Avalancha De Exitos CD (1996)

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Specifications

Label Wea/latina
SKU 60285472
UPC 706301671825
UPC 14 00706301671825
Format CD
Release Date 11/5/1996
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Author Cafe Tacuba
Compilation Appearance Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Book Life (ost)
Associated Artist/Work Caf? Tacvba
Technical Info
CatalogID 16718
Lable Name WEA Latina
Released 11/05/1996
Original Release 1996
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code ADD
Length 31m : 27s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00706301671825
Musical Guests
David Byrne
Luis Conte
Gustavo Santaolalla
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Anonimo (vocals, guitar); Alejandro Flores (vocals, violin); Joselo Rangel (acoustic & electric guitars, background vocals); Gustavo Santaolalla (acoustic guitar, percussion, background vocals); Emmanuel Del Real (guitar, piano, programming, background vocals); Quique Rangel (guitar, acoustic bass, background vocals); Alejandro Montano (guitar); Pavel Farkas (violin); Ramon Flores (bugle); Bob Leatherbarrow (vibraphone); Rafael Gonzalez, Luis Conte, Aaron Plunkett (percussion); David Byrne (background vocals).
Producers: Gustavo Santaolalla, Anibal Kerpel.
Engineers: Tony Peluso, Anibal Kerpel, John Hendrickson.
Recorded at El Ensayo, Naucalpan, Mexico and Track Record, Los Angeles, California.
All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
AVALANCHA DE EXITOS was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Performance.
Personnel: An¢nimo Alimentaci¢n (vocals, guitar); Emmanuel del Real (guitar, piano, programming, background vocals); Quique Rangel (guitar, background vocals); Joselo Rangel (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals); Gustavo Santaolalla (acoustic guitar, percussion, background vocals); Pavel Farkas (violin); Ramon Flores (bugle); Bob Leatherbarrow (vibraphone); Aaron Plunkett, Luis Conte (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Tony Peluso.
Recording information: El Ensayo, Naucalpan, Mexico; Track Record, LA, CA.
Photographer: Carlos Somonte.
Arrangers: John Schriner; Emmanuel del Real.
Defying natural expectations, this is certainly no ordinary cover album. The Grammy-nominated AVALANCHA DE EXITOS is Mexican alt-outfit Cafe Tacuba's tribute to some of their favorite songwriters. While there's none of their own material to be found here, AVALANCHA is surely one of the finest, most inventive, effervescent Latin-alternative recordings of the '90s. Gustavo Santaolalla and Anibal Kerpel get points for putting a bright production sheen on all the madness.
"Chilanga Banda" crawls along like a funky snake, with entertaining nonsense lyrics sprayed out with rhythmic abandon. Nacho Cano's "No Controles" offers sneering vocals and acoustic guitar riffery that lands like a brick, ultimately leading to an exotic vocal harmony and jaw-harp reverie. The soft, operatic "No Me Comprendes" slowly builds into a lovely, spacious reference to Jobim's "Wave," with piano, vibraphone, and atmospheric bird calls. Loosely based on the version by the Ventures, the old favorite "Perfidia" is rendered as a haunting instrumental with a curious combination of bowed upright bass, bleeps and bloops, strings, synth-drum programming, and vibrato guitar. Singer/fiddler Alejandro Flores then tears into a stirring acoustic take on merenguero Juan Luis Guerra's jewel, "Ojala Que Llueva CafT" ("I Hope It Rains Coffee in the Countryside").
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (2/20/97, p.70) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...elements of alternative rock, jazz, samba, bolero, hardcore punk, classic rock, soul and disco...the kind of music Esquivel might have made if he had belonged to generation Equis....Violent Femmes-meet-Beck magical-realist melodicism..."
Spin (2/97, p.86) - 8 (out of 10) - "...Platinum-selling avatars of el rocanrol Mexicano, Tacuba make no concessions to gringo tastes....Cafe Tacuba are, much like Talking Heads used to be, elegantly quirky exemplars of brains in an ongoing search for the heart of the heart of their country."
Entertainment Weekly (1/10/97, p.58) - "...beatnik bandidos Cafe Tacuba rap with dry anger while irreverently subjecting Latin standards to techno synths and industrial clatter..." - Rating: B
Alternative Press (5/97, p.67) - 4 (out of 5) - "...This collection is thouroughly enjoyable, and Tacuba deserve the attention."
Disc 1
1 Chilanga Banda
2 Metamorfosis
3 No Controles
4 No Me Comprendes
5 Alarmala De Tos
6 Perfidia - (TRUE instrumental)
7 Ojala Que Llueva Cafe
8 Como Te Extrano Mi Amor

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