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World Circuit

Ibrahim Ferrer ‎– Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer

$48.00

World Circuit

Ibrahim Ferrer ‎– Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer

$48.00

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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. – Press Release

“Ferrer's album is pleasant, the kind of album you could put on during brunch on a sunny morning. The album features many classic Cuban compositions. Original arrangers, musicians, and bandleaders were involved whenever possible. One standout is "Mami Me Gusto," a rolling upbeat tune by the legendary Cuban composer/bandleader Arsenio Rodriguez. On that tune Ferrer is lively and loose, and he is joined by Rodriguez's original pianist, the masterful Ruben Gonzales.” – Allmusic

About Ibrahim Ferrer:

Ibrahim Ferrer (February 20, 1927 – August 6, 2005) was a popular Afro-Cuban singer and musician in Cuba. He performed with many musical groups including the Conjunto Sorpresa, Orquesta Chepin-Choven and Afro-Cuban All Stars. Later in life, Ferrer became a member of the internationally successful Buena Vista Social Club. – Wiki

Item description:

Artist:

Ibrahim Ferrer ‎

Title:

Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer

Label:

World Circuit

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, 180g

Pressing:

UK, Europe & US

Release Date:

This reissue: 2016 | Original – 1999

Genre:

Latin

Style:

Son

Catalog No:

WCV055

Condition:

New