“The Capitol Session ’73” – Bob Marley and The Wailers Concert Video

“The Capitol Session ’73”

Bob Marley and The Wailers Concert Video

Interview with Martin Disney, Film Director

Martin Disney talks to Jerry Thompson aka Dj Eeyo about the live session filmed at Capitol Studios. He provides insight into the events and circumstances surrounding Bob and The Wailers at that time.

Martin Disney talks to Jerry Thompson aka Dj Eeyo.

The Capitol Session ’73 is a new film that features a never-before-seen studio session by Bob Marley and The Wailers.

The film showcases 12 performances by the legendary band.

It was filmed and recorded live at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California.

Bob Marley & The Wailers - The Capital Session '73


EXCLUSIVELY ON THE CODA COLLECTION – Newly Unearthed and Restored Live Session 

Filmed at Capitol Studios

Tuff Gong/Mercury Studios will release ‘The Capitol Session ’73’ in CD/DVD, CD, 2LP colored vinyl, and digital audio formats.

“The Capitol Session ’73” – Bob Marley and The Wailers Concert Video provides crucial entertaiment. “What makes “The Capitol Session ’73’ stand out is that Bob Marley and the Wailers can really relax. They’ve got great sound. They’ve got the equipment that they know if anything goes wrong, it’s fine. It’s going to be fixed. They’ve got a really lovely, appreciative, little audience. All the ingredients for just a great afternoon doing what they loved. And it shows. I mean, it isn’t like anything else.”  Director Martin Disney

“From seeing a lot and playing (as in football and sandcastles!) a lot with Bob Marley and the Wailers as an 8-year-old boy at Dad’s house in Malibu — not knowing who (or caring who!) these exotic guys with cool hats were — to eventually, 30 years later, discovering why they were there and finding and bringing this incredible footage to the world has been an extraordinary, challenging and ultimately unbelievably fulfilling journey. When I started working in A&R at Island my father always said to me, ‘film and photograph EVERYTHING.’ I know it’s different now, but I guess he had the right idea!”  – Producer Barney Cordell

Bob Marley and the Wailers head to LA after a pair of successful concerts in San Francisco. They perform in a closed-door session at Capitol Studios. Producer Denny Cordell recorded the event on October 24, 1973. Cordell had released Bob Marley and the Wailers’ first U.S. single on his and Leon Russell’s Shelter Records in 1971. He was also instrumental in the group’s signing to Island Records.
The Wailers lineup featured Peter Tosh, Joe Higgs, Aston Barrett, Carlton Barrett, and Earl “Wya” Lindo. The performance showcases the reggae pioneers on the brink of global stardom. The Capitol session followed the band’s 1973 release of two acclaimed albums on Island within six months. ‘Catch a Fire’ and ‘Burnin’’ were the two recently released albums. Their release resulted in successful tours in the U.S. and UK.
The film was shot on four cameras and originally mixed live. The intimate studio performance has been restored and remastered for the new releases. Long-missing, the footage from the session was recovered in a 20-year search of archives and storage units across the globe.
‘Bob Marley and The Wailers: The Capitol Session ’73’ is directed by Martin Disney and produced by Denny Cordell’s son, Barney Cordell.
Bob Marley & The Wailers – The Capitol Sessions ’73 Setlist
1. You Can’t Blame the Youth
2. Slave Driver
3. Burnin’ and Lootin’
4. Rastaman Chant
5. Duppy Conqueror
6. Midnight Raver
7. Put It On
8. Stop That Train
9. Kinky Reggae
10. Stir It Up
11. No More Trouble
12. Get Up Stand Up

Bob Marley and the Wailers’ performance of “Slave Driver” from ‘The Capitol Session ’73’ is now available to watch on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel.

Watch HERE.


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