The Best of The Wailers

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The Best of the Wailers
Studio album by The Wailers
Released August 1971[1]
Recorded 1969–1970 at Dynamic Sound Studios in Kingston, Jamaica[1]
Genre Reggae
Length 30:43[1]
Label Beverley's
Producer Leslie Kong[1]
The Wailers chronology
Soul Revolution
Part II

(1971)
The Best of the Wailers
(1971)
Catch a Fire
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

The Best of the Wailers is an album by The Wailers, released in August 1971.[1] Despite its title, it is not a compilation album. The album was recorded in 1969–1970 (prior to the band's involvement with Lee Perry) but only released in 1971.

The album was produced by Leslie Kong, who died of a heart attack at the age of 38 a week after the album was released.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Original album (1971)[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Soul Shakedown Party"   3:09
2. "Stop the Train"   2:20
3. "Caution"   2:43
4. "Soul Captives"   2:03
5. "Go Tell It on the Mountain"   3:15
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "Can't You See"   2:42
7. "Soon Come"   2:23
8. "Cheer Up"   2:03
9. "Back Out"   2:18
10. "Do It Twice"   2:48

The Definitive Remastered edition (2004)[edit]

Current CD Version
No. Title Length
1. "Soul Shakedown Party"   3:09
2. "Stop the Train"   2:20
3. "Caution"   2:43
4. "Soul Captives"   2:03
5. "Go Tell It on the Mountain"   3:15
6. "Can't You See"   2:42
7. "Soon Come"   2:23
8. "Cheer Up"   2:03
9. "Back Out"   2:18
10. "Do It Twice"   2:48
11. "Soon Come" (version) 2:25
12. "Soul Shakedown Party" (version) 3:05

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f The Best of The Wailers at AllMusic
  2. ^ Allmusic review
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