War ina Babylon

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War Ina Babylon
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Studio album by
Released1976
StudioBlack Ark Studios, Washington Gardens, Kingston, Jamaica
GenreReggae
Length37:58
LabelIsland
ProducerLee "Scratch" Perry
Max Romeo & The Upsetters chronology
Revelation Time
(1975)
War Ina Babylon
(1976)
Reconstruction
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB+[2]
Reggae Reviews3/5 stars[3]

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".[4]

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]

  • Max Romeo – lead vocals
  • Barry Llewellyn, Earl Morgan – male harmony vocals
  • Cynthia Schloss, Marcia Griffiths – female harmony vocals
Technical

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. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: R". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 12, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ "Max Romeo". www.reggae-reviews.com. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
  4. ^ "Albums - War Ina Babylon - Max Romeo". www.upsetter.net. Retrieved 2007-12-05.