Reggae innovator Bob Marley is captured in his last recorded performance, backed by a 12-piece edition of the Wailers, at the Santa Barbara (Calif.) County Bowl in November 1979.

Reggae innovator Bob Marley is captured in his last recorded performance, backed by a 12-piece edition of the Wailers, at the Santa Barbara (Calif.) County Bowl in November 1979. The show climaxed an exhausting 47-date U.S. tour, and Marley—who succumbed to cancer 18 months later—labors visibly during the 90-minute performance. Still, there are some electrifying moments: "Concrete Jungle," "Exodus" and "Get Up Stand Up." Sadly, the DVD—which includes six songs unavailable on the long-deleted VHS version—lacks visual clarity. The extras are inessential; they include a windy introduction by English writer Chris Salewicz, pointless interviews with fans outside a '79 Los Angeles show and a documentary that uncomfortably interweaves Rastafarian doctrine with a Marley biography.—CM