Coming Soon: Bob Marley and The Wailers-The Capitol Session ’73
BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS – THE CAPITOL SESSION ’73
Following a pair of successful concerts in San Francisco, Bob Marley & The Wailers headed to LA for a closed-door session at Capitol Studios, recorded by producer Denny Cordell on October 24, 1973. Cordell had previously released Bob Marley and the Wailers’ first US single on his and Leon Russell’s Shelter Records in 1971, and he was also instrumental in the group’s signing to Island Records.
Featuring the Wailers lineup of Peter Tosh, Joe Higgs, Aston Barrett, Carlton Barrett, and Earl “Wya” Lindo, the performance showcases the reggae pioneers on the brink of global stardom. The Capitol session followed the band’s 1973 release of two acclaimed albums on Island within six months – Catch A Fire and Burnin’ – and successful tours in the US and UK.
Shot on four cameras and originally mixed live, the intimate studio performance has been restored and remastered for the new releases. Long-missing, the footage from the session was recovered in a 20-year search of archives and storage units across the globe. Bob Marley and The Wailers: The Capitol Session ’73 is directed by Martin Disney and produced by Denny Cordell’s son, Barney Cordell.
Producer Barney Cordell says, “From seeing a lot and playing (as in football and sandcastles!) a lot with Bob Marley and The Wailers as an 8-year-old boy at Dad’s house in Malibu – not knowing who (or caring who!) these exotic guys with cool hats were – to eventually, 30 years later, discovering why they were there and finding and bringing this incredible footage to the world has been an extraordinary, challenging and ultimately unbelievably fulfilling journey. When I started working in A&R at Island my father always said to me, ‘film and photograph EVERYTHING.’ I know it’s different now, but I guess he had the right idea!”
1. You Can’t Blame the Youth
2. Slave Driver
3. Burnin’ and Lootin’
4. Rastaman Chant
5. Duppy Conqueror
6. Midnight Raver
7. Put It On
8. Stop That Train
9. Kinky Reggae
10. Stir It Up
11. No More Trouble
12. Get Up Stand Up