Rubén Blades y Son del Solar...Live!

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All Music Guide - Evan C. Gutierrez
All Rubén Blades fans know his wizardry in the studio to be beyond comparison in the salsa world. Though some artists have difficulty making the transition from studio to stage, Blades takes on the challenge like a champ. His prowess as a live performer is in equal proportion to his inventive studio presence. The only disappointing aspect of his 1990 release, Rubén Blades y Son del Solar...Live!, is that it's Blades' only live in concert performance in his large discography. Backed up by the 11-piece band Son de Solar, Blades concentrates on repertoire that pleasingly mixes material from recent collaborations with the band, Agua de Luna and Buscando América, and his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Evan C. Gutierrez
All Rubén Blades fans know his wizardry in the studio to be beyond comparison in the salsa world. Though some artists have difficulty making the transition from studio to stage, Blades takes on the challenge like a champ. His prowess as a live performer is in equal proportion to his inventive studio presence. The only disappointing aspect of his 1990 release, Rubén Blades y Son del Solar...Live!, is that it's Blades' only live in concert performance in his large discography. Backed up by the 11-piece band Son de Solar, Blades concentrates on repertoire that pleasingly mixes material from recent collaborations with the band, Agua de Luna and Buscando América, and his days with Fania. The play list is one crowd-pleaser after another, including recent hits like "Ojos de Perro Azul" and classics like "Pedro Navaja." Though favoring a now dated synth-heavy sound, the musical performances are so powerful that they must have shaken the club to its foundation. Son de Solar are themselves an amazing conflagration of Latin star power, including pianist Oscar Hernandez, timbalero Ralph Irizarry, Marc Quiñones, and drummer Robby Ameen. The pedigree of musicianship shows through in the flawless, achingly funky grooves and virtuosic solos. Blades proves himself not only to be a master musician, but also a wonderful communicator and entertainer, as is evident in his often humorous interactions with the crowd. The unacquainted will be won over, and dedicated fans will hear their beloved cantante as never before.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/12/1990
  • Label: Elektra / Wea
  • UPC: 821838319429
  • Catalog Number: 60868

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Decisiones (6:03)
  2. 2 Cuentas del Alma (6:49)
  3. 3 El Padre Antonio (8:46)
  4. 4 Pedro Navaja (9:26)
  5. 5 Todos Vuelven (5:53)
  6. 6 La Cancion del Final del Mundo (6:35)
  7. 7 Ojos de Perro Azul (7:05)
  8. 8 Buscando America (11:08)
  9. 9 Muevete (12:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rubén Blades y Son del Solar Primary Artist
Rubén Blades Indexed Contributor, Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Robby Ameen Drums
Oscar Hernandez Piano
Ralph Irizarry Timbales
Renaldo Jorge Trombone
Arturo Ortiz Synthesizer
Roger Paiz Bongos
Marc Quiñones Acoustic Guitar, Conga
Angel Papo Vasquez Trombone
Michael Vinas Bass
Leopoldo Pineda Trombone
Edwin Montalve Conga
Technical Credits
Rubén Blades Arranger, Composer, Producer
Jerry Solomon Engineer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Howard Thompson Executive Producer
Carol Bobolts Art Direction
Mick Adams Live Sound
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