One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain. And when the long-awaited documentary Marley opens on the official stoner holiday of 4/20, many of his fans will be feeling no pain either. But as great as the movie may be, it all begins and ends with the music. So thanks to our friends at Complex we are proud to bring you this exclusive preview of the official two-disc soundtrack from Marley, the movie.“Marley the film is an intimate, human portrait of the legendary singer,” says Oscar-winning director Kevin MacDonald. “But as with any film about an artist, the main purpose has got to be to send the listener back to the music with a renewed appreciation for its beauty and significance. That’s why I am so happy that Island are releasing this special collection of songs from and inspired by the movie.”
In the words of Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, who is also as the film’s co-executive producer with Ziggy Marley. “Kevin MacDonald has made a wonderful film about Marley. I think it will touch the hearts of many. It tells Bob’s story properly for the first time and you get a real sense of the man and his incredible talent. His spiritual message is as relevant now as it ever was, and his music still resonates around the world.”
No more long talking, let’s get to the music. Here’s the full 24-track soundtrack, including a previously unreleased live version of “Jammin'” from Marley’s 1978 One Love Peace Concert performance. The album drops April 17, but you can pre-order your copy on Amazon now.