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Legalize It [Legacy Edition]

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Peter Tosh 6/21/2011

Review

After years of being overshadowed by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh left the Wailers to pursue a solo career. Released in 1976, Legalize It is a bold statement that Tosh had arrived and was a creative force in his own right. Although he explores some issues of spirituality, this is Tosh's most lightweight album in the sense that it is his least political. This is not meant as a criticism -- in fact, Tosh's playfulness and joy ("Ketchy Shuby") only add to the album's charm. He does make political statements (the title track celebrates and promotes the use of marijuana), but they are done with a sense of humor and a melodic infectiousness that belie his sincere concern for the issues. Tosh incorporates many instruments and mixes slower ballads with upbeat grooving tunes. The album's highlight is "Why Must I Cry," a multi-layered song (co-written with Bob Marley) that conveys a sense of personal failure when fighting an uphill battle, whether it be against injustices of the world or within the confines of a relationship. Legalize It cemented Tosh's position as a giant in reggae, and the album is one of the best albums of the genre. [This deluxe Legacy Edition of Legalize It offers Tosh fans a wealth of desirable extras. Disc one features the original U.S. version of the album followed by seven demo versions. Disc two offers Tosh's own original mix of the album as it was released in Jamaica, along with a handful of dubs and alternate versions.] ~ Vik Iyengar
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Legalize It Peter Tosh 4:36
  3. 2 Burial Peter Tosh 3:52
  4. 3 What'cha Gonna Do? Peter Tosh 2:24
  5. 4 No Sympathy Peter Tosh 4:33
  6. 5 Why Must I Cry Peter Tosh 3:8
  7. 6 Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised) Peter Tosh 4:35
  8. 7 Ketchy Shuby Peter Tosh 4:56
  9. 8 Till Your Well Runs Dry Peter Tosh 6:8
  10. 9 Brand New Second Hand Peter Tosh 4:3
  11. 10 Legalize It [Demo] Peter Tosh 4:2
  12. 11 No Sympathy [Demo] Peter Tosh 4:29
  13. 12 Why Must I Cry [Demo] Peter Tosh 3:7
  14. 13 Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised) [Demo] Peter Tosh 4:39
  15. 14 Ketchy Shuby [Demo] Peter Tosh 4:15
  16. 15 Till Your Well Runs Dry [Demo] Peter Tosh 5:16
  17. 16 Brand New Second Hand [Demo] Peter Tosh 3:35
  18. 1 Legalize It [Previously Unreleased] Peter Tosh 4:40
  19. 2 Burial [Previously Unreleased] Peter Tosh 3:54
  20. 3 What'cha Gonna Do? [Previously Unreleased] Peter Tosh 2:32
  21. 4 No Love, No Sympathy [Previously Unreleased] Peter Tosh 4:41
  22. 5 Why Must I Cry [Previously Unreleased] Peter Tosh 3:7
  23. 6 Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised) [Previously Unreleased] Peter Tosh 4:41
  24. 7 Ketchy Shuby [Previously Unreleased] Peter Tosh 4:45
  25. 8 Till Your Well Runs Dry [Previously Unreleased] Peter Tosh 6:11
  26. 9 Brand New Second Hand [Previously Unreleased] Peter Tosh 4:9
  27. 10 Legalize It [Alternate Version] Peter Tosh 4:28
  28. 11 Burial [Dub Version1] Peter Tosh 4:6
  29. 12 What'cha Gonna Do? [ShaJahShoka Dub Plate] Peter Tosh 2:56
  30. 13 Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised) [ShaJahShoka Dub Plate] Peter Tosh 4:37
  31. 14 Second Hand [ShaJahShoka Dub Plate] Peter Tosh 4:42
  32. 15 Burial [Dub Version 2] Peter Tosh 3:55
  33. 16 Legalize It [Dub Version] Peter Tosh 7:2

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