Press Release - LEGEND: REMIXED
BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS' ICONIC 'LEGEND' ALBUM REMIXED BY EDM'S BIGGEST NAMES AND INNOVATIVE PRODUCERS FOR 'LEGEND REMIXED'
LEGEND's Tracks Remixed by Top Artists Including
Stephen Marley, Pretty Lights, Thievery Corporation, Jason Bentley, Z-Trip with
Lee "Scratch" Perry, Photek, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Roni Size, RAC,
Beats Antique, Nickodemus & Zeb
Plus a new "Redemption Song" remix by album producer Ziggy Marley
Los Angeles, California - May 21, 2013 - For the first time, BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS' iconic 1984 album, LEGEND, is re-imagined for LEGEND REMIXED, an inspired new spin on the reggae classic to be released June 25, 2013 to celebrate the summer in North America on CD, LP and digitally by Island/Tuff Gong/UME. LEGEND's 16 tracks have been remixed by top DJs/producers. Included in this the cohesive new set are tracks by ten time Grammy winner Stephen Marley, Pretty Lights, Thievery Corporation, Jason Bentley, Z-Trip with Lee "Scratch" Perry, Photek, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Roni Size, RAC, Beats Antique, Nickodemus & Zeb, as well as a new rendition remix of "Redemption Song" by five-time Grammy Award winning reggae artist, Ziggy Marley.
The fourth track on the album, "Three Little Birds," was remixed by Stephen Marley and DJ/producer Jason Bentley. This iconic Marley track serves as the worry-free anthem for Hyundai's new Assurance Connected Care program, a new suite of features that allows drivers to feel safe and secure and enjoy a stress-free ownership experience. Prior to its television debut, "Three Little Birds" made its television debut on May 14 with free downloads available to the first 15,000 fans through Hyundai's Facebook and YouTube channels and is also available for sale through all digital retailers.
Hyundai also supported the creation of the "Making of Legend Remixed" documentary, a short film about the creation of the new album including interviews with the Marley family and the musicians and remixers involved.
Bob Marley and The Wailers' LEGEND is the world's best-selling reggae album with global sales exceeding 40 million copies, including more than 14 million in the U.S. alone. The RIAA Diamond®-certified album holds the distinction of being the second longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine, second only to Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon. In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked LEGEND at No. 46 on its "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list.
Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century's most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley's lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. In the digital era, he has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity, with the official Bob Marley Facebook page drawing more than 42 million fans, ranking it among the Top 25 of all Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. Since 1992, Marley's music catalog has sold more than 77 million albums worldwide and his accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001).
LEGEND: REMIXED [CD, LP, digital]
Produced by Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, and Jason Bentley
- Is This Love (Jason Bentley Remix)
- No Woman No Cry (Stephen Marley Remix)
- Could You Be Loved (RAC Remix)
- Three Little Birds (Stephen Marley and Jason Bentley Remix)
- Buffalo Soldier (Stephen Marley Remix)
- Get Up Stand Up (Thievery Corporation Remix)
- Stir It Up (Ziggy Marley Remix)
- Easy Skanking (Stephen Marley Remix)
- One Love/People Get Ready (Photek Remix)
- I Shot The Sheriff (Roni Size Remix)
- Waiting In Vain (Jim James Remix)
- Redemption Song (Ziggy Marley Remix)
- Satisfy My Soul (Beats Antique Remix)
- Exodus (Pretty Lights Remix)
- Jamming (Nickodemus & Zeb Remix)
- Punky Reggae Party (Z-Trip Remix featuring Lee "Scratch" Perry)
ABOUT UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES
Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), a division of Universal Music Group, is the centralized U.S. catalog and special markets entity for the company. Working closely with all of UMG's record labels, UMe provides a frontline approach to catalog management, a concentration of resources, a greater emphasis on strategic marketing initiatives and opportunities in new technologies. Outside North America, the Universal Strategic Marketing division of Universal Music Group International works to maximize the profile and value of UMG's catalogue in international markets. It acts as a service center adding value through marketing initiatives and coordination of commercial issues through local and international markets.
ABOUT TUFF GONG WORLDWIDE
The Tuff Gong label was founded in 1965 by Bob Marley, with the vision of producing, distributing and promoting his music free from the constraints of corporate label politics. In a time decades before artist-owned record labels were commonplace, the legendary Bob Marley's vision was characteristically well ahead of its time. Now, nearly a half-century later, his dream is being realized. With Tuff Gong Worldwide, Ziggy Marley continues a dream of his father to own and manage not only his own music, but nearly every aspect of his career. Since its inception in 2005, Tuff Gong Worldwide has established itself as a leader in the reggae community and has become a sought-after expert in tapping into reggae culture. For more information, visit www.tuffgongworldwide.com.