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Honouring the 35th Anniversary of the extraordinary LEGEND: a 2-LP, 180-gram release of the original BMW1 version, adding the two original U.K.-only cassette bonus tracks to the vinyl.

Honouring the 35th Anniversary of the extraordinary LEGEND: a 2-LP, 180-gram release of the original BMW1 version, adding the two original U.K.-only cassette bonus tracks to the vinyl.

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Format: Vinyl
Label: ISLAND
Rel. Date: 06/14/2019
UPC: 600753869543

Legend: The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers [35th Anniversary 2 LP]
Artist: Bob Marley & The Wailers
Format: Vinyl
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Honouring the 35th Anniversary of the extraordinary LEGEND: a 2-LP, 180-gram release of the original BMW1 version, adding the two original U.K.-only cassette bonus tracks to the vinyl.

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On June 14, The Marley Family, Island Records (celebrating its 60thAnniversary, and UMe join collective forces to observe the 35th anniversary of Bob Marley & The Wailers Legendwith a double 180-gram vinyl reissue. Initially released on May 8, 1984, Legendholds the distinction of being the worlds best-selling reggae album of all time with over 15 million copies sold in the United States alone, and over 28 million worldwide. A greatest hits compilation for the ages, Legendis the soundtrack to the remarkable life and recording career of one of reggae musics most important and influential figures. This iconic collection not only serves as the perfect introduction to the music of Bob Marley, it has also become an essential element of every reggae fans permanent collection.

This vinyl-only 35th anniversary reissue comprises theoriginal BMW1 version of Legendwith the addition of two original U.K.-only cassette bonus tracks (Easy Skanking and Punky Reggae Party). Taken as a whole, the 16 songs that comprise Legendhave literally defined a genre. Among the albums instantly recognizable tracks are Get Up Stand Up, One Love / People Get Ready, I Shot The Sheriff, Three Little Birds, Jammin, and Exodus.Other Legendanthems like No Woman No Cry and Is This Love feature backing vocals from The I Threes, an all-female trio comprised of Marleys wife Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, and Marcia Griffiths. Mrs. Rita Marleys own career retrospective, quite aptly dubbed Lioness of Reggae, is being released on limited-edition vinyl by Tuff Gong Worldwide on May 3.

A new visual for Satisfy My Soulwas recently shot by Pantera as directed by Brian Kazez and produced by Propaganda Films, serving as a conceptual interpretation of the song to show what it means to feel alright in Jamaica. This also happens to be the same directorial team that shot a new clip for Easy Skanking,which was filmed in Kingston and garnered much acclaim earlier this year for the way it shared an authentic look at a day in the life of Jamaica and the indefatigable, uprising spirit of the people who live, love, and work there the whole year round.

To this day, Bob Marley remains one of popular cultures most important and influential entertainment icons. His lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations around the world. Marley was the first Jamaican artist to give voice to the struggles of his people and introduce Rastafarian culture to the world at large, and his expansive music catalog has sold millions of albums all across the globe.

Bob Marleys legacy truly lives on in the artists and generations he has influenced. Today, the spiritual, political, and musical resonance of the mans work continues to be felt around the world, and Legendis the one true collection that cements his perpetual global legacy.

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