Win Bob Marley ‘Selassie is the Chapel’ 7′ – Music News


Bob Marley
New Single ‘Selassie is the Chapel’
Released via JAD Records

Friday 8th December 2023 – Today, over 40 years after his untimely death, a new Bob Marley single titled ‘Selassie is the Chapel’ is being released via his original label, JAD Records. For the very first time, the song is available to stream on all digital platforms – listen here. A limited edition 7” vinyl of the single (limited to 2000 copies) is also available now – purchase here.

Bob Marley is known and loved worldwide not only for his music, but as a truly spiritual figurehead and an embodiment of peace, truth and love. ‘Selassie is the Chapel’ is a rare, spiritual and emotive recording, one that was incredibly dear to Marley and delivers a personal statement from him about his beliefs. This beautiful song is being presented as a message of peace to the world, at a time of global turbulence. People all over the world are invited to take solace in Marley’s words and music this Christmas time, a period where for some, feelings of spirituality are most alive, and when we are filled with hope for the New Year.

Bob Marley was a devout Rastafarian, and his beliefs shaped his life. When Haile Selassie visited Jamaica in 1966, he was greeted by Mortimer Planno, who wrote the lyrics for ‘Selasse is the Chapel’. Planno played a huge part in shaping Marley’s involvement in the Rastafarian religion and remains a significant spiritual figurehead throughout Jamaica. Marley’s beliefs and unswerving devotion to the Rastafarian faith were always a key part of his enduring message.

‘Selasse is the Chapel’ is the first release from JAD Records in 7 years, and is part of a larger catalogue of Bob Marley recordings that were produced exclusively for the label during the 1960s and 70s. It was conceived after Marley had been discovered in Jamaica by Johnny Nash and JAD co-founder Danny Sims, the latter of whom was partner and manager to Nash, and later to Marley.

The world lost Bob Marley far too early, but with the release of this new single and through his vast, cherished catalogue, he lives on to give us his enduring message of “One Love”.

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