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MTV Unplugged

Mtv Unplugged


Throughout MTV Unplugged's long and storied presence, this concert by Zacatecas ranchera legend Pepe Aguilar stands out as one of the program's greatest. It is also historic: it marks the first time that a Mexican country singer has ever performed on the program as a headliner. Aguilar is in excellent voice here as he roves through his hits and those of others, underscoring his reputation for not being the "typical" ranchera singer. There are numerous highlights on this set, produced and arranged by Caf? Tacuba's Emmanuel "Meme" del Real, who provided Aguilar with two excellent new songs, "Hoy Decid?" (on which he also performs) and "Entre Dos R?os." A wonderful surprise is a soulful cover of Juan Gabriel's classic "Siempre en Mi Mente," sung in duet with Miguel Bos?, who flew from Spain just to be part of the show. Another exciting moment is the cover of Soda Stereo's "Pr?fugos." Aguilar sang it as a tribute to Argentine rocker Gustavo Cerati, who has been in a coma for four years after suffering a stroke. Soda Stereo gave the young Aguilar's band its first real touring break. But there is plenty of traditional material, too. Shining examples include "El Cascabel," sung with with old friend Reyli Barba, and a trilogy of folk songs where the singer is accompanied by his 15-year-old son Leonardo and daughter Angela (age ten). She also appears in the chorus of "Prometiste," performed with La Santa Cecilia's La Marisoul. Amandititita adds her rap to the stomping "Chapparita," performed by a full-blown mariachi orchestra. Another gem is the stirring duet between Aguilar and Natalia Lafourcade on her hit "Miedo." At the heart of the show is Aguilar's classic "Mi Credo," which goes on for over six minutes. The set closer, "Viento," is performed with Sa?l Hern?ndez and Meme. Given all the guest spots, the melding of traditional, pop, and modern material, and the varying orchestration and arrangements, the potential for disaster here was high. Aguilar and his cast not only rise to the occasion, but exceed every expectation with a deeply moving performance that is not only historic but inspirational. ~ Thom Jurek, Rovi

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  • Label: Sony Music Latin
  • UPC: 888750144324
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Track listings

  • 1. Hoy Decid¡ (Featuring Meme)
  • 2. Perdono Y Olvido
  • 3. Pr¢Fugos
  • 4. Siempre En Mi Mente (Featuring Miguel Bos‚)
  • 5. Mi Credo
  • 6. Chancla/El Chivo/Pu¤O De Tierra, La (Featuring Leonardo Aguilar/Angela Aguilar)
  • 7. Entre Dos R¡Os
  • 8. Miedo (Featuring Natalia Lafourcade)
  • 9. Arriba Quemando El Sol
  • 10. Juan Colorado/Chaparrita (Featuring Amandititita)
  • 11. Prometiste (Featuring Melissa/Marisol La Marisoul Hernandez/Angela Aguilar)
  • 12. Cascabel, El (Featuring Reyli)
  • 13. Viento (Featuring Meme/Saul Hern Ndez)
 
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  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
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Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
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