The Best of The Wailers

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The Best of the Wailers
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Studio album by Bob Marley and the Wailers
Released August 1971[1]
Recorded 1969–1970
Studio Dynamic Sound Studios, Kingston, Jamaica[1]
Genre Reggae
Length 30:43[1]
Label Beverley's
Producer Leslie Kong[1]
Bob Marley and the Wailers chronology
Soul Revolution
(1971)Soul Revolution1971
The Best of the Wailers
(1971)
Catch a Fire
(1973)Catch a Fire1973
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 Writer(s) Length
1. "Soul Shakedown Party" Bob Marley 3:09
2. "Stop the Train" Peter Tosh 2:20
3. "Caution" Marley 2:43
4. "Soul Captives" Marley 2:03
5. "Go Tell It on the Mountain" Traditional 3:15
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Can't You See" Tosh 2:42
7. "Soon Come" Tosh 2:23
8. "Cheer Up" Marley 2:03
9. "Back Out" Marley 2:18
10. "Do It Twice" Marley 2:48

The Definitive Remastered edition (2004)[edit]

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

Personnel[edit]

The Wailers
Additional musicians

Beverley's All Stars:[3]

Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f The Best of The Wailers at AllMusic
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Moskowitz, David V. "Rebel Music, 1970-1975." The Words and Music of Bob Marley. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2007. 23. Google. Praeger Publishers, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007. Web. 5 Oct. 2016. <https://books.google.com/books?id=QPZEqZHKq2AC&q=Beverley%27s+All-Stars#v=snippet&q=Beverley's%20All-Stars&f=false>.
  1. Best of the Wailers at Amazon.com
  2. Best of the Wailers at allmusic.com