Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers

Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers

by Bob Marley & the WailersBob Marley & the Wailers

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - Special Edition / Reissue / 180 Gram Vinyl)

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Overview

There's a reason why this best-of collection has been a steady bestseller since it debuted in 1984: It's got the goods. The 14 songs on Legend go a long way toward demonstrating why Marley rose to become an international superstar. The man melded potent hooks, straight-shooting sincerity, and reggae riddims into some of the most engaging pop anywhere. There's the propulsive "Could You Be Loved," the revolutionary "Get Up Stand Up," which he wrote with Peter Tosh, and the Dylanesque anthem "Redemption Song." The hit parade rolls on with Marley classics like "No Woman No Cry," "I Shot the Sheriff," and the aching love song "Waiting in Vain." Like Marley himself, these songs are truly charismatic. If you can't afford the remarkable Songs of Freedom box set, this disc captures the best of Bob. And that's pretty much the best there is.

The 2002 Deluxe Edition contains a second disc of remixes done around the original mid-'80s issue date of Legend, including the worldbeat dance mix of "Buffalo Soldier" that appeared on some versions of the original LP. Rounding out the first disc are two bonus tracks, "Easy Skanking" and "Punky Reggae Party." The entirely new repackaging boasts a 28 page booklet and rare photos.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/07/2009
Label: Tuff Gong / Umgd
UPC: 0600753030523
catalogNumber: 530305
Rank: 128

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Marley & the Wailers   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Joe Higgs   Percussion
Bob Marley   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Rita Marley   Background Vocals
Judy Mowatt   Background Vocals
Aston Barrett   Percussion,Bass Guitar
Carlton "Carly" Barrett   Percussion,Drums
Tyrone Downie   Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Marcia Griffiths   Background Vocals
Bernard Touter Harvey   Organ,Piano
Donald Kinsey   Guitar
Earl Lindo   Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Bunny Livingston   Bongos,Conga,Vocals
Peter MacKintosh   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Alvin Patterson   Percussion
Earl "Chinna" Smith   Guitar,Percussion,Rhythm Guitar
Junior Marvin   Guitar,Background Vocals
Anderson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Bob Marley   Producer
Steve Smith   Producer
Chris Blackwell   Producer
Errol Brown   Producer
Barry Diament   Engineer
Rob Fraboni   Engineer
Wailers   Producer

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