A Change Is Gonna Come

From the Album Portrait of a Legend
August 3, 2005 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: August 3, 2005
  • Release Date: August 3, 2005
  • Label: ABKCO
  • Copyright: (C) 2003 ABKCO Music & Records Inc.
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  • Duration: 3:11 minutes
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  • ASIN: B0016CNWRO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,502 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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Will probably purchase more tunes now that I've gotten this first one.
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I love this music, makes me feel like dancing and partying.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Linda Lou on December 22, 2010
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Classic Sam Cooke at his best. Bringing turbulent events of the 60s to the forefront of this sorrowful powerful and relevant soul tune from the 60s. Sad and still powerful as is relevant in today's world. His message was simple but strong. Moving slow soulful song.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Barnes on February 20, 2009
This is a classic and Sam Cooke, "the man and his music" is a classical composer of this rare gem. This song should make everyone throughout the world want to listen to it over and over again to get the impact it has on our everyday lives overall. "Change" is imminent in our society and we all should welcome change, to better ourselves, our kids lives, our communities as a whole! MLK started this song of "change" and he had a vision that we all someday would see each other as equal, and this song should have been done at the same time as MLK's speech "I have a dream".... I could listen to this one forever!!! Maybe, you can too!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GreenParkAlum on June 24, 2013
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Better if it had been unplugged, maybe.
Sam Cooke's voice recalls that rich, clean and pure sound of a French horn. Indeed, a French horn appears in this arrangement--an excellent choice. His pipes--a fine instrument--need very little "support" behind them.
So why add the strings? They do not fit the story. Consider the start: "I was born by a river, in a little tent." The speaker starts life in poverty, on the ground, literally, no real roof above. And Mr. Cooke's delivery of "tent" at the end of this line, intro's the listener to expect brevity--and bluntness.
The rest of Mr. Cooke's lyrics fulfill the promise, even as the strings complicate the sound and so detract from his message by sugar-coating. No, it is not elevator music [I love the piece ],but consider what it could have been if also been recorded in a "B" side acoustic version!
What a talent you were, Mr. Cooke! We are sorry you left soon and can only imagine what more you would have said through your music if you had been given even just a few more years of life.
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Love it!! EXACTLY what I wanted. Easy to download. Will probably purchase more tunes now that I've gotten this first one.
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By Brian D. Hedges on January 19, 2014
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I hadn't heard this song until a few days ago. There are quite a few pop, rocky, bluesy songs of Sam Cooke that I've liked quite well since the 1960's. But this one just blew me away. It's right up there with Brothers in Arms, Ain't Nobody Going To Turn Me Around, We Shall Overcome among others, as an anthem for civil rights and human progress. Inspirational and a gorgeous just plain song in its own right as well.
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By M on December 19, 2013
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This reminds me of hard times as a kid and all the racism people can have when you are a minority. But it makes you want to keep going no matter what.
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