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Bob Marley & The Wailers ‎– The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers

Contributed by Matthijs Sluiter on Oct 25th, 2020. Artwork published in .
    Bob Marley & The Wailers ‎– The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers 1
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    This compilation album published by Coxsone Records (a sub-label to Studio One) presents a collection of previously released tunes by Bob Marley and The Wailers from the 1960s and 1970s. Within the first year of its release it came in a number of different covers, the black and red version here is one of the earlier versions.

    The cover shows Marley and two more Wailers (probably Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, who by the time had already left the group) placed in a frame of thick/thin rules. The printing is rather rough. That makes the cover charming in its own way, although that was probably the last thing the printers were aiming for – there was little time and not the best resources at hand.

    The four typefaces for the cover are (all caps) Clarendon with Tip-Top for the first line in red, followed by a black line in Ringlet and the third line (red, all caps) uses Romantiques No. 5.

    The typography on the back cover is too eroded to identify. If you have better eyes, leave a comment. The track listing seems to use a modulated san serif similar to Optima (but with a narrower W, a crossbar on the G and does that M have straight legs?) Other similars available at the time are Pascal and Theme. The notes are set in a grotesk sans serif.

    On the record labels, most tracks are set in all caps Futura, with the fourth line using what looks like a light weight of Gill Sans.

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    Bob Marley & The Wailers ‎– The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers 2
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    Bob Marley & The Wailers ‎– The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers 3
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    Bob Marley & The Wailers ‎– The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers 4
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    Bob Marley & The Wailers ‎– The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers 5
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    Typefaces

    • Clarendon (Haas)
    • Tip-Top
    • Ringlet
    • Romantiques No. 5 / Bracelet
    • unidentified typeface
    • Futura
    • Gill Sans

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