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The Harder They Come [Deluxe Edition] [Remaster]


  • 0. DISC 1: ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM 1972:
    1. You Can Get It if You Really Want
    2. Draw Your Brakes
    3. Rivers of Babylon
    4. Many Rivers to Cross
    5. Sweet and Dandy
    6. Harder They Come, The
    7. Johnny Too Bad
    8. 007 (Shanty Town)
    9. Pressure Drop
    10. Sitting in Limbo
    11. You Can Get It if You Really Want
    12. Harder They Come, The
    0. DISC 2: REGGAE HIT THE TOWN: CRUCIAL REGGAE 1968-1972:
    1. Israelites
    2. My Conversation
    3. Do the Reggay
    4. Viet Nam
    5. I Can See Clearly Now
    6. Reggae Hit the Town
    7. Double Barrel
    8. It Mek
    9. Sweet Sensation
    10. Let Your Yeah Be Yeah
    11. Cherry Oh Baby
    12. Monkey Spanner
    13. 54-36 (That's My Number)
    14. It's My Delight
    15. Wonderful World, Beautiful People
    16. Pomp and Pride
    17. Guava Jelly
    18. Bigger They Come the Harder They Fall, The
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 069495

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    The 2003 Deluxe Edition of THE HARDER THEY COME includes a bonus CD of early reggae tracks recorded between 1968 & 1972, rare photos and original artwork.
    Producers: Jimmy Cliff, Derrick Harriot, Leslie Kong, Byron Lee.
    Originally released on Mango SMSAS (7400). Includes liner notes by David Katz.
    Producers: Jimmy Cliff, Derrick Harriot, Leslie Kong, Byron Lee, Guilly Bright.
    Personnel: Jimmy Cliff (vocals); Winston Grennan (drums).
    Liner Note Authors: Chris Blackwell; David Katz; Perry Henzell; Paul Simonon.
    The soundtrack to the groundbreaking film about Jamaican subcultures, this superb selection is also a synthesis of late 60s and early 70s reggae. Recordings by Jimmy Cliff, the movie's star, form the album's core and his contributions, notably 'Many Rivers To Cross', show his understated power to great effect. An important figure in the development of reggae, Cliff at last secured deserved acclaim with this collection. His work is ably supported by 'Pressure Drop', one of the finest songs the Maytals ever recorded, while the Melodians and Slickers prove equally strong. The latter's 'Johnny Too Bad' perfectly encapsulates the film's plot, one that helped launch reggae into the international arena.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.124) - Ranked #119 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "'Many Rivers To Cross' is one of the finest songs to come from the island..."
    Rolling Stone (8/7/03, p.77) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...THE HARDER THEY COME only sounds more alive thirty years after its original appearance..."
    Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.124) - Ranked #119 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "'Many Rivers To Cross' is one of the finest songs to come from the island..."
    Entertainment Weekly (10/12/01, p.29) - Ranked #12 in EW's "100 Best Movie Soundtracks" - "...A vital compilation...Heartfelt and urgent..."
    Q (10/01, p.144) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...The songs have aged better than the film, with many of Cliff's contributions remaining bona fide standards..."
    Down Beat (1/02, p.46) - Included in Downbeat's "Best CDs of 2001".
    Down Beat (12/01, p.88) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...Vastly enjoyable..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.134) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[F]rom early '60s ska gems like 'One-Eyed Jacks' to the justly celebrated self-titled debut album....A fine collection from an unsung giant."
    Mojo (Publisher) (6/02, p.66) - Included in Mojo's "100 Coolest Movie Soundtracks".
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