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Screenings of ‘Exodus Live at The Rainbow’ To Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of
Bob Marley’s Year in London Exile
The 30th anniversary of Bob Marley’s year in London exile and the release of Exodus is celebrated this summer with special screenings of Bob Marley & The Wailers – Exodus Live At The Rainbow in six Odeon cinemas, from Manchester to Basingstoke, on June 26th. There will also be a special VIP screening at the Odeon in Covent Garden on June 19th, which will include an introduction and Q&A by Stephen Marley. The
Exclusive VIP screening at the Odeon Covent Garden, 135 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8AH (www.odeon.co.uk / Filmline: 0871 22 44 007). All those attending will have the chance to enter a competition to win exclusive Bob Marley Gibson guitars in aid of the Nordoff-Robbins Trust.
Regional screenings at Odeons in: Manchester, Greenwich, Covent Garden, Basingstoke, Hatfield and Surrey Quays. The screenings will also show the Stephen Marley introduction and Q&A filmed at the screening on June 19th. For more info on these screenings please visit http://www.dandeentertainment.com/marley.html
A specially packaged 30th Anniversary DVD of Exodus Live at the Rainbow will be released through Island Records on Monday 18th June. Exodus Live At The Rainbow is taken from four nights Bob Marley & The Wailers played at The Rainbow in Finsbury Park in the first week of June 1977. Performing in front of Neville Garrick’s spectacular painted stage backdrop representing the Lion of Judah, they were performing – alongside many familiar songs – the material from Exodus, their fifth
studio album for Island Records, the product of several months spent in exile in London after the attempted assassination of Bob at his home in Jamaica on the evening of December 3rd 1976, two days before he was scheduled to appear at the Smile Jamaica concert, an event devised to help bring peace to a country then riven by political and gang warfare.
Monday 4th June saw the release of Exodus on four different audio formats, including standard CD, deluxe CD and classic vinyl as well as the groundbreaking new format of USB Memory Stick.
Exodus, a special edition, 144-page hardback book, which includes the full CD, is published on Thursday 7th June.
Originally released on Friday 3rd June, 1977, Exodus became the transforming album in Marley’s career, a recording of extraordinary creative maturity which resonated with audiences around the world. Exodus – which stayed on the UK chart for 56 consecutive weeks - established Marley as the Third World’s first superstar, a legacy that survives thirty years after the album’s release.
If anyone buys the memory stick version, do let me know, and also let me know where you live so that I might come round to your house and give you a slap. That's how hard I am.