The early work of Bob Marley and the Wailers is to
be re-released by Universal Music International through
a 10-year licensing deal the company has signed with
The collection, which spans 211 recordings made between
1967 and 1972, includes rare and unreleased tracks.
A source close to the deal says it should put up a
warning flag to those retailers trading in unlicensed
Bob Marley & The Wailers catalogue to clear their
shelves of unauthorised material.
Danny Sims, co-founder of JAD Records, says: "I'm delighted
to be working with Universal Music to tell the story
of Bob Marley & The Wailers before they found fame
in the west.”
Universal Music already own work by Bob Marley &
The Wailers, recorded for Island Records between 1972
and 1980. These include the albums Catch A Fire,
Exodus, and Kaya.
The deal will see the children of Bob Marley, the Estate
of Peter Tosh and the last surviving Wailer, Bunny Wailer,
receiving royalties from sales of this period of Bob
Marley & The Wailers career.
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