Bob Marley’s 70th birthday year celebration continues with two vinyl box sets

The Complete Island Recordings and Collector’s Edition will be released on September 25, 2015

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Bob Marley‘s 70th birthday year-long celebration continues with the release of two new box sets, The Complete Island Recordings and The Complete Island Recordings: Collector’s Edition.

Released on September 25, 2015, the sets feature 11 albums on 180-gram vinyl.

The Complete Island Recordings comes in a standard version and a special Collector’s Edition.


Both editions come packaged silver boxes and have a lift-top lid that resembles a Zippo lighter; the Collector’s Edition box is actually metal.

The Complete Island Recordings: Collector’s Edition will also include a 70th anniversary slip mat and two photos in glassine envelopes.

Both boxes will include Bob’s 70th birthday logo and all nine Bob Marley & The Wailers studio albums recorded for Island Records.

The 11 LP’s from the box set will also be released individually on 180-gram vinyl beginning September 25.

Apart from the actual disc labels which will feature more recently reissued artwork, the LP’s will faithfully replicate the original album pressings. The Live! album will include the original poster with the vinyl, while the Exodus album will feature the original gold metallic jacket with embossed lettering. The Babylon By Bus album will feature the die-cut cover with the color printed inner sleeves showing through.

The albums are:
Catch A Fire
Natty Dread
Rastaman Vibration
Babylon By Bus


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