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Best Tango Album in the World, Ever!
     

The Best Tango Album in the World, Ever!

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The breathless title aside, it's hard not to recommend The Best Tango Album in the World Ever. It's two discs of Argentina's stately national dance music, delivered by luminaries such as legendary vocalist Carlos Gardel (on two scratchy tracks), innovative composer Astor Piazzolla (one track, and a version of his "Adios Nonino" by the Sexteto Mayor), and others

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The breathless title aside, it's hard not to recommend The Best Tango Album in the World Ever. It's two discs of Argentina's stately national dance music, delivered by luminaries such as legendary vocalist Carlos Gardel (on two scratchy tracks), innovative composer Astor Piazzolla (one track, and a version of his "Adios Nonino" by the Sexteto Mayor), and others. That means that dancers will have all the inspiration they need for a night of ochos on the dance floor. Enthusiasts of the music get colder comfort, though: scant liner notes, no recording dates -- the usual for this kind of crowd-pleasing, catalogue-clearing project. But with 30 tracks of crisply recorded drama, it's a great jumping-off point for the casual fan.

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
The title of this television-advertised compilation may be arrogant, but then the tango is not a dance for the shy and retiring. Whether or not it is, as it claims, The Best Tango Album in the World, Ever!, the two-disc set, containing 30 tracks and running a little less than an hour and a half, does feature some major performers of the music, notably Carlos Gardel, renowned as the father of the tango, heard performing "Volver" and the concluding vocal version of "Mi Buenos Aires Querido," and Astor Piazzolla, who used the tango as a vehicle for composing modern classical music, heard performing "La Rayuela." Other notable performers include Carlos Garcia & His Orchestra, heard on four tracks, Sexteto Mayor, Florindo Sassone & His Traditional Orchestra, and Alfredo de Angelis & His Traditional Orchestra. (If the casual listener to whom this collection is intended recognizes the third track, "Por una Cabeza," that's because it has turned up in the film Scent of a Woman, as the music to which Al Pacino's blind character dances, as well as in the opening scene of the Arnold Schwarzenegger film True Lies.) This is not a scholarly collection, being devoid of annotations beyond the requisite song titles, artists, and songwriting credits. But it plays well, and beginning students of the tango can put it on for their practice sessions.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2003
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724358106428
catalogNumber:
81064
Rank:
23797

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The Best Tango Album in the World, Ever! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I absolutely recommend for any Tango lover to buy this CD. It is the best collection out there of legendary Tango music.