The Best of The Wailers

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The Best of the Wailers
Studio album by The Wailers
Released August 1971[1]
Recorded 1969-70 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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