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4.19 | 13 ratings | 4 reviews | 46% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Buenos Aires Solo Es Piedra (15:49)
2. La Muerte Conto El Dinero (17:56)
3. Aire (Surgente) (4:37)
4. Rincon, Mi Viejo Rincon (3:41)
5. A Quienes Si No (9:56)
6. Pinta Tu Aldea (10:14)
7. La Caza Des Mosquito (7:05)

Total Time 69:18

Line-up / Musicians

- Gustavo Moretto / vocals, synthesizers, winds, violin
- Carlos Riganti / drums, percussion
- Alex Zucker / bass (1-4), guitar
- Pedro Aznar / bass (5-7)

Releases information

CD EMI Records (2004)

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ALAS Grandes Exitos ratings distribution

(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(46%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(46%)
Good, but non-essential (0%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
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Review by erik neuteboom
4 stars Alas is another amazing band from Argentina, an often overlooked progrock scene! This CD is a compilation from their two studio albums, it contains seven compositions and the running time is at about 70 minutes.In general Alas makes fluent and dynamic progrock featuring great vintage keyboard work on the Hammond organ and Moog synthesizer (with echoes from Yes and ELP) along soaring string-ensemble and swinging Fender Rhodes electric piano. Despite the obvious hints to some symphonic rock dinosaurs, Alas succeeds to sound original by blending a wide range of instruments like trumpet, flute, acoustic guitar, percussion and harmonica. And the music is varied, from the bombastic ELP-inspired keyboard sound (Buenos Aires Solo Es Piedra, La Muerte Conto El Dinero and Aire-Surgente) to a jazzy piano solo (A Quienes Si No) and a vituosic duel between an acoustic guitar and piano (La Caza Des Mosquito), impressive! If you like Seventies symphonic rock with a strong adventurous touch, Alas is a band to discover.

Review by memowakeman
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4 stars Alas + Pinta tu Aldea!

It is good to notice that people is aware of lesser known bands, nevertheless they are only a few people that i could count with my own fingers, so what we have and love to do as followers of good music, is give a support to those lesser known bands, for example, with reviews!

Alas was a superb trio from Argentina who was part of the development of the progressive rock scene in South America, they released sadly only a couple of albums, but thet good thing is that both albums are excellent and were made with an exquisite musical quality and great compositions.

This time i started with the easiest review, i mean i am reviewing their compillation album, usually called a "The best of", so probably i will not be so specific about the songs and the band, i prefer to be more enthusiastic in the studio albums, so wait for those reviews and you will find more details.

This compillation of Grandes Exitos (greatest hits) is nothing but their two albums in one with the exception of a song called Silencio de Aguas Profundas, what Alas offer is a music full of great keyboards reminding me sometimes to Return to Forever for instance, with an extra and beautiful touch of the traditional sound of Tango from Argentina, the music is of course jazz fusion oriented, with some touches of symphonic prog and even a bit folk here and there, bombastic moments and very calm ones, all are songs of an extraordinary quality that everyone could love, this album contains 7 songs 4 long ones and 3 short ones that make a 70 minute album.

My favorite songs are "Buenos Aires Solo es Piedra", "A Quienes si no" and "La Casa del Mosquito", but believe me that every single track is excellent!

If you dont know Alas, this could be a nice way to start with his music, though it is always better to start with studio albums, my grade, 4 stars!! Highly recommendable to any prog lover!

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4 stars At various times throughout this ALAS cd, I am reminded of ELP, Miles Davis (circa "B. Brew"), Return to Forever, and some of the Italian prog bands, especially when these guys sing. Yet the manner in which they combine the various elements of those bands is unique and enjoyable, if a little perplex ... (read more)

Report this review (#2439404) | Posted by Squire Jaco | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This is a compilation containing the two original album releases by Alas, a prog keyboard trio from the late 70's out of Argentina and one of my most fortunate discoveries recently. Featuring a large keyboard arsenal and inventive group dynamics, Alas were characterized by a sound somewhere betwee ... (read more)

Report this review (#141275) | Posted by wooty | Sunday, September 30, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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