Legalize It [Legacy Edition]

Legalize It [Legacy Edition]

by Peter Tosh

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Legalize It [Legacy Edition]

After years of being overshadowed by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh left the Wailers to pursue a solo career. Released in 1976, Legalize It is a bold statement that Tosh had arrived and was a creative force in his own right. Although he explores some issues of spirituality, this is Tosh's most lightweight album in the sense that it is his least political. This is not meant as a criticism -- in fact, Tosh's playfulness and joy ("Ketchy Shuby") only add to the album's charm. He does make political statements (the title track celebrates and promotes the use of marijuana), but they are done with a sense of humor and a melodic infectiousness that belie his sincere concern for the issues. Tosh incorporates many instruments and mixes slower ballads with upbeat grooving tunes. The album's highlight is "Why Must I Cry," a multi-layered song (co-written with Bob Marley) that conveys a sense of personal failure when fighting an uphill battle, whether it be against injustices of the world or within the confines of a relationship. Legalize It cemented Tosh's position as a giant in reggae, and the album is one of the best albums of the genre. [This deluxe Legacy Edition of Legalize It offers Tosh fans a wealth of desirable extras. Disc one features the original U.S. version of the album followed by seven demo versions. Disc two offers Tosh's own original mix of the album as it was released in Jamaica, along with a handful of dubs and alternate versions.]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2011
Label: Sony
UPC: 0886977469022
catalogNumber: 774690
Rank: 44377

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Tosh   Primary Artist,Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Rita Marley   Background Vocals
Judy Mowatt   Background Vocals
Tyrone Downie   Keyboards
Donald Kinsey   Guitar
Ras Lee   Harp
Bunny Wailer   Background Vocals
Robbie Shakespeare   Bass,Harp
Carlton Barrett   Drums
Aston "Family Man" Barrett   Bass
Anderson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Bob Marley   Composer
Lee Jaffe   Liner Notes
Peter Tosh   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Roger Steffens   Liner Notes,Memorabilia
Jerry Rappaport   Producer
Neville Livingston   Composer
Sam Dion   Memorabilia

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