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|1. Chan Chan|
|2. De Camino A La Vereda|
|3. El Cuarto De Tula|
|4. La Enganadora|
|5. Buena Vista Social Club|
|6. Dos Gardenias|
|7. Quizas, Quizas|
|8. Veinte Años|
|2. Y Tu Que Has Hecho?|
|6. El Carretero|
Produced by Ry Cooder and the same talented team that produced the original album. The album includes previously unpublished photographs from the concert and a 4,000 word sleeve note by Ry Cooder and the musicians themselves.
The performances on the album are absolutely brilliant and capture a collective enthusiasm, warmth, energy and feeling of triumph that was felt together by both audience and band that special night back in 1998.
Juan de Marcos González - (bandleader, backing vocals, güiro), Ry Cooder - (guitars), Rubén González - (piano), Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Hugo Garzón, Pío Leyva, Manuel 'Puntillita' Licea - (vocals), Manuel 'Guajiro' Mirabal, Octavio Calderón - (trumpet), Jesús 'Aguaje' Ramos - (trombone), Compay Segundo, Eliades Ochoa - (guitar, vocals), Benito Suárez Magana - (guitar), Barbarito Torres - (laoud), Orlando 'Cachaíto' López, Salvador Repilado - (bass), Joachim Cooder - (drums, percussion), Alberto 'Virgilio' Valdés - (maracas, backing vocals), Amadito Valdés - (timbales), Angel 'Terry' Domech - (congas), Roberto García - (bongos, cowbell, güiro)
Caught live at the city's legendary Carnegie Hall in July 1998, this truly historic concert marked the American debuts of the band, all of them at the time well into their 70s, 80s and 90s. A decade on, the impact of musicianship as considered, consummate and casually thrown off as this remains magical and mesmerising. This is the real thing, and how - music-making of a standard rarely achieved in any genre that communicates with a joyous, life-affirming vitality that is simply impossible to resist or refuse. It's a shot of pure musical adrenalin that hits the mark every time.
Produced by Ry Cooder, the Carnegie Hall concert thrillingly caught the Buena Vista Social Club at the very height of their powers, and at the very end of their colossal achievements. The band never played together again and within all too short a time, key contributors like Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén Gonzalez and Company Segundo had died.
But the legacy left behind remains vividly alive, as this 16-strong collection of the group's most popular pieces amply demonstrates. Yet while tracks like Chan Chan, Orgullecida, Candela and Veinte Años retain the capacity to leap vibrantly out of the speakers, what continues to amaze and astonish in equal measure is the sheer technical virtuosity of the playing, the impeccably attuned sense of ensemble, and, above all, the unfettered and infectious joy in making music.
We may never see or hear the likes of Buena Vista Social Club again, but what relatively little we have on disc will endure and abide. This startlingly good, beautifully recorded one-off provides a covetable reminder of a peerless musical phenomenon at its glorious peak. --Michael Quinn
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Brilliant. Kind of grows in the level of sophistication. Not necessarily an instant hit, but an edgy chill that builds, if there is such a thing which here there is I suppose.Published 2 months ago by J. FRY
Every music lover, whatever their taste, should love this album. I have been recommending it to all my friends. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sam
Great album,great condition.arrived very fast and well packaged..Happy :)Published 8 months ago by Claire Curran
Superb album - sounds great inspite of not being either 180g or 200g gauge vinyl. stunning as it is I think if there whereere heavy gauge vinyl it would even be better!! Read morePublished 17 months ago by Moses
We saw the band in Cuba in May of last year. They were amazing and to hear the live version of Chan Chan (basis of Dexter theme) brings it all back. Read morePublished on 19 Feb. 2013 by Amazon Customer
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