The breakthrough album that—in conjunction with the film of the same title—burst reggae through into the mainstream with its release in England in summer 1972 and in the US, on Island’s newly inaugurated reggae specialist imprint Mango, in spring 1973.
As film director and co-writer Perry Henzell said of the film, the first of its kind produced in the island nation’s first decade of independence, “There is no impact you will ever have greater than the impact of showing a society itself on the screen for the first time.”
The album captured the sound of Jamaica, and remains a vital document and evergreen collection of the best in Jamaican music.

The breakthrough album that—in conjunction with the film of the same title—burst reggae through into the mainstream with its release in England in summer 1972 and in the US, on Island’s newly inaugurated reggae specialist imprint Mango, in spring 1973.
As film director and co-writer Perry Henzell said of the film, the first of its kind produced in the island nation’s first decade of independence, “There is no impact you will ever have greater than the impact of showing a society itself on the screen for the first time.”
The album captured the sound of Jamaica, and remains a vital document and evergreen collection of the best in Jamaican music.

602567073949
The Harder They Come [LP]

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Format: Vinyl
Label: ISLAND
Genre: Reggae
Rel. Date: 05/04/2018
UPC: 602567073949

The Harder They Come [LP]
Artist: Various Artists
Format: Vinyl
New: Available $19.98
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DISC: 1

1. You Can Get It If You Really Want
2. Draw Your Brakes
3. Rivers Of Babylon
4. Many Rivers To Cross (Harder They Come/Soundtrack Version)
5. Sweet & Dandy
6. The Harder They Come
7. Johnny Too Bad
8. 007 (Shantytown)
9. Pressure Drop (Single Version)
10. Sitting In Limbo
11. You Can Get It If You Really Want (Chorus Version)
12. The Harder They Come (Single Version)

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The breakthrough album that—in conjunction with the film of the same title—burst reggae through into the mainstream with its release in England in summer 1972 and in the US, on Island’s newly inaugurated reggae specialist imprint Mango, in spring 1973.
As film director and co-writer Perry Henzell said of the film, the first of its kind produced in the island nation’s first decade of independence, “There is no impact you will ever have greater than the impact of showing a society itself on the screen for the first time.”
The album captured the sound of Jamaica, and remains a vital document and evergreen collection of the best in Jamaican music.