Legend: The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers
Bob Marley And The Wailers
Released: May 2002
Label:Tuff Gong / Island
Legend is a compilation album by Bob Marley and the Wailers, released in 1984 by Island Records, catalogue BMW 1 in the United Kingdom and 90169-1 in the United States. It is essentially a greatest hits collection of singles in its original vinyl format, and the best-selling reggae album of all-time, with over 15 million copies sold in the United States and an estimated 25 million copies sold globally.[not in citation given] In 2003, the album was ranked number 46 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
As of April 2016, it had spent a total of 413 nonconsecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 album chart—the fourth longest run in history. According to the 20 September 2014 edition of the Billboard 200, nearly 56,000 albums had been sold since some earlier edition, bringing the new peak of the album to #5 on the chart (primarily due to a Google Play discount price of 99 cents). Currently, the album sells approximately 3,000 to 5,000 US copies per week.
The album contains all ten of Marley’s Top 40 hit singles in the UK up to the time, plus three songs from the original Wailers with Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston in “Stir It Up,” “I Shot the Sheriff,” and “Get Up, Stand Up,” along with the closing song from the album Uprising, “Redemption Song.” Marley enjoyed fewer chart hits in the United States, “Exodus,” “Waiting in Vain,” “Could You Be Loved” and “Buffalo Soldier” the only ones included on this collection.[clarification needed] Of the original tracks, only four date from prior to the Exodus album.