Africa Unite: The Singles Collection Africa Unite: The Singles Collection is not that different from Legend — with which it shares 10 tracks — but Africa Unite wins by including… Africa Unite: The Singles Collection Africa Unite: The Singles Collection is not that different from Legend — with which it shares 10 tracks — but Africa Unite wins by including… 2005-11-08 Bob Marley & the Wailers Reggae/Ska
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Africa Unite: The Singles Collection (2005)

EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Nov 08, 2005; Lead Performance: Bob Marley & the Wailers; Genre: Reggae/Ska

Africa Unite: The Singles Collection is not that different from Legend — with which it shares 10 tracks — but Africa Unite wins by including four pre-Island recordings not found on that previous collection. Three new cuts, however, are disappointing: Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am's remix of Marley's ''Africa Unite'' is too tame, the never-released ''Slogans'' (featuring newly recorded guitar work from Eric Clapton) isn't much of a song, and ''Stand Up Jamrock'' is nothing more than a very average mash-up. Old songs: A New songs: C

Originally posted Nov 04, 2005 Published in issue #849 Nov 11, 2005 Order article reprints