10 February, 2011

Mercedes Sosa (Ariel Ramirez) - Misa Criolla (1999) (eac-log-cover)

Mercedes Sosa - Misa Criolla (1999)
Ariel Ramirez: Misa Criolla; Ramirez-Luna: Navidad Nuestra
latin, traditional, sacred | 1cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 260MB
Decca | 1999
Amazon customers:
Too bad it isn't possible to listen to sample tracks from this CD, because I think anyone who hears the first 30 seconds of this magnificent Misa will want it at once. Today I'm buying it for the fourth time - I give them as gifts to my favorite people. Play it on a stereo with good bass response and be prepared for an extraordinary experience. Mercedes Sosa is always amazing, and this CD is Mercedes Sosa at her very best.
I've just listened to this album again and I thought I had to tell the world how great it is. How is it possible that every time I listen to it my heart beats faster and tears roll over my face? There is no way without falling short of words to describe the beauty and heavenly perfection of this opus. Unless you like Britney-like pop, you will instantly fall for this-
the songs
They are all perfect. Ariel Ramirez, who wrote the music, is one of the most talented musicians in the world. Every melody has the power to evoke emotions and feelings almost in a supernatural way. Plus, each song is an example of different styles within argentinean traditional music. Still, the entire opus belts out an incredible integrity that makes you look upon it as a whole.
the voice
Mercedes Sosa: one of (if not the most) powerful voices on Earth. She recorded this album at 65! and still she can pull off outstanding performances with her strong, contralto voice. You have to listen to it at full volume, and you'll get thrills.
the choir
A perfect set of argentinean voices. They can easily handle the subtleties that this exceptional music requires.
the arrangements
Whenever you first listen to this album, you will recognize an outstanding talent. The Misa Criolla was first recorded in the 1970's, and the man who plays the charango in this version is the same old man that did it 30 years ago. Everything was put together so that the result is utterly flawless.

-01. "Misa Criolla: Kyrie" Dominio Público, Ramirez - 4:59
-02. "Misa Criolla: Gloria" Dominio Público, Ramirez - 8:21
-03. "Misa Criolla: Credo" Dominio Público, Ramirez - 3:23
-04. "Misa Criolla: Sanctus" Dominio Público, Ramirez - 3:06
-05. "Misa Criolla: Agnus Dei" Dominio Público, Ramirez - 3:19
-06. "Navidad Nuestra: La Anunciación" Luna, Ramirez - 2:08
-07. "Navidad Nuestra: La Peregrinación" Luna, Ramirez - 3:52
-08. "Navidad Nuestra: El Nacimiento" Luna, Ramirez - 3:15
-09. "Navidad Nuestra: Los Pastores" Luna, Ramirez - 3:05
-10. "Navidad Nuestra: Los Reyes Magos" Luna, Ramirez - 2:17
-11. "Navidad Nuestra: La Huida" Luna, Ramirez - 3:54


Anonymous said...

thanks - steve.

durmoll said...

read about linx:

Sheygetz said...

Thank you.
But: Your cue sheet is a major PITA. It took me almost half an hour to get it to work in EAC. The major problem is that it is coded as UTF-8 instead of sweet & simple ANSI. Prolly you edited it in some word processor.

durmoll said...

I created a flac.cue from the wav.cue, may have happened then, but this did not modify his content


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