The Harder They Come (Bonus Tracks) CD (2003)

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Universal Records
SKU 60608451
UPC 044006949529
UPC 14 00044006949529
Format CD
Release Date 8/5/2003
Links
Author Jimmy Cliff
Compilation Appearance Harder They Come
Compilation Appearance 90s Pop Hits Box Set
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Reggae
Compilation Appearance Muzik City: the Story Of Trojan
Compilation Appearance War Ina Babylon/island Reggae Antholo
Compilation Appearance Island 50 Reggae
Compilation Appearance Ruler:reggae Anthology
Compilation Appearance Playlist:king Of Kings Reggae Hits
Compilation Appearance Reggae Golden Jubilee:origins Of Jama
Compilation Appearance Muscle Shoals (ost)
Associated Artist/Work Brown, Dennis
Associated Artist/Work Lebo M
Associated Artist/Work Nu Colours
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
CatalogID 069495
Lable Name Hip-O/Island
Released 08/05/2003
Original Release 1972
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00044006949529
Album Notes and Credits
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.
Professional 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".
Disc 1
1 You Can Get It If You Really Want - Jimmy Cliff,Israelites - Desmond Dekker & The Aces
2 Draw Your Brakes - Scotty,My Conversation - The Uniques
3 Rivers Of Babylon - The Melodians,Do The Reggay - The Maytals
4 Many Rivers To Cross - Jimmy Cliff,Viet Nam - Jimmy Cliff
5 Sweet And Dandy - The Maytals,I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
6 Harder They Come, The - Jimmy Cliff,Reggae Hit The Town - The Ethiopians
7 Johnny Too Bad - The Slickers,Double Barrel - Dave & Ansel Collins
8 007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker,It Mek - Desmond Dekker
9 Pressure Drop - The Maytals,Sweet Sensation - The Melodians
10 Sitting In Limbo - Jimmy Cliff,Let Your Yeah Be Yeah - Jimmy Cliff
11 You Can Get It If You Really Want - Jimmy Cliff,Cherry Oh Baby - Eric Donaldson
12 Harder They Come, The - Jimmy Cliff,Monkey Spanner - Dave & Ansel Collins
13 54-46 (That's My Number) - The Maytals
14 It's My Delight - The Melodians
15 Wonderful World, Beautiful People
16 Pomp And Pride - The Maytals
17 Guava Jelly - Johnny Nash
18 Bigger They Come The Harder They Fall, The - Jimmy Cliff
Disc 2
1 You Can Get It If You Really Want - Jimmy Cliff,Israelites - Desmond Dekker & The Aces
2 Draw Your Brakes - Scotty,My Conversation - The Uniques
3 Rivers Of Babylon - The Melodians,Do The Reggay - The Maytals
4 Many Rivers To Cross - Jimmy Cliff,Viet Nam - Jimmy Cliff
5 Sweet And Dandy - The Maytals,I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
6 Harder They Come, The - Jimmy Cliff,Reggae Hit The Town - The Ethiopians
7 Johnny Too Bad - The Slickers,Double Barrel - Dave & Ansel Collins
8 007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker,It Mek - Desmond Dekker
9 Pressure Drop - The Maytals,Sweet Sensation - The Melodians
10 Sitting In Limbo - Jimmy Cliff,Let Your Yeah Be Yeah - Jimmy Cliff
11 You Can Get It If You Really Want - Jimmy Cliff,Cherry Oh Baby - Eric Donaldson
12 Harder They Come, The - Jimmy Cliff,Monkey Spanner - Dave & Ansel Collins
13 54-46 (That's My Number) - The Maytals
14 It's My Delight - The Melodians
15 Wonderful World, Beautiful People
16 Pomp And Pride - The Maytals
17 Guava Jelly - Johnny Nash
18 Bigger They Come The Harder They Fall, The - Jimmy Cliff
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