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3.0 out of 5 stars Superb music but a badly conceived and produced CD, 11 Jan. 2007
This review is from: Live Manchester and Dublin (Audio CD)
You will be reading this review because you have heard the guitar music played by these two young Mexicans and - hopefully - you have been stunned by their talent.

So this live CD should capture all the excitement of them playing in front of an audience - and most of the time it does, but unfortunately the production approach is appalling.

Track 1 begins with a full-blooded and stunning instrumental.

Track 2 is 39 seconds of Gabriella whittering on and giggling. This is fine an a DVD, but adds nothing to a CD. Especially after such a stunning start.

Track 3 is them playing guitar again - very mellow and jazzy at first and then on into a superb arrangement of 'Take 5'

Track 4 is a wonderful example of their percussive style. Mind-blowing.

Tracks 5-7 take you through a good range of lively and brilliant instrumentals .... but then you come to the final track. ('One')

Track 8 and the music is wonderful, but after 5m 5s it ends and then there is a totally unecessary silence for SIXTY SECONDS. After that Gabriella returns for an unbelievably self-indulgent whitter about when they arrived in Ireland and felt cold. This goes on and on and on and on and isn't even followed by any more music. You can't even edit it out with your track selector because it is part of the track 8.

APPALLING and is the main reason for docking 2 stars.

The CD cover also says there bonus PC/Mac footage of a performance, but I can find nothing that plays.

Such a shame. My advice is to buy the other two CD's of theirs - and if you can get the one with the bonus DVD, you'll be really happy, even though it still contains that boring whitter about being chilly in Ireland.
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Initial post: 14 Jul 2008 11:26:30 BDT
Is your glass half empty or what?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Oct 2012 19:45:46 BDT
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