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.
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Performance CreditsBob 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
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
Technical CreditsBob Marley Producer
Steve Smith Producer
Chris Blackwell Producer
Errol Brown Producer
Barry Diament Engineer
Rob Fraboni Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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!!!
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...
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.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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!
It such a great compilation of songs... actually the BEST!!!
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.
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!!!!!!
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 .
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!