Damon Albarn and Ike Turner at the Mojo Awards in 2007
Albarn presented Turner with the Legend Award. They collaborated on the song
“Every Planet We Reach Is Dead” from the 2005 Gorillaz album Demon Days.
Damon Albarn presents the Mojo Legend Award to Ike Turner in 2007.
Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino publicity photos for Beyond the Rocks (1922)
On this day in music history: May 8, 1984 – “Legend”, the twelfth album by Bob Marley & The Wailers is released. Produced by Bob Marley & The Wailers, Chris Blackwell and Alex Sadkin, it is recorded at Dynamic Sound Studios, Harry J Studios, Randy’s Studios, Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston, Jamaica, The Lyceum Theatre and Island Studios in London, from Early 1972 – Mid 1983. The fourteen track album is the first greatest hits compilation of Bob Marley & The Wailers catalog and covers material released from 1972 to 1983. It goes on to become the biggest selling reggae album in history, selling over twenty five million copies worldwide. To promote the album, the track “Buffalo Soldier”, a track from Marley’s final recording sessions in 1980 (first issued on the posthumous compilation “Confrontation” in 1983), is issued as a single to promote the album, with an accompanying music video. The original cassette configuration includes two bonus tracks not included on the original vinyl LP pressing. In 2002, Universal Music Group issues a two CD Deluxe Edition with the second disc including extended versions and remixes of the tracks featured on the original album. It is also reissued as a DVD-A disc in 2003, featuring the Marley documentary “Time Will Tell”. followed another reissue in 2004, combining the contents of the two CD Deluxe Edition and the DVD-A disc. The compilation is also reissued numerous times on vinyl since its initial release in 1984, with remastered editions in 2007, 2009, and a limited edition pressing on tri-color red, yellow and green vinyl (packaged with the cover art printed on a hemp outer sack, with two color variations) in 2010. To commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of “Legend” in 2014, UMe releases another limited edition tri-color vinyl pressing as a 2 LP set, for vastly improved sound quality. “Legend” hits number one on the UK album chart, peaking at number twenty six on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 14x Platinum by the RIAA, earning a Diamond Certification.
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