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Back in 1971, "Coming From Reality" was Rodriguez's last gasp, the follow-up to "Cold Fact" and the final album he was allowed to record for the Sussex label. Unearthed, once again, by Light In The Attic Records, it's another treat for fans new and old, designed - at the time - as Rodriguez's vision of a perfect pop album. "Coming From Reality" found Rodriguez decamping from Detroit to London's Lansdowne Studios, where the album was recorded with some of the UK's top talent including Chris Spedding (Dusty Springfield, Harry Nilsson) and producer Steve Rowland (The Pretty Things, PJ Proby and the man who discovered The Cure), who recalls "Coming From Reality" as his favourite ever recording project. Highlights include the super-poppy "To Whom It May Concern", the "Rocky Raccoon"-inspired "A Most Disgusting Song" and period piece "Heikki's Suburbia Bus Tour".
Andy says: Some gorgeous tracks on this follow-up to an album to "Cold Fact". And then: silence. 40 years later the world catches up to the genius which is Sixto Rodriguez.
1. Climb Up On My Music
2. A Most Disgusting Song
3. I Think Of You
4. Heikki's Suburbia Bus Tour
5. Silver Words?
6. Sandrevan Lullaby-Lifestyles
7. To Whom It May Concern
8. It Started Out So Nice
9. Halfway Up The Stairs
11. Can't Get Away (Bonus Track, Circa 1972)
12. Street Boy (Bonus Track, Circa 1972)
13. I'll Slip Away (Bonus Track, Circa 1972)