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* Live *

Recorded: July 18, 1975

Released: December 19, 1975


Rating: 4.318 (average of 12 ratings)


Genre: reggae


Quotable: --


Album Tracks:

  1. Trench Town Rock
  2. Burnin’ and Lootin’
  3. Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)
  4. Lively Up Yourself
  5. No Woman, No Cry
  6. I Shot the Sheriff
  7. Get Up, Stand Up


Sales (in millions):

sales in U.S. only 0.5
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 1.5


Peak:

peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 90
peak on U.K. album chart 38


Singles/Hit Songs: *

  • Lively Up Yourself (1971) --
  • Trench Town Rock (11/71) --
  • Get Up, Stand Up (9/73) --
  • I Shot the Sheriff (2/74) --
  • No Woman, No Cry (8/75) #8 UK
* Singles are for original studio versions.


Notes: The 2001 Definitive Remasters reissue adds "Kinky Reggae," which was originally released as the B-side to "No Woman, No Cry." The track was taken from the same Lyceum performance.


Awards:

Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more.


Live! At the Lyceum
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Review:
“As the title implies, this is indeed Bob Marley & the Wailers captured in performance at the Lyceum Ballroom in London during the final U.K. leg of the Natty Dread tour. Passionate and symbiotic energies constantly cycle between the band and audience, the net result of which is one of the most memorable concert recordings of the pop music era. With the addition of lead guitarist Al Anderson during the recording sessions for their previous long-player, Natty Dread, the Wailers took increasing strides toward a seamless transition into the consciousness of the rock music audience. Anderson's bluesy guitar runs liberate Burnin’ and Lootin’ as well as Trench Town Rock, the only new composition on Live!. Anderson bobs and weaves his supple-toned fretwork among the somewhat staid rhythms common to reggae. The mutual affinity that binds Marley with his audience is evident in the roars of approval that greet the opening notes of Them Belly Full (But We Hungry), I Shot the Sheriff, and Kinky Reggae. Likewise, No Woman, No Cry elicits a group singalong as the sheer volume of the audience challenges that of the amplified musicians. With this evidence, there is no denying that Bob Marley & the Wailers were becoming the unlikeliest of pop music icons. Additionally, Live! underscores the underrated talents of the Wailers as musicians. Older works, such as ‘Burnin’ and Lootin’’ and ‘I Shot the Sheriff’ benefit greatly from Tyrone Downie's keyboard punctuation and the soulful backing vocals of the I-Threes.” LP


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Last updated March 9, 2010.