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Format: CD
Sku: 221634464
UPC: 886977469022
UPC 14: 00886977469022
Release Date: 6/21/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
0. DISC 1:
1. Legalize It
2. Burial
3. What'cha Gonna Do?
4. No Sympathy
5. Why Must I Cry
6. Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised)
7. Ketchy Shuby
8. Till Your Well Runs Dry
9. Brand New Second Hand
10. Legalize It [Demo] ~ (previously unreleased)
11. No Sympathy [Demo] ~ (previously unreleased)
12. Why Must I Cry [Demo] ~ (previously unreleased)
13. Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised) [Demo] ~ (previously unreleased)
14. Ketchy Shuby [Demo] ~ (previously unreleased)
15. Till Your Well Runs Dry [Demo] ~ (previously unreleased)
16. Brand New Second Hand [Demo] ~ (previously unreleased)
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Legalize It ~ (previously unreleased)
2. Burial ~ (previously unreleased)
3. What'cha Gonna Do? ~ (previously unreleased)
4. No Love, No Sympathy ~ (previously unreleased)
5. Why Must I Cry ~ (previously unreleased)
6. Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised) ~ (previously unreleased)
7. Ketchy Shuby ~ (previously unreleased)
8. Till Your Well Runs Dry ~ (previously unreleased)
9. Brand New Second Hand ~ (previously unreleased)
10. Legalize It [Alternate Version] ~ (previously unreleased)
11. Burial [Dub Version1] ~ (previously unreleased)
12. What'cha Gonna Do? [ShaJahShoka Dub Plate] ~ (remix)
13. Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised) [ShaJahShoka Dub Plate] ~ (remix, previously unreleased)
14. Second Hand [ShaJahShoka Dub Plate] ~ (remix)
15. Burial [Dub Version 2] ~ (previously unreleased)
16. Legalize It [Dub Version] ~ (previously unreleased)

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote 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).
Muze PNote Recorded in 1976. Includes liner notes by Roger Steffens.
Muze PNote 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).
Muze PNote Liner Note Authors: Lee Jaffe; Roger Steffens.
Muze PNote Photographers: Adrian Boot; Lee Jaffe.
Muze PNote Arranger: Peter Tosh.
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote 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.

Producer: Jerry Rappaport; Peter Tosh

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Robbie Shakespeare
Muze Guest Artist Rita Marley
Muze Guest Artist Bunny Wailer
Muze Guest Artist Judy Mowatt

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Rockers
Muze Music Compilations Man To Man
Muze Music Compilations Atlantic Records: Time Capsule (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:king Of Kings Reggae Hits
Muze Music Compilations Reggae Golden Jubilee:origins Of Jama
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Reggae
Muze Music Compilations Total Reggae:roots
Muze Music Compilations Black Dignity
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Reggae

Associated Artists and Works

Bushman (Reggae)
Andrew Sings Tosh: He Never Died ~ Tosh, Andrew

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/21/2011
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1976
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 88697 74690
Music Label Name Label : Columbia (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886977469022

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)
- 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)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]here are some appealing, rare dub plates..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Tosh,Peter
Product attributeLabel:   Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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