Peter Tosh - Legalize It

Expanded Vinyl Edition 2LPs + Bonus Unreleased Tracks

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Legalize It is the debut studio album by Jamaican reggae musician Peter Tosh, released in 1976 via Virgin Records (UK) and Columbia Records.

Legalize It was Tosh's debut album as a solo artist after leaving The Wailers. It was recorded at Treasure Isle and Randy's, Kingston, Jamaica in 1975 and released in Jamaica in the same year.

Legalize It is one of the three solo albums released in 1976 by Wailers members, along with Bunny Wailer's album Blackheart Man and Bob Marley's Rastaman Vibration.

The first two solo albums by Peter Tosh on Columbia Records were cornerstones of the roots-rock-reggae movement: Legalize It (1976) and Equal Rights (1977).

The song Legaiize It was written in response to his ongoing victimization by the Jamaican police and as a political piece pushing for the legalization of cannabis, particularly for medical use.  In 1977, Tosh backed this up by saying 'We are the victims of Rasclot circumstances. Victimization, colonialism, gonna lead to bloodbath'. Tosh also said 'Herb will become like cigarettes', in an NME interview in 1978.

Check out a couple more tracks from the album here - Burial, Whatcha Gonna Do and Brand New Second Hand.

The album was produced by Peter Tosh and musicians that contributed to the album included Robbie Shakespeare (bass), Sly Dunbar (drums), Al Anderson (guitar), Tyrone Downie (keyboards), Donald Kinsey (guitars), Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt and Bunny Wailer (backing vocals).  

Legalize It has been commemorated with the release of an expanded vinyl edition. The double LP package contains fully remastered audio and Dub versions that were previously only available on very limited edition Jamaican dub plates. The release also includes 2 detailed insert sheets.

This is a Music On Vinyl Expanded Vinyl Edition Double Album 2LP Records on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Remastered Audio with 9 Bonus Dub Tracks and 2 Printed Inserts, pressed in Europe.

 

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Tracklisting:

A1

Legalize It

 

A2

Burial

 

A3

Whatcha Gonna Do

 

A4

No Sympathy

 

A5

Why Must I Cry

 

B1

Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised)

 

B2

Ketchy Shuby

 

B3

Till Your Well Runs Dry

 

B4

Brand New Second Hand

 

C1

Burial (Dub Version 1)

 

C2

Whatcha Gonna Do (ShaJahShoka Dub Plate)

 

C3    

Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised) (ShaJahShoka Dub Plate)                    

         

D1

Second Hand (ShaJahShoka Dub Plate)

 

D2

Burial (Dub Version 2)

 

D3

Legalize It (Dub Version)

SKU 8713748982133
Record Label Columbia Records
Label / Model # Music On Vinyl
Catalogue Number MOVLP342
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 13 October 2011
Original Release Date (Year) 01 January 1976
Barcode # 8713748982133
Shipping Weight 0.5050kg
Shipping Width 0.007m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000690m3
Type New
Format Limited Expanded Vinyl Edition, Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Remastered Audio, 9 Bonus Dub Tracks, Two Insert Sheets
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Reggae
Format VINYL LP

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