The Last Fight (album)

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The Last Fight
Studio album by Willie Colón & Rubén Blades
Released 1982
Recorded New York City
Genre Salsa
Label Fania Records JM 616
NYC
Producer Willie Colón & Rubén Blades
Willie Colón & Rubén Blades chronology
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The Last Fight is an album by Rubén Blades and Willie Colón released by Fania Records in 1982. It is the soundtrack to the film The Last Fight starring Rubén Blades in his film debut.

Background[edit]

The Last Fight was the last collaborative album produced by Rubén Blades and Willie Colón. Rubén Blades once cited this as his least favorite effort of his musical career.[1] Blades remarked to Billboard Magazine in the 10 July 1982 edition that his musical partnership with Willie Colón would end that year.[2]

Reception[edit]

Generally considered the least successful of the Rubén Blades/Willie Colón collaborations, the album has been better received by newer generations.[citation needed]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Rubén Blades, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Yo Puedo Vivir del Amor"     8:33
2. "Andanza"     4:22
3. "Cimarron"     5:17
4. "What Happened"     7:09
5. "Venganza"     3:50
6. "Y Tu Abuela Donde Está"     5:04

Personnel[edit]

Producers:

  • Ruben Blades
  • Willie Colón

Executive Producer:

  • Jerry Masucci

Engineers:

  • Jon Fausty
  • Willie Colón

Mixing:

  • Jon Fausty
  • Willie Colón

Arrangers:

  • Luis Cruz
  • Jay Chattaway
  • Rubén Blades
  • Willie Colón

Musicians:

  • Rubén Blades - Vocals
  • Willie Colón - Trombone, Vocals
  • Eddie Resto - Bass (Electric), Guitar (Bass)
  • Leopoldo Pineda - Trombone
  • Luis Lopez - Trombone
  • Jimmy Delgado - Timbales
  • Johnny Andrews - Bongos, Cowbell
  • Luis Antonio Lopez - Trombone
  • Milton Cardona - Percussion, Conga, Choir, Chorus

Composers:

  • Jaime Sabater
  • Edmundo Souto
  • Pedro Flores
  • Paulinho Tapajós
  • Danilo Caymmi

Liner Notes:

  • Ernesto Lechner

Photographer, Artwork & Design:

  • Ron Levine

Graphic Design:

  • Louise Hilton

Editing:

  • Richie Viera

Concept & Artistic Directors:

  • Rubén Blades
  • Willie Colón

References[edit]