Zona Preferente: MTV Unplugged

Zona Preferente: MTV Unplugged

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by Maná
     
 

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The unplugged trend of the 1990s could be quite revealing. If a band used amplification to mask its deficiencies, going acoustic could easily expose them. But when artists who had a lot going for them -- everyone from Aerosmith and Bruce Springsteen to L.L. Cool J -- went unplugged, they had a lot of strong

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The unplugged trend of the 1990s could be quite revealing. If a band used amplification to mask its deficiencies, going acoustic could easily expose them. But when artists who had a lot going for them -- everyone from Aerosmith and Bruce Springsteen to L.L. Cool J -- went unplugged, they had a lot of strong material to rely on and triumphed in an acoustic or electro-acoustic environment. Stripped of the arena rock amplification it was known for, Maná generally sounds decent on this live-in-a-studio recording for MTV Unplugged. Much of the material is commercial, middle-of-the-road pop
ock fare; ballads like "Vivir Sin Aire" and "Cachito" are enjoyable, though not earth shattering. Nonetheless, the Mexican rock en Español band can be challenging at times. "Cuando Los Angeles Lloran" is a poignant ode to Chico Mendez, a South American environmentalist/activist who was murdered because of his fight to save the Amazon, while "Ana" describes the desperation of a pregnant 15-year-old who is afraid to tell her parents and gets no support from the boy who impregnated her. Equally sobering is the reggae-influenced "Falta Amor," an account of a homeless child. For the most part, however, Unplugged is the work of a band that is content to be decent when it's quite capable of being compelling.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/22/1999
Label:
Warner Music Latina
UPC:
0639842786423
catalogNumber:
27864
Rank:
10257

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Performance Credits

Maná   Primary Artist
Jason Carter   Metales
Tony Concepcion   Metales
Luis Conte   Percussion
Jose L. Quintana   Vocal Director
Laura Miller   Cuerda
Benny Faccone   Recorder
Alfredo Oliva   Cuerda
Alex González   Drums,Background Vocals,Bateria,Coros
Juan Carlos Toribio   Organ,Piano,Arreglos,Coros
Sergio Vallin   Acoustic Guitar,Requinto,Tres Cubano,Guitar (Electroacoustic)
Juan Calleros   Electric Bass
Fher Olvera   Harmonica,Vocals,Guitar (Electroacoustic)
Michele Beaucesne   Cuerda
Tanya Dereviamko   Cuerda
John Kreckir   Metales
Dana Mayer   Cuerda
Sheila Ríos   Background Vocals,Coros
Karessa Rueese   Cuerda
Fernando Vallín   Acoustic Guitar,Guitar (Electroacoustic)
Erika Vinabale   Cuerda
Debra Spring   Cuerda

Technical Credits

Maná   Arranger
Spencer Chrislu   Producer
Jose L. Quintana   translation
Benny Faccone   Engineer,Engineering
Gabrielle Raumberger   Art Direction
Paula Golbin   Producer
Alex González   Producer
Marcel A. Toffel   Executive Producer
Fher Olvera   Producer
Chad M. Goodson   Graphic Design,Adaptation
Drana Prekelezaj   Executive Producer

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MTV Unplugged 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Mana offers some of the best lyrics i've ever heard. Their music is honest, heart-felt, and moving. For those who only dabble in a little Spanish, the lyrics are easy to understand. But if your spanish is really hurting,the music totally speaks for itself. I can see why they've won the admiration of such great musicians such as Carlos Santana.Their songs unplugged are absolutely gorgeous. I'd look out for ''Vivir Sin Aire'' and ''Rayando El Sol''...my personal favorites. Guaranteed, you'll love this band!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first heard Mana when I was 13yrs old and this band just Rocked. They can play anything and everything. Anytime your in the mood for some great music throw Mana on.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A friend gave me this album. Never heard them before. I did not know that it was a live album until I heard it for the fourth time... that night. This is an unbelievably beautiful concert. One of the few bands that is better live than their recorded albums. Give this a serious listening and you to will be won over.
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