Area 52 (album)

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Area 52
Studio album by Rodrigo y Gabriela/C.U.B.A.
Released

23 January 2012 (Ireland)

24 January 2012 (USA)[1]
Genre Acoustic, Folk
Length 53:57
Label

Rubyworks Records (Ireland)

ATO Records (USA)[1]
Producer Rodrigo Sánchez and Peter Asher
Rodrigo y Gabriela/C.U.B.A. chronology
Live in France
(2009)
Area 52
(2012)
9 Dead Alive
(2014)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (73/100)[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
Consequence of Sound 3.5/5 stars[4]
Sputnikmusic 2.5/5 stars[5]
Drowned in Sound 6/10 stars[6]

Area 52 is a 2012 album by acoustic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela and the Cuban orchestra known as C.U.B.A. It is Rodrigo y Gabriela's fifth album overall, and their first collaboration with another group. All the songs on this album are re-recordings of songs previously released in their previous two studio albums.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Rodrigo y Gabriela.

No. Title Length
1. "Santo Domingo" (with Samuel Folmell Alfonso) 6:31
2. "Hanuman" (with John Tempesta) 5:33
3. "Ixtapa" (with Anoushka Shankar) 8:11
4. "11:11" (with Carles Benevant & Carlota Teresa Polledo Noriega) 7:30
5. "Master Maqui" (with Le Trio Joubran) 5:13
6. "Diablo Rojo"   5:09
7. "Logos"   4:46
8. "Juan Loco" (with Carlos Benavent) 4:09
9. "Tamacun" (with John Tempesta) 6:55

Personnel[edit]

Rodrigo y Gabriela
C.U.B.A.
Featured Artists
Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Rodrigo y Gabriela". Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Area 52 Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. 25 January 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Jurek, Thom (24 January 2012). "Area 52 - Rodrigo y Gabriela". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Cohen, Jake (25 January 2012). "Album Review: Rodrigo y Gabriela - Area 52". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Deviant (24 January 2012). "Rodrigo y Gabriela - Area 52 (staff review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Falcone, Jon (19 January 2012). "Rodrigo y Gabriella - Area 52". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 22 July 2012.