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Coming from Reality

4.9 out of 5 stars 70 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 5 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Light In The Attic
  • ASIN: B001TCHDPS
  • Other Editions: LP Record  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 70 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,223 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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3. I Think Of You (Usdea0803803)
4. Heikki's Suburbia Bus Tour
5. Silver Words?
6. Sandrevan Lullaby-Lifestyles
7. To Whom It May Concern
8. It Started Out So Nice
9. Halfway Up The Stairs
10. Cause
11. Can't Get Away (Bonus Track)
12. Street Boy (Bonus Track)
13. I'll Slip Away (Bonus Track)

Product Description

Digitally remastered and expanded reissue of his 1971 album. Coming From Reality is another treat for fans new and old, designed as Rodriguez's vision of a perfect Pop album. Coming From Reality found Rodriguez decamping from Detroit to London's Lansdowne Studios, where the album was recorded with some of the UK's top talent including Chris Spedding and producer Steve Rowland), who recalls Coming From Reality as his all time favorite recording project. The reissue also includes three previously unreleased bonus tracks recorded in Detroit in 1972 with Cold Fact collaborators Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey, representing the last thing the trio ever did together. 13 tracks.


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I wholeheartedly disagree with the many who say Rodrigues is as good as Dylan. Rodrigues is significantly better. Both Coming From Reality and Cold Fact are truly exceptional albums by an exceptional musician. These two albums might be the best in my collection of thousands of CDs.

If you only buy two albums in your lifetime, purchase these two. And if you have not seen the documentary, Searching for Sugar Man, purchase that as well. An incredible story that will move you to tears.
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This artist is incredible and I just love his work. I have viewed on Docu-D the documentary "à la recherche de Sugarman". His story touched me beginning with his music, his songs. I am very sorry that he has not had the Professional artist life he deserved so much to have. This guy has so much talent. A real poet! I don't tire of listening to his 2 albums that I bought (Cold fact and Coming from reality).

I wish him and his family to leave happily now that he began to give shows.
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The movie SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN provided my introduction to this incredible artist: an abject failure to start, who then becomes an iconic hero in alte-apartheid South Africa, and comes into his ownw at almost 70 years of age. What a story, but much mroe important, what terrific music. It's a sort of mixture of Bob DYlan, Leonard COhen and Paul Simon, with sassy lyrics and lovely melodies.
My favorite line:
And playboy Ralph
Who was always shorter than himself.....

Great buy.
Double-D.
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A little more hit and miss than the great Cold Fact, but i still enjoy quite a few tracks on this CD. Needlessly to say, every film/music lover must watch Searching for Sugarman.
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I've been playing this and Cold Fact on repeat since I got it, love it. Highly recommended! Watch the documentary Searching for Sugarman will enhance your listening experience.
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Was quite impress with the movie. Makes realize how a lot of unknown get lost in the shuffle of stardom. He did not get the recognition until someone seek him out and got a resurgence in popularity. He never got the exposure that Bob Dylan got yet it he was just as good if not better than him. Humility is the trademark in is situation something that most artist will forgo for fame and stardom.
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I actually prefer this 2nd 'album' to Rodriguez's first, "Cold Fact". A little more 'sophisticated' in style, with great variety from ballads to protest songs, variety of tempos and subject matter. He is a unique mixture of Jim Croce, Jose Felicanco, America, James Taylor and Bob Dylan. So if you like any of those musicians, you'll love this album!
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Shipping fees should be refound for the 3 Rodriguez items and this was not the case. Not really satisfied.
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