Babylon by Bus is a live album released by Bob Marley and the Wailers in 1978. The tracks on this album are considered, with two exceptions, to be from the Pavillon de Paris concerts over 3 nights, 25–27 June 1978, during the Kaya Tour, though there are discrepancies in the track listing. Like the 1973 album Catch a Fire, the first release had something of a novelty cover. The windows of the bus on the front cover were cut out, revealing part of the inner sleeve
Babylon By Bus was a live double-album, recorded for the most part during a three-night run of shows in June 1978 at the 10,000-capacity Pavillon de Paris in France, and released on 10 November. It was the second album to be released by Bob Marley and the Wailers in 1978, a year during which the band also slotted in a world tour to promote the previous album, Kaya. This was some workload for a man who had been diagnosed with malignant cancer of the toe the year before
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. The success of this set was not entirely unexpected, however
ISLD 11. Bob Marley & The Wailers. Babylon By Bus (2xLP, Album). The live renditions offer much more than just live performances of the album tracks. The band really get a chance to stretch out a little so there's more of a feel of a jam session on most of the tunes ("Is This Love" is twice as long as the album version). Al Anderson's guitar has never sounded better, the keyboards have never been as psychedelic, the bass has never sounded as free, and the overall sound quality is great. If there's such a thing as an essential live reggae album, then this is it. Reply See 1 reply Notify me 1 Helpful.
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Babylon by Bus" is a live album released by Bob Marley and the Wailers in 1978. The windows of the bus on the front cover were cut out, revealing part of the inner sleeve. As this was a double album, the listener had a choice of four different scenes to view through the windows.