Legalize It (Legacy Edition) CD (2011)

Artist: Peter Tosh

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Specifications

Label Columbia Records/sony
SKU 221634464
UPC 886977469022
UPC 14 00886977469022
Format CD
Release Date 6/21/2011
Links
Author Peter Tosh
Compilation Appearance Rockers
Compilation Appearance Man To Man
Compilation Appearance Atlantic Records: Time Capsule (Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance Playlist:king Of Kings Reggae Hits
Compilation Appearance Reggae Golden Jubilee:origins Of Jama
Compilation Appearance Total Reggae:roots
Compilation Appearance Randy's 50Th Anniversary
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Reggae
Compilation Appearance Best Of Reggae
Compilation Appearance Black Dignity
Associated Artist/Work Bushman (Reggae)
Technical Info
Producer Jerry Rappaport; Peter Tosh
CatalogID 88697 74690
Lable Name Columbia (USA)
Released 06/21/2011
Original Release 1976
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 140m : 3s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886977469022
Musical Guests
Robbie Shakespeare
Rita Marley
Bunny Wailer
Judy Mowatt
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Peter Tosh (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Al Anderson, Donald Kinsey (guitar); Robbie & Ras Lee (harp); Tyrone Downey (keyboards); Aston "Family Man" Barrett, Robbie Shakespeare (bass); Carlton Barrett, Santa (drums); Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, Bunny Wailer (background vocals).
Recorded in 1976. Includes liner notes by Roger Steffens.
Personnel: Peter Tosh (guitar, keyboards, background vocals); Al Anderson (guitar); Ras Lee, Robbie Shakespeare (harp); Tyrone Downie (keyboards); Carlton Barrett (drums); Judy Mowatt, Rita Marley, Bunny Wailer (background vocals).
Liner Note Authors: Lee Jaffe; Roger Steffens.
Photographers: Adrian Boot; Lee Jaffe.
Arranger: Peter Tosh.
After spending 12 years as a member of Bob Marley's Wailers, Peter Tosh was eager to break free from the shadow of the legendary frontman. In 1976, he released LEGALIZE IT, still one of the most significant albums in the history of reggae. The title track expresses one of Tosh's many political causes, justifying the legalization of marijuana as a remedy for various medical ailments. "Burial" is one of several tracks that features the talents of the Wailers' stand-out lead guitarist, Al Anderson.
Tosh adds his own seasoning to the reggae pot as he incorporates keyboards in "Whatcha Gonna Do" and synthesizers and sound effects on "Igziabeher." "Ketchy Shuby," a sing-along about fooling around, features the background vocal talents of Rita Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Judy Mowatt. Tosh's life ended too early, and LEGALIZE IT is the strongest testament to his legacy. Take a listen, and share the spirit of his genius.
Professional Reviews
Spin (p.80) - "On 1976's LEGALIZE IT, he brashly mixed pro-ganja agitprop and Rasta musings..."
CMJ (7/19/99, pp.27,35) - "...among the most crucial reggae albums ever released....LEGALIZE IT prevails to this day as one of the all-time great stoner records, due to its rabidly expressive advocation of the spiritual and mystical wonders of ganja..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.120) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The sublime LEGALIZE IT predominantly showcases his spiritual and mischievous aspects, though even here an inescapable melancholy pervades."
Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here are some appealing, rare dub plates..."
Disc 1
0 DISC 1:,DISC 2: ORIGINAL JAMAICAN MIX:
1 Legalize It,Legalize It
2 Burial,Burial
3 What'cha Gonna Do?,What'cha Gonna Do?
4 No Sympathy,No Love, No Sympathy
5 Why Must I Cry,Why Must I Cry
6 Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised),Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised)
7 Ketchy Shuby,Ketchy Shuby
8 Till Your Well Runs Dry,Till Your Well Runs Dry
9 Brand New Second Hand,Brand New Second Hand
10 Legalize It [Demo] ,Legalize It [Alternate Version]
11 No Sympathy [Demo] ,Burial [Dub Version1]
12 Why Must I Cry [Demo] ,What'cha Gonna Do? [ShaJahShoka Dub Plate]
13 Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised) [Demo] ,Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised) [ShaJahShoka Dub Plate]
14 Ketchy Shuby [Demo] ,Second Hand [ShaJahShoka Dub Plate]
15 Till Your Well Runs Dry [Demo] ,Burial [Dub Version 2]
16 Brand New Second Hand [Demo] ,Legalize It [Dub Version]
Disc 2
0 DISC 1:,DISC 2: ORIGINAL JAMAICAN MIX:
1 Legalize It,Legalize It
2 Burial,Burial
3 What'cha Gonna Do?,What'cha Gonna Do?
4 No Sympathy,No Love, No Sympathy
5 Why Must I Cry,Why Must I Cry
6 Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised),Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised)
7 Ketchy Shuby,Ketchy Shuby
8 Till Your Well Runs Dry,Till Your Well Runs Dry
9 Brand New Second Hand,Brand New Second Hand
10 Legalize It [Demo] ,Legalize It [Alternate Version]
11 No Sympathy [Demo] ,Burial [Dub Version1]
12 Why Must I Cry [Demo] ,What'cha Gonna Do? [ShaJahShoka Dub Plate]
13 Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised) [Demo] ,Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised) [ShaJahShoka Dub Plate]
14 Ketchy Shuby [Demo] ,Second Hand [ShaJahShoka Dub Plate]
15 Till Your Well Runs Dry [Demo] ,Burial [Dub Version 2]
16 Brand New Second Hand [Demo] ,Legalize It [Dub Version]
Product Attributes
Artist Tosh,Peter
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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