This is a treat for all those who find the band's indulgence in heavy guitar tones a bit too much. The versions of 'La Venganza De Los Pelados', and 'Malaque' are the best I have heard and are truly exceptional. The percussion is every bit the equal as any of the many Santana (band) incarnations. The inclusion of a DVD makes it all the more special. Unreservedly recommended.
OK, so this is all well-known material, but it really is a treat. The song selection, audio quality and the performances are all first rate. I know I'm biased as I've loved this band for almost thirty years, but if you're a Los Lobos fan already, you'll love it, and even if you're just curious, it's a great place to start. I have the double vinyl edition and my only quibble would be that each side is rather short, so for extra value, buy the deluxe version with extra tracks and DVD!
This album shows just what a bunch of real musicians can do -entertain and deliver a thoroughly enjoyable live set. This album shows the versatile range of Los Lobos and covers old and new songs. It is not ground breaking stuff but it gets across the energy of the live band and most importantly the quality.