Bob Marley: Uprising Live!
Eagle Rock Entertainment
By the time he and his band were filmed for this German concert on July 13, 1980 for the legendary "Rockpalast" TV show, Bob Marley was at the peak of his powers.
The first "Third World Superstar" had already been a well-known performer for 15 years in his native Jamaica and six in the wider world, had written hits for other performers (notably Eric Clapton's "I Shot the Sheriff"), and amassed a catalogue of his own incredible material.
He had also just released Uprising, the record which most directly addressed his Rastafarian beliefs. And was ready to take reggae music - and its message of peace, politics, preservation, power struggle, and potent pot - to the next level.
Unfortunately, it was to be his last studio effort.