Original version Edit
- Composed by: Bob Marley
- Lyrics by: Bob Marley
- Produced by: Bob Marley & The Wailers
- Year: 1980
- Length: 4:30
- Musical key: C major
- Recorded at: Tuff Gong Studios, Kingston, Jamaica
- Released on following albums: Uprising (1980; remastered 2001)
- Released on following compilations: One Love: The Very Best Of (2001)
- Bob Marley, lead vocals, acoustic guitar
- Aston Barrett, bass guitar
- Carlton "Santa" Davis, drums, percussion
- Tyrone Downie, keyboards, harmony vocals
- Earl "Wya" Lindo, keyboards, harmony vocals
- Al Anderson, lead guitar
- Junior Marvin, lead guitar, harmony vocals
- Alvin "Seeco" Patterson, percussion
- The I-Threes, backing vocals
- Joe Higgs, harmony vocals
- Period of performances: 1980
12" mix version Edit
7" edit version Edit
- shorter edit of the song (3:25 min) as released on the original Jamaican single.
- unreleased on CD.
Dubbin' In version Edit
- dub mix of the song (3:25 min) as released on the b-side of the JA single.
- unreleased on CD.
1984 Thorngren remix version Edit
different dub versions Edit
- a few other dub versions of the song exist as well, but are all unreleased.
Live performances Edit
- 1980-06-13: Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
- 1980-06-18: Forum, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen (DEN)
- 1980-07-12: Deeside Leisure Centre, Queensferry, Flintshire (CYM)
- 1980-09-16: Hynes Auditorium, Boston, MA (USA)
- 1980-09-17: Meehan Auditorium, Brown University, Providence, RI (USA)
- 1980-09-23: Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, PA (USA)
Rehearsal performances Edit
- opening track of the Uprising album.
- it was initially planned to put "Chant Down Babylon" on the Uprising album as opening track, but it was eventually pulled.
- the 12" version was incorrectly titled 'Coming From The Cold'.
External links Edit
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