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Searching For Sugar Man

As the sixties came to a close in 1969 Mexican-American singer songwriter, Sixto Diaz Rodriguez was on the verge of something great. Following a brief and unsuccessful stint with local label Impact Records, the Detroit native had signed a new deal with fledgling Sussex Records and was about to release his debut record Cold Fact.

Despite the initial promise of greatness and the quality of the record, Cold Fact was a commercial failure on its release in 1970. When his 1971 follow up record, Coming From Reality also failed to connect Rodriguez left Sussex Records and returned to family life in Detroit working in construction, teaching and even a career in local politics. It seemed as though Rodriguez and his music had disappeared in to obscurity. Thankfully this is just the first chapter in his remarkable story. A few years later and unbeknown to Rodriguez, Cold Fact had become a word-of-mouth, cult classic in Australia and New Zealand. The renewed profile of his music resulted in a 1979 and 1981 tour of Australia supporting Midnight Oil, Men At Work and Split Enz. But it was to be South Africa and in the homes and hearts of the anti-Apartheid liberals that Rodriguez would really strike a chord and achieve the superstar status that alluded him on home soil. Amid wild and fantastical stories of his disappearance, some even involving an alleged on-stage suicide, two South African fans set out to find out what really happened to their hero, and their investigation led them to a story more extraordinary than any of the many myths theyd heard. Their story forms the basis of Searching For Sugar Man and one of the greatest accompanying soundtracks of all time.
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As the sixties came to a close in 1969 Mexican-American singer songwriter, Sixto Diaz Rodriguez was on the verge of something great. Following a brief and unsuccessful stint with local label Impact Records, the Detroit native had signed a new deal with fledgling Sussex Records and was about to release his debut record Cold Fact.

Despite the initial promise of greatness and the quality of the record, Cold Fact was a commercial failure on its release in 1970. When his 1971 follow up record, Coming From Reality also failed to connect Rodriguez left Sussex Records and returned to family life in Detroit working in construction, teaching and even a career in local politics. It seemed as though Rodriguez and his music had disappeared in to obscurity. Thankfully this is just the first chapter in his remarkable story. A few years later and unbeknown to Rodriguez, Cold Fact had become a word-of-mouth, cult classic in Australia and New Zealand. The renewed profile of his music resulted in a 1979 and 1981 tour of Australia supporting Midnight Oil, Men At Work and Split Enz. But it was to be South Africa and in the homes and hearts of the anti-Apartheid liberals that Rodriguez would really strike a chord and achieve the superstar status that alluded him on home soil. Amid wild and fantastical stories of his disappearance, some even involving an alleged on-stage suicide, two South African fans set out to find out what really happened to their hero, and their investigation led them to a story more extraordinary than any of the many myths theyd heard. Their story forms the basis of Searching For Sugar Man and one of the greatest accompanying soundtracks of all time.

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Disk 1

  • 1. Sugar Man.
  • 2. Crucify Your Mind.
  • 3. Cause.
  • 4. I Wonder.
  • 5. Like Janis.
  • 6. This Is Not A Song, Its An Outburst: Or, The Establishment Blues.
  • 7. Cant Get Away.
  • 8. I Think Of You.
  • 9. Inner City Blues.
  • 10. Sandrevan Lullaby - Lifestyles.
  • 11. Street Boy.
  • 12. A Most Disgusting Song.
  • 13. Ill Slip Away.
  • 14. Jane S. Piddy.

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Unexpected

Like so many I got the soundtrack after watching the documentary. If it was a record, I would have been on my 3rd or 4th one already due to wearing it out. There is not a day that I don't listen to it. I took my ipod on a European trip and all that played day in and day out was this album. Really amazing.

Makes a great gift

After watching the documentary, Searching for Sugarman, I decided that I would purchase the CD to give as gifts to family members and friends. I bought one for myself and really enjoy the choice of tracks on the cd.

All In One

After seenig the movie Searching for Sugar Man and enjoying the music so much, I decided to buy the sound track. It's perfect as this CD has all his well known songs and others on one CD. A good buy.

Good Memories

Great CD and very quick delivery.

Worth every cent

I have played this CD so often, that I am worried it is going to wear out! I love, love, love his music, his lyrics, his relaxed style of delivery!

Searching for Sugar Man

Excellent product. Super service and delivery by kalahari.com

Searcing for suger man

Its awesome.

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN

I purchased this CD for my son who was fortunate to watch Rodriguez, live, in Cape Town recently. My son was thrilled with the gift and listens to the CD whenever he has a break in his busy day. He says Rodriguez is a master in his field!

Sugarman found..

Having been to see the amazing documentary, Searching for Sugarman (a must see), I wanted to have time to listen again to Rodrigues' music. I had picked up the comment that he sang in the time of the likes of Bob Dylan, 'but is better'. My dylanesque hackles rose, and I had to buy this to compare. Very pleased that I did! Some of the Sugarman music is of noticeably similar style to Dylan. I have yet to work out if either is better. (But of course Dylan came first.....)

Searching For Sugar Man

Always enjoyed Rodriguez music, however, his album Cold Fact is still my best.

Searching For Sugar Man CD

Excellent CD and sound much better than the "Cold Fact" CD, but must have both

This is a CD the DvD costs less

Hi, Be careful that this is only the CD. The DvD sells for less than this product on this same website. I searched for the DvD and ordered the CD in error thinking it was bringing up all the DvD's. You can buy the CD for much less.

Searching For Sugarman

Nothing to do with politics, nothing to do with apartheid but everything to do with good music and a supposedly "failed" musician who was a hero to millions and spoke for a generation. Brilliant documentary and brilliant music: thank you, Mr Rodriguez.

Silly product description.

Some dissappointing songs in the middle of this album. Rather buy Cold Fact and, you don't get all the political bull on the album cover either!

Cold Fact

Best music ever loved it still enjoy his music.

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