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At Carnegie Hall [LP]
     

At Carnegie Hall [LP]

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by Buena Vista Social Club
 

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The landmark Buena Vista Social Club concert at Carnegie Hall – July 1, 1998 – was both the start of a remarkable story and the culmination of a dream. This one-time-only event elevated veteran Cuban performers like Ibrahim Ferrer, Ruben Gonzalez, Compay Segundo and Omara Portuondo to long-overdue status as international stars, and it transformed the BVSC’s

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The landmark Buena Vista Social Club concert at Carnegie Hall – July 1, 1998 – was both the start of a remarkable story and the culmination of a dream. This one-time-only event elevated veteran Cuban performers like Ibrahim Ferrer, Ruben Gonzalez, Compay Segundo and Omara Portuondo to long-overdue status as international stars, and it transformed the BVSC’s already critically acclaimed album into a commercial juggernaut. Since then, the Grammy-winning Buena Vista Social Club, recorded at Havana’s Egrem Studio by guitarist Ry Cooder, has sold over eight million copies, making it the best-selling world music album ever, and the “Buena Vista Social Club Presents” imprimatur has come to represent an unwavering mark of quality. This live set, then, is the crucial link to everything that happened before or after for Buena Vista Social Club as a group of musicians and as a brand; it’s the album fans have eagerly awaited for a decade. “With the bittersweet delicacy of a classic bolero,” said The New York Times in a review of the concert, “the Buena Vista Social Club simultaneously celebrated the vitality and virtuosity of its musicians and mourned the era they embody.” From the Label

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Rolling Stone - Mark Kemp
1/2 This two-disc set, is even more emotionally engaging than the group's eponymous album, which triggered a worldwide Latin-jazz revival.

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Release Date:
10/14/2008
Label:
Nonesuch
UPC:
0075597987317
catalogNumber:
514415

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At Carnegie Hall [LP] 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
BostonGirl More than 1 year ago
This is terrific music--the rhythms make it hard to sit in my seat while I am driving--to think that this group is no more is a loss for everyone. The first album had two cd's as indicated but both were disc number two and had the same selections. Once I returned to the store and had this corrected I can now enjoy all the music.
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