Entre el cielo y el suelo

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Entre el cielo y el suelo
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Studio album by Mecano
Released 1986 (Spain)
Genre Synthpop
Label Ariola Eurodisc S.A.
Producer Mecano
Mecano chronology
Lo último de Mecano
(1986)
Entre el cielo y el suelo
(1986)
Descanso dominical
(1988)

Entre el cielo y el suelo (English: Between Heaven and the Earth) is an album by pop group Mecano. It was released in 1986. This was the album that established them as international artists not just in Spain, but also in the Americas, Germany, France and Italy. It was their first release with Ariola Records. The album's title is taken from a line in "Me cuesta tanto olvidarte."

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

This was the first album in Spain to reach 1 million copies sold worldwide. In Latin America, they started to be recognized, while in Spain they were able to stay 70 consecutive weeks in the Top 5 on the singles charts with songs like "Cruz de navajas" and "Hijo de la luna."[2]

Track listing[edit]

Spain CD Edition[edit]

Tracks:[3]

No. Title English translation* Length
1. "Ay, qué pesado" "What a drag!" 3:58
2. "Ángel" ... 4:28
3. "Hijo de la luna" "Son of the moon" 4:21
4. "50 palabras, 60 palabras ó 100" "50 words, 60 words or 100" 3:57
5. "Te busqué" "I searched for you" 2:55
6. "Me cuesta tanto olvidarte" "So hard to forget you" 2:53
7. "No tienes nada que perder" "You've got nothing to lose" 3:00
8. "Las curvas de esa chica" "The curves on that girl" 3:09
9. "No es serio este cementerio" "This cemetery ain't serious" 4:25
10. "Cruz de navajas" "A cross of knives" 5:02
11. "Las cosas pares" "A couple of things" 2:25
12. "Esta es la historia de un amor" "This is the story of a love" 3:59
  • English translations not official

Spain LP and USA/Latin America CD Edition[edit]

Tracks:[4]

  1. Ay, qué pesado 4:02
  2. Ángel 4:37
  3. Hijo de la luna 4:22
  4. 50 palabras, 60 palabras ó 100 4:04
  5. Me cuesta tanto olvidarte 2:57
  6. No tienes nada que perder 3:05
  7. Las Curvas de Esa Chica 3:14
  8. No es serio este cementerio 4:42
  9. Cruz de navajas 5:04
  10. Esta es la historia de un amor 3:58

2005 re-release[edit]

Tracks:[5]

  1. Ay, qué pesado
  2. Ángel
  3. Hijo de la luna
  4. 50 palabras, 60 palabras ó 100
  5. Te busqué
  6. Me cuesta tanto olvidarte
  7. No tienes nada que perder
  8. Las curvas de esa chica
  9. No es serio este cementerio
  10. Cruz de navajas
  11. Las cosas pares
  12. Ésta es la historia de un amor
  13. Canción cortita para antes que nos abandone el mar ("A quick song for time, before the sea abandons us")
  14. Figlio della luna (Italian rendition of "Hijo de la luna")

Charts[edit]

Album charts[edit]

# Chart Spain
Peak Position
Date
1. "Spain Album Charts"
(2nd Edition)
#30[6] 3 July 2005[7]

Single charts[edit]

  • Ay qué pesado
  • Baila con Mecano (Maxi-single, special edition for Clubs, 7 July 1986)
  • Cruz de navajas
  • Me cuesta tanto olvidarte
  • No es serio este cementerio
  • Hijo de la luna
Date Title Chart Positions B-Sides
United States
H.Lat.
Spain Mexico Costa Rica Chile Colombia Argentina Germany
16 June 1986 Ay, qué pesado 17[8] 1 5 2 2 4 9 - Esta es la historia
de un amor
28 July 1986 Cruz de navajas - 1 1 1 1 1 1 - Las cosas pares
1 December 1986 Me cuesta tanto olvidarte - 1 2 5 1 1 6 - Ángel
2 February 1987 No es serio este cementerio - 7 15 25 13 24 30 - 50 palabras,
60 palabras ó 100
25 July 1987 Hijo de la luna - 1 1 1 1 1 1 45[9] Te busqué

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