Once again the good folks at Light In The Attic records have unearthed and reissued a lost gem, a true masterpiece. How this album was ignored and sold poorly upon release in 1970 is beyond me. I can't stop listening to it. Smart lyrics, terrific playing led by Dennis Coffey on electric guitar of Motown fame and subtle string arrangements and that voice of Rodriguez makes me come back to this cd again and again. Cold Fact is a mix of rock, pop, folk, soul, and some psychedelic touches. All these genres thrown into the mix usually spell disaster, but not on this album. Here they make a wonderful backdrop for Rodriguez's passionate singing. I can't find a weak track on the cd, in fact the cd gets stronger song after song. At times you can hear some Bob Dyaln and Leonard Cohen influences, i even hear some Cat Stevens, which makes it all the more surprising that this album didn't sell when first released, considering that the age of the singer songwriter was just starting to take off. Rodriguez would release one more album and then dissappear, more on his life and the incredible story of how the album became a cult classic in Africa is included in the great packaging. A side note, Light In The Attic plan on releasing Rodriguez's second album at a later date, but in the mean time do yourself a huge favour and buy Cold Fact now. Money and time well spent.