Various ‎– The Harder They Come - Original Soundtrack Recording

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Island Records ‎– ILPS-9202
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A1 Jimmy Cliff You Can Get It If You Really Want
Producer – Jimmy CliffWritten-By – Jimmy Cliff
A2 Scotty (2) Draw Your Brakes
Producer – Derrick HarriottWritten-By – D. Scott*, Derrick Harriot*
A3 The Melodians Rivers Of Babylon
Producer – Leslie KongWritten-By – B. Dowe*, F. McNaughton*
A4 Jimmy Cliff Many Rivers To Cross
Producer – Jimmy CliffWritten-By – Jimmy Cliff
A5 The Maytals Sweet And Dandy
Producer – Leslie KongWritten-By – F. Hibbert*
A6 Jimmy Cliff The Harder They Come
Producer – Jimmy CliffWritten-By – Jimmy Cliff
B1 The Slickers Johnny Too Bad
Producer – Byron LeeWritten-By – Slickers*
B2 Desmond Dekker Shanty Town
Producer – Leslie KongWritten-By – D. Dekker*
B3 The Maytals Pressure Drop
Producer – Leslie KongWritten-By – F. Hibbert*
B4 Jimmy Cliff Sitting In Limbo
Producer – Jimmy CliffWritten-By – Jimmy Cliff
B5 Jimmy Cliff You Can Get It If You Really Want
Producer – Jimmy CliffWritten-By – Jimmy Cliff
B6 Jimmy Cliff The Harder They Come
Producer – Jimmy CliffWritten-By – Jimmy Cliff

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Notes

Initially version with pink rim label design.

Track A5 and track B2 are recorded in mono only.

℗ 1972 by Island Records Ltd.

Printed and made by Tinsley Robor Group Ltd.

There is another version of this release in the database with an identical label but has a non-gatefold cover here: Various - The Harder They Come - Original Soundtrack Recording.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): ILPS-9202-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): ILPS-9202-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - variant 1): ILPS 9202 A-1U
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - variant 1): ILPS 9202 B-2U
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - variant 2): ILPS 9202 A-3U
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - variant 2): ILPS 9202 B-3U

Other Versions (5 of 88) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
86 381 XOT, 86 381 Various Jimmy Cliff In The Harder They Come(LP, Comp, RP) Island Records, Island Records 86 381 XOT, 86 381 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
RRCD61/586 158-2, RRCD61/586158-2 Various The Harder They Come - Original Soundtrack Recording(CD, Comp, RE, RM) Island Records, Island Records RRCD61/586 158-2, RRCD61/586158-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
86 381 XOT, 86 381 IT Various Jimmy Cliff In The Harder They Come(LP, RP) Island Records, Island Records 86 381 XOT, 86 381 IT Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
ILPS-9202, ILPS 9202 Various The Harder They Come - Original Soundtrack Recording(LP) Island Records, Island Records ILPS-9202, ILPS 9202 UK 1972 Sell This Version
ILPS 9202 Various The Harder They Come - Original Soundtrack Recording(LP, Album, RE) Island Records ILPS 9202 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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workingspliffs

workingspliffs

February 5, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
This seminal release is the ultimate rock steady complilation album and from a movie soundtrack to boot! It showcases the versatility of Jamaica's top artists, and their penchant for recombining instrumental music beds with new vocals or toasting. "Draw your Brakes" was originally a music bed by Derrick Harriot with vocalists Keith and Tex singing "Stop that Train." Scotty toasts his laments over this creating a classic that will get stuck in your head forever. "Pressure Drop" introduces the world to Fredrick Hibbert's (Toots) huge voice, which matches the best American R&B has to offer. The Slickers , long dead or jailed at release time offer a treat not to be missed with "Johnny too Bad". The Rastafarian hymn, "By the Rivers of Babylon" sung by the Melodians, rounds out this sampler of the best of late 60s, early 70s reggae.
FrequencyRadio

FrequencyRadio

June 21, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
What a album ! Listen to the title track "The Harder They Come" this guy is singing from the bottom of his soul. It's totally infectious and you will find yourself singing it all day.
"You Can Get It If You Really Want" & "Many Rivers to cross" also are tracks from the heart, the way all music should be.
If you can, see the film which stars Jimmy Cliff in the lead role and has this album as the soundtrack.
Reggae music at it's best.