The Ultimate Yma Sumac Collection

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Ultimate Yma Sumac Collection may very well live up to its title; at the very least, it's likely the most comprehensive overview of her recordings yet assembled. Therefore, the question is, is it better to go with a collection which contains three previously unreleased cuts and four rare stereo mixes or an official album, namely her Voice of the Xtabay, which Richie Unterberger calls her "first and most popular release." Since that first album isn't quite as pop-oriented as some of the material on The Ultimate, it may seem that the collection is preferable, yet that's not really the case. Sumac is a bit of a cultural artifact, so she makes the most sense in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Ultimate Yma Sumac Collection may very well live up to its title; at the very least, it's likely the most comprehensive overview of her recordings yet assembled. Therefore, the question is, is it better to go with a collection which contains three previously unreleased cuts and four rare stereo mixes or an official album, namely her Voice of the Xtabay, which Richie Unterberger calls her "first and most popular release." Since that first album isn't quite as pop-oriented as some of the material on The Ultimate, it may seem that the collection is preferable, yet that's not really the case. Sumac is a bit of a cultural artifact, so she makes the most sense in the context; hence, the album makes a bit more sense than the compilation. However, there is very, very little overlap between Voice of the Xtabay and The Ultimate, so the collection not only functions as a nice supplement to the record, but neophytes who decide they want to sample an overview instead of diving into the proper albums will not be disappointed by repeated tracks when they go to the Voice. Any way you look at it, The Ultimate Yma Sumac Collection is a good compilation of a difficult artist to anthologize.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/11/2000
  • Label: The Right Stuff
  • UPC: 724352143429
  • Catalog Number: 21434
  • Sales rank: 41,791

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Yma Sumac Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Virgil Thomson Liner Notes
Charles Baker Liner Notes
Ray Palmer Liner Notes
Jack Ross Liner Notes
Alan Eichler Liner Notes
Mois├ęs Vivanco Arranger, Composer
Odea Murphy Mastering
Traditional Composer
Cesar Bustamente Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beware Xtabay Overlap

    Don't be misled by Stephen Erlewine's claim that "there is very, very little overlap between Voice of the Xtabay" and this album; a simple comparison of titles on each album reveals that six of the 16 tracks on Voice of the Xtabay are duplicated here, a rather significant duplication in my opinion.

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