Someone might want to brief whomever holds the rights to Bob Marley’s music on things that could potentially piss off devoted Bob fans. And ASAP. Spin mentions that Island, Tuff Gong and UME will release an EDM-remixed version of Legend on June 25, and–oh man–what a surely divisive project that is sure to be.
But let’s hold off on scorched-earth opinions until it actually releases. Until then, curious (and agitated) listeners can sample the album’s lead-off tune, Jim James’ remix of “Waiting In Vain,” which is actually pretty rad. The My Morning Jacket front man remakes it simply, toning down the original and imbedding a peppy bounce behind Bob’s lovelorn lyrics.
A murderer’s row of talent headlines the album, including Pretty Lights, RAC and Thievery Corporation. So maybe the Bob estate has left the classic good hands. At the very least it’ll get the internet chattering about the reggae legend once again.
Check out the rest of the tracklisting below. Oh yeah, and Jim’s contribution to the album.
1. “Waiting in Vain” (Jim James Remix)
2. “Stir It Up” (Ziggy Marley Remix)
3. “Three Little Birds” (Stephen Marley and Jason Bentley Remix)
4. “Could You Be Loved” (RAC Remix)
5. “No Woman No Cry” (Stephen Marley Remix)
6. “Get Up Stand Up” (Thievery Corporation Remix)
7. “Satisfy My Soul” (Beats Antique Remix)
8. “I Shot the Sheriff” (Roni Size Remix)
9. “Exodus” (Pretty Lights Remix)
10. “Easy Skanking” (Stephen Marley Remix)
11. “One Love/People Get Ready” (Photek Remix)
12. “Redemption Song” (Ziggy Marley Remix)
13. “Is This Love” (Jason Bentley Remix)
14. “Jamming” (Nickodemus and Zeb Remix)
15. “Punky Reggae Party” (Z-Trip featuring Lee “Scratch” Perry Remix)
16. “Buffalo Soldier” (Stephen Marley Remix)