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Bob Marley – Legend
35th Anniversary Double LP Edition

How do you review an album called Legend, full of legendary songs by a legend of a singer? I did think about getting on my soap box and ranting about ‘exploiting back catalogues’, but this is not the time and place for that piece. I don’t want to be the one to piss on the parade and spoil the legacy of some of Bob and The Wailers finest songs! In fact Legend has surely got to be the greatest of all singles compilations, and this double LP package could well be the definitive version of Bob Marley’s Legend to own.

Punky Reggae Party

For many people Legend will be their only reggae record, 28 million sales worldwide does indicate how far and wide these songs have reached. Bob Marley is the poster boy of reggae, but it’s not all image, I don’t need to tell you how fantastic these songs are. As well as all the original favourites (see full track listing below), this version includes the tracks ‘Punky Reggae Party’ and ‘Easy Skanking’ which were originally included only on the UK cassette release. 

Satisfy My Soul

Have a look at the beautifully shot video of ‘Satisfy My Soul’ by Pantera as directed by Brian Kazez and produced by Propaganda Films. Probably my favourite Bob Marley song, the video is 5 minutes 42 seconds of pure emotion and as the press release says, “serves as a conceptual interpretation of the song to show what it means to “feel alright” in Jamaica.” I can’t disagree with that, the music and pictures give you the urge to book that plane ticket! 

Double LP

If, god forbid, you don’t own Legend or fancy picking up a new sparkling version, the double LP will be available from all the usual outlets on June 14th, you can try here for starters.  

Thanks for reading, let me know in the comments what your favourite Bob Marley song is. Social media shares are always appreciated as well!

Cheers, Paper Lion

Side A

  1. Is This Love
  2. No Woman No Cry
  3. Could You Be Loved

Side B

  1. Three Little Birds
  2. Buffalo Soldier
  3. Get Up Stand Up
  4. Stir It Up
  5. Easy Skanking

Side C

  1. One Love / People Get Ready
  2. I Shot The Sheriff
  3. Waiting In Vain
  4. Redemption Song

Side D

  1. Satisfy My Soul
  2. Exodus
  3. Jammin’
  4. Punky Reggae Party

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