Label: Island Records - RRCD61/586 158-2,Island Records - RRCD61/586158-2 • Series: Reggae Refreshers - RRCD 61 • Format: CD Compilation, Reissue, Remastered, Repress • Country: Europe • Genre: Reggae, Stage & Screen • Style: Soundtrack, Roots Reggae, Rocksteady, Reggae
The heart of the soundtrack comes from performances by the film's star, reggae singer Jimmy Cliff. Only the title track " The Harder They Come " was recorded by Cliff specifically for the soundtrack, with three earlier songs by Cliff added. In Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the SeventiesRobert Christgau said the soundtrack "collected the best songs of artists whose music was either unavailable or not rich enough to fill an LP".
The soundtrack album played a major part in popularizing reggae in the United States and the world beyond, the film itself preventing the genre from remaining an isolated phenomenon in Jamaica.
On August 5,Universal Music Group issued a Deluxe Edition of the album, with the original remastered and reissued on one disc. A bonus disc continued the idea of the original soundtrack itself, compiling additional singles from the Home At Last - David Bowie And Trevor Jones - Labyrinth (From The Original Soundtrack Of The Jim Hen days of reggae, entitled Reggae Hit the Town: Crucial Reggae From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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