Coming from Reality

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Coming from Reality
Studio album by Rodriguez
Released November 1971
Recorded 1970
Studio Lansdowne Studios, London
Length 40:30
Label Sussex
Producer Steve Rowland
Rodriguez chronology
Cold Fact
Coming from Reality
At His Best
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[3]

Coming from Reality is the second and final studio album to date from American singer and songwriter Rodriguez, originally released by Sussex Records in 1971. It was later released in South Africa in 1976 with the alternate title After the Fact.

The album was also reissued on compact disc (CD) by Light in the Attic Records in May 2009. This reissue includes three bonus tracks originally released only in Australia, though they were recorded in Detroit in 1972 with Cold Fact collaborators Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey, representing the last recordings they ever did together.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Sixto Rodriguez.

1."Climb Up on My Music"4:54
2."A Most Disgusting Song"4:49
3."I Think of You"3:25
4."Heikki's Suburbia Bus Tour"3:22
5."Silver Words?"2:04
6."Sandrevan Lullaby – Lifestyles"6:37
7."To Whom It May Concern"3:21
8."It Started Out So Nice"4:01
9."Halfway Up the Stairs"2:27
11."Can't Get Away (1973)(2009 bonus track)"3:57
12."Street Boy (1973)(2009 bonus track)"3:47
13."I'll Slip Away (1973)(2009 bonus track)"2:53


  • Rodriguez – vocals, guitar
  • Chris Spedding – guitars
  • Tony Carr – bongos, possible percussion
  • Phil Dennys – keyboards
  • Jimmy Horowitz – violin on "Sandrevan Lullaby"
  • Gary Taylor – bass
  • Andrew Steele – drums


  • Steve Rowland – producer
  • John Mackswith – engineer
  • Recorded at Lansdowne recording studios, London, England late 1970, released in late 1971
  • Arranged by Phil Dennys (tracks 3, 5, 7 and 9)
  • Arranged by Jimmy Horowitz (tracks 6, 8 and 10)


  • Clarence Avant – archival materials, photo courtesy
  • Milan Bogden – audio engineer
  • Tim Burzese – audio engineer
  • Tony Carr – percussion
  • Dennis Coffey – archival materials, arranger, audio production, photo courtesy, producer
  • Vincent Cook – graphic design
  • Dave Cooley – remastering
  • Phil Dennys – arranger, keyboards
  • Chris Ferraro – executive producer
  • Tim Forster – archival materials, photo courtesy
  • Jimmy Horowitz – arranger, violin
  • John MacSwith – audio engineer, engineer
  • Los Rodriguez – acoustic guitar, primary artist, vocals
  • Rodriguez – primary artist
  • Sixto Rodriguez – composer
  • Steve Rowland – audio production, producer
  • John Samson – archival materials, photo courtesy
  • Milton Sincoff – merchandising, package direction
  • Chris Spedding – guitar
  • Andrew Steele – drums
  • Matt Sullivan – reissue producer
  • Gary Taylor – bass, bass instrument
  • Mike Theodore – archival materials, arranger, audio production, photo courtesy, producer
  • Hal Wilson – illustrations, original photography
  • Josh Wright – executive producer


  • Coming from Reality LP (Sussex, 1971)
  • Coming from Reality CD (Light in the Attic Records, 2009)
  • Coming from Reality LP with bonus tracks (Light in the Attic Records, 2009)
  • Coming from Reality LP with bonus tracks (Light in the Attic Records, 2009)


Chart (1979) Peak
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[6] 24
Chart (2013) Peak
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[7] 109
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[8] 12
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[9] 91
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[10] 29
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 135
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[12] 63
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 16
Chart (2013) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[14] 67
Chart (2014) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[15] 25


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