RODRIGUEZ - COLD FACT
Format: Vinyl Album
Cold Fact is the debut album from American singer-songwriter Rodriguez. It was
released in the United States on the Sussex label in March 1970. The album sold very
poorly in the United States (Rodriguez was himself an unknown in the U.S.), but
managed to sell well in both South Africa and Australia, with Rodriguez touring
Australia in 1979.
In 1971 the album was released in South Africa by A&M Records. In 1976, several
thousand copies of Cold Fact were found in a New York warehouse and sold out in
Australia in a few weeks. It went to No. 23 on the Australian album charts in 1978,
staying on the charts for fifty-five weeks. In 1998 Cold Fact was awarded a platinum
disc in South Africa, and was five-times platinum in Australia. Rodriguez has since
toured South Africa and Australia with much success, but remained relatively unknown
in his native country of the US. This began to change after the reissues of his albums
in the US by Light in the Attic Records in 2008 and 2009, and even further in 2012 with
the Academy Award winning documentary film Searching for Sugar Man, which soon
led to appearances on major American television shows like 60 Minutes and The Late
Show with David Letterman..
COLD FACT (180g vinyl LP / CD) 01. Sugar Man 02. Only Good For Conversation
03. Crucify Your Mind 04. This Is Not a Song, It's an Outburst 05. Hate Street
Dialogue 06. Forget It 07. Inner City Blues 08. I Wonder 09. Like Janis 10.
Gomorrah (A Nursery Rhyme) 11. Rich Folks Hoax 12 Jane S. Piddy
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