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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/22/1999
  • Label: Warner Music Latina
  • UPC: 639842786423
  • Catalog Number: 27864
  • Sales rank: 80,477

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 No Ha Parado de Llover (6:40)
  2. 2 En el Muelle de San Blas (7:00)
  3. 3 Vivir Sin Aire (5:45)
  4. 4 Cuando Los Angeles Lloran (7:06)
  5. 5 Cachito (5:19)
  6. 6 Desapariciones (4:05)
  7. 7 Te Solte la Rienda (7:04)
  8. 8 Falta Amor (4:15)
  9. 9 Coladito (1:35)
  10. 10 Ana (5:05)
  11. 11 Rayando el Sol (5:00)
  12. 12 Se Me Olvidó Otra Vez (3:43)
  13. 13 Perdido en un Barco (4:44)
  14. 14 Oye Mi Amor (5:37)
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Album Credits

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
Brian Gardner Mastering
Ted Jensen Mastering
Jose L. Quintana translation
Benny Faccone Mastering, Engineering
Gabrielle Raumberger Art Direction
Paula Golbin Producer
Alex González Producer
Sergio Vallin Contributor
Marcel A. Toffel Executive Producer
Fher Olvera Producer
Chad M. Goodson Graphic Design, Adaptation
Al McPherson Mastering
Drana Prekelezaj Executive Producer
Jose Tillán Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of a Kind!!!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mucho Mana

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mana- Spanish Rock at it's Best

    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!

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