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3.76 | 22 ratings | 2 reviews | 45% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1975

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Instituciones
2. La fuga del paralítico
3. Natalio Ruiz
4. Confesiones de invierno
5. Canción para mi muerte
6. La niña juega en el gran jardín
7. Zapando con la gente
8. Aprendizaje
9. Un hada, un cisne
10. Pequeñas delicias de la vida conyugal
11. Tango en segunda
12. Rasguña las piedras
13. Blues del levante

Line-up / Musicians

- Charly García / piano, electric piano, synthesizers, mellotron, electric guitar, vocals
- Nito Mestre / acoustic guitar, recorder, vocals
- Rinaldo Rafanelli / bass, electric guitar, vocals
- Juan Rodríguez / drums, percussion

Releases information

Relase by Microfón (Sony Music) 1975
Re-relase and mastered in 1995 by Microfón

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SUI GENERIS Adiós Sui Generis ratings distribution

(22 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(45%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(41%)
Good, but non-essential (14%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

SUI GENERIS Adiós Sui Generis reviews

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Review by Zitro
3 stars A highly iconic album. This is the farewell show at Luna Park, which had a huge audience, possibly a record at that time. The music focuses on the electric and symphonic side of Sui Generis with Charly using much more electric piano and minimoogs than pianos. Some songs are new, some are just to interact with the audience ... though I'm not a fan of those. For the rest, think of Yessongs. More loose, longer, and with a sound quality that leaves a bit to be desired.

The highlight for most is of course the twenty minute instrumental section of Un hada Un Cisne or to be more specific, Charly Garcia's keyboard solo. It begins with Grand Piano which its most enjoyable moment is when he reprises and improves on Posludio from the debut album. Afterwards, he plays harpsichord and sounds like a Wakeman-Emerson hybrid in it. Then, he probably heard too much of Wakeman's Six Wives haha. Basically, synth showmanship heavily influenced by Wakeman. After some uninspired bass/guitar soloing, Charly plays an avant-garde synth solo that goes into cacophony near the end. Sounds like those Rondo songs from Emerson live. Another example of Charly's synth showmanship is in the extended Tango en Segunda which has a very long synthesizer solo reminiscent of mid-70s Wakeman (White Rock, Arthur) keyboard work.

A Historical album for sure, but it's not really essential. I say stick with the studio albums, especially the last two.

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4 stars This is a great album. Both on the musical side and because of the emotion it's filled with. Being a big fan of Sui Generis I was quite moved just by looking at the setlist the first time I was getting ready to listen to this album. The band's classics, which they were obliged to play on their ... (read more)

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