Bob Marley & The Chineke! Orchestra Released July 22 - @BobMarley @chichinwanoku


Bob Marley & The Chineke! Orchestra Released July 22

Released by Island Records/UMe on July 22, Bob Marley & The Chineke! Orchestra reimagines some of Bob Marley's greatest songs with contemporary classical orchestration from the globally esteemed Chineke! Orchestra. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios and produced by Nick Patrick (If I Can Dream, Elvis Presley and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, True Love Ways, Buddy Holly and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra), reimagined tracks include "Satisfy My Soul," "Exodus," "Is This Love," "Redemption Song," "Get Up, Stand Up," plus "One Love/People Get Ready," which was released as a lead track on March 25.

The genesis of the idea for Bob Marley & The Chineke! Orchestra came via the acclaimed cellist and 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year Sheku Kenneh-Mason OBE. Although now a full-time solo artist and no longer an active Chineke! member, it was Kenneh-Mason's pioneering and original arrangements of Marley's "No Woman, No Cry" and "Redemption Song" that initially captured the attention and appreciation of Tuff Gong and the Bob Marley estate. So the Chineke! a musical journey, via Abbey Road Studios, had begun.

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Chineke! founder Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE explains,  "As a purely trained classical musician, the idea of being involved in a musical collaboration with the legendary Bob Marley was truly mind-blowing. I ardently believe that all  genres of music should be open to absolutely everyone, so it was wonderful for Chineke! to be able to bring new orchestrations to these iconic tracks." 

Bob Marley & The Chineke! Orchestra tracklist:


Stir It Up

One Love/People Get Ready

Get Up, Stand Up

Is This Love

Redemption Song

Top Rankin'

Satisfy My Soul

I Shot The Sheriff

Turn Your Lights Down Low

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