BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – Legendary Live Album ‘BABYLON BY BUS’ Came Out 40 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

7 November 2018

Band: BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS

Album: BABYLON BY BUS – double live album – the greater part of the LPs
was recorded in Paris, some tracks in London

Released: 10 November 1978 – 40 years ago

ROLLING STONE wrote: ” ‘Babylon By Bus’ offers a fine sampling of material from the group’s Seventies repertoire, ranging from the wrathful ‘Rebel Music’ and ‘Rat Race’ to such sultry dance tunes as ‘Stir It Up.’ Yet each number is now infused with a sprightly clarity and tenderness that redoubles the emotional impact. Bob Marley’s vocals are his most expressive — and least pompous — ever. It’s thrilling and often deeply moving to hear the mutually exultant dialogue he establishes with his Parisian audience: a testament to the global appeal of his positive vision.” Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Have yourself a live punky reggae party in your living room.

Most famous track – STIR IT UP

ALBUM in full…

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BOB MARLEY: Website – Facebook – All Albums


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