War ina Babylon

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War ina Babylon
Studio album by Max Romeo & The Upsetters
Released 1976
Recorded Black Ark Studios
Genre Reggae
Length 37:58
Label Island
Producer Lee "Scratch" Perry, Max Romeo
Max Romeo & The Upsetters chronology
Revelation Time
(1975)
War ina Babylon
(1976)
Reconstruction
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Reggae Reviews 3/5 stars[2]

War ina Babylon is an album by Max Romeo and Lee Perry's backing band The Upsetters, released in 1976.

Along with The Heptones' Party Time and Junior Murvin's Police and Thieves, both released in 1977, this album is a part of what is referred to as Lee "Scratch" Perry-produced Black Ark "holy trinity".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Max Romeo and Lee "Scratch" Perry except where indicated.

Side A
  1. "One Step Forward" – 5:15
  2. "Uptown Babies" (Romeo) – 5:00
  3. "Chase the Devil" – 3:27
  4. "War ina Babylon" – 4:51
Side B
  1. "Norman" – 4:50
  2. "Stealin'" (Romeo) – 3:04
  3. "Tan and See" (Romeo, Perry, Brown) – 4:36
  4. "Smokey Room" (Romeo, Perry, Brown) – 3:03
  5. "Smile out of Style" – 3:32

Personnel[edit]

  • Lead vocals – Max Romeo
  • Male harmony vocals – Barry Llewellyn, Earl Morgan
  • Female harmony vocals – Cynthia Scholas, Marcia Griffiths
  • Production and engineering – Lee "Scratch" Perry
  • Cover artwork – Tony Wright
  • Photography – Kim Gottlieb

Singles[edit]

  • 1975: "One Step Forward"
  • 1976: "War in a Babylon"
  • 1976: "Chase the Devil"
  • 1977: "Norman"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rick Anderson. "War Ina Babylon - Max Romeo & the Upsetters : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  2. ^ "Max Romeo". www.reggae-reviews.com. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  3. ^ "Albums - War Ina Babylon - Max Romeo". www.upsetter.net. Retrieved 2007-12-05.