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  • Audio CD (26 Mar. 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B000J23416
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 52,630 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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This unique compilation project brings together the legendary musicians of the Buena Vista Social Club & some of today's most popular music stars Chris Martin (Coldplay), Dido, Franz Ferdinand, Sting, Bono and Radiohead among others, performing collabotarions of some of their classic hits.

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Created as a benefit project for Artists' Project Earth, an organization devoted to protecting the environment, reversing climate change, and tendering disaster relief, this compilation pairs Western pop stars (U2, Sting, Artic Monkeys, et al) and their hits with all-new arrangements performed by members of Cuba's Buena Vista Social Club plus other Havana-based talent. The overall effect is of a well-meaning but not entirely simpatico mutual admiration society. Coldplay's "Clocks" is a good example; the lead vocal is coolly lethargic, engulfing the spiky crags of the rhythm section like syrup on a waffle. But then, most of the singers sound strangely unconnected to the frisky 1-2-3/1-2 of the clavé beat. The contrast between the two groups of players could have been bracing, and to many ears it perhaps will be, but most of the time, they seem to transmitting from parallel universes. Not surprisingly, the best tracks are those in which hometown icons are left to do what they do best. But the late, great Ibrahim Ferrer's marvelous interpretation of "As Time Goes By" (his final recording) and Omara Portuondo's wistful yet powerful cover of "Killing Me Softly" only serve to further showcase what's amiss with the rest of the album. --Christina Roden

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Fantastic music!

I first heard the Clocks track on the radio and franticly searched all over to find out who had done it. Here it is, along with a whole host of other funky tracks that have been given the Buena Vista Social Club treatment.

Not only is it something I consider to be a must have for any music collection; £2 of the sale will be donated to the Artist Project Earth chairty who provide natural disaster relief and climate change awareness. The insert is a really good read with inspirational words from the likes of George Monbiot, Al Gore, Tim Flannery and Gandi. On top of all that, the CD packaging is carbon neutral!

It was certainly undersold to me, who was initialy only after the funky Coldplay track.

I don't think anyone could be dissappinted with this record, it's a classic already.
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This album is a must have for any collection. Expect to be hearing alot of these tracks on radio and film music soon. Track 3 Arctic Monkeys - Dancing Shoes is full of energy. The Kaiser Chiefs - Modern Way another excellent track and track 14 Coco Freeman / Franz Ferdinand - The Dark of the Matinee also brilliant. All the tracks are good on this album. To be honest I like these versions much better than the pop versions they are derived from, they have so much more to them. The only people that won't like this are died in the wool Buena Vista fans that like the other reviewer here, is a little dismissive to put it politely. Buy It, Enjoy It, this is a great album for your collection!
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A great mix of styles - love the Artic Monkeys, Coldplay and Dido tracks especially, and the purely Buena Vista tunes. I hear there are still other songs recorded that haven't come out yet? Shakira, Santana and Gorillaz? The message is so important too - global warming and disaster relief. We can do a little something just by enjoying good music! I'm getting copies for xmas presents this year. Anyone with an interest in the issues should be getting involved with this kind of project.
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I haven't bought a CD in absolutely years, but the moment I saw this on sale I knew that I was going to buy it- more than 1 in fact! I think that the fact that this album was produced with the aim of promoting awareness into climate change issues is admirable and worth the cost of a CD. I realise that others may think that you could have given the money straight to the charity, but realistically, there are fewer people that are going to do that, than buy a good CD.

With regards to the music, I have yet to find any one of my friends that haven't asked me where to get this CD because they love the tracks. I am just waiting for the next one to come out now!

You won't be disappointed- with either the music or the sense of satisfaction of having spent money for a good cause!
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A splicing together of well known mainstream acts and Cuban stylings courtesy of members of the Buena Vista Social Club. All in aid of Artists Project Earth (APE), which lends support for natural disaster relief and climate change awareness. So far, so good: a worthwhile charity and plenty of talented people. But does it work? In part. The reworking of Clocks by Coldplay is arresting but the change to I still haven't found what I'm looking for by U2 is plain strange - you can almost see the joins. On the other hand Dido's One step too far works better than the original and Fragile by Sting is a remarkable listen. Of course you may not like any of it but, if you're not paying too much, you're likely to find at least 5 or 6 tracks that you warm to. It's certainly a great album for chewing over with friends and seeing if you agree about what works. Naturally, it's best served on a balcony overlooking a tropical ocean with a long drink in your hand. But's also not bad in Streatham or Splott!
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I love this CD! I'm already a Latin music fan and have about hundred Latin CD's which includes Cuban music and Buena Vista Social Club. While this album might not be as great as the original Ry Cooder production, it's certainly great to listen and dance to. I think that the conversion of popular English music tracks into Cuban rhythms was done very sympathetically and simply works in almost all cases. I like the surprise element with "Clocks" when it starts like the original and then suddenly turns into Salsa. I also respect Sting for singing in Spanish. I believe that this album will make Latin music more accessible for people that don't normally listen to it. I know that I will play a few tracks of this album at my wedding, as my H2B and I can salsa to it and our guests will still enjoy the music as they are familiar with it, whereas they might be a bit alienated if we play pure Salsa for a long period of time. The only track that I don't like is the "Killing me Softly" track, but then I'm personally sick of the English version anyway and others might like it. "Dancing Shoes" takes some getting used to, but I can imagine it works at a party and is simply good fun. The fact that some of the proceeds go to a course is also a good incentive to buy this CD.

I hope there will be more like this soon...
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'Rhythms Del Mundo' is the best of 'music with a message': great songs by top artists (each tune on this disc is a winner), great websites ([...] -and- [...]) and a great cause (saving the planet from environmental collapse while we still can). Pick this one up, have a listen....and then follow through on the desire to do something!
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