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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 (351 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 913 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. Sugar ManRodriguez 3:47Album Only
  2. Crucify Your Mind [Clean]Sixto Rodriguez 2:30Album Only
  3. CauseRodriguez 5:28Album Only
  4. I WonderRodriguez 2:34Album Only
  5. Like JanisRodriguez 2:35Album Only
  6. This In Not A Song, It's An Outburst: Or, The Establishment BluesRodriguez 2:06Album Only
  7. Can't Get AwayRodriguez 3:53Album Only
  8. I Think Of YouRodriguez 3:23Album Only
  9. Inner City BluesRodriguez 3:25Album Only
10. Sandrevan Lullaby - LifestylesRodriguez 6:36Album Only
11. Street BoyRodriguez 3:46Album Only
12. A Most Disgusting SongRodriguez 4:46Album Only
13. I'll Slip AwayRodriguez 2:50Album Only
14. Jane S. PiddyRodriguez 3:00Album Only

Product Description

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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4.8 out of 5 stars

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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Lloyd on 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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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Monomotapo on 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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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Eyelean on 7 Jan. 2013
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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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By stunt man mike4 on 2 Feb. 2013
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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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74 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Barry on 29 July 2012
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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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By JonDS on 14 Sept. 2013
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I bought all three CDs. Cuts from "Coming from Reality" and "Cold Fact" not included on this CD won't be missed unless you find you've become a hard-core Rodriguez fan. I strongly recommend this CD as it is beautiful listening; Rodriguez did some outstanding composition. Having a copy will add to your collection.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By WayneZA on 14 Jan. 2013
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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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Olly Buxton on 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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