Bob Marley

Bob Marley Cover

Bob Marley

Spirit Dancer

By Bruce W. Talamon; Roger Steffens (Text by (Art/Photo Books))

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393321739, 159pp.

Publication Date: November 17, 2003

In the last two years of his life Marley underwent a dramatic change, becoming a gentler and more philosophical version of himself. He also met photographer Bruce Talamon, to whom he granted unprecedented access, both on the stage and off. The result is this remarkable visual record, which, paired with Roger Steffens's sensitive text tracing Marley's life from his youth in Jamaica to worldwide acceptance, captures (in the words of the late Timothy White's introduction) "the private warmth, social equanimity, zealous determination...and personal magnetism" of Bob Marley.