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Legend - The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers
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LEGEND, respectably associated with reggae's most influential icon of all-time is now available for the first time on . Originally released as a compilation of 13 videos on gold-certified VHS, the release now contains a 90-minute documentary titled Time
If you are expecting just the videos for the tracks on Bob Marley's extremely successful greatest hits CD, you are going to be pleasantly surprised with this DVD. Legend is much more than a simple, video anthology. It is a historical telling of the music of Bob Marley presented in 23 videos, most of which are performances, and a 90-minute documentary. The documentary is a collage of images and video clips put to a running dialogue by Marley. Unless you are very familiar with the Jamaican dialect, it is recommended to watch this with the subtitles turned on. Interesting, but there are better documentaries out there (e.g., The Bob Marley Story: Caribbean Nights). It is the live performances, however, that make this DVD worth its weight in gold. Every person remotely interested in his music owes it to himself to witness Bob Marley perform on stage. Musically, Marley is as close to perfection as any artist can hope to achieve. But as a performer, he transcends beyond the secular pop star status to the mythic leader of a movement. Notable performances include eight tracks from the famous Live at the Rainbow recording (June 1977) and the early Wailer footage from The Old Grey Whistle Test recorded for the BBC in 1973 ("Stir It Up" and "Concrete Jungle"). They are simply hypnotic. The sound on the DVD, for the most part, is clear, crisp, and flawless ("Could You Be Loved" could have been touched up a little bit). A nice feature is the "playlist," allowing the viewer to play the videos in any order desired. All in all, a great package for a true legend. --Rob BraccoSee all Editorial Reviews
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We are given 12 music videos and a 90 minute documentary titled "time will tell" which is awesome
Sound and video clips of bob narrating his life
Similar to 2pac's "resurrection" documentary
I would've gave this dvd 4 stars cause waiting in vain and three little birds music videos is not included but you can easily find those on you tube so its not a big deal the "time will tell" documentary makes up for that
I give this dvd 5 stars add this to your dvd collection you wont regret it
Bob Marley is my favorite raggae period and quality of this in depth video/sound is great.
If you're a Bob Marley fan this item is THE BOMB! enjoy!
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