Label: Moon Records - MR 4083-2 • Series: Reggae Legends - 1 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Ukraine • Genre: Reggae • Style: Roots Reggae
Legend is a compilation album by Bob Marley and the Wailers. It was released in May by Island Records. It is a greatest hits collection of singles in its original vinyl format and is the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 15 million copies sold in the United States and an estimated 28 million copies sold globally.
As of December [update]it had spent a total of nonconsecutive weeks on the Billboard album chart—the second longest run in history. Currently, the album sells approximately 3, to 5, US copies per week. The cassette tape release of the album featured two extra songs, " Allegro - Joseph Haydn - The Eidus Quartet - String Quartet In D Minor Op.
76 No.2 / String Quartet Reggae Party ," the B-side to the " Jamming " single, and "Easy Skanking" from the Kaya album. A second generation compact disc remastered by Barry Diament appeared in on the Tuff Gong label. Although the disc includes the same 14 songs, the tracks are in their original album lengths rather than the edited versions for single release.
On 12 FebruaryTrenchtownRock - Bob Marley & The Wailers - Reggae Legends expanded track edition with songs at album lengths were remastered for compact disc with a bonus disc consisting of vintage remixes for extended dance club singles and dub versions. InLegend was made available as downloadable content for Rock Band. Legend holds the distinction of being the second longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine.
Combining its chart life on the Billboard and the Top Pop Catalog Albums charts, Legend has had a chart run of non-consecutive weeks,  surpassed only by The Dark Side of the Moon at weeks.
As of Decemberthe album has sold The RIAA has certified Legend for selling 15 million copies, a total that includes purchases before As of Decemberthe album has sold more than 33 million copies worldwide.
Despite its generally positive reception, Legend has been criticized for being a deliberately inoffensive selection of Marley's less political music, shorn of any radicalism that might damage sales.
Island Records had viewed Marley as a political revolutionary, and Robinson saw this perspective as damaging to Marley's bottom line. So he constructed a greatest-hits album that showed just one face of the Marley prism, the side he deemed most sellable to the suburbs.
The definitive album of the most important reggae singer of all time is a hodgepodge collection of love songs, feel-good sentiment, and mere hints of the fiery activist whose politics drew bullets in the '70s. International pressings substituted the remixes for either album versions or 7" edits. Two versions of the CD were released in Europe in ; one used the same mastering as the US pressing, the other mastered by Rob Fabroni and Politrics - Rebelation - Steppas Diament used original full length versions for all the tracks.
Pressings from on used the international version of the release untilwhen a two-disc deluxe version released by Universal replaced all tracks with their respective album versions except for "No Woman, No Cry," which is the full length version from the "Live! That version was released individually as part of " The Definitive Remasters " series. In celebration of the 30th anniversary, the compilation was re-released as its " The Definitive Remasters " form in two formats:.
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