Bob Marley and The Wailers - Babylon By Bus

 (Half-Speed Master )


Island Records



Product No.:
AISL 3508218
UPC: 602435082189
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP

180-gram double LP

Half-speed mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios in London

Twelve Bob Marley & The Wailers albums are being remastered and reissued by Tuff Gong International through a limited-edition LP series to be available starting November 20, 2020. They include all nine Bob Marley & The Wailers studio albums recorded for Island Records, plus the live albums Live! and Babylon By Bus, and the world's best-selling reggae album, Legend.

Half-speed mastering produces far superior high-frequency (treble) response, and richer and fuller low-to-middle frequencies. All tracks were mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios in London.

"Arguably the most influential live reggae album ever, Babylon by Bus captures Bob Marley and the Wailers during the European leg of their Kaya tour in the spring of 1978. ... If the universal and widespread acclaim of Live! — their first concert recording — was an indicator, all involved knew that a Bob Marley & the Wailers performance contained unique energies and a vibe all of its own. Sharply contrasting the somewhat pastoral grooves of the Kaya album, Babylon by Bus possesses a more aggressive sound — which was a trademark 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,' lock in with Aston 'Familyman' Barrett's viscous basslines to create something akin to psychedelic reggae or even along the lines of Parliament/Funkadelic" — AllMusic

Side A
1. Positive Vibration
2. Punky Reggae Party
3. Exodus

Side B
1. Stir It Up
2. Rat Race
3. Concrete Jungle
4. Kinky Reggae

Side C
1. Lively Up Yourself
2. Rebel Music (3 O’Clock Road Block)
3. War / No More Trouble

Side D
1. Is This Love
2. Heathen
3. Jamming

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 02/16/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Simon
This is just magic. As far as Live albums go this is right up there with the best. People prefer his first which I am yet to hear on vinyl but god damn this just comes at you! Beautiful!

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