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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2001

Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc 1

1 Buenos Aires solo es piedra 15:48
2 La muerte contó el dinero 17:36
3 Rincón, mi viejo rincón 3:39
4 Aire (surgente) 4:36


Disc 2

1 A quienes sino 9:55
2 Pinta tu aldea 10:12
3 La caza del mosquito 7:05
4 Silencio de aguas profundas 13:35



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Line-up / Musicians


Alex Zucker (bass, guitar),
Carlos Riganti (drums, percussion),
ustavo Moretto (keyboards, trumpet, vocals),
Pedro Aznar (bass, disc2)

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EMI 7243 535737 2 0

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EMI Argentina 1997
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Martyr Music Group 2001
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Review by Sean Trane
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4 stars A 2on1 collection that features all of Alas' recorded output from 75 until the close of the decade. This means that their first (and only) single, released in 75, is included as bonus tracks at the back of their (relatively-short) first album on the first disc. As for their substantially longer (and very rare) Pinta album, it fills the second disc, but the whole thing couldn't have been crammed into a ingle disc. See my separate reviews for the two albums, but here I will expand n the single. Although relatively different from their debut album's material, the single Aire track sonically fits somewhat well with it, despite some light wordless vocals, but the ELP inspiration was already well noticeable. As for the quieter and sung Mi Viejo Rincon, it clashes a tiny bit more, almost nearing Italian crooner prog. But overall, if you were not warned of the presence of these bonus tracks, you'd probably not notice too much the different recording seesions between the single and the full album. However, on the second disc, their second album is relatively different.

The major gripe I have against this type of "compilation" is that as usual, the original artworks are sacrificed with something that usually has nothing to do with the albums, and such is the case here. Indeed, both albums' covers are reduced laughably and posted on the back cover. This isn't really a problem for the very bland debut album illustration (almost reminiscent of an early Aerosmith logo) but in case of the exceedingly rare second album, much of the colourful finesse is totally lost here. However, two pictures of the bands are included in the Spanish-only booklet, though I suspect it's the same line-up in both. As a conclusion, this Archives pack is probably the only way to have everything from Alas, and if you can find the separate artworks reduced to CD size and include them in the jewel case, it'll be be everything you'll ever need from this very interesting Argentinean keyboard trio.

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