One of Reggae’s Legendary Albums to Get a 50th Anniversary Reissue

It is Jimmy Cliff’s soundtrack to ‘The Harder They Come’

As Universal’s official site reports, in 1972, the film The Harder They Come arrived and eventually emerged as a cult classic with Cliff in the starring role. The accompanying The Harder They Come Soundtrack brought an international spotlight to reggae music.

Cliff himself is one of the most important reggae artists of all time, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and a Grammy Award-winning icon.

Now, the artist is preparing The Harder They Come 50th Anniversary Edition vinyl for release on December 9th. In addition to a 2LP gatefold wrapped jacket with a lamented gloss coating, the package boasts the liner notes from the 40th Anniversary Edition in addition to brand new words courtesy of Jimmy personally and revered reggae historian Dana Smart.

The year 2021 saw the Library of Congress choose it for preservation in the National Recording Registry, deeming it “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant.” Rolling Stone touted The Harder They Come Soundtrack on its coveted “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list.

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