Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Bob Marley Legend

Legend is a greatest hits collection of Bob Marley and the Wailers songs, released by Island records on May 8, 1984. The original compilation, first issued on LP, contains 14 songs in their edited single format. Later it was released on CD with the same listing. It includes 10 of Marley's 11 top 40 UK hits at the time, plus three songs from the early configuration of the Wailers with Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston ("Stir It Up", "I Shot the Sheriff" and "Get Up, Stand Up"), and the last song released on Marley's final non-posthumous album Uprising, the fan-favorite "Redemption Song".

A remastered version appeared in 1995 on CD on Tuff Gong label. Although track listing has the same 14 songs, the tracks are now in their original album version, e.g. Exodus and No Woman No Cry over 7 minutes long.

1. "Is This Love" – 3:52
2. "No Woman, No Cry" (Vincent Ford) – 7:07
3. "Could You Be Loved" – 3:55
4. "Three Little Birds" – 3:00
5. "Buffalo Soldier" (Bob Marley/N.G. Williams) – 4:17
6. "Get Up, Stand Up" (Bob Marley/Peter Tosh) – 3:16
7. "Stir It Up" – 5:33
8. "Easy Skanking" – 2:57 (bonus track on original cassette edition/2002 reissue)
9. "One Love/People Get Ready" (Bob Marley/Curtis Mayfield) – 2:51
10. "I Shot the Sheriff" – 4:41
11. "Waiting in Vain" – 4:15
12. "Redemption Song" – 3:49
13. "Satisfy My Soul" – 4:32
14. "Exodus" – 7:36
15. "Jamming" – 3:31
16. "Punky Reggae Party" –6:52 (bonus track on original cassette edition/2002 reissue)

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