Amor y Control

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All Music Guide - Evan C. Gutierrez
Rubén Blades' 1992 release Amor y Control may feature more variety, more stylistic diversity than any other before or after. Considering that Blades has made a career out of musical globetrotting, that's quite a statement. However, with virtually every track choosing a different Latin American or Caribbean nation as it's home, it's quite justified. From merengue to samba to West Indies funk to the salsa that made him famous, Blades never seems to find home, he's as full of wanderlust as the ships that grace the album's cover. Often times when a musician attempts such an epic project, instead of playing one style well, all come out mediocre. Not the case with Blades ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Evan C. Gutierrez
Rubén Blades' 1992 release Amor y Control may feature more variety, more stylistic diversity than any other before or after. Considering that Blades has made a career out of musical globetrotting, that's quite a statement. However, with virtually every track choosing a different Latin American or Caribbean nation as it's home, it's quite justified. From merengue to samba to West Indies funk to the salsa that made him famous, Blades never seems to find home, he's as full of wanderlust as the ships that grace the album's cover. Often times when a musician attempts such an epic project, instead of playing one style well, all come out mediocre. Not the case with Blades and his band Son de Solar, which is made up of players so sensitive, adaptable and expert, one would think that each idiomatic style was their specialty. Highlights are numerous, including "West Indian Man," a tribute to the backbone of the workforce who built the canal in Blades' native Panama, staying true to his commitment to social and political commentary. The title track's melodically unforgettable hook proves once again that Blades is among salsa's most innovative, tuneful songwriters. Though many of the tracks from Amor y Control can be found on collections, there's a depth and beauty to the work that can only be appreciated as a whole. This disc is worth owning.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/22/1992
  • Label: Sony U.S. Latin
  • UPC: 037628083924
  • Catalog Number: 80839
  • Sales rank: 47,538

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 El Apagón - Son del Solar (5:26)
  2. 2 West Indian Man - Son del Solar (3:28)
  3. 3 Adán García - Son del Solar (4:48)
  4. 4 Naturaleza Muerta - Son del Solar (2:30)
  5. 5 El Cilindro - Son del Solar (4:31)
  6. 6 Piensa en Mi - Son del Solar (4:31)
  7. 7 Amor Y Control - Son del Solar (5:52)
  8. 8 Canto A La Madre - Son del Solar (2:50)
  9. 9 Canto A La Muerte - Son del Solar (6:23)
  10. 10 Baby's in Black - Son del Solar (3:33)
  11. 11 Creo en Ti - Son del Solar (4:38)
  12. 12 Conmemorando - Son del Solar (6:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rubén Blades y Son del Solar Primary Artist
Rubén Blades Indexed Contributor, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Tito Allen Background Vocals
Robby Ameen Drums
Sammy Figueroa Percussion
Oscar Hernandez Piano
Ralph Irizarry Timbales
Renaldo Jorge Trombone
Eddy Montalvo Conga
Arturo Ortiz Synthesizer
Michael Vinas Bass
George Gonzalez Bongos
Son del Solar Track Performer
Porfirio Fernández Tamboura, Tumbadora, Guiro
Hernandez Piano
Technical Credits
Rubén Blades Arranger, Producer
Agustín Lara Composer
Jon Fausty Engineer
Oscar Hernandez Arranger
Arturo Ortiz Arranger
Robert Ludwig Mastering
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