae Party and the studio version of No Woman No Cry (the CD maintains the original versions of all of those tracks).
The blu-ray has 96Khz /24 bit PCM stereo, in addition to DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby True HD 5.1 surround sound. Interestingly, the ‘Pure Audio’ brand isn’t anywhere to be found, perhaps because a frills-free stereo blu-ray audio under that banner was issued last year.
A real bonus is the excellent packaging, with a tactile ‘soft feel’ casebound book containing archive photography, lyrics to all the songs and a preface from Sir Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.
Legend 30th Anniversary deluxe edition is out now.
- • UK Pre-order: Legend: 30th Anniversary Edition
- • USA Pre-order: Legend – 30th Anniversary
- • CANADA Pre-order: Legend: 30th Anniversary Edition
- • GERMANY Pre-order: Legend – 30th Anniversary
Tri-colour double vinyl