24 Sep 05
Previously unknown recordings by reggae legend Bob Marley were found in 2004 by his son, Ziggy, on a tape in the familyâ€™s archives. The tape is believed to have been recorded in Miami, Florida in 1979.
An acoustic demo, entitled â€œSlogan,â€ has been overdubbed with additional instrumentation to complete it. It features Eric Clapton on guitar. This method was used successfully by Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in the late 1990s to transform John Lennonâ€™s demos of â€œFree As A Birdâ€ and â€œReal Loveâ€ into complete Beatles songs.
Marleyâ€™s â€œSloganâ€ will be released as a single and on the CD compilation â€œAfrica Unite: The Singles Collectionâ€ in November 2005.