A las cinco en el Astoria

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A las cinco en el Astoria
Studio album by La Oreja de Van Gogh
Released September 2, 2008 (Spain)
September 18, 2008 (Mexico)
September 30, 2008 (Worldwide)
Recorded Studios Du Manoir (France)
Genre Pop
Power pop
Electropop
Pop rock
Length 51:01
Language Spanish
Label Sony BMG
Producer Nigel Walker
La Oreja de Van Gogh
La Oreja de Van Gogh chronology
Más guapa
(2006)
A las cinco en el Astoria
(2008)
Nuestra casa a la izquierda del tiempo
(2009)
Singles from A las cinco en el Astoria
  1. "El último vals"
    Released: July 15, 2008
  2. "Inmortal"
    Released: November 8, 2008
  3. "Jueves"
    Released: December 17, 2008
  4. "Europa VII"
    Released: April 26, 2009
  5. "Más"
    Released: October 19, 2009 (Puerto Rico)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

A las cinco en el Astoria (Five o'clock at The Astoria) is the fifth full-length album released by La Oreja de Van Gogh, their second album to receive a Grammy nomination, and the first with new lead vocalist Leire Martínez. It was released in three editions: CD, CD+T-Shirt, and Digipack. According to "Promusicae" A las cinco en el Astoria was the 12th biggest selling album of 2008 in Spain.

Reception[edit]

A las cinco en el Astoria was preceded mainly by the great excitement that led to the separation of Amaia Montero from the group, leaving Leire Martínez the challenge of replacing Amaia as the voice of La Oreja de Van Gogh. Her incorporation has been an intense task for the group. The first song released with Leire was “El Último Vals", a love story inspired by a Martin Scorsese film. That single was produced by Nigel Walker and La Oreja de Van Gogh. All songs are composed by the current members of the band.[2] The album received a 2009 Latin Grammy nomination for Best Pop Album by a Duo/Group With Vocals.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Length
01. "El último vals" (The Last Waltz)

• Music: Xabi San Martín • Lyric: Pablo Benegas

3:25
02. "Inmortal" (Immortal)

• Music: Xabi San Martín • Lyric: Pablo Benegas

4:06
03. "Jueves" (Thursday)

• Music & Lyric: Xabi San Martín

3:59
04. "Más" (More)

• Music: Xabi San Martín • Lyric: Pablo Benegas

4:08
05. "Cumplir un año menos" (Turn one year younger)

• Music & Lyric: Xabi San Martín[3]

3:34
06. "Europa VII" (Europe VII)

• Music & Lyric: Xabi San Martín

3:58
07. "La visita" (The Visit)

• Music: Xabi San Martín • Lyric: Pablo Benegas

3:25
08. "Sola" (Alone)

• Music: Xabi San Martín • Lyric: Pablo Benegas

3:41
09. "Palabras para Paula" (Words for Paula)

• Music: Xabi San Martín • Lyric: Pablo Benegas

4:17
10. "Flores en la orilla" (Flowers in the Shore)

• Music: Xabi San Martín • Lyric: Pablo Benegas

3:09
11. "Un cuento sobre el agua" (A story on the Water)

• Music & Lyric: Xabi San Martín

3:44
12. "La primera versión" (The First Version)

• Music: Xabi San Martín • Lyric: Pablo Benegas

4:26
"Veinte penas"[4] HIDDEN TRACK (Twenty Griefs)

• Music: Xabi San Martín • Lyric: Pablo Benegas

at 5:40 ~
14. "Pequeños Momentos" ITUNES SPAIN BONUS TRACK (Little Moments)

Singles[edit]

  1. El Ultimo Vals (2008)
  2. Inmortal (2008)
  3. Jueves (2008)
  4. Europa VII (2009)
  5. Más (2009) (Puerto Rico)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Argentinian Albums Chart[5] 1
Mexican Album Chart[6] 20
Spanish Album Chart[7] 1
Chile 10
Venezuela 10

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Mexico (AMPROFON)[8] Gold 40,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[9] 2× Platinum 160,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Awards[edit]

- Best Latin Album Pop 2009 A las cinco en el Astoria Nominated

References[edit]