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May 21, 2002

  Song Title Artist
Is This Love Bob Marley
No Woman, No Cry (Live At The Lyceum, London/1975) Bob Marley
Could You Be Loved Bob Marley
Three Little Birds Bob Marley
Buffalo Soldier Bob Marley
Get Up, Stand Up The Wailers
Stir It Up (Original) Bob Marley
Easy Skanking Bob Marley
One Love / People Get Ready Bob Marley
I Shot The Sheriff The Wailers
Waiting In Vain Bob Marley
Redemption Song Bob Marley
Satisfy My Soul Bob Marley
Exodus Bob Marley
Jamming Bob Marley
Punky Reggae Party Bob Marley

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200 of 209 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I grew up in Jamaica and as a teenager I can recall seeing the posters at the bus stop advertising an upcoming concert... and The Wailers were headliners. But I never truly listened to Bob untill the Live album came out.
I remember sitting in my room one Saturday listening to the horse races on the radio, and in betweem each race the DJ would play No Woman No Cry. The words were haunting.. "And I remember when we used to sit... In a Government Yard in trenchtown..." The vouce and lyrics seemed magical... so simple yet so beautiful. That was about 30 years ago and I have been a fan ever since. Bob's music spoke to me personally, as it did to people all around te world. As it will speak to you once you play this album. But don't stop there... buy more... listen to songs like Concrete Jungle; Talking Blues, and Roots Rock Reggae. In fact let your next album be the Live at the London Lyceum and you will get a flavour for the infectious Bob.
If you have a Jamaican friend have him/her explain the lyrics (if needed). But regardless, just enjoy the music. Enjoy it with fans from Africa, Europe, Canada and now the USA. I saw Bob once in Tampa and was amazed at the 'good old boys' in Cowboy hats and bandanas that screamed for Bob and sang his songs. I knew then that Bob's music was truly intended for the world to love.
When Bob died I heard the news over BBC radio. I was 20+ years old then but I cried. I had lost a good friend. Then I reached for my records and played Rastaman Chant, and cried some more when Bob sang... "One bright morning when my work is over I will fly away home.", the background containing soulful conga drumming. But as the song ended I felt better.. bob's music made me feel better. Fly on BOB. And you my friend... listen to the Music on Legend and experience an upliftment... fly with Bob. Enjoy Legend! But remember there is more great Marley music awaiting you.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great selection of hits by Bob Marley and the Wailers February 3, 2008
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"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," and a nice bonus cut, "Funky Reggae Party." 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.

"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.
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76 of 86 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Legendary Anthology April 9, 2003
Format:Audio CD
The Bob Marley collection "Legend" does indeed make its case for Marley as a regge legend. More than any other artist, he helped bring regge music to mainstream audiences with his excellent songwriting and musicianship. He could be political without sounding preachy, and also wrote some of the sweetest love songs of any musical genre. Marley was popularized in America, of course, when Eric Clapton remade his "I Shot the Sheriff." Clapton's version is outstanding, but Marley's is equally so and is the one were the song's subtle political message is more overt.
Other outstanding tracks on the collection include the sweet "Three Little Birds," the ace peace and love song "One Love/People Get Ready," the straight up love songs "Is This Love" and "Stir It Up," the political rant of "Buffalo Soldier," the call to arms "Get Up Stand Up" and the rave-up "Jamming." Even among the lesser well known songs there is not a clunker or misstep in the mix.
Overall, a superior single disc anthology that establishes Bob Marley as one of the most important musicians of his era.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Legend December 29, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This man WAS a legend. His music touched millions. He laid the groundwork for a lot of ska and reggae existing today, surviving an assination attempt and a country filled with unrest and confusion in the process. It truly was inspiring. His passing in 1981 was both tragic and untimely. Legend is a Best Of-album of sorts. It has a lot of his radio singles, his big hits, and a few treasures. Recommended to all fans of music, Jamaican music or otherwise. A stepping-stone into eventually collecting all of of his amazing work.
Truly it is: "...the heart and soul of the Jamaican people packed into one five-inch compact disc..."
Bob Marley's spirit lives on in his music.
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1.0 out of 5 stars WHAT A MESS
Published 7 days ago by Maria D. Hudanish
5.0 out of 5 stars Legendary!
This album is exactly what it's titled. Bob Marley is truly a "Legend". His music is inspiring and peaceful. Love that island music anytime of the day!
Published 9 days ago by Ferdinand Ocampo
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Me Some Marley
Just needed some Marley to listen to in the car. Big fan of Redemption Song. Nice purchase. I have enjoyed it a lot.
Published 12 days ago by Greg Alexander
5.0 out of 5 stars great music
very soothing to listeb to while sitting in heavy traffic, this calms road rage. Everyone who loves good music should own this album.
Published 12 days ago by Brandon Whitney
1.0 out of 5 stars WARNING! NO 5.1 AUDIO - JUST 2 CHANNEL
The only reason I purchased this disc was to listen to it in surround mode. THIS DISC IS ONLY 2-CHANNEL! Read more
Published 12 days ago by Audioguy_net
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the albums you simply need to have
This collection is one of the albums you simply need to have. Joyful, sad, and direct, Marley's music reaches out in a way that no overdubbed, autotuned pop ever can.
Published 14 days ago by Rick Wiedeman
5.0 out of 5 stars Bob Marley Legend
Great product fast shipping was exactly what I was expecting CD was in great condition & I just love the CD every song
Published 17 days ago by brent stott
5.0 out of 5 stars old boy bob
best of bob . oldy but goody. Reggae music has come a long way but none better than the great Bob Marley
Published 17 days ago by Patricia
5.0 out of 5 stars bob marley
The CD brings me back. I love Bob Marley's music. I lost all of my CDs in an automobile accident and I'm getting them back little by little and one of my favorites is Bob... Read more
Published 19 days ago by rumar
5.0 out of 5 stars awsome music
my husband loves Bob Marley and I surprised him with a turntable for Christmas and it is hard to find music he likes so I was glade I could find this record...
Published 1 month ago by Tracy Manderson
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