Recorded over 30 years ago while Marley was touring in support of his album Uprising, Live Forever is Bob Marley's last recorded concert. This never before released audio collection offers an incredible snapshot of one of music's most influential performers. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live Forever: The Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, PA September 23, 1980 (UMe/Tuff Gong International) is a 2 CD/3LP/Digital collection that features many of Bob's most cherished songs, and is available for the first time. This unforgettable concert contains unique performances of "No Woman No Cry", "Jammin'", and "Is This Love", to name a few, and depicts a musical innovator and inspiration to many cultures and generations. This spectacular audio documentary Live Forever, also immortalizes the last song Marley ever performed live in concert, "Get Up Stand Up" his rally cry for equality.
If one song can sum up the rip-roaring energy on Jason Aldean’s eighth studio album, it’s “Gettin’ Warmed Up,” a swirling mix of electric-guitar riffs, country-rock choruses, and an explosive rap interlude. “You need a good time?/Well, I brought it,” he spits with the fire of a Beastie Boy. Rearview Town is indeed a good-time ruckus, full of swaggering, arena-ready country anthems backed by rock muscle (“Up in Smoke,” “Set It Off”). A tender moment arrives in “Drowns the Whiskey,” an expressive, harmony-driven duet with Miranda Lambert. Album closer “High Noon Neon,” the inspiration for his accompanying tour, leaves the energy at a 10.
Other than a few short spots, Stanley Turrentine is the only significant soloist on this CD reissue which features a diverse program including "When the Sun Comes Out," "Maybe September," "You're Gonna Hear from Me" and a previously unreleased rendition of Max Roach's jazz waltz "Lonesome Lover." Although he is accompanied by an all-star group that includes trumpeter Blue Mitchell, altoist James Spaulding, baritonist Pepper Adams and pianist McCoy Tyner, Turrentine's sidemen could almost have been anonymous studio players for the tenor is the dominant voice throughout. It is surprising that Pearson did not make more extensive use of the other musicians' unique talents, particularly Tyner. However, despite some potentially indifferent material, Turrentine is in fine form throughout the date, even finding something to say on "Sunny." "La Fiesta" (no relation to the later Chick Corea tune) is the highpoint of a largely enjoyable set.