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Legend - 30th Anniversary Edition [Tri-Color 2 LP]
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  • This remastered version of LEGEND contains a 28 page booklet, and two bonus tracks.
  • Personnel: Bob Marley (vocals, guitar, percussion); Peter Tosh (vocals, guitar, piano, organ); Tyrone Downie (vocals, keyboards, percussion); Bunny Wailer (vocals, percussion); Aston "Family Man" Barrett (guitar, bass, percussion); Julian "Junior" Marvin (guitar, background vocals); Al Anderson, Earl "Chinna" Smith, Donald Kinsey (guitar); Earl "Wya" Lindo (keyboards, percussion); Touter (keyboards); Carlton Barrett (drums, percussion); Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, Joe Higgs (percussion).
  • The I Threes: Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt (background vocals).
  • Producers: Steve Smith, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Chris Blackwell, Errol Brown.
  • Reissue producer: Bill Levenson.
  • Recorded between 1972 and 1981. Originally released on Island (90169).
  • Digitally remastered by Ted Jensen (2001, Sterling Sound, New York).
  • Disc One of LEGEND: DELUXE EDITION contains a remastered version of LEGEND with two bonus tracks. Disc Two contains 1980's remixes of songs from LEGEND.
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers: Bob Marley (vocals, acoustic & electric guitar, percussion); Peter McIntosh (vocals, guitar, piano, organ); Bunny Livingston (vocals, bongos, congas); Earl "Chinna" Smith (guitar, percussion); Julian "Junior" Marvin (guitar, background vocals); Donald Kinsey, Al Anderson (guitar); Bernard "Touter" Harvey (piano, organ); Tyrone Downie, Earl "Way" Lindo (keyboards, percussion, background vocals); Aston "Family Man" Barrett (bass, percussion); Carlton Barrett (drums, percussion); Alvin "Seeco" Patterson (percussion).
  • I Threes: Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths, Judy Mowatt (background vocals).
  • Producers: Bob Marley & The Wailers, Errol Brown, Chris Blackwell.
  • Compilation producer: Bill Levenson.
  • Includes a 28-page book with lyrics and photos.
  • Digitally remastered by Ted Jensen (2001, Sterling Sound, New York, New York).
  • There are few musicians whose music has indisputably advanced humanity. Reggae figurehead Bob Marley--a songwriter, poet, activist, and visionary--is one of them. The idea that a single-disc collection could represent the depth, breadth, and power of Marley's achievement is far-fetched, but LEGEND makes an excellent attempt. Every single one of its tracks is outstanding, and the artist's different faces--revolutionary ("Get Up Stand Up"), romantic ("Is This Love"), devout Rastafarian ("Buffalo Soldier"), and prophet ("One Love/People Get Ready") are equally represented.
  • In addition to his moving message of love and unity, Marley is a master songwriter, as the timelessness of songs like "Stir It Up," "I Shot the Sheriff," and the gorgeous, poignant "Redemption Song" proves. Of course, a true sampling of Marley's output would require some early ska material, the Wailer's debut (CATCH A FIRE), the definitive NATTY DREAD, and his later-period opus EXODUS, but LEGEND provides a highly satisfying, if brief, overview of Marley's genius. A record well suited to any location, season, or time of day, it has proven universal in its appeal. The music herein is as essential as air. (Note: The Deluxe Edition includes two bonus tracks and an additional disc of remixes.)
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.110) - Ranked #46 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...It is a superlative beginning - but only the tip of his genius..."

Q (8/02, p.145) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...The definitive hits colleciton, reggae's all-time best seller, now bolstered by 2 additional tracks..."
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