Harder They Come (Soundtrack) (Vinyl)

Harder They Come

Harder They Come (Soundtrack) (Vinyl)

2018, 180g vinyl reissue.

The heart of the soundtrack comes from performances by the film's star, reggae singer Jimmy Cliff. Only the title track "The Harder They Come" was recorded by Cliff specifically for the soundtrack, with three earlier songs by Cliff added.

The remainder of the album is a compilation of singles released in Jamaica from the period of 1967 through 1972, assembled by The Harder They Come director and co-writer, Perry Henzell, from songs by favored reggae singers. In addition to Cliff, these artists include The Melodians, The Slickers, DJ Scotty, and seminal early reggae stars Desmond Dekker and Toots and the Maytals.

The soundtrack album played a major part in popularizing reggae in the United States and the world beyond, the film itself preventing the genre from remaining an isolated phenomenon in Jamaica.

Tracklisting

  1. Jimmy Cliff - You Can Get It If You Really Want
  2. Scotty - Draw Your Brakes
  3. The Melodians - Rivers Of Babylon
  4. Jimmy Cliff - Many Rivers To Cross
  5. The Maytals - Sweet And Dandy
  6. Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come
  7. The Slickers - Johnny Too Bad
  8. Desmond Dekker - Shanty Town
  9. The Maytals - Pressure Drop
  10. Jimmy Cliff - Sitting In Limbo
  11. Jimmy Cliff - You Can Get It If You Really Want
  12. Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come

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Type: Vinyl


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