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Un Viaje [Bonus CD & DVD]
     

Un Viaje [Bonus CD & DVD]

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Mexico's Café Tacuba must be the most popular experimental art-rock band in the world. The thunderous applause captured on this double-live set (with bonus DVD and triple-disc versions) is indicative of just how profound intelligent, eclectic, even obscurantist pop can be. Of course, the Tacubas have the home court advantage; Un Viaje was recorded in the

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Mexico's Café Tacuba must be the most popular experimental art-rock band in the world. The thunderous applause captured on this double-live set (with bonus DVD and triple-disc versions) is indicative of just how profound intelligent, eclectic, even obscurantist pop can be. Of course, the Tacubas have the home court advantage; Un Viaje was recorded in the massive Palacio de los Deportes, only a few miles from the band's home base of Satelite, a Mexico City suburb. But the formidable range of their material -- the fragile early-'90s nerd-pop that begins both the set and their career, the gorgeous folk of "Esa Noche" and "Ojalá que Llueva Café," the twitchy, mathematical rock of their most recent, more remote discs -- is an impressive barrier. Nonetheless, the crowd eats it up. The band has never played better, pulling unexpected nuance and color out of 15-year-old songs such as "Maria" with jazzlike precision. Of course, the roars for these older pop hits is most deafening, and disconcertingly so, given their brittle textures of melodica and syn-drums. But even the puzzling instrumentals "La 2" and "La 6" get an enthusiastic response. As live sets tend to anthologize, this may be the best way to appreciate the sweep of Café Tacuba's music, in all its fearless, confounding originality. The bonus disc, included in the box set with DVD, boasts seven previously unavailable songs, including a Latin rock history lesson: an acoustic medley of nine classics from Maldita Vecindad, El Tri, Fabulosos Cadillacs, Mano Negra, and other Tacuba contemporaries who haven't outlasted this Mexico City quartet.

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Recorded in live in Mexico in October of 2004, Café Tacuba's Un Viaje (A Trip) serves as a delightful and woolly retrospective on where the band has been since it began recording in 1992, ushering in the rock en Español movement. Offered in various editions, the double-CD version contains 29 tracks that literally span Café Tacuba's jaunty, groundbreaking career. Jumping forward and back across their catalog, Un Viaje includes no less that half of their self-titled debut, along with three or four tracks each from every subsequent release. Also delightful are the inclusions of live readings of covers from Avalancha de Éxitos (Café Tacuba's tribute recording to those who influenced them): "Chilanga Banda," "Como de Extranda," "Ojalá Que Llueva Café," and "No Controles." It's true that a live Café Tacuba offering will only likely appeal to die-hard fans of the band in the United States, Mexico, and Latin America. However, Café Tacuba have been trying like the devil to win English-speaking American audiences for years with their innovative brand of uncompromising, utterly ingenious rock & roll, to little success. So why not give one to the fans? If you dig these guys, this one will not disappoint -- crowd noise notwithstanding. If you don't, or haven't heard of them, you have no idea what you're missing. [Universal Latino reissued the album in 2005, adding a third CD as well as a DVD of the concert.]

Product Details

Release Date:
04/19/2005
Label:
Universal Latino
UPC:
0602498806876
catalogNumber:
000446300

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. María
  2. Las Batallas
  3. Rarotonga
  4. Noche Oscura
  5. Cero y Uno
  6. No Controles
  7. Eo
  8. Puntos Cardinales
  9. Mediodia
  10. Eres
  11. Esa Noche
  12. Ojalá Que Llueva Cafe
  13. La 2
  14. La 6
  15. Revés

Disc 2

  1. El Fin de la Infancia
  2. La Locomotora
  3. Las Persianas
  4. Chilanga Banda
  5. Labios Jaguar
  6. La Chica Banda
  7. Dejate Caer
  8. Avientame
  9. El Espacio
  10. El Puñal y el Corazón
  11. Las Flores
  12. Como Te Extraño
  13. La Ingrata
  14. Pinche Juan

Disc 3

  1. El Baile y el Salón
  2. El Borrego
  3. Tírate
  4. La Muerte Chiquita
  5. Amor Violento
  6. Cuéntame
  7. Popurrock: Pachuco/Dormir Soñando/Mala Vida/El Matador/Eléctrico/L ...

Disc 4

  1. María
  2. Noche Oscura
  3. Cero y Uno
  4. No Controles
  5. Eo
  6. Mediodia
  7. Eres
  8. Esa Noche
  9. Ojalá Que Llueva Cafe
  10. La 2
  11. La 6
  12. Revés
  13. El Fin de la Infancia
  14. La Locomotora
  15. Las Persianas
  16. Chilanga Banda
  17. Labios Jaguar
  18. Dejate Caer
  19. El Espacio
  20. Las Flores
  21. Como Te Extraño
  22. La Ingrata
  23. Pinche Juan

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Café Tacuba   Primary Artist
Jaime López   Guest Appearance
Alex Lora   Guest Appearance
Quique Rangel   Group Member
Emmanuel del Real   Group Member
Patricio Iglesias   Guest Appearance
Luis Ledezma   Guest Appearance
Lino Nava   Guest Appearance
Sizu Yantra   Group Member
Joselo Rangel   Group Member

Technical Credits

Leo Dan   Composer
Café Tacuba   Producer,Executive Producer
Miguel Jose Carmona   Engineer
Juan Luis Guerra   Composer
Tony Peluso   Engineering
Ignacio Cano   Composer
Alvaro Henriquez   Composer
Quique Rangel   Graphic Design,Art Direction
Juan Jaime Lopez   Composer
Elorza Rangel   Composer
E. Del Real   Composer
Juan DeDios Balbi   Executive Producer
Luis Román   Engineer
Emmanuel del Real   Engineering
Vico   Engineering
Sergio Serrano   Producer
Joselo Rangel   Composer

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