Peter Tosh’s Classic Albums Reissued & Expanded

Peter Tosh’s first two albums “Legalize It” and Equal Rights” have been reissued with a bunch of bonus material including rare demos and alternate versions of some of his best-known songs.

Pop Matters has a well written review of the reissues that you can read here.
Then check out some of these other reviews:
punknews.org
thegroovemusiclife.com
theseconddisc.com

Did you listen to the interesting NPR piece on Tosh we posted a couple of days ago?

Below is a listing of the content featured on each release.

Peter Tosh, Legalize It: Legacy Edition (Columbia/Legacy 88697 76490-2, 2011)

Disc 1: Original LP and demos

Legalize It
Burial
What’cha Gonna Do
No Sympathy
Why Must I Cry
Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised)
Ketchy Shuby
Till Your Well Runs Dry
Brand New Second Hand
Legalize It (Demo)
No Sympathy (Demo)
Why Must I Cry (Demo)
Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised) (Demo)
Ketchy Shuby (Demo)
Till Your Well Runs Dry (Demo)
Brand New Second Hand (Demo)

Disc 2: Tosh’s original mix, alternates and dubs

Legalize It
Burial
What’cha Gonna Do
No Sympathy
Why Must I Cry
Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised)
Ketchy Shuby
Till Your Well Runs Dry
Brand New Second Hand
Legalize It (Alternate Version)
Burial (Dub Plate)
What’cha Gonna Do (Shajahshoka Dub Plate)
(Igziabeher) Let Jah Be Praised (Shajahshoka Dub Plate)
Second Hand (Shajahshoka Dub Plate)
Burial (Dub Plate)
Legalize It (Dub Plate)

Disc 1, Tracks 1-9 released as original LP – Columbia PC 34253 (U.S.), 1976
Disc 1, Tracks 10-16 and Disc 2, Tracks 1-10 previously unreleased
Disc 2, Tracks 11-12 and 14-16 released on limited edition dub plates, 1976
Disc 2, Track 13 from The Ultimate Peter Tosh Experience (Shanachie 6802, 2009)

Peter Tosh, Equal Rights: Legacy Edition (Columbia/Legacy 88697 74691-2, 2011)

Disc 1: Original LP and outtakes

Get Up, Stand Up
Downpressor Man
I Am That I Am
Stepping Razor
Equal Rights
African
Jah Guide
Apartheid
400 Years
Hammer (Extended Version)
Jahman Inna Jamdung
Vampire
Babylon Queendom
You Can’t Blame the Youth
Mark of the Beast

Disc 2: Demos, alternates and dubs

Get Up, Stand Up (Alternate)
Dub-presser Man (Dub Plate)
I Am That I Am (Shajahshoka Dub Plate)
Heavy Razor (Shajahshoka Dub Plate)
Equal Rights (Extended Version)
African (London Sound System Dub Plate)
Jah Guide (Dub Plate)
(Fight) Apartheid (Alternate)
Vampire (Demo)
Jahman Inna Jamdung (Demo)
Hammer (Shajahshoka Dub Plate)
Blame the Yout (Dub Plate)
Babylon Queendom (Dub Plate)
Vampires (Dub Plate)
Get Up, Stand Up (Extended Alternate Version)

Disc 1, Tracks 1-8 released as original LP – Columbia 34670, 1977
Disc 1, Tracks 9-15 and Disc 2, Tracks 1, 5, 8-10 and 15 previously unreleased
Disc 2, Tracks 2-4, 6 and 11-14 previously released on limited edition dub plates, 1977

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