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Alux Nahual

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2 stars We are celebrating the 30th anniversary from Alux Nahual, so I found myself very pleased to continue the reviews from this amazing and historic Guatemalan symphonic band. So, well, this is the fourth compilation the label bring out in less than 10 years, maybe too much but it has it goods and bads, so lets see...

Finally we have a remastered material (that's a good thing) so the sound is improved and is very welcome. The bad thing is that they practically chop three songs, just to make it an 18 songs compilation instead of 15 songs. I don't know anyone who can appriciate a 7+ minutes song being abruptally cut into a 4 minutes song leaving the whole instrumental part out, just awful. The other two songs suffer as well and is very sad that the producers didn't respect the songs.

The songs sellection is very obvious, the 15 hits Alux Nahual had in their first 7 LP albums plus three more random songs. This is a DIDECA compilation, so there are no hits from the the last decade in which Alux Nahual were with Sony Music. Another negative thing, because it's just more of the same. This is the third time we have those 15 songs publish in a compilation so, this is only required by new fans 'cause all the material have being already publish several times.

On the goods we can put as well the effort they put in the production. Finally we get a decent booklet, with a few band photographs and a little text describing the music style and even a cardboard box and inside we found the traditional plastic CD box. They even use a new nice design so, at least this is an improve over the other compilations.

So, recommended for the remastered versions, but the awful chops on particular songs really let down the production. Only for collectors and fans, or maybe for new listeners... just hits, no too much progressive material here. 2 stars is fair.

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Posted Thursday, November 19, 2009 | Review Permalink

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