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Africa Unite: The Singles Collection

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This new collection of singles from Bob Marley both pre- and post-Wailers also boasts two new tracks. "Slogans" is the first new song released from reggae ruler's archive in over a decade: Recorded in 1979 in Miami, the tapes were remixed and produced by Marley's sons Stephen and Ziggy, who cajoled Eric Clapton to provide lead guitar. "Africa Unite" is remixed by will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas.
All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
There are countless Bob Marley compilations on the market, but what will generate some interest in this one, which is essentially a collection of his Island singles with a handful of his Lee "Scratch" Perry-era tracks added...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
This new collection of singles from Bob Marley both pre- and post-Wailers also boasts two new tracks. "Slogans" is the first new song released from reggae ruler's archive in over a decade: Recorded in 1979 in Miami, the tapes were remixed and produced by Marley's sons Stephen and Ziggy, who cajoled Eric Clapton to provide lead guitar. "Africa Unite" is remixed by will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas.
All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
There are countless Bob Marley compilations on the market, but what will generate some interest in this one, which is essentially a collection of his Island singles with a handful of his Lee "Scratch" Perry-era tracks added in, is the inclusion of a "new" Marley song, "Slogans," derived from a demo tape Marley made in a Miami hotel room in 1979. The demo tape was rediscovered in 2003 by Marley's sons Ziggy and Stephen, who then worked to finish the song, calling in Eric Clapton and Marcia Ball, among others, to help with the process. The end result is a solid, if a bit underwhelming, addition to the Marley catalog, but there is no denying "Slogans" is tuneful, wise, and increasingly timely, as politicians continue to mouth slogans as promises, and then routinely manage to not keep them. The other two "new" tracks here are remixes, one by the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am of "Africa Unite" and the other by Ashley Beedle, who grafts Marley and Peter Tosh's "Get Up, Stand Up" to Damian Marley's "Welcome to Jamrock" to create the atmospheric "Stand Up Jamrock." Both are interesting attempts to gently update Marley's sound for the 21st century, but one wonders if Marley's body of work even needs to be updated at all, since his political and philosophical positions continue to be eerily relevant, and his musical settings, while hardly up to the minute dancehall, can still easily hold their own in any yard. Aside from the "new" material, Africa Unite: The Singles Collection offers up early Lee "Scratch" Perry gems like the still striking "Soul Rebel" from 1970 as well as strong tracks from Marley's Island period, including the original version of "Get Up, Stand Up" from 1973 and the majestic "Exodus" from 1977. Truthfully, aside from the remixes, which are more intriguing curios than they are new recordings, and the lost song "Slogans," which is a minor but compelling addition to the legacy, most Marley fans will already have everything here. Is it worth buying for one song? Probably not. Is it a good collection? Yes, and nobody will complain if you stick it in the player in the middle of a party, although they'll all think it's Legend.
Rolling Stone - Evan Serpick
The new tunes make this a must for true fans, and while it's impossible to condense so broad a career into one CD, the pre-Island sides make this the most well-rounded one-disc version of Marley's music available.

The new tunes make this a must for true fans, and while it's impossible to condense so broad a career into one CD, the pre-Island sides make this the most well-rounded one-disc version of Marley's music available.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/7/2005
  • Label: Island Uk
  • UPC: 602498347522
  • Catalog Number: 9834752

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Soul Rebel (3:18)
  2. 2 Lively Up Yourself (2:56)
  3. 3 Trench Town Rock (3:28)
  4. 4 Concrete Jungle (3:09)
  5. 5 I Shot the Sheriff (3:54)
  6. 6 Get Up, Stand Up (3:18)
  7. 7 No Woman, No Cry (7:11)
  8. 8 Roots, Rock, Reggae (3:37)
  9. 9 Exodus (4:30)
  10. 10 Waiting in Vain (4:16)
  11. 11 Jamming (3:32)
  12. 12 Is This Love (3:54)
  13. 13 Sun Is Shining (4:36)
  14. 14 Could You Be Loved (3:56)
  15. 15 Three Little Birds (3:01)
  16. 16 Buffalo Soldier (2:44)
  17. 17 One Love/People Get Ready (2:52)
  18. 18 Africa Unite (5:13)
  19. 19 Slogans (4:01)
  20. 20 Stand Up Jamrock (5:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bob Marley & the Wailers Primary Artist
Bob Marley Indexed Contributor, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Marcia Ball Background Vocals
Eric Clapton Guitar
Paul Fakhourie Organ, Bass, Guitar, Percussion
Stephen Marley Percussion, Clavinet, Nyabinghi Drums
Craig "Niteman" Taylor Drums
Ashley Beedle Musical Direction
Darren Morris Keyboards
Technical Credits
Bob Marley Composer, Producer
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Steve Smith Producer
Errol Brown Producer
Lynn Goldsmith Original Photography
Arthur Gorson Original Photography
Ini Kamoze Composer
Stephen Marley Composer, Producer
Peter Tosh Composer
Dennis Morris Original Photography
Lee "Scratch" Perry Producer
Alex Sadkin Producer
Ellen Fitton Mastering
Ashley Beedle Producer, Remixing
Damian "Junior Gong" Marley Composer
Neville Garrick Art Direction
Adrian Boot Original Photography
Vincent Ford Composer
will.i.am Remixing
Marc Stephen Lee Engineer
David Marley Producer
Ramon Galbert Marketing
James "Bonzai" Caruso Engineer
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