Ziggy Marley, a five-time Grammy winner and reggae icon, will release his fourth studio solo album, Wild and Free, on June 14th on Tuff Gong Worldwide. Recorded in Los Angeles and Jamaica, and co-produced with Grammy winning producer Don Was (The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Elton John, George Clinton), this is the 3rd album they have worked on together.
From the album’s first single “Forward to Love,” fans will hear the evolution of Marley’s sound: Wild and Free affirms Marley as a master storyteller with an innate sense of soul. The title track of the album, “Wild and Free,” features friend Woody Harrelson. An acoustic version of this track was previously released as a free download on www.ziggymarley.com, the song was originally written in support of California’s Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana.
On April 20th, 2011, ZIGGY MARLEY steps into another creative arena with the release of MARIJUANAMAN from Image Comics/Tuff Gong Worldwide. Based on a character conceived of by Ziggy Marley, with art by Jim Mahfood and written by Joe Casey MARIJUANAMAN promises to shatter all expectations. The oversized deluxe hardcover graphic novel tells the tale of a noble extraterrestrial champion, who has arrived on Earth to deliver an important message and at the same time save his own planet. “MARIJUANAMAN represents the hope of the future… the hope that we will utilize all of the power that the universe has given us to save our planet,” Marley explained. The book will be in stores April 20, 2011.
WILD AND FREE TRACKLISTING
Wild and Free (featuring Woody Harrelson)
Forward to Love
It (featuring Heavy D)
Changes (featuring Daniel Marley)
Get out of Town
Roads Less Travelled
Welcome to the World
Reggae in My Head
A five-time Grammy winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter, producer and Reggae icon, Ziggy Marley has had a fruitful career, in which he has released twelve albums to much critical acclaim. His early immersion in music came at age ten when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley. As front man to Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, the group released eight best-selling albums that garnered three Grammys, with such chart-topping hits as “Look Who’s Dancing”, “Tomorrow People” and “Tumbling Down.” Ziggy’s first solo album, Dragonfly (RCA Records), was released in 2003. His second solo release, Love is My Religion (Tuff Gong Worldwide), won a Grammy in 2006 for Best Reggae Album. His third solo album, Family Time (Tuff Gong Worldwide), scored him a 5th Grammy award for Best Childrens Album. Ziggy continues his creative path this year with his new album as well as his first every comic book entitled MARIJUANAMAN, which will be released Spring 2011. For more information, visit www.ziggymarley.com and www.marjuanamancomic.com.