Released July 7, 2007
180 gram reissue, special edition. Sealed, new.
We remember the brilliant and evocative music Bob Marley gave the world; music that stretches back over nearly two decades and yet still remains timeless and universal. Bob Marley And The Wailers worked their way into the very fabric of our lives. 15 of Marley's most memorable songs, including: Could You Be Loved 'Exodus' 'Get Up Stand Up' 'I Shot The Sheriff' 'People Get Ready' and more.
Even as greatest hits packages go, this is an utter gem. Every song is inspired, in a class of its own, whether the real version of "I Shot the Sheriff," the hymn-like "No Woman, No Cry," or the sheer joy of "Jamming." Even allowing that Marley never wrote any bad material, then Legend is still the crème de la crème, the heart and soul of the Jamaican people packed into one five-inch compact disc. He was unique, and the message of this record, more than any other, is that he died far too soon. --Chris Nickson