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Legend - The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks]

Bob Marley and the Wailers , Bob Marley & The Wailers Audio CD
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1. Is This Love
2. No Woman, No Cry (Live)
3. Could You Be Loved
4. Three Little Birds
5. Buffalo Soldier
6. Get Up, Stand Up
7. Stir It Up
8. Easy Skanking (Bonus Track)
9. One Love / People Get Ready
10. I Shot The Sheriff
11. Waiting In Vain
12. Redemption Song
13. Satisfy My Soul
14. Exodus
15. Jamming
16. Funky Reggae Party (Bonus Track)

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Even as greatest hits packages go, Legend is an utter gem. Every song is inspired, in a class of its own, whether the real version of "I Shot the Sheriff", the hymnlike "No Woman, No Cry" or the sheer joy of "Jamming". Even allowing that Marley never wrote any bad material, Legend is still the crème de la crème, the heart and soul of the Jamaican people packed into one five-inch compact disc. He was unique and the message of this record, more than any other, is that he died far too soon. --Chris Nickson

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1. Is This Love
2. No Woman No Cry
3. Could You Be Loved
4. Three Little Birds
5. Buffalo Soldier
6. Get Up Stand Up
7. Stir It Up
8. One Love/People Get Ready
9. I Shot the Sheriff
10. Waiting in Vain12. Satisfy My Soul
13. Exodus
14. Jamming

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Bob Marley is a figure that attracts attention from any music lover.
Leading and popularizing the entire Reggae genre, Bob Marley's music and persona are larger than life. He tackles themes of inequality and Rastafarian doctrines in his lyrics to energetic, heartfelt songs.
The CD opens with "Is this Love", as the bouncing and almost funky guitar make way to Bob Marley's lovely voice. Just a fun song to listen to while chilling. The best part of the song is the verse.
"No Woman No Cry" is a live cut, and a change of mood, to soft and poignant. Very simple the whole way through, it's not his best song but an important classic nonetheless.
"Could You be Loved" has this amazing energy, a kicking beat. The switch between relative major and minor tonality is an example of Marley's ability to naturally elicit emotion through the music. When he gets to the part "Could You be Loved, and be loved", you are forced to feel it.
"Three Little Birds" is a great song to with great harmonies from the ladies. A nice arrangement by Bob, and another great message from Bob.
"Buffalo Soldier" is a cool song, one of my favorites. Great instrumentals from the band.
"Get Up Stand Up" is a song that describes Bob's answer to much of the injustice in Jamaica and the world. Meaningful and funky, Marley means business.
"One Love" is a lasting melody that you've surely heard on resort commercials, such as Sandals. It speaks Carribean.
"Shot the Sherrif", covered by Eric Clapton, is a strange song. Original concept. It is one of the most bouncing, so I like it. Bob goes all out vocally as well. Nice vocal effects too.
"Waiting in Vain" is cool. Very relaxed. Almost has an American R&B feel to it. Very chill. A nice fadeout at the end.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic tracks Aug. 10 2002
Format:Audio CD
Whether you are a reggae fan or not, you've got to love the works of Bob Marley, the man is a genius. This is an excellent compilation, every track a classic. From the party classic 'Jamming' to the universal anthem 'One Love/People Get Ready', the gorgeous, beautiful acoustic 'Redemption Song' and the tender 'No Woman No Cry', this CD is loaded with brilliant songs. It is really worth owning, one of the greatest Greatest Hits. However, as always, some essential Marley tracks are missing: 'Sun Is Shining', 'Rainbow Country', 'Lively Up Yourself', 'Kaya' and 'Trenchtown Rock'. Of these 5, only 2 are actually included on the One Love CD, the other Marley greatest hits, so competition is stiff, especially as the version of 'Redemption Song' is far superior and 'Satisfy My Soul' is left off One Love altogether.
Overall, this is a great Marley compilation to buy for any music fan at all, loaded with classics, but its worth buying other albums for several other tracks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Different shades of Bob June 28 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is a great record. Bob's body of work is extensive so obviously not everyone's favorites can be included and we must understand that. There are many that I would have added.
Under some circumstances I would agree that it seems thrown together but in other respects that too is a representation of Bob. He was a lover and a fighter (activist) all at once. How can you possibly separate the two? If you dont have love, if you care for nothing, then what are you fighting for?
Someone suggested that this CD (or maybe his music) was gloomy and bitter. It pains me to read this because this person does not know anything about reggae, Jamaica,our language or our culture. This CD is overflowing with love. Romantic love: I listen to the seemingly simplistic metaphors and they stir great emotions in me. There is great love for family for understanding that the family helps us through. There is love for life. Love for the struggle that we as Jamaicans, as humans must endure.
Dont let this be your only Bob Marley experience, but if you're a novice its a good place to start.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible compilation... March 29 2004
By Danny
Format:Audio CD
While I now own a lot more of Bob's work than this one CD, it's a great introduction to the man & his music. And while I rarely say this, if you're going to only have one Marley album, make it this one. Everything the casual fan could possibly want is on "Legend."
What's remarkable about this package is the way it simply blends together for such a pleasant musical experience. It covers about 10 years worth of music; from political to ganja to soothing love songs, but there's not a single misstep. It all comes together so smoothly, which is the reason why this is considered the best "greatest hits" compilation ever made. No need for that skip button here, folks. Just sit back, relax and let the man take you wherever he wants you to go. It's worth the trip.
It's pretty much common knowledge amongst music lovers that all of Marley's albums are worth getting (which I agree with). But, like I said before, if you're only going to have one, get this. Everyone has their own preferred Bob album, but if you want to go beyond the "Legend" presented here, I'd recommend Kaya, which is my personal favorite because it flawlessy showcases my favorite aspect of his music: positive vibes, mon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Primer On Marley Feb. 14 2004
Format:Audio CD
"Legend" is a good starting point to get aquainted with the music of Bob Marley, but any compilation of Marley's work will not do justice to the scope of his amazing career. I even purchased the 4 CD retrospective and found it lacking. Each album that Bob Marley and the Wailers released during his career were really song cycles, and so any collection of Marley will not capture the immediacy and passion that of hearing them on each orginal album. Any collection of Marley are will be just that, a random out of context presentation of his music.
"I Shot the Sheriff" comes from the "Burnin'" album and Bob is an angry young revolutionay, and each song on "Burnin'" reflects that. "Is This Love" is from the album "Kaya" where Marley celebrates the pleasures of the simple life and sensual love. The songs on "Uprising" and "Exodus" capture the internationalism of reggae music, as Bob Marley became the most celebrated musician in the entire world, he wrote songs about the world wide movement of "jah people." In order to "overstand" (as Rasta says) the man...Bob Marley, you must hear these songs side by side with the other songs in the original release. Each song on this compilation will become even more powerful when heard in that context. I still give this collection 5 stars because it has aquainted so many people with Bob Marley, who otherwise would have never heard him. The best way to hear Bob Marley is begin with "Catch A Fire" in which Marley is an angry youth from Trenchtown, and move chronologically through his career ending with "Uprising" his final album before his death. It is they only way to capture the amazing development and scope of Bob Marley's message and music.
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2.0 out of 5 stars MISLABELED!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is one of the best albums I have purchased for coolness and sound
This is one of the best albums I have purchased for coolness and sound, at a great price. Also it is a Rolling Stone top 100. Bob Marley rules.
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