Bob Marley & The Wailers - Babylon by Bus

Remastered 180 Gram Double Album Vinyl + Download

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Babylon by Bus is the second live album released by Jamaican reggae band Bob Marley and the Wailers, originally released in November 1978 via Island Records and Tuff Gong Records.

Arguably the most influential live reggae album ever, Babylon by Bus captures Bob Marley and the Wailers during the Pavillon de Paris concerts of their 1978 Kaya tour.

Sharply contrasting the somewhat pastoral grooves of the Kaya album, Babylon by Bus possesses the trademark aggressive sound of this particular band. Tyrone Downie's progressive rock keyboard flavors on "Exodus", as well his judiciously located percussive clavinet accentuations during "Punky Reggae Party", while Aston "Familyman" Barrett's viscous basslines create something akin to psychedelic reggae. Likewise, "Heathen" highlights Anderson's explosive guitar leads, which are distinctly reminiscent of Eddie Hazel from his early days with Funkadelic. The lead guitar solos on "Rebel Music" and "Is This Love" also define Al Anderson's innovative and decidedly Western guitar style, as it is seamlessly and thoroughly integrated with Bob Marley and the Wailers.

As with their first concert album, Live!Babylon by Bus highlights material from the band's history up to that point. "No More Trouble" is placed in an entirely new context when linked with "War", which features lyrics taken from a United Nations speech given by Haille Selassie I, the Ethiopian emperor considered the father of modern Rastafarianism. 

The album's personel are:

  • Bob Marley – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Carlton Barrett – drums
  • Aston "Family Man" Barrett – bass
  • Tyrone "Organ D" Downie – keyboards
  • Junior Marvin – lead guitar
  • Alvin "Seeco" Patterson – percussion
  • Al Anderson – lead guitar
  • Earl "Wire" Lindo – keyboards

Check out the tracks "Heathen", "No More Trouble/War", and "Exodus".

This Double Album 2LP Record set is a "Back to Black" 2016 reissue featuring remastered audio on 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, housed in a replica Die-Cut Sleeve with Printed Inner Sleevs and a Digital Download, pressed in Europe.

 

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Tracklisting:

 

A1

Positive Vibration

 

A2

Punky Reggae Party

 

A3

Exodus

 

B1

Stir It Up

 

B2

Rat Race

 

B3

Concrete Jungle

 

B4

Kinky Reggae

 

C1

Lively Up Yourself

 

C2               

Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Road Block)               

     

C3a

War

 

C3b

No More Trouble

 

D1

Is This Love

 

D2

Heathen

 

D3

Jamming

SKU 602547276230
Record Label Island Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 602547276230
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 19 February 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 10 November 1978
Barcode # 602547276230
Shipping Weight 0.5450kg
Shipping Width 0.007m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000690m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition, Remastered, Reissue, Double Album 2LP Record Set, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Die-Cut Sleeve Replicating Original Artwork, Printed Inner Sleeves, Digital Download Code
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Reggae
Format VINYL LP

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