Acustico [CD/DVD]

Acustico [CD/DVD]

by La 5ª Estación
     
 
The success of Flores de Alquiler (2004) was a little slow to build for la Quinta Estación, but the success certainly came, particularly with the release of the album's second and third singles, "Daría" and "Algo Más," and it carried over well into 2005. So the rock en español trio regrouped that year for a stopgap release

Overview

The success of Flores de Alquiler (2004) was a little slow to build for la Quinta Estación, but the success certainly came, particularly with the release of the album's second and third singles, "Daría" and "Algo Más," and it carried over well into 2005. So the rock en español trio regrouped that year for a stopgap release that would tide over their growing fan base while they continued to ride out the steadily continuing success of Flores de Alquiler. The CD/DVD Acustico is that stopgap release. Essentially, it's an "unplugged" performance of Flores de Alquiler, reprising most of the album, including all of the hits. There is enough of a difference between this understated acoustic performance and the radio-ready slickness of Flores de Alquiler that fans will want both. In particular, frontwoman Natalia Jiménez shines here. Without question, she's the focal point of the band, and her voice absolutely steals the show on Acustico. Discounting a two-song plugged-in encore, "Algo Más" is saved for last, and it's just plain striking. What a beautiful song, no matter the version. "Niña" also shines within this context, as it's also a showcase for the vocal strength of Jiménez. As pleasing as this performance is, however, there's no denying that it's slight relative to its primary source, Flores de Alquiler. Jiménez may indeed shine here, but a lot of the studio-crafted vibrancy that made Flores de Alquiler such an exceptional album is missing in the sparseness of this setting. Moreover, Acustico is slight because of its limited contents: just ten songs total, eight of them from Flores de Alquiler and the other two from the band's largely unknown debut, Primera Toma (2002). Then again, the video component does add a certain additional value, but overall, Acustico is the province of devoted fans. Anyone less than wholeheartedly devoted to la Quinta Estación will be perfectly content with Flores de Alquiler and the band's other studio efforts.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/01/2005
Label:
Sony U.S. Latin
UPC:
0037629687824
catalogNumber:
96878

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

5ª Estación   Primary Artist
Armando Ávila   Mezcla
Natalia Jiménez   Harmonica,Vocals,Group Member
Abraham Barrera   Piano,Hammond Organ
Iván Barrera   Violin,Double Bass,Acoustic Bass
Javier Barrera   Percussion,Bateria,Musical Direction
Miguel Pasos   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Bajo Sexto
Pablo Domínguez   Guitar,Group Member
Ángel Reyero   Guitar,Coros,Group Member
Miguel Inzunza   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Coros,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Armando Ávila   Composer,Direction
Natalia Jiménez   Composer
Abraham Barrera   Arranger
Iván Barrera   Arranger
Javier Barrera   Arranger
Miguel Pasos   Arranger
Emilio Ávila   Direction
Juan Carlos Moguel   Engineer
Miguel Inzunza   Arranger,Duet

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