Legend

Performers Bob Marley & the Wailers

Island | August 13, 2002 | Compact Disc

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The classic Bob Marley album, the one that any fair-weather reggae fan owns, Legend contains 14 of his greatest songs, running the gamut from "I Shot the Sheriff" to the meditative "Redemption Song" and the irrepressible "Three Little Birds." Some may argue that the compilation shortchanges his groundbreaking early ska work or his status as a political commentator, but this isn't meant to be definitive, it's meant to be an introduction, sampling the very best of his work, and it sticks to his later output for Island Records. And it does that remarkably well, offering all of his genre-defying greats and an illustration of his excellence, warmth, and humanity. In a way, it is perfect since it gives a doubter or casual fan anything they could want. Let's face it, the beauty and simplicity of Marley's music was as important as his message, and that's captured particularly well here. [This Japanese issue adds "Easy Skanking" and the Lee "Scratch" Perry-produced "Punky Reggae Party" as bonus tracks.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 13, 2002

Genre: Roots Reggae

Style: Reggae

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Mixed

Originally Released: 1984

Label Name: Island

UPC: 731454890427

Found in: Roots Reggae

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Legend

Legend

Performers Bob Marley & the Wailers

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 13, 2002

Genre: Roots Reggae

Style: Reggae

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Mixed

Originally Released: 1984

Label Name: Island

UPC: 731454890427


Title Track Time
1.Is This Love --
2.No Woman No Cry --
3.Could You Be Loved --
4.Three Little Birds --
5.Buffalo Soldier --
6.Get Up Stand Up --
7.Stir It Up --
8.Easy Skanking - (bonus track) --
9.One Love/People Get Ready --
10.I Shot The Sheriff --
11.Waiting In Vain --
12.Redemption Song --
13.Satisfy My Soul --
14.Exodus --
15.Jamming --
16.Funky Reggae Party - (bonus track) --

Editorial Notes

The classic Bob Marley album, the one that any fair-weather reggae fan owns, Legend contains 14 of his greatest songs, running the gamut from "I Shot the Sheriff" to the meditative "Redemption Song" and the irrepressible "Three Little Birds." Some may argue that the compilation shortchanges his groundbreaking early ska work or his status as a political commentator, but this isn't meant to be definitive, it's meant to be an introduction, sampling the very best of his work, and it sticks to his later output for Island Records. And it does that remarkably well, offering all of his genre-defying greats and an illustration of his excellence, warmth, and humanity. In a way, it is perfect since it gives a doubter or casual fan anything they could want. Let's face it, the beauty and simplicity of Marley's music was as important as his message, and that's captured particularly well here. [This Japanese issue adds "Easy Skanking" and the Lee "Scratch" Perry-produced "Punky Reggae Party" as bonus tracks.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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