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I´ve run out of superlatives for this.,
This review is from: Buena Vista Social Club Presents (Audio CD)For me this is one the greatest musical recordings I´ve had the pleasure to listen to, from the first note to the very last.
This brilliant Cuban singer showcases his stunning abilites in a tour de force of Cuban music. While this album boasts it´s fair share of upbeat moments, witness the pulsating,"cinefuegos tiene su Guaguanco," and the raw power of,"Marieta," it´s on the more subtle, romantic tracks that Ferrer really showcases his genius. "Silencio," is the trembling voice of a dejected, broken man walking along the bay dreaming of his lost love. His voice is so clear and pure but yet at the sametime it sounds so vulnerable. "Herido de sombras," is another demonstration of the shere beauty of this guy´s voice. A personal favourite of mine is "Nuestra ultima cita."
Those who like Cuban music will know how breathtakingly talented and versatile the island´s musicians are. Well on this album he´s accompanied by the very best, legends like González and Galbán. This voice is more than worthy of this incredible collection of musicians. Ry Cooder´s production is excellent, he shepherd´s the record brilliantly and it retains a very authentic feel.
You don´t need a grasp of Spanish to understand the beauty of this and like the rest of the Buena Vista records it trancends musical genres and is very accessible to every music lover.