Legend: The Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers (Remastered)

Legend: The Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers (Remastered)

by Bob MarleyBob Marley

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks)

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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 specially-packaged, fully remastered 2002 version of Legend includes two bonus tracks, "Easy Skanking" and "Punky Reggae Party."

Product Details

Release Date: 05/21/2002
Label: Island
UPC: 0731454890427
catalogNumber: 548904
Rank: 2561

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bob Marley   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Joe Higgs   Percussion,Background Vocals
Rita Marley   Background Vocals
Judy Mowatt   Background Vocals
Yasha Anderson   Guitar
Aston Barrett   Percussion,Bass Guitar
Carlton "Carly" Barrett   Percussion,Drums
Tyrone Downie   Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Marcia Griffiths   Background Vocals
Bernard Touter Harvey   Organ,Piano
Donald Kinsey   Guitar
Earl Lindo   Percussion,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Bunny Livingston   Bongos,Conga,Vocals
Earl "Chinna" Smith   Guitar,Percussion,Rhythm Guitar
Peter McIntosh   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Alvin "Seeco" Patterson   Percussion

Technical Credits

Steve Smith   Producer
Chris Blackwell   Producer
Errol Brown   Producer
Ernest Gold   Composer
Margaret Goldfarb   Reissue Production Coordination
Lee "Scratch" Perry   Producer
Zonker Roberts   Tape Research
Vartan   Art Direction
Bob Marley & the Wailers   Producer
Neville Garrick   Reissue Art

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