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All Music Guide - Mariano Prunes
Over a short period of the time, pop/folk duo Amaral has become one of Spain's most successful acts. Their last two albums, 2002's Estrella de Mar and 2005's Pájaros en la Cabeza were perfect examples of their melancholic, catchy, and radio-friendly sound. Both CDs became the year's biggest sellers in their native country, and also attracted a sizeable international following, particularly in Latin America and parts of Europe. Sitting pretty at the top, Amaral released the double album Gato Negro/Dragón Rojo in 2008. Predictably, the album entered the Spanish charts at number one on the strength of the typically strong single "Kamikaze." Still, after fans and critics ...
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All Music Guide - Mariano Prunes
Over a short period of the time, pop/folk duo Amaral has become one of Spain's most successful acts. Their last two albums, 2002's Estrella de Mar and 2005's Pájaros en la Cabeza were perfect examples of their melancholic, catchy, and radio-friendly sound. Both CDs became the year's biggest sellers in their native country, and also attracted a sizeable international following, particularly in Latin America and parts of Europe. Sitting pretty at the top, Amaral released the double album Gato Negro/Dragón Rojo in 2008. Predictably, the album entered the Spanish charts at number one on the strength of the typically strong single "Kamikaze." Still, after fans and critics managed to listen a few times to these two records in their entirety, it was not long before voices of dissent begun to foment. For starters, almost everyone agrees that Gato Negro/Dragón Rojo suffers from one of the most common syndromes of pop music, that of "overconfident popular band releases double album that really should have been trimmed to a single one, with the leftovers confined to a rarities disc." Indeed, while Amaral have insofar managed to play down their main weaknesses (repetition of both music and subject matter, predictable lyrics) by focusing in putting together a succinct set of well-crafted pop tunes, when the formula is expanded, it ostensibly backfires. Sure, there are a few good songs here and there, especially at the beginning of the album, but as the music drags, the lyrical shortcomings appear more pronounced, pulling most of Gato Negro/Dragón Rojo into blandness. It soon becomes hard to tell the songs apart, as they are all delivered in the same style, with Juan Aguirre's R.E.M. style guitar arpeggios over a driving beat (actually, Peter Buck himself guests on "Doce Palabras") and singer Eva Amaral talking about their neighborhood friends and memories from a better, innocent past, in a warm but rather flat voice. In Gato Negro/Dragón Rojo they sound typically pleasing in parts, but they're worryingly innocuous as a whole. But then again, that may go a long way in explaining their appeal to radio programmers. Perhaps it is time for Amaral to become more adventurous, or at least not to overstretch themselves, so as to make the most of their considerable pop sensibilities.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2008
  • Label: Emi Argentina
  • EAN: 5099922682529
  • Catalog Number: 226825

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kamikaze (3:42)
  2. 2 Tarde de Domingo Rara (3:19)
  3. 3 La Barrera del Sonido (3:17)
  4. 4 Las Chicas de Mi Barrio (4:31)
  5. 5 Esta Noche (3:42)
  6. 6 Las Puertas del Infierno (3:00)
  7. 7 Biarritz (4:17)
  8. 8 Gato Negro (3:29)
  9. 9 Rock & Roll (4:12)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Perdóname (3:29)
  2. 2 Alerta (3:57)
  3. 3 El Blues de la Generación Perdida (3:34)
  4. 4 De Carne y Hueso (3:41)
  5. 5 Dragón Rojo (2:05)
  6. 6 Es Sólo Una Canción (3:48)
  7. 7 El Artista del Alambre (3:57)
  8. 8 Deprisa (3:13)
  9. 9 Doce Palabras (3:09)
  10. 10 Concorde (3:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Amaral Primary Artist
Tony Beard Percussion, Bateria
Peter Buck Guitarra Concheros
Andy Gangadeen Percussion, Bateria
Henry Hirsch Piano, Hammond Organ
Cameron Jenkins Keyboards, Mezcla
Pino Palladino Bajos
Charlie Casey Guitar, Coros, Sintetizador
Melvin Duffy Pedal Steel Guitar, Weissenborn
Xoel López Coros
Eva Amaral Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Coros
Juan Aguirre Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Coros
Iván Ferreiro Coros
Technical Credits
Henry Hirsch Engineer
Cameron Jenkins Producer
Charlie Casey Programming
Eva Amaral Composer, Graphic Design
Juan Aguirre Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Some of their best writing

    Not every song on here is great but there are a handful of extraordinary ones that make it well worth buying. Kamikaze, Biarritz, Rock and Roll, Carne y Hueso, Doce Palabras and Concorde are some of their best writing. Try to get your hands on their Spanish version of Dylan's "A Hard Rains Gonna Fall" - called "Llegara la tormeta" which will knock you out. I am not sure why these guys are more well known in the States.

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