Revés/Yo Soy

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Revés/Yo Soy
Studio album by Café Tacuba
Released 20 July 1999 (1999-07-20)
Genre Latin Alternative, rock en español, electronica
Length 98:15
Label Warner Music Mexico
Producer Café Tacuba, Judith Sherman
Café Tacuba chronology
Avalancha de Éxitos
(1996)
Revés/Yo Soy
(1999)
Tiempo Transcurrido
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Revés/Yo Soy (Backwards/I Am - note that "Yo Soy" is a palindrome) is the fourth album by Café Tacuba. In fact, it is two albums—Revés is an instrumental album, Yo Soy a collection of songs the band had been saving up since their second album, Re. It was released in 1999, and won the Latin Grammy that year for Best Rock Album.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1, Revés
  1. 11 – 4:15
  2. 2 – 5:32
  3. 9 – 5:02
  4. 5 – 3:49
  5. 3 – 4:43
  6. 8 – 4:11
  7. 10 – 3:47
  8. 5.1 – 2:32
  9. 13 – 5:40
  10. M.C. – 4:05
  11. 6 – 3:59
  12. 7 – 2:48
  13. ... – 0:13

Special Features[edit]

  • "10": This is the recording of the "Compañía Nacional de Danza Fólclorica del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes", Emmanuel del Real distortioned and programed the song.
  • "5.1": Performed by "Cuarteto de Clarinetes Arghül".
  • "13": The only track with lyrics; this song became a single later, known as "Revés" due to the use of the word in the chorus.
  • "M.C.": Performed by Kronos Quartet. This song is a cover of "La Muerte Chiquita."
  • ...: There is a track 13 on the first disc, but it features no music.
Disc 2, Yo Soy
  1. El Padre (The Father) – 3:27
  2. La Locomotora (The Locomotive) – 3:53
  3. El Río (The River) – 2:57
  4. El Polen (The Pollen) – 3:28
  5. Dos Niños (Two Kids) – 3:30
  6. La Muerte Chiquita (The Little Death) – 2:52
  7. El Espacio (The Space) – 4:23
  8. Guerra (War) – 4:08
  9. Sin Titulo (Untitled) – 2:11
  10. El Hombre Impasible (The Unfeeling Man) – 2:11
  11. El Ave (The Bird) – 3:20
  12. Esperando (Waiting) – 0:40
  13. Arboles Frutales (Fruit Trees) – 3:53
  14. Bicicleta (Bicycle) – 2:51
  15. Lento (Slow) – 4:03

Special Features[edit]

  • "El Polen": The second part of "El Río" appears when played.
  • "El Espacio": The name of the album is mentioned in this song.
  • "Guerra": This song has no numbers or letters as a name, instead, there's a drawing.
  • "Sin título": This song has no title in the liner notes. Its exact name is: " ".
  • "El Ave": Like "Guerra", this track has a picture for its title.
  • "Esperando": The lyrics of the song are the route to Enrique Rangel's apartment.
  • "Árboles Frutales": On the CD, this song is composed of 13 tracks (Tracks 13-25); 12 seventeen-second tracks and one twenty-four second track.
  • "Bicicleta": As with "Árboles Frutales" this song is composed of 26 six second tracks (Tracks 26-51).

Band members[edit]

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