Acoustic Sounds
By: Tracking Angle

February 3rd, 2023


Industry News

Marley Family/Tuff Gong Pressed in Jamaica Limited Edition LP Series Announced

in celebration of Bob Marley's 78th birthday

(Los Angeles – February 3, 2023)— The Marley Family Tuff Gong, and UMe commemorate 

Bob Marley’s 78th birthday

....with a series of events, including a dozen limited-edition Bob Marley vinyl LPs each numbered and press exclusively at the legendary Tuff Gong International headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica featuring nine original studio an two original live albums plus Legend the world's best-selling reggae album.

Interesting fact #1: The limited-edition albums were pressed at Tuff Gong’s newly refurbished vinyl pressing plant, which re-opened in the summer of 2020 and has an annual capacity of 250,000 units. Each album was mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters in Los Angeles, more likely than not from high resolution digital files.

Interesting fact # 2: Catch A Fire, initially recorded by The Wailers in Jamaica and eventually released with overdubs and a mix overseen by Island founder Chris Blackwell at the label’s London headquarters, will be available in its original Jamaica-recorded version, with two extra tracks from the sessions and some tracks with longer fades. Produced entirely by Bob Marley & the Wailers and mixed by longtime Marley associate Errol Brown, this Jamaican version are now on vinyl for the first time.

These albums can be ordered here

The celebration features many more events, but for the purposes of this site, the above should suffice.


  • 2023-02-07 09:59:14 PM

    Jeff 'Glotz' Glotzer wrote:

    Cannot WAIT!! Rastaman Vibrations sounds excellent and I just snatched up Exodus yesterday for preorder. RV was quiet, concentric, and flat.

    The rest will be fantastic, no doubt!