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Cold Fact Import


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Cold Fact + Coming From Reality + Searching For Sugar Man
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (Aug. 19 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Light in the Attic
  • ASIN: B001BKVWYG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

1. Sugarman
2. Only Good For Conversation
3. Crucify Your Mind
4. This Is Not A Song, Its An Outburst
5. Hate Street Dialogue
6. Forget It
7. Inner City Blues
8. I Wonder
9. Like Janis
10. Gommorah (A Nursery Rhyme)
11. Rich Folks Hoax
12. Jane S. Piddy

Product Description

It's one of the lost classics of the '60s, a psychedelic masterpiece drenched in colour and inspired by life, love, poverty, rebellion, and, of course, "jumpers, coke, sweet mary jane". The album is Cold Fact, and what's more intriguing is that its maker, a shadowy figure known as Rodriguez was, for many years, lost too. A decade ago, he was rediscovered working on a Detroit building site, unaware that his defining album had become not only a cult classic, but for the people of South Africa, a beacon of revolution.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By carlos vala jr on Aug. 28 2008
Format: Audio CD
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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stan on Dec 17 2012
Format: Audio CD
A wonderful collection of songs. Each has a catchy melody and the words are poetic, reflecting questions deep within us all, while remaining very simple and unpretentious, no doubt echoing the artist himself
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An excellent purchase of the re-release of a singer songwriter. After nearly 30 years of obscurity while unknowingly becoming a legend in South Africa and Australia the life of this soft spoken humble man (Rodriguez) has ended up as a Cinderella story.. Some of the music is a bit dated, but the lyrics are insightful and timeless which more than compensated for any (small) shortcomings. Purchase the DVD 'Searching for Sugar Man' to round out your collection of this feel good story!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elesa Willies on March 4 2013
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Great for South Africans who listened to Rodriguez back in the '70s. Simple, pure, sometimes hard hitting lyrics with great melodies and rhythms
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He has his own unique style, but his indifference to material success had him working hard labour on construction sites while his musical equals like Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen were enjoying the benefits of such public success. "Cold Fact" and "Coming from Reality" should be listened to after first viewing the heartbreaking "Searching for Sugarman", the story of Rodriguez's strange life.
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Unfortunatly Rodriguez did not make it in those days, why who knows, but how is the destiny, just flip over 180 degree after 40 or so years with a big hit.
Many followers just lovet it. We need more this type of music to balance the poor quality songs that is made today, everything runs around of money, I mean fast money.

Super duper Excellent album.
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By Chris Sterling on Feb. 23 2014
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Superb music; sadly under-rated. People have recently re-discovered Rodriguez. In fact, most people have only just discovered him in the first place. If you like this music (and you will), I strongly recommend the very moving movie about how this artist was ripped off by his producer - it's called Searching for Sugarman, and I believe it;s also available on Amazon
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Like many of the other people who have provided reviews, this music of Rodriguez was brought to my attention by the excellent documentary "Search for Sugarman". An incredible story that illustrates so brilliantly, "better late than never". Watch the movie and then buy this recording. Audiophiles won't be disappointed in the least!
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