Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The classic 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 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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The classic 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 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.

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.

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/7/2009
  • Label: Tuff Gong / Umgd
  • UPC: 600753030523
  • Catalog Number: 530305
  • Sales rank: 7,396

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Is This Love (3:52)
  2. 2 No Woman No Cry (7:07)
  3. 3 Could You Be Loved (3:55)
  4. 4 Three Little Birds (3:00)
  5. 5 Buffalo Soldier (4:17)
  6. 6 Get Up Stand Up (3:16)
  7. 7 Stir It Up (5:33)
  8. 8 One Love/People Get Ready (2:51)
  9. 9 I Shot the Sheriff (4:41)
  10. 10 Waiting in Vain (4:15)
  11. 11 Redemption Song (3:49)
  12. 12 Satisfy My Soul (4:31)
  13. 13 Exodus (7:35)
  14. 14 Jamming (3:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bob Marley & the Wailers Primary Artist, Track Performer
Bob Marley Indexed Contributor, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Joe Higgs Percussion
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
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
Touter Organ, Piano
Junior Marvin Guitar, Background Vocals
Al Anderson Guitar
Technical Credits
Bob Marley Producer
Steve Smith Producer
Chris Blackwell Producer
Errol Brown Producer
Barry Diament Engineer
Rob Fraboni Engineer
The Wailers Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "LEGEND" TAKES YOU AWAY!!!!

    I am new to regge but once I heard this cd I wouldn't stop listening to it! This is definatley the best cd I own. I strongly recomend you purchasing it. Listen to "Buffolo Soldier" and "I Shot the Sherrif" they are the 2 best songs on the cd. Buy and ENJOY!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Chantel Turner

    If you are truely a Bob Marley fan you have got to have this CD. THis CD is truly wonderful. It is very relaxing and refreshing. You will most definitely enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    thank you BOB for giving us music

    thank you again for the music you gave to everyone... you help me achieved my music degree and open my heart to music... legend is masterpiece and the best... to me ALL BOBS SONGS ARE REMEDIES...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ANYDAY, ANYTIME! It's just the best!!!

    It such a great compilation of songs... actually the BEST!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This is Bob Marley's best!

    I love Bob Marley's music and 'Legend' by far is the best compilation of his hits. Every single song on the album is good and is sung with such meaning. His music has really helped me get through a difficult time in my life. I listen to 'Legend' every day to and from work. Highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SPRITUAL AND RELAXING

    AWESOME!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is a wondeful CD. Couldn't be better. My whole family listens to this CD on the way to and during every summer vacation. This has been a tradition for about 8 years. It makes you feel good and happy. Anyone can listen to this great CD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    THIS IS THE BEST ALBUM I HAVE EVER HEARD

    Fron ''Stir it Up'' to ''Is This Love'' to ''Redemption Song'', this is probably the most definitive collection of Bob Marley & The Wailers songs I have ever heard. Sure, ''Songs of Freedom'' is excellent, but(forgive me for saying this) you really don't need it when you have ''Legend''. It's #1 on my list of best albums ever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bob Marley: The King of Reggae

    Bob Marley continues to be one of the most influential artists of our time. Even after his death in 1981, his music has still continues to captivate listeners and draw support from fans. Bob Marley has revolutionized traditional Jamaican reggae music by adding more of a rock and roll sound in order to cross over to American and British fans. The essential ingrediants to to this revolution in reggae music was the adding of the rock guitar played by Al Anderson and the walking bass played by Aston ''family man'' Barret. The album ''Legend'' is a collection of some of his best songs which talk about love, politics, and the beauty of life. Since the release of ''Legend'', it has sold more than 10 million copies. Even though Bob is not with us today, his legend and music still live.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If you own only one reggae cd THIS should be the one!

    This is an essential cd to any serious music lover's collection! Bob Marley is the pinacle of Reggae music, and this is his best album! a must have!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BEST OF BOB MARLEY

    THIS ALBUM IS ONE OF THE BEST OF BOB MARLEY AS WELL AS NATURAL MYSTIC I WWAS ISNPIRED BY THIS ALBUM AND I THINK BOB MARLEY IS ONE OF THE BEST ARTIST OF THIS CENTURY . THANX BOB FOR EVERYTHING .

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