Anthology

Anthology

by Celia Cruz
     
 

The last time Fania released a double-disc compilation on Celia Cruz was back in 2001 in their Legends of Salsa series. Since that time, the label's manufacturing and distribution network has changed hands a few times; it is currently part of Codigo Music. This is a plus given how prolifically Fania is remastering and reissuing not only its catalog, but alsoSee more details below

Overview

The last time Fania released a double-disc compilation on Celia Cruz was back in 2001 in their Legends of Salsa series. Since that time, the label's manufacturing and distribution network has changed hands a few times; it is currently part of Codigo Music. This is a plus given how prolifically Fania is remastering and reissuing not only its catalog, but also compilations like this one. Cruz's discography is voluminous and can be very confusing. While there are numerous greatest-hits and best-of compilations, many come from disreputable sources, tend to center on very specific periods in her work, or sound just plain bad on compact disc. Fania's Anthology is an excellent place to start with Cruz. Its 31 tracks cover her work with Tico, Alegre, and Fania itself. It contains many of her undisputed greatest hits as well as some real surprises, and conveys the astonishing array of styles she authoritatively performed: from rhumbas and mambos to guaguancos, pachangas, boleros, sons, and of course, salsas. Among her many collaborators here are the stars of Latin music itself, from Pete Rodriguez, Tito Puente, and Johnny Pacheco to Ray Barretto, Willie Colón, Papo Lucca, and the Fania All-Stars, to name a few. The sound on these tracks has been thoroughly and beautifully remastered from the original 1/4" master tapes. Ernesto Lechner's fine liner essay is in Spanish and English, and the set features photos as well. This is highly recommended for both the newcomer to Cruz's work, and for the seasoned fan looking for the best of the best.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2012
Label:
Fania
UPC:
0846395071290
catalogNumber:
71292

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. El Yerberito Moderno  - Celia Cruz
  2. Suavecito  - Celia Cruz
  3. La Guarachera  - Celia Cruz
  4. Me Acuerdo De Ti  - Celia Cruz
  5. Oye Mi Consejo  - Celia Cruz
  6. Bravo  - Celia Cruz
  7. Guantanamera  - Celia Cruz
  8. Cuando Sali De Cuba  - Celia Cruz
  9. Metida Con You  - Celia Cruz
  10. Mi Treque, Treque  - Celia Cruz
  11. Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In  - Celia Cruz
  12. Bómboro Quiña  - Celia Cruz
  13. Salsa De Tomate  - Celia Cruz
  14. Dile Que Por Mi No Tema  - Celia Cruz
  15. Gracia Divina  - Orquesta Harlo
  16. Bemba Colorá  - Celia Cruz

Disc 2

  1. Quimbara  - Celia Cruz
  2. Toro Mata  - Celia Cruz
  3. Cucala  - Celia Cruz
  4. Ritmo, Tambor Y Flores  -  J. Betancourt
  5. Usted Abusó  - Celia Cruz
  6. Burundanga  - Celia Cruz
  7. El Guaba  - Celia Cruz
  8. Encantado De La Vida  - Celia Cruz
  9. Soy Antillana  - Celia Cruz
  10. La Dicha Mia  - Pete "El Conde" Rodríguez
  11. Berimbau  - Celia Cruz
  12. Nadie Se Salva De La Rumba  - Adalberto Santiago
  13. Bamboleo  - Celia Cruz
  14. El Chisme  - Celia Cruz
  15. El Negro Bembón  - Celia Cruz

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Celia Cruz   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Larry Harlow   Composer
Johnny Pacheco   Composer
Bobby Capó   Composer
Galt MacDermot   Composer
T. Smith   Composer
Rafael DaVila   Composer
Gerome Ragni   Composer
Luis Demetrio   Composer
Izzy Sanabria   Photo Courtesy
Wilfredo Figueroa   Composer
C. Alonso Curet   Composer
Ciro Rodríguez   Composer
Rosendo Rosell   Composer
Raquel Attias   Composer
Justi Barreto   Composer
Oscar Munoz Bouffartique   Composer
Junior Cepeda   Composer
Adolfo Echeverria   Composer
Ramon Espigul   Composer
Jose Coaro Fumero   Composer
Jorge Zamora   Composer
Ignacio Piñeiro   Composer
Carlos Soto de la Colina   Composer
Nestor Mili   Composer
Carlos Quintana   Composer
Ciro E. Quintana   Composer
N. Reyes   Composer
Ernesto Lechner   Liner Notes
Marilyn Pupo   Composer
Miguel Angel Amadeo   Composer
Luis Maria Aguilera   Composer
Jose Vargas Penas   Composer
Gustavo Seclen   Composer
Jenaro "Heny" Álvarez   Composer

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