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Searching For Sugar Man Soundtrack: All Songs By Rodriguez [Soundtrack]

Rodriguez, Sixto Rodriguez Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (23 July 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B008C1WUZ2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 343 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Sugar Man 3:47Album Only
Listen  2. Crucify Your Mind 2:30Album Only
Listen  3. Cause 5:28Album Only
Listen  4. I Wonder 2:34Album Only
Listen  5. Like Janis 2:35Album Only
Listen  6. This In Not A Song, It's An Outburst: Or, The Establishment Blues 2:06Album Only
Listen  7. Can't Get Away 3:53Album Only
Listen  8. I Think Of You 3:23Album Only
Listen  9. Inner City Blues 3:25Album Only
Listen10. Sandrevan Lullaby - Lifestyles 6:36Album Only
Listen11. Street Boy 3:46Album Only
Listen12. A Most Disgusting Song 4:46Album Only
Listen13. I'll Slip Away 2:50Album Only
Listen14. Jane S. Piddy 3:00Album Only


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As the sixties came to a close in 1969 Mexican-American singer songwriter, Sixto Diaz Rodriguez was on the verge of something great. Following a brief and unsuccessful stint with local label Impact Records, the Detroit native had signed a new deal with fledgling Sussex Records and was about to release his debut record Cold Fact. Despite the initial promise of greatness and the quality of the record, Cold Fact was a commercial failure on its release in 1970. When his 1971 follow up record, Coming From Reality also failed to connect Rodriguez left Sussex Records and returned to family life in Detroit working in construction, teaching and even a career in local politics. It seemed as though Rodriguez and his music had disappeared in to obscurity. Thankfully this is just the first chapter in his remarkable story. A few years later and unbeknown to Rodriguez, Cold Fact had become a word-of-mouth, cult classic in Australia and New Zealand. The renewed profile of his music resulted in a 1979 and 1981 tour of Australia supporting Midnight Oil, Men At Work and Split Enz. But it was to be South Africa and in the homes and hearts of the anti-Apartheid liberals that Rodriguez would really strike a chord and achieve the superstar status that alluded him on home soil. Amid wild and fantastical stories of his ‘disappearance’, some even involving an alleged on-stage suicide, two South African fans set out to find out what really happened to their hero, and their investigation led them to a story more extraordinary than any of the many myths they’d heard. Their story forms the basis of Searching For Sugar Man and one of the greatest accompanying soundtracks of all time.

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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Instant All Time Classic 23 July 2012
Format:Audio CD
This soundtrack collects all of Rodriguez's most sublime moments, timeless songs of powerful simplicity and romantic beauty and is destined to become one of the most classic soundtracks of all time.

The blending of articulate protest lyrics with eerie arrangements incorporating strings, synths, horns, and marimba gives tracks liek 'Sugar Man' a unique place in history, while the use of gentle strings to temper Dylanesque diatribes like 'Cause' is a stroke of genius.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Classic 4 Aug 2012
Format:Audio CD
As one of the anti-apartheid South Africans who grew up listening to Cold Fact, I urge everyone who reads this review to buy the album. Absolutely fantastic singer, songwriter, poet and musician.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer Brilliance ! Sublime. Timeless. 14 Jan 2013
By WayneZA
Format:Audio CD
At last Rodriguez is receiving some of the appreciation he deserves. Bob Dylan, eat your heart out. Lennon would be proud. Wonderful songwriter, musician and poet produced a couple of fine albums. A few equally good previously unrecorded songs are included as well. If you see the movie, you will rush out and buy the CD. Should be listened too with compassion as the music exudes heartfelt simplicity and honesty seldom seen today by many over commercialized artists. The man is a legend !
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You Can't Get Better Than This 7 Jan 2013
By Eyelean
Format:Audio CD
Just when I thought there were no more genuine artists or heros left. Look at the impact Mr. Rodriguez's deep, haunting and soul-searching tunes have had on the ultra conservative and racially torn country of South Africa... and look at what America missed. It's own home grown conscience. I am so grateful to the persistant South African music lover and particularly the journalist who persisted in finding the not so raw bones of Mr. Rodriguez.

A message to Mr Rodriguez: America needs you more than ever...write and sing our souls back home!

Bless you Mr. Rodriguez and your wonderful daughters.

One of the best film documentaries I have ever seen...!!!
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65 of 68 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adult Music. 29 July 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
As far as I'm concerned this album is a must have for any lover of good music.
I discovered Rodriguez using I-tunes, so knew a bit about him. Having bought this album and seeing the film of the same name I have to say what an inspirational figure I think he is.
Please buy this album even if you're only slightly interested, I'm sure you won't regret it. Also do all you can to see the film, it is brilliant, moving and emotional.
This man deserves all the recognition he can get. at a time when there is so much disposable rubbish released by record companies it is a travesty that Rodriguez is not better known.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Wally B
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Rodriguez is unique and his life story is an amazing one. Disappearing into obscurity for a long time, he never received the accolades that his contemporaries did - e.g. Bob Dylan, Neil Young, et al. At least not until he was rediscovered, and even today many have not heard of him. He is one of the greatest, and learning from the film about the type of person he is and how he lives his life only adds to his reputation. As for 'Searching for Sugarman' the album, when was the last time you bought an album with lyrics worth listening to that are political, thought provoking, emotional and more?

Buy an original version, for all the Rodriguez records never sold, concert halls never filled, etc. back in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, when he was denied the global recognition he has always richly deserved.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indavertent hero 7 Aug 2012
Format:Audio CD
The story of Sixto Rodriguez' accidental stardom in South Africa is every amateur songsmith's wildest dream come true. Having plugged away for years in front of unappreciative hometown crowds - in Rodriguez' case, having given it away altogether - to then discover you have been adored all along, by half a million fans, must be quite the trip. A trip, in this case, from inner-city Detroit in 1971 to Cape Town, South Africa, in 1998.

Sixto Rodriguez was (if this film isn't really an elaborate hoax, a caveat you may take as read for the remainder of this review) a singer songwriter from Detroit who came to brief notice in the late sixties. He was picked up by a label which was part of the Motown empire. Perhaps his mistake was to ply Greenwich Village folk to the people of Motor City, but in any case his two recorded records sold not at all, and he was promptly dropped and passed quickly into oblivion.

Or so he thought: But not, as it turned out, in South Africa, where his songs had spread by word of mouth and bootlegged cassettes. Under Apartheid this Mexican American folkie became an immense underground hit. South Africa was then a police state, so this is no mean feat, but perhaps explains why there was no greater communication in or out of the republic, for Rodriguez knew nothing of this success: he didn't know his record was even released in South Africa, because it wasn't: in a story as implausible as the one about American sailors donating 45s to Liverpudlian guttersnipes and thereby educating them about Chuck Berry, someone's girlfriend came over from LA with a copy, it got taped and passed around, and before long it had shifted half a million copies. Viral marketing, 1971 style.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Awesome Awesome 2 Feb 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Only discovered Rodriguez a week ago after seeing the movie but I'm hooked. Whilst the recordings are obviously very old they have been transferred to CD in a way that won't disappoint audiophiles. A nicely mastered CD - three thumbs up :o)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Hard to see how this guy remained under the radar for so long. The two albums are fantastic but this is a great overview. Check out the film as well.
Published 6 days ago by NickK
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it.
Despite the deceit of the writers, or shall we call it 'poetic licence' ? Rodriguez has never received the recognition he deserved. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Born Free
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album with the classics and also some unfamiliar ones
I grew up on his albums (cold fact, etc) but got this as a nice compilation and also because it had one or two songs that I was not familiar with.
Published 1 month ago by J ROSENTHAL
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album!
Amazing album soundtrack of the film 'Searching For Sugar Man' based on Sixto Rodriguez. Both the sountrack and the film are definitely worth buying and listening to. Flawless.
Published 1 month ago by alicks scott
4.0 out of 5 stars Lyrically lovely
After watching the film I had to buy this album. It really does sound contemporary and it's hard to believe it has been around since the 70s. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bess_Wheat
4.0 out of 5 stars lost & found
great documentary and solid soundtrack, I'm a bit of a hippy liberal lefty in real life so appreciate Rodriguez take on life and sticking up for the underprivileged .... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Richard Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars An Awesome Soundtrack
I watched Searching for Sugar man after a friend told me about this. The documtary itself is amazing and takes you through many emotions and a lot of this has to do with the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by S. Chowdhury
5.0 out of 5 stars I knew I already rated this before I bought it! And I'm not...
I first heard this in a cafe in Camden Market in London. I had to ask staff what it was and knew that it wouldn't be too long before I bought it! I have not been disappointed!! Read more
Published 1 month ago by kerry edward
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Watch the film; get the sound track; play on repeat; sing along if that's your thing; live a happier, more fulfilled life.
Published 2 months ago by Paul Lowry
5.0 out of 5 stars Album of the year
This is like most of you already know a collection of songs written and performed by Rodriquez, compiled for the soundtrack of the documentary "Searching for Sugar... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Andreas Acadjiotis
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