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THE BEST OF BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS1 (1974)

Coxsone GW 0002
matrix: FCD 127

Original Jamaican issue in silkscreen sleeve; mono.

THE BEST OF BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS1


Studio One FCD 127
matrix: SOL 127

Jamaican remix (more echo, overdubs, shortened version of I Am Going Home); mono.

I Am Going Home; Bend Down Low; Mr Talkative; Rudie; Cry To Me; Wings Of A Dove // Small Axe*; Love Won't Be Mine; Dancing Shoes; Sunday Morning; He Who Feels It Knows It; Straight And Narrow Way

* Small Axe produced by Lee Perry.

THE BEST OF BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS2 (1976)

Buddah SO 1106
matrix: SO 1106

Destiny; Ruddie Boy; Cry To Me; Love Won't Be Mine; Play Boy; Sunday Morning // Put It On; I Need You; What's New Pussycat; Where Is My Mother; Wages Of Love; Jailhouse

US issue, mono. Ruddie Boy is repeated - on Side A, and as Jailhouse on Side B.

THE BEST OF BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS4 (2004)

Studio One
matrix: SOLP 127

I Am Going Home; Bend Down Low*; Hypocrite*; I Stand Alone**; Cry To Me; Mr Talkative; Wings Of A Dove // Small Axe**; Mellow Mood*; Dancing Shoes; He Who Feels It Knows It; African Herbs Man**; Sunday Morning; Love Won't Be Mine

* Wailers self production at Studio One.
** Lee Perry production.

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bestofbob2

While this collection shares some tracks with the original Studio One issue, there are several tracks here that are more difficult to locate. Play Boy and Wages Of Love also appear on Heartbeat's ONE LOVE compilation, but Destiny and Where Is My Mother can only be found on this release.

THE BEST OF BOB MARLEY &
THE WAILERS
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Studio One FCD 127

I Am Going Home; Bend Down Low*; Hypocrite*; I Stand Alone**; Cry To Me; Mr Talkative; Wings Of A Dove; Small Axe**; Mellow Mood*; Dancing Shoes; He Who Feels It Knows It; African Herbs Man**; Sunday Morning; Love Won't Be Mine; Straight And Narrow Way; Don't Rock The Boat**; African Herbsman**

* Wailers self production at Studio One.
** Lee Perry production.

bestofbob3

Studio One CD with additional Wail 'N Soul 'M and Lee Perry productions. 14 of these tracks were also released on vinyl as THE BEST OF BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS4 in 2004.

bestofbob4

Vinyl reissue of the Studio One CD above, but with only 14 tracks instead of the CD's 17 tracks. Comes in a screen-printed sleeve over re-cycled cardboard (my copy is printed on the back of a Miracle Corn Meal package).