Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Music CD - 2012
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In 1970, singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez relaesed his debut album to little fanfare in the US. But a bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and, over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero. Their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Rodriguez.
Publisher: New York : Sony Music Entertainment, [c2012]
Characteristics: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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Dreamer_10
Sep 07, 2017

I worked at a radio station in Toronto when Rodriguez should have been topping the
top 50 to be sure.

I use to hang around the record library, and thumb through the records.. never
ever saw the Album Cold Facts.

In my opinion... Bob Dylan copied and emulated this magical songwriter, and
artist.

This man's music touches one's soul.

At the ageof 75 he's finally getting to live his "music". He's on tour, and was recently
at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver BC... Aug 5 2017. Missed his show.

Sonny B

LPL_DirectorBrad Dec 04, 2014

Rodriguez is amazing. Great late early 70s stuff.

viguyy Jun 17, 2014

Absolutely FANTASTIC CD! What a great find. Hard to fathom he didn't break it very big originally.

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lukasevansherman
Mar 24, 2014

"Cause I lost my job two weeks before Christmas."
I'd advise watching the good, but overrated, documentary before listening to the soundtrack, which includes music from his only two studio albums, as well as songs from his unfinished third album. The movie sells him, especially to his rapidly devoted South African fans, as a figure on par with Elvis and Dylan and it does't detract from his stoned folk-rock to say he does't quite measure up. There is some of Dylan's lysergic wordplay, a bit of Donovan's hippie folk and some of Phil Ochs's social consciousness. Both of his albums have been reissued by Light in the Attic.

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cowflop
Sep 10, 2013

eclectic to be sure ... an adventure without doubt ... not for me but I don't look for the deeper meaning in life anymore :) ... I'm here for the music.

I must say tho', well worth the listen ... give it a try!

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Sabu
Aug 03, 2013

Great story and movie I was moved by this movie. I can't wait to check out his music!!

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