El Cantante

El Cantante

by Andrés CalamaroAndrés Calamaro


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When Cantante was released nobody was expecting that kind of move from Andrés Calamaro. Considering that his previous effort was El Salmon, a quintuple-disc with 105 songs, and that after that he gave away a similar amount of songs on the Internet; a covers album was not expected at all. The repertoire contains many Latin American classics, like "Voy a Perder la Cabeza por Tu Amor," "Volver," "El Cantante," "Algo Contigo" y "La Distancia." It was recorded with the same personnel that played in Bebo & Cigala's Lágrimas Negras, and it also shares the same producer: Javier Limón. So there's a flamenco flavor through the album in songs that came from different genres and styles like tango, bolero, ballads, salsa and folklore. So musically, it also varies from Calamaro's previous albums worked from a more typical rock-band orientation. There are only three of Calamaro's own songs here: the superb "Estadio Azteca," the simple but delicately engaging "La Libertad" and "Las Oportunidades." All of them were previously available as lo-fi demos on the artist's website, but here they shed a new light due to Limón's production. With this album Calamaro proves that he's not only one of the most talented songwriters from the Latin rock scene but also a great interpreter.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/28/2007
Label: Imports
UPC: 5050467197350
catalogNumber: 722485
Rank: 125934

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andrés Calamaro   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Pirana   Percussion,Jaleos,Palmas
Javier Colina   Accordion
Niño Josele   Guitar,Jaleos,Palmas
Alain Pérez   Bajo Sexto
Bernardo Parrilla   Violin
Caramelo   Piano
Javier Limón   Jaleos,Palmas

Technical Credits

Rubén Blades   Composer
Roberto Carlos   Composer
Ariel Ramírez   Composer
Atahualpa Yupanqui   Composer
Carlos Gardel   Composer
Lucio Demare   Composer
Chico Novarro   Composer
Erasmo Carlos   Composer
Manuel Alejandro   Composer
Félix Luna   Composer
Ana Magdalena   Composer
Homero Manzi   Composer
Javier Aramburu   Graphic Design,Impersonations
Gringui Herrera   Composer
Javier Limón   Producer
Alfredo Le Pera   Composer

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