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Rivers Of Babylon (Expanded Edition)

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
09-08-2019
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Barcode:
5013929274136
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
DBCD041
Rivers Of Babylon (Expanded Edition)
Rivers Of Babylon (Expanded Edition)

Description

  • ORIGINAL ALBUM UNISSUED ON ANY FORMAT SINCE 1970
  • FEATURES EIGHT TRACKS NEW TO CD
  • ONE OF THE RAREST JAMAICAN MUSIC LPS EVER ISSUED!
In the early weeks of 1970, the Melodians joined the still small and select band of Jamaican acts to achieve international success when their lilting 'Sweet Sensation' made the British Top 50.

The vocal trio, comprising Brent Dowe, Trevor McNaughton and Tony Brevett, had been a major force on their native island's music scene since the dawn of the rock steady era and continued to achieve significant success well into the mid-Seventies.

But it was their work with Kingston-based producer, Leslie Kong that yielded their greatest successes, with the aforementioned hit among a series of reggae chartbusters, which included the immensely popular, 'Rivers Of Babylon'.

Famously reworked by Euro-pop band, Boney M some years later, the song proved so popular for the Melodians back in '70 that Kong issued an entire album of the group's work soon after their single hit the local charts.

Unissued outside of Jamaica, this now ridiculously rare LP is finally made available to the world at large, almost 50 years after its original release.

Comprising numerous tracks new to CD, this long overdue set demonstrates why the trio are today widely regarded as one of the finest vocal acts in the history of Jamaican music.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Rivers Of Babylon
  3. It Took A Miracle
  4. Sweet Sensation
  5. Its My Delight
  6. A Day Seems So Long
  7. Lost My Love
  8. Though Im Through With You
  9. I Dont Care
  10. Oh Say, Darling Say
  11. Walking In The Rain
  12. Sounds Of Babylon
  13. (Come) Rock It With Me
  14. Lets Give Thanks And Praises
  15. Put It Down Children
  16. Staircase Of Time
  17. Two Sides To Every Story
  18. Freedom Train
  19. Too Young To Fall In Love
  20. The Time Has Come
  21. Hold My Hand
  22. My Life, My Love
  23. When The Sun Goes Down
  24. No Sins At All
  25. Come Ethiopians Come
  26. Second Babylon
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