Two years after the release of Grammy Award winning, six million selling Buena Vista Social Club, many of the same musicians went back into the studio to record the debut album of Ibrahim Ferrer,
one of the stars of the BVSC. With Ry Cooder and Nick Gold producing,
the release went on to sell over one and half million copies world-wide
and elevate Ibrahim to superstar status.
The album is a collection of eleven songs by the golden voice of Cuban music. Using the Buena Vista Social Club
rhythm section and featuring the piano of Rubén González, this album
takes the listener on a very different journey to that of any other
Cuban record. It is an album of great subtlety and beauty, featuring an
extraordinary stylistic range from the nostalgic 1950s American big band
style, to stunning ballads with an unusual and opulent guitar
accompaniment, as well as rich country-style songs.
Now for the very first time World Circuit are releasing the album on
double vinyl. Mastered at Abbey Road the vinyl is pressed on 180 gram
heavyweight vinyl and housed in gate fold sleeve. The 2xLPs are
presented alongside a beautiful 16 page booklet and download card.
This product was released for Record Store Day 2016, limited quantities available.