Coming From Reality
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 (Sex Pistols, 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”.
The Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man tells the almost unbelievable story of Rodriguez. A must see film.
Climb Up On My Music
A Most Disgusting Song
I Think Of You
Heikki's Suburbia Bus Tour
To Whom It May Concern
It Started Out So Nice
Halfway Up The Stairs
Light in the Attic reissue with deluxe gatefold die cut sleeve