With 20 selections, and featuring a bonus track previously unreleased on any Bob Marley & The Wailers album, One Love is the ultimate introduction to reggae and Marley for the casual fan. It is also the most concise collection for the aficionados of Marley's major label recordings ever released. Each selection has been digitally remastered from the original two-track analog master tapes.
The rarities on One Love are the Lee "Scratch" Perry produced, Marley penned "I Know A Place," recorded in 1977 and unavailable on any other Bob Marley & The Wailers album, and the band version of Marley's "Redemption Song" (the acoustic rendition appeared on 1980's Uprising).
Honored this year with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, Marley was a musical, political and even spiritual icon. No artist so dominated his genre in modern music as Marley has reggae. His legacy continues to prosper in the artists he influenced--and his music continues to inspire new generations. To hear the scope and breadth of that music on one album, there is only One Love: The Very Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers.
One Love, a remastered retrospective of poli-spiritual musical icon Bob Marley's major-label work completed before his 1980 death from cancer, may well replace 1984's Legend as the best-selling reggae album of all time. One Love is 20 cuts to Legend's 16, a set that plays in chronological order of release as opposed to party mix. As with the latter, One Love presents the sweet organ-driven and feedback-scarred live version of "No Woman, No Cry" as well as album versions of classics like "I Shot the Sheriff," "Get Up, Stand Up," and "Jamming." Single versions of "Buffalo Soldier" and "Exodus" sidle up to the full-band cut of "Redemption Song" and the soulful Marley/Curtis Mayfield medley, "One Love/People Get Ready." A fine sampler of the Tuff Gong years from 1972's Catch a Fire and onward, One Love is aimed at the casual Marley fan rather than the hardcore completist, though its final track is indeed a rarity: the Marley-penned, Lee "Scratch" Perry-produced "I Know a Place." A moving ballad-styled anthem of solidarity and freedom, it was recorded in 1977 and is unavailable on any other Bob Marley & the Wailers album. One Love gives clear evidence of why Marley's legacy endears and endures nearly a generation after his passing.
01. Stir It Up
02. Get Up, Stand Up
03. I Shot The Sheriff
04. Lively Up Yourself
05. No Woman, No Cry [Live]
06. Roots, Rock, Reggae
09. Waiting In Vain
10. Three Little Birds
11. Turn Your Lights Down Low
12. One Love / People Get Ready
13. Is This Love
14. Sun Is Shining
15. So Much Trouble In The World
16. Could You Be Loved
17. Redemption Song (Band Version)
18. Buffalo Soldier
19. Iron Lion Zion
20. I Know A Place (Single Remix)