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By the Light of the Moon
     

By the Light of the Moon

by Los Lobos
 

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On How Will the Wolf Survive?, Los Lobos seemed to be feeling out the boundaries of how much they could say about the hard realities of life within the framework of good-time R&B-flavored rock & roll, and on their next album, 1987's By the Light of the Moon, the group gently shifted their focus to favor their more contemplative

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On How Will the Wolf Survive?, Los Lobos seemed to be feeling out the boundaries of how much they could say about the hard realities of life within the framework of good-time R&B-flavored rock & roll, and on their next album, 1987's By the Light of the Moon, the group gently shifted their focus to favor their more contemplative side. While the band certainly hadn't lost the ability to rock out (check out "My Baby's Gone" or "Shakin' Shakin' Shakes" for proof), most of the album displayed a lighter touch musically, with David Hidalgo's deft lead guitar and Cesar Rosas' precise rhythm chords fueling lean but smoky R&B numbers like "Is That All There Is?" and "All I Wanted to Do Was Dance" and understated musical snapshots like "One Time, One Night" and "River of Fools." Lyrically, By the Light of the Moon is dominated by the sad mysteries of life and the less-than-generous nature of fate, as ordinary people try to come to terms with death ("One Time, One Night"), disappointment ("Is That All There Is?"), love that's faded into the shadows ("The Hardest Time"), and the mingled comfort and uncertainties of faith ("Tears of God"). While the soundtrack album to the movie La Bamba, released the same year, captured Los Lobos at their most carefree and high-spirited as they called up the spirit of Ritchie Valens, By the Light of the Moon showed the other side of the coin as the group looked into the hearts and souls of themselves and the community around them, and if it's a harder album to enjoy than those that preceded it, its depth rewards repeated listenings.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2012
Label:
Mobile Fidelity
UPC:
0821797206464
catalogNumber:
2064
Rank:
74049

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Performance Credits

Lobos   Primary Artist
Alex Acuña   Percussion
Steve Berlin   Harmonica,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
T Bone Burnett   Vocals
Mickey Curry   Drums
Mitchell Froom   Keyboards
David Hidalgo   Guitar,Percussion,Violin,Vocals,6-string bass,Lap Steel Guitar,Accompaniment,Hidalguera
Conrad Lozano   Electric Bass,Vocals,Guitarron,Acoustic Bass
Cesar Rosas   Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Vihuela,Bajo Sexto
Ron Tutt   Drums
Louie Pérez   Guitar,Drums,Hidalguera

Technical Credits

T Bone Burnett   Producer
David Hidalgo   Composer
Larry Hirsch   Engineer
Lobos   Arranger,Producer
Jeff Price   Art Direction
Jeri McManus   Art Direction
Public Domain   Composer
Linda Clark   Management

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