Bob Marley & The Wailers ‎– Legend (The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers)

Island Records ‎– BMW 1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation, Gatefold

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A1 Is This Love
Written-By – B. Marley*
A2 No Woman No Cry
Written-By – V. Ford*
A3 Could You Be Loved
Written-By – B. Marley*
A4 Three Little Birds
Written-By – B. Marley*
A5 Buffalo Soldier
Written-By – B. Marley*, N. G. Williams*
A6 Get Up Stand Up
Written-By – B. Marley*, P. Tosh*
A7 Stir It Up
Written-By – B. Marley*
B1 One Love / People Get Ready
Written-By – B. Marley*, C. Mayfield*
B2 I Shot The Sheriff
Written-By – B. Marley*
B3 Waiting In Vain
Written-By – B. Marley*
B4 Redemption Song
Written-By – B. Marley*
B5 Satisfy My Soul
Written-By – B. Marley*
B6 Exodus
Written-By – B. Marley*
B7 Jamming
Written-By – B. Marley*

Companies, etc.



Issued on blue 'sunset/moon' design Island label with a black inner sleeve.

This Compilation ℗ 1984 Island Records Ltd.
© 1984 Island Records Ltd.

All tracks published by BOB MARLEY MUSIC LTD B.V. (administered by Rondor Music (Ldn) Ltd) except where indicated.
A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B3, B4, B6, B7: Bob Marley Music Ltd. B.V.
A6: Cayman Music (UK) (Leosong) / Copyright Control
A7, B1, B5: Cayman Music Inc. (Leosong) / Warner Bros Music Ltd
B2: Cayman Music (UK) (Leosong)
℗ 1973 Island Records Ltd: A6, A7, B2
℗ 1974 Island Records Ltd: A2
℗ 1977 Island Records Ltd: A4, B1, B3, B6, B7
℗ 1978 Island Records Ltd: A1, B5
℗ 1980 Island Records Ltd: A3, B4
℗ 1983 Island Records Ltd: A5

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): BMW 1-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): BMW 1-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, etched): JoNZ EAR
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, etched): Sound clinic
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, stamped variant 1): BMW 1 A-6U-1-1-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, stamped variant 1): BMW 1 B-5U-14-
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, stamped variant 2): BMW 1 A-4U-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, stamped variant 2): BMW 1 B-4U-1-3-
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, stamped variant 3): BMW 1 A-5U-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, stamped variant 3): BMW 1 B-4U-1-2-14
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, stamped variant 4): BMW 1 A-5U-1-1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, stamped variant 4): BMW 1 B-5U-1-1-0
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side A, stamped variant 5): BMW 1 A-7U-1-1-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Run-out side B, stamped variant 5): BMW 1 B-6U-1-4-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 6): BMW 1 A-5U-1-2-9
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 6): BMW 1 B-5U-1-1-7
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped (JoNZ etched), variant 7): BMW 1 A-4U-1-2-3 JoNZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped (sound clinic etched), variant 7): BMW 1 B-4U-1-2-2 sound clinic

Other Versions (5 of 391) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
0602537854325 Bob Marley And The Wailers* Legend (The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers)(CD, Comp, RE, RM + Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Comp, Multi) Tuff Gong, Island Records 0602537854325 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
846 210-2, BMWCD 1 Bob Marley & The Wailers Legend(CD, Comp, RM) Island Records, Tuff Gong 846 210-2, BMWCD 1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
406285 Bob Marley & The Wailers Legend - The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers(Cass, Comp) Island Records 406285 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
422-846 210-2 Bob Marley & The Wailers Legend - The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers(CD, Comp, Club, RE, RM, RP) Tuff Gong, Island Records 422-846 210-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
846 210-2, BMWCD 1 Bob Marley & The Wailers Legend - The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers(CD, Comp, RE) Tuff Gong, Island Records 846 210-2, BMWCD 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version


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August 3, 2020
Does anyone know why this compilation doesn't actually in the 'compilations' section of the database??


March 28, 2020
Does anyone know where or if the 5:27 ET remix of Exodus is on CD? This edit of the 8 plus minute version seems only to be on the 1986 U.S. vinyl version of Legend.


July 11, 2019
The new 35th. Anniversary vinal issue with the two extra CD/Cassette tracks, Easy Skaning and Punky Reggae Party and all 16 tracks spread over 2 vinyls is excellent. the two sleeve stickers the big yellow Island 60 and the gold legend anniversary are nice touches, what UMG means is the original gate fold sleeve, its' been out yonks as a single sleeve and pointless just so save a few bob!

Great shame about the obtrusive and vile bar-code of the back of the sleeve and that the B side "moonlight" labels are not correct and too light but hey ho, atleast the text layout is nicer than the originals (typical EMI art dept at the time!).
What is even better those people at UMG are now listening and the vinyls come in the superior die-cut polylined inners, so much nicer and so professional.
I would not have put on Punky Reggae Party just because it was on the Cassette/CD version, and to say the track is a RARE "B" side is stuff and nonsense! It was on the B side of Jamming (a massive global seller and hit, so hardly rare and that was both on the 7" AND the actually RARE Limited IPR 12" ! Note Jamming and PRP had a general 12" release as 12WIP later on which was not rare or limited!
I would have substituted OR indeed added a one sided 33 1/3 rpm 7" of the full and unedited (IE crass faded ending) "Kinky Reggae" from Live at the Lyceum that was NOT included on that live album because of the groove spacing/playing time. but a MUST HAVE "B" side to the Live No Woman No Cry 7" (both white clouds/ pink rim and the repress orange sunset labels) I am aghast that that track fades out because of it's 7 min playing time. It's one Marley track that needs re cutting and putting on a 12" with say Lively Up Yourself now that would be a great LIVE retro single also reproduce the ticket too
I was on Islands mailing list and managed to blag a guest ticket, That balcony moved, it shook, it was a night! With the Island Mobile outside with all those cables what a night.........This I want to tell you is a Trenchtown Experience and it wazzzz!
Well done UMG for getting this one 99.% right! Just the B side moonlight labels tut tut aww and maybe BMW 35/1 would have been nicer as it's not BMW1 its TCBMW1 or CDBMW1 vinyl version BMW1 did not have those two extra tracks and was only single vinyl come on boys make the next UMG project 99.9% do ALL the nice touches next time.
The sound quality and mastering is excellent and nothing less than you would ever expect from Abbey Road. Well done well worth the £30 price tag.


March 20, 2019
Does anyone else have a copy with 5303052-A G-1 RM on the run out ? I received one today new from Amazon, wondering if it's just a black copy of the recent remastered 30th anniversary pressings denoted by the RM instead of RE.... Not often I receive something I can't find on here.....


May 15, 2018
edited over 2 years ago

Agree! Back to black is awful! The sound is very low. I turn my gain to maximum level and it s still low. Be patient and don t buy!


February 17, 2018

The original UK pressing is wonderful. Surprised to see the repress constantly in the Amazon vinyl top 10 when you can pick up a decent analogue pressing in here for less than half the price.


August 20, 2017
Why did they issue this Album with the truncated version of No Woman No Cry..Ruins the entire album.


August 9, 2017
Does anyone know,
On the original US pressing with the remixes, how is Exodus edited from its original 12" extended version?
Is it just faded early, or have bits been cut from it?