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Bob Marley's 1977 Rainbow Theatre Concert Coming to DVD
Published October 5, 2005

The London show, released in the VHS format 14 years ago, is making its DVD debut. A second disc will feature a 100-minute Marley documentary.

Bob Marley and the Wailers' summer 1977 concert at London's Rainbow Theatre will make its DVD debut Nov. 8, 14 years after it was originally issued on VHS.

Live! At the Rainbow (Universal Music Enterprises) boasts two discs and several new features.


The show was taped just as Marley's iconic album Exodus was cruising up the U.K. charts and finds the artist backed by a Wailers lineup featuring lead guitarist Junior Marvin, the brotherly rhythm section of drummer Carlton Barrett and bassist Aston "Familyman" Barrett and backing vocalists Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt and Marcia Griffith.


The 12-song program features such staples as "Trenchtown Rock," "Lively Up Yourself" and "Get Up, Stand Up." Its first disc is rounded out by recently shot footage of the famed Tuff Gong Studios and the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica.


The 100-minute, interview-laden documentary "Caribbean Nights: The Bob Marley Story" will be found on disc two, as well as a video tour of the artist's home village, Nine Mile.