Bob Marley & The Wailers ‎– Babylon By Bus

Island Records ‎– ISLD 11
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Positive Vibration
Written-By – V. Ford*
A2 Punky Reggae Party
Written-By – B. Marley*, L. Perry*
A3 Exodus
Written-By – B. Marley*
B1 Stir It Up
Written-By – B. Marley*
B2 Rat Race
Written-By – R. Marley*
B3 Concrete Jungle
Written-By – B. Marley*
B4 Kinky Reggae
Written-By – B. Marley*
C1 Lively Up Yourself
Written-By – B. Marley*
C2 Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Road Block)
Written-By – A. Barrett*, H. Peart*
C3a War
Written-By – A. Cole*, C. Barrett*
C3b No More Trouble
Written-By – B. Marley*
D1 Is This Love
Written-By – B. Marley*
D2 Heathen
Written-By – B. Marley*
D3 Jamming
Written-By – B. Marley*

Companies, etc.



Recorded live in Paris, Copenhagen, London & Amsterdam.

Issued in a oversized sleeve with two colourful cardboard liners printed with artwork, photos and credits.

Initial copies were also issued with a coloured poster.
Ⓟ 1978

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): ISLD 11-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): ISLD 11-1B
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side C): ISLD 11-2A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side D): ISLD 11-2B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, stamped): ISLD 11 1A - 1U 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, stamped): ISLD 11-1 B - 2U O O 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C, stamped/etched): ISLD 11 2A - 1U Johnz V J 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D, stamped): ISLD 11 2B - 1U T C 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, stamped/etched, Variant 1): ISLD 11 1A-1U JONZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, stamped, Variant 1): ISLD 11-1B-3U
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C, stamped/etched, Variant 1): ISLD 11 2A-1U JONZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D, stamped, Variant 1): ISLD 11 2B-1U
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, etched, Variant 2): ISLD 11 - 1A - SIDE 1 VH
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, etched, Variant 2): ISLD 11 - 1(2scratched out)B - SIDE2 SA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side C, etched, Variant 2): ISLD 11 - 2A - SIDE 3 VH
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side D, etched, Variant 2): ISLD 11 - 2B - SIDE 4 WT

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
846 197-2, TGDCD1 Bob Marley & The Wailers Babylon By Bus(CD, Album, RE, RM) Island Records, Tuff Gong 846 197-2, TGDCD1 France Unknown Sell This Version
ISLD 11, ISLAND 11 Bob Marley & The Wailers Babylon By Bus(2xLP, Album, Gat) Island Records, Island Records ISLD 11, ISLAND 11 South Africa 1979 Sell This Version
90029-2 Bob Marley & The Wailers Babylon By Bus(CD, Album) Island Records 90029-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
L 70107/8 Bob Marley & The Wailers Babylon By Bus(2xLP, Album, pos) Island Records L 70107/8 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
ILS-50027.28 Bob Marley & The Wailers Babylon By Bus(2xLP, Album) Island Records ILS-50027.28 Japan 1978 Sell This Version


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September 15, 2020
i bought the 1st pressing of the lp set in nyc NEW & SEALED as soon as it came out in 1978, i did not get a poster in mine. this is news to mean about a poster in it.


October 5, 2017

This is probably the best live album that I own. Wonderful !


January 6, 2015
Best BMW's live album and one of best Reggae live albums I own! I love love love it! Best of the best ones! A real live session!


November 25, 2014
Easily the better of the two official live albums, this is a compilation of songs from various sets. 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.


November 4, 2014
One of the best Live Albums in my Opinion. The Spirit of those performances is still vivid.The Sound Quality is very good. I've been listening to countless times