FORGOTTEN MUSIC #13: LIVE FOREVER: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980 [Deluxe Edition] By Bob Marley & the Wailers

LIVE FOREVER is a newly released 3-CD set of Bob Marley and The Wailers’ last concert. Marley had collapsed while jogging in New York City when he was performing at Madison Square Garden as part of the Uprising Tour. Marley was advised to cancel his Pittsburgh concert, but he didn’t want to disappoint his fans so he went ahead and performed. Bob Marley died a few months later. This Pittsburgh concert was originally not intended for general release. It was taped at the sound board so Marley and The Wailers could have a record of this night from their tour. The Deluxe ten-page booklet contains information on the Pittsburgh concert and photos of Marley and the band. If you’re a Bob Marley and The Wailers fan, this is a must-buy.
Disc 1
1 Greetings 0:31
2 Natural Mystic 4:40
3 Positive Vibration 4:47
4 Burnin’ Lootin’ 3:35
5 Them Belly Full 3:47
6 The Heathen 4:25
7 Running Away 2:50
8 Crazy Baldhead 5:02
9 War/No More Trouble 6:03
10 Zimbabwe 3:39
11 Zion Train 3:50
12 No Woman No Cry 6:05

Disc 2
1 Jamming 4:31
2 Exodus 7:01
3 Redemption Song 4:07
4 Coming in from the Cold 3:37
5 Could You Be Loved 7:40
6 Is This Love 3:37
7 Work 4:15
8 Get Up Stand Up 6:38

13 thoughts on “FORGOTTEN MUSIC #13: LIVE FOREVER: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980 [Deluxe Edition] By Bob Marley & the Wailers

  1. Steve Oerkfitz

    I had tickets to see him in Detroit later on in the Tour but it was cancelled. I was lucky enough to have seen him a few years earlier.

    1. george Post author

      I’ve only seen Bob Marley on video, Steve. I wish I’d made more an effort to see him when he was touring. Who knew he would die at 36…

  2. Jeff Meyerson

    It may have been obvious but it was still a brilliant bit of promotion when Jamaica used his “One Love” to promote Jamaican tourism.

  3. Richard R.

    I like Marley, have two or three albums – that is, downloaded, digital file sets – on the Mac. This one looks good. How is his voice on this one? I understood he was pretty weak at the time.

    1. george Post author

      Marley had collapsed in NYC shortly before this concert, Rick. His doctors advised him to cancel this performance, but Marley insisted he go through with it. He sounds good to me, but little did he know this was the last concert he would ever perform.

  4. Randall Welch

    I saw Bob Marley at Cobo Hall in Detroit on 11/10/79. It was the Survival tour. I had tickets to see him at Masonic Temple in Detroit on the Uprising tour the following year but the show was cancelled due to his illness. Would anyone happen to know the date of that show? It was sometime after the last show 9/23/80 in Pittsburgh. My friend and I are trying to retrace our history here and are unable thus far to establsih the date of the cancelled Masonic show. Thanks so much.


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