Bob Marley and the Wailers - Legend (1984)

Reason for Listening:
#88 on the Billboard 200 (Week of 20191221). Sorted by Weeks on Chart.
Last Week: 74 | Peak: 5 | Weeks on Chart: 604.
Billboard Listing: Legend: The Best Of... - Bob Marley And The Wailers - [below album cover]

This is one of the albums which I own on vinyl.

Released 198405XX.
14 songs. 51:01. Legend (1984)
14+2 songs. 62:18+09:49. Legend (2002)
14+2 & 13 songs. 62:18+09:49 & 68:23. Legend (Deluxe) (2002)

Second listen. 2002 Standard.

Songs in bold are bonus tracks.
5: "Three Little Birds"; "One Love / People Get Ready"; "Redemption Song";
4: "No Woman, No Cry" (Live at the Lyceum, London/1975); "I Shot the Sheriff";
3: "Waiting In Vain";
2: "Is This Love"; "Could You Be Loved"; "Buffalo Soldier"; "Stir It Up"; "Satisfy My Soul"; "Jamming";
1: "Exodus"; "Punky Reggae Party";
0: "Get Up, Stand Up";
-1: "Easy Skanking";

This greatest hits album is pretty much a great listen from start to finish and likely the primary reason why I purchased the album on vinyl many years ago. It should be noted that ratings for individual songs have mostly either increased or remained the same since my last rating of the album nine years ago. In any case, I'd rate the album a minimum of 5.0 out of 5 (recall that 6.0 is the maximum possible score).

Interestingly, "Redemption Song" used to be my favorite (see 20100209 below) and it seems that it has fallen in favor of "Three Little Birds."

Overall Rating: 5.0/5
Favorite Song: "Three Little Birds"

First Listen. 2002 Deluxe.
~Disc 1~
To whoever wrote this song... it's great! ("No Woman, No Cry")
"Could You Be Loved" - good but perhaps more repetitive than some other songs.
"Get Up, Stand Up" - yeah [I'll take that as an "Okay"]
"Stir It Up" - chill. [I'll take that as a "2"]
"Easy Skanking" - haha, funny... ["I'll take that as a "2"]
"I Shot the Sheriff" - my friends and I sing this a lot when we play Bang
"Redemption Song" - I was excited when Sawyer sang this song in an episode of Lost, "Exodus, part 2."
"Jamming" - a famous song; I specifically remember the cops singing this song in an episode of The Simpsons.
"Punky Reggae Party" - punky, chill, but upbeat ["I'll take this as a "2"]

5:* "Redemption Song";
4:* "One Love / People Get Ready"; "I Shot the Sheriff";
3:* "No Woman, No Cry" (Live); "Three Little Birds";
2: "Buffalo Soldier"; "Stir It Up"; "Easy Skanking"; "Punky Reggae Party";
1: "Is This Love"; "Could You Be Loved"; "Waiting in Vein"; "Exodus"; "Jamming";
0: "Get Up, Stand Up"; "Satisfy My Soul";
*I shifted distinct tiers down. In this way 3=♥x4, 4=♥x5, and 5=♥x7.

~Disc #2
"Three Little Birds / Three Little Birds (Dub Version)" (Remix) is different from the original but still ♥x4.
"No Woman, No Cry" (Remix) - this version has a more modern rock, or perhaps R&B sound to it, thumbs up. Well... all tracks on Disc 2 are different, but I feel this track had a difference I could describe. [I'll take that as a "2"]
"Coming In From the Cold" (Remix) - okay
"Buffalo Soldier" (Remix) - definitely has the "remix" feel
"Lively Up Yourself" (Remix) - okay
"One Love / People Get Ready" (Dub Version) (Remix) - yeah!! [I'll take it as a "3"]

3: "Three Little Birds / Three Little Birds (Dub Version)" (Remix); "One Love / People Get Ready" (Dub Version) (Remix);
2: Any tracks not listed are assumed to be a "2."
1: None
0: "Coming In From the Cold" (Remix); "Lively Up Yourself" (Remix);

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