Bob Marley's second live album, Babylon By Bus
, from 1978, had to be pretty damned good to match the incandescence of 1975's Live!
. But with glorious performances on songs like "Punky Reggae Party", "Is This Love?" and "Jamming", they came close to equalling it. Maybe there wasn't quite the same amount of inspiration, but the Wailers had matured into a tight unit with Marley the charismatic leader, as this set shows well. And with Marley still at the height of his writing powers, there wasn't a dud song in the bunch. Not so much bus travel as limousine listening. This specially remastered edition makes the glory of the original release even clearer. --Chris Nickson