Agua de Luna

Agua de Luna

by Rubén BladesRubén Blades


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Ruben Blades' musical genius lies not only in his gritty, expressive voice, or in the fantastic musicians he surrounds himself with, although it is certainly there. It is most strongly felt, however, in the strength of his poetic, evocative, yet realistic lyrics; this is Blades' greatest contribution to the evolution of contemporary salsa. His poetry is a central feature of Agua de Luna (8 self-penned tunes), and his themes are brought home all the more strongly by including both English and Spanish translations of the lyrics in the CD's liner notes. While literal translations are nearly impossible, the listener
eader is struck by the mood and emotive force of Blades' music all the more. Of course, the band kicks, the arrangements soar, and the "coros" rock. Agua de Luna is a superb effort from one of salsa's poet laureates.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596072120
catalogNumber: 60721
Rank: 91477

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rubén Blades   Primary Artist
Tito Allen   Background Vocals
Bobby Allende   Conga
Robby Ameen   Drums
Oscar Hernandez   Synthesizer,Piano
Ralph Irizarry   Timbales
Ricardo Marrero   Synthesizer
Michael Vinas   Bass
Edgardo Rivera   Bongos,Campana

Technical Credits

Rubén Blades   Producer
Robby Ameen   Contributor
Ciro Batista   Contributor
Oscar Hernandez   Arranger,Contributor
Ralph Irizarry   Contributor
Ricardo Marrero   Arranger,Contributor
Jerry Solomon   Engineer
Michael Vinas   Arranger,Musical Director
Edgardo Rivera   Contributor
Rob Allen   Contributor

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