Bob Marley & the Wailers - Legend The Best Of - 1984 - 30th Anniversary Reggae - Tri-Colour Vinyl 2LP

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Bob Marley & the Wailers - Legend - The Best Of


Label: Island Records
060253785436,
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060253785436
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue, Remastered, Limited Edition, 30th Anniversary Edition; Red/Yellow/Green
Country: Europe
Released: 27 Jun 2014
Genre: Reggae


Notes
Sticker on front: 2LP SET NOW AVAILABLE ON TRI-COLOR VINYL




Tracklist

A1 Is This Love 3:50
A2 No Woman, No Cry 7:08
A3 Could You Be Loved 3:57
A4 Three Little Birds 3:00

B1 Buffalo Soldier 4:18
B2 Get Up, Stand Up 3:17
B3 Stir It Up 5:30
B4 Easy Skanking 2:57

C1 One Love / People Get Ready 2:52
C2 I Shot The Sherrif 4:40
C3 Waiting In Vain 4:16
C4 Redemption Song 3:48

D1 Satisfy My Soul 4:31
D2 Exodus 7:40
D3 Jamming 3:31
D4 Punky Reggae Party 6:52



Credits

Backing Vocals – Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths, Rita Marley
Bass Guitar, Percussion – Aston "Family Man" Barrett
Congas, Bongos, Vocals – Bunny Livingston* (tracks: B2, B3, C2)
Design [Reissue] – Mike Fink
Drums, Percussion – Carlton (Carlie) Barrett*
Keyboards, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Earl "Way" Lindo*, Tyrone Downie
Lead Guitar – Al Anderson, Donald Kinsey
Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals – Julian (Junior) Marvin*
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Percussion – Earl "Chinna" Smith
Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion – Bob Marley
Liner Notes – Christopher John Farley, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder
Percussion – Alvin "Seeco" Patterson
Percussion, Backing Vocals – Joe Higgs
Photography [Reissue Research] – Ryan Null
Photography By [Main Photography] – Adrian Boot
Piano, Organ – Bernard "Touter" Harvey
Piano, Organ, Guitar, Vocals – Peter McIntosh* (tracks: B2, B3, C2)
Producer – Bob Marley (tracks: B3), Bob Marley & The Wailers (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B1, B4, C1, C3, C4, D1 to D3), Wailers, The* (tracks: B2, C2), Chris Blackwell (tracks: A2, B2, B3, C2, C4), Errol Brown (tracks: B1), Lee Perry (tracks: D4), Steve Smith (tracks: A2)





"Legend" features some of the very greatest hits of Bob Marley and the Wailers--and what a compilation it is! As always, one could have hoped that other items be included (for example, only one cut from "Natty Dread"?). Nonetheless, this is a dazzling collection.

Some of the hits are compelling to include, such as "No Woman No Cry," "Buffalo Soldier," "Get Up Stand Up," "Stir it Up," "I Shot the Sheriff," "Redemption Song," "Jamming,"

." One thought: Quite a few of these songs appear to be love songs or whatever, but--in fact--have political content to them.

Let's consider a few of the pieces in more detail:

"No Woman No Cry":

"In this great future
You can't forget your past
So dry your tears, I say."

This song has a softer sound to it. The band plays well and Marley is in peak form. Since this is a live version (over seven minutes long), it is fun to hear the audience's responses throughout. The upbeat line, repeated several times, "Everything's gonna be alright," sets a tone for the song.

"Stir It Up": This song was a hit for Johnny Nash, representing one of the first reggae songs to break out to a wider audience (but not the first). Marley's version is great! The I-Threes provide strong backing vocals; the band plays well. This is an infectious version of the song and genuinely rates as one of Bob Marley and the Wailers' greatest hits.




Bob Marley & The Wailers - I Shot The Sheriff (live)

I Shot the Sheriff": This was a worldwide hit for Eric Clapton (it seems weird that others had great hits with Marley's work, without him having the same success). Marley's version is very different from Clapton's (although both work). As liner notes point out, there is more of a political edge to Marley's version. Band, backing vocals, and Marley are all in fine form on this work.


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Bob Marley & The Wailers - I Shot The Sheriff


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Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
Live

Bob Marley & The Wailers with No Woman, No Cry. No. 37 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time

The song first became world-famous in 1974 through the studio album Natty Dread. The live version from the 1975 album Live! is perhaps best known — it was this version which was released on the greatest hits compilation Legend. Though Bob Marley likely wrote the song himself, songwriter credits were given to "V. Ford". Vincent Ford was a friend of Marley's who ran a soup kitchen in Trenchtown, the ghetto of Kingston, Jamaica where Marley grew up. The royalty cheques received by Ford ensured the survival and continual running of his soup kitchen.

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Bob marley- I Shot the Sheriff - Live

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Bob Marley - Get Up Stand Up

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Bob Marley - Redemption Song Live In Dortmund, Germany

How long shall they kill our prophets, While we stand aside and look?


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Bob Marley - Redemption Song


"Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know i'm not perfect and I don't live to be, but before you start pointing fingers...
make sure your hands are clean."

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Bob Marley- Could you be loved

It's a perfect song

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Bob Marley - Jammin'

R.I.P im sure all of heaven is kicking back jamming to your music :)


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More Information
Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Island Records
Artist Bob Marley
Color Red, Green, Yellow