We continue to remember the luxurious compositions released posthumously
Alas, no one lasts forever. And musical idols who seem to an audience of millions of people to be something like "Gods.", is no exception. As he once said Bon ScottThe singer and legend of AC/DC, who left us in the early '80s:
"One day you have to go. You have to be cool to your fans. That's how you have to stay in their memory..."
Sadly, the music world has lost many outstanding geniuses, but one thing is truly gratifying. And that is that even after their death their music continued to be released. Whether it was studio sketches, demos, or unfinished recordings, fans were very happy to hear again favorite voice. Today we continue to look back at the gorgeous tracks that were released "too late," i.e. posthumously. Enjoy listening to it.
Bob Marley and the Wailers - "Buffalo Soldier"
The famous hymn Buffalo Soldier was not released until 1983, while the Bob Marley died of cancer a few years earlier. The track was included in the posthumous album "Confrontation", but the true success and recognition of the general public came to him only a year later. That's when the record was released "Legend" with the best songs of the reggae legend. By the way: this is the best-selling album in the history of the genre.
It's no secret that Marley sang about love and peace in his songs, but sometimes he touched on the extremely deep, tragic topics not only for himself, but also for his people. Buffalo Soldier tells the story of the black Buffalo soldiers who fought the Indians upon their arrival in America. But even after the aforementioned confrontations stopped, their battles continued. Only now the struggle was for equality and justice...
Janis Joplin - "Me and Bobby McGee"
"Me and Bobby McGee" - '60s classic. Written by Chris Christopherson and co-written by Fred Foster, the song was originally recorded by country star Roger Miller. Alas, its version was not a hit, although it had a good performance in the charts: number 12 in the USA.
"Me and Bobby McGee" did not become popular until Janis Joplin. "The White Queen of Blues" recorded the number a few days before her own death. As a result, the composition became the gem of the posthumously released album "Pearl.". This is a very powerful track that proves that Joplin has absolutely deserved her status as a legend and one of the most unique female voices in history.
Joy Division - "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
"Love Will Tear Us Apart" - is probably the most famous song performed by Ian Curtis. Unfortunately, the lead singer Joy Division had a lot of sadness in him, and in May 1980 he committed the irreparable... He died too soon, at the age of 23. And just a month after the tragedy, the now-classic Love Will Tear Us Apart was published.
This song becomes even more interesting to the listener when you consider the fact that the sources of inspiration were personal Love and mental anguish performer. This may sound totally creepy, but as critics have pointed out:
"Take a good look at the words of 'Love Will Tear Us Apart,' it reads like a suicide letter in the background of a mesmerizingly addictive melody..."
Indeed: the lyric is saturated with tragedy and madness. But against the backdrop of dynamic rhythms - the whole message remains lost to the general public.
Grey Daze - "B12"
Before Linkin Park, before selling millions of records and playing festivals all over the world, - Chester Bennington was the frontman Grey Dazethat only devoted fans know about. The band released two albums in the '90s before putting an end to their own history. Record company politics prevented the band from becoming better known and heard, which played a crucial role in this difficult decision. However - in 2016, Bennington and Sean Dowdell began discussing reunion.
While he was touring with Linkin Park in support of the album "One More Light"Chester had the other members of Grey Daze start reworking old songs for which he had re-recorded vocals when he returned from the tour.
Sadly, in 2017, Bennington was gone. This was a shock to fans and bandmates alike! However, the members of Grey Daze were not confused: they decided to finish what they started. to end. Together they completed the album "Amends."which included "B12" - a powerful composition written by Chester at the age of 12!
Nirvana - "You Know You're Right"
When the year 1994 passed Kurt Cobain, fans didn't count on Nirvana's new music. However - we can never be sure of anything, can we?
"You Know You're Right" was the last song the band recorded before Cobain's death. The session took place in Seattle, Washington, in less than three months before his untimely passing. And the working title of the track was "Kurt's Number One Melody.". Subsequently, studio owner Robert Lang recalled:
"When they started playing, I was almost speechless!"
For fans, the release of "You Know You're Right" turned out to be a great joy, while for the remaining members, the legal nightmareThe first time I was in the middle of a movie, I was in the middle of an argument with Courtney Love.