Digitally remastered and expanded edition. Released in 1972, the Junior Byles single 'Beat Down Babylon' provided one of the clearest indications to date of the impending roots sound that would soon dominate reggae. The immense popularity of the Lee 'Scratch' Perry-produced 45, both in Jamaica and the UK, swiftly prompted a best-selling long-player of the same title, issued later that year. Comprising ten of the singer-songwriter's recent recordings for the mighty Upsetter, the LP has since been re-issued on vinyl on a number of occasions, but has never been officially made available on CD until now. Now, at long last, Beat Down Babylon does finally make it onto the format, with the original track-listing bolstered by the remainder of Byles' released work for Perry, which includes numerous Jamaican hits, most notably the 1974 smash, 'Curley Locks'.
Digitally remastered and expanded edition. Released in 1972, the Junior Byles single 'Beat Down Babylon' provided one of the clearest indications to date of the impending roots sound that would soon dominate reggae. The immense popularity of the Lee 'Scratch' Perry-produced 45, both in Jamaica and the UK, swiftly prompted a best-selling long-player of the same title, issued later that year. Comprising ten of the singer-songwriter's recent recordings for the mighty Upsetter, the LP has since been re-issued on vinyl on a number of occasions, but has never been officially made available on CD until now. Now, at long last, Beat Down Babylon does finally make it onto the format, with the original track-listing bolstered by the remainder of Byles' released work for Perry, which includes numerous Jamaican hits, most notably the 1974 smash, 'Curley Locks'.
5013929276031

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Format: CD
Label: CHERRY RED
Rel. Date: 07/03/2020
UPC: 5013929276031

Beat Down Babylon: Original Album Plus (Uk)
Artist: Junior Byles
Format: CD
New: Not in stock
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Da Da
2. I've Got A Feeling
3. Don't Know Why
4. Demonstration And Protest
5. Coming Again
6. Beat Down Babylon
7. A Place Called Africa
8. Joshua's Desire
9. A Matter Of Time 1
10. Poor Chubby 1
11. Come Da Da 1
12. Come Da Da Version 1
13. Righteous Oily 1
14. Beat Down Babylon Ital Version 1
15. Informer Men 1
16. Outformer Version 1
17. Africa Stand 1
18. Education Rock 1
19. King Of Babylon 2
20. King Of Babylon Version 2
21. Got The Tip 2
22. Fever 2
23. Lick The Pipe Peter 2
24. Pharaoh Hiding 2
25. Hail To Power 2
26. Another Moses 2
27. Rub Up Festival '71 2
28. The Thanks We Get (First Version) 2
29. Curley Locks 3
30. Lock And Key 3
31. Dreader Locks 3
32. Miiltant Rock 3
33. The Thanks We Get (Second Version) 3
34. Xylophone Rock 3
35. Now Generation 3
36. The Long Way 3
37. Longer Way 3
38. Auntie Lulu 3
39. Fun And Games 4
40. Motion Dub 4
41. Mumbling And Grumbling 4
42. King Size Mumble 4
43. Cutting Razor 4
44. Rasta No Pickpocket 4
45. Pick Pocket Skank 4
46. Pretty Baby 4
47. Pretty Dub 4
48. When Will Better Come 4
49. The Thanks We Get (Third Version) 5
50. Ungrateful Skank 5
51. Curley Locks (Alt. Version)

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Digitally remastered and expanded edition. Released in 1972, the Junior Byles single 'Beat Down Babylon' provided one of the clearest indications to date of the impending roots sound that would soon dominate reggae. The immense popularity of the Lee 'Scratch' Perry-produced 45, both in Jamaica and the UK, swiftly prompted a best-selling long-player of the same title, issued later that year. Comprising ten of the singer-songwriter's recent recordings for the mighty Upsetter, the LP has since been re-issued on vinyl on a number of occasions, but has never been officially made available on CD until now. Now, at long last, Beat Down Babylon does finally make it onto the format, with the original track-listing bolstered by the remainder of Byles' released work for Perry, which includes numerous Jamaican hits, most notably the 1974 smash, 'Curley Locks'.