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The Harder They Come [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] ()


In 1973, when the movie The Harder They Come was released, reggae was not on the radar screen of American pop culture. The soundtrack went a ways toward changing that situation. It is a collection of consistently excellent early reggae songs by artists who went on to thrive with reggae's increased popularity, and others for whom this is the most well-known vehicle. Jimmy Cliff is both the star of the movie and the headliner on the soundtrack. He contributes three excellent songs: the hymnal "Many Rivers to Cross," "You Can ...

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  1. You Can Get It If You Really Want
  2. Draw Your Breaks
  3. Rivers of Babylon
  4. Many Rivers to Cross
  5. Sweet and Dandy
  6. The Harder They Come
  7. Johnny Too Bad
  8. Shanty Town
  9. Pressure Drop
  10. Sitting in Limbo
  11. You Can Get It If You Really Want
  12. The Harder They Come
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