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• FIRST OFFICIAL RE-ISSUE OF THE ICONIC ALBUM ON CD
• MOST TRACKS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE DIGITALLY
• SLEEVE NOTES BY LEE PERRY BIOGRAPHER, DAVID KATZ

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’.

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE: BEAT DOWN BABYLON
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
10. POOR CHUBBY
BONUS TRACKS
11. COME DA DA
12. COME DA DA VERSION
13. RIGHTEOUS OILY
14. BEAT DOWN BABYLON ITAL VERSION
15. INFORMER MEN
16. OUTFORMER VERSION
17. AFRICA STAND
18. EDUCATION ROCK
19. KING OF BABYLON
20. KING OF BABYLON VERSION
21. GOT THE TIP
22. FEVER
23. LICK THE PIPE PETER
24. PHARAOH HIDING
25. HAIL TO POWER
26. ANOTHER MOSES
27. RUB UP FESTIVAL ’71
28. THE THANKS WE GET (FIRST VERSION)

DISC TWO: BONUS TRACKS
1. CURLEY LOCKS
2. LOCK AND KEY
3. DREADER LOCKS
4. MIILTANT ROCK
5. THE THANKS WE GET (SECOND VERSION)
6. XYLOPHONE ROCK
7. NOW GENERATION
8. THE LONG WAY
9. LONGER WAY
10. AUNTIE LULU
11. FUN AND GAMES
12. MOTION DUB
13. MUMBLING AND GRUMBLING
14. KING SIZE MUMBLE
15. CUTTING RAZOR
16. RASTA NO PICKPOCKET
17. PICK POCKET SKANK
18. PRETTY BABY
19. PRETTY DUB
20. WHEN WILL BETTER COME
21. THE THANKS WE GET (THIRD VERSION)
22. UNGRATEFUL SKANK
23. CURLEY LOCKS (ALT. VERSION)

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DISC ONE: BEAT DOWN BABYLON
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
10. POOR CHUBBY
BONUS TRACKS
11. COME DA DA
12. COME DA DA VERSION
13. RIGHTEOUS OILY
14. BEAT DOWN BABYLON ITAL VERSION
15. INFORMER MEN
16. OUTFORMER VERSION
17. AFRICA STAND
18. EDUCATION ROCK
19. KING OF BABYLON
20. KING OF BABYLON VERSION
21. GOT THE TIP
22. FEVER
23. LICK THE PIPE PETER
24. PHARAOH HIDING
25. HAIL TO POWER
26. ANOTHER MOSES
27. RUB UP FESTIVAL ’71
28. THE THANKS WE GET (FIRST VERSION)

DISC TWO: BONUS TRACKS
1. CURLEY LOCKS
2. LOCK AND KEY
3. DREADER LOCKS
4. MIILTANT ROCK
5. THE THANKS WE GET (SECOND VERSION)
6. XYLOPHONE ROCK
7. NOW GENERATION
8. THE LONG WAY
9. LONGER WAY
10. AUNTIE LULU
11. FUN AND GAMES
12. MOTION DUB
13. MUMBLING AND GRUMBLING
14. KING SIZE MUMBLE
15. CUTTING RAZOR
16. RASTA NO PICKPOCKET
17. PICK POCKET SKANK
18. PRETTY BABY
19. PRETTY DUB
20. WHEN WILL BETTER COME
21. THE THANKS WE GET (THIRD VERSION)
22. UNGRATEFUL SKANK
23. CURLEY LOCKS (ALT. VERSION)