|Record Label:||Tuff Gong|
|Genre:||Reggae, Roots Reggae|
|Contributing Artists:||Peter Tosh, Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths, Dean Fraser, Judy Mowatt, Tommy McCook|
Personnel includes: Bob Marley (vocals, guitar); Aston Barrett (guitar, bass); Earl "Chinna" Smith (guitar); Dean Fraser, Tommy McCook (saxophone); Rita Marley, Peter Tosh, Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths (background vocals).Producers include: Leslie Kong, Clement Dodd, The Wailers, Johnny Nash, Lee "Scratch" Perry.Engineers include: Lee Perry, Carlton Lee, Alex Sadkin.Includes liner notes by Rob Partridge, Rita Marley, Derrick Morgan, John "Rabbit" Bundrick and Timothy White.Editorial Reviews...includes just about everything he did worth hearing....It's well remastered, too, and the accompanying booklet conveys the essence of the man and his accomplishments far more succinctly than any current biography...Stereo Review (19930201)9 out of 10 - ...profiles the whole of Marley's musical life....It shows how [he] married fierce, brave insurrectionary lyrical statements with some of the most poignant and lovely melodies on tape....as pure and sweet and powerful as the day he sung it.NME 5 Stars - Indispensable - ...virtually every song is shot through with an ever-dawning sense of freedom.....his music is all a matter of spirit and that spirit was simply larger and more generous than any other contemporary musician....This set is an almost overwhelming celebration of the richness and abundance of Marley's career...Q (19921101)...even if you already own all of the Wailers' Island recordings on CD as well as various vinyl `bootlegs' of earlier Wailers material (such as the BIRTH OF A LEGEND albums), there is still more than enough fresh material to make this a worthwhile purchase...Dirty Linen ...a treasure chest of melodic militancy almost unimaginable in these censorphobic times...Melody Maker (19921010)...Whether you seek the bedrock of Ras Bob's formidable legacy or new insights into his stylistic inventions, SONGS OF FREEDOM paints a full-length portrait that casts a gigantic shadow...Musician (19930101)Ranked #1 in the Village Voice's list of the 10 Best Reissues Of 1992.Village Voice (19930302)...the entire first disc amply displays the Wailer's early ska and rock-steady fire....there are tons of fascinating obscurities and previously unreleased cuts...a collector's wet dream... - Rating: B+Entertainment Weekly (19921002)...a satisfying overview of one of music's greatest careers. - Rating: AEntertainment Weekly (19991126)
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