|All Artists: Peter Tosh|
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 0
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Original Release Date: 11/12/1996
Release Date: 11/12/1996
Genres: World Music, Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
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Sean M. Kelly | Portland, Oregon United States | 09/22/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This "best of" collection mostly looks at his 80's material, with a few exceptions- its an EMI disc, and Tosh recorded on EMI for the last 3 lps he did, and EMI was also involved with the Rolling Stones at this point, thus the inclusion of "Don't Look Back" from the "Bush Doctor" lp.Towards the end of his life, while Tosh mellowed out little, he clearly began to use the power of his experiences and heinsight to better get his points across. This tactic added a open human experience to his songs- showcasing his growth as a man. This growth helped make his final few lps great listens, and help to explain many of the songs on this disc.The songs on this cd are well chosen and are nice looks at Tosh in the 80's. A very nice collection."
A great collection of his '80s work
John Alapick | Wilkes-Barre, PA United States | 07/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Best of Peter Tosh: Dread Don't Die is an excellent compilation of the best of his '80s albums. While there are fewer of his trademark songs than on his more popular compilation Scrolls Of The Prophet, Dread Don't Die is a stronger collection. Also worth mentioning is that the sameness which hurt Scrolls Of The Prophet is absent as every track here is top notch.
The songs here are in chronological order with the exception of "(You Got To Walk And) Don't Look Back", his duet with Mick Jagger. That track along with the haunting "Fools Die" are the only repeat selections from Scrolls Of The Prophet. Both of these are tracks are among his best work with "Fools Die" featuring Tosh at his most sentimental. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. Tracks such as "Reggae Mylitis" and "Where You Gonna Run" are great tracks with melodic horn lines and laid back arrangements while "That's What They Will Do" and "Wanted Dread Or Alive" feature great camaderie between Tosh and his backing vocalists as well as simple yet poignant lyrics. "Coming In Hot", "Crystal Ball", and "Glasshouse" are a little livelier and more upbeat. The live versions of "Get Up, Stand Up" and "Equal Rights/Downpressor Man" are killer with the former being superior musically than Bob Marley's version. Finally, his version of "Johnny B. Goode" is a great reggae update on a rock n'roll classic. All told, this is an excellent collection that all reggae music fans should own.
Dread don't die...Tosh lives on 4 1/2 stars
williedynamite | 05/09/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A very good sampling of Peter Tosh's later work. Many of these tracks are from some of his later albums but this collection is very nice. It starts out strong with the bouncy comin in hot , wanted dead or alive and thats what they will do. Peter has a little fun with the catchy Reggae Mylitis (a fave of mine). Glass house and Johnn B goode (yes, johnny B goode)are also two of my personal Tosh favorites that I'm glad are included the live songs, especially Peter's version of get up stand up give you a small taste of what it was like to be at one of his concerts. But to me the jewel of this collection is the Uplifting ballad Fools die in which Tosh's barritone voice usually known for it's rousing strenght and power is soft, gentle, restrained but no less powerful. A must for Fan's of Tosh that have heard Legalize it and want to hear some of his later work."