Invisible (La Ley album)

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Studio album by La Ley
Released July 28, 1995
Recorded September-December 1994
Record Plant Studios
(Hollywood, California)
Genre Goth[1]
Length 50:03
Label Warner Music México
Producer Alejandro Sanfuentes & Humberto Gatica
La Ley chronology
La Ley de La Ley
Singles from Invisible
  1. "El Duelo"
    Released: 1995
  2. "Día Cero"
    Released: 1995
  3. "Hombre"
    Released: 1995
  4. "Cielo Market"
    Released: 1996
  5. "1-800 Dual"
    Released: 1996

Invisible is La Ley's fourth album. It is often considered their best record[citation needed], and is their second best selling album. The album reunites La Ley again with Rodrigo Aboitiz and invites a new member, Pedro Furgone, after the death of founder Andres Bobe. The album begins the dark era of La Ley. It was also La Ley's first album to have a song completely in French ("Deuxième Fois").

The album contains the number one hits "El Duelo", "Día Cero", and "Cielo Market".

Backstory and Reception[edit]

In 1994, Bobe died in a motorcycle accident, an event that brought the group to a major crossroad. It was Beto Cuevas who ultimately became most prominent in the group as it weathered the disaster. He assumed the dual function of bandleader and spokesperson, steering the band through the catastrophe. Some months passed before the band regenerated to the form of a quintet once again, featuring Cuevas, Rojas, and Clavería, with new a guitarist, Pedro Frugone, and La Ley's former keyboard player, Aboitiz, who rejoined the group at that time.

Bobe continued to influence the band even after his death. Beto Cuevas says that Bobe came to him in a dream and when Cuevas asked how he could complete the currently unfinished album if Bobe was dead, Andres responded, "You can see me, but to the rest of the world I am just invisible." This was the direct inspiration for Beto to write songs such as "Invisible" and "Día Cero." As a result, in 1995 Invisible was released (production was delayed until 1994) with the first single "El Duelo" which exceed the expectations of the band and quickly rose to the top spot in most of the billboard charts in Latin America, particularly in their native Chile, Mexico and Spain.

The band's reputation began to spread quickly, and they moved to Mexico in an attempt to further their success. Shortly after, they released the single "Día Cero" which was an immediate success and to this day is considered to be one of the group's most successful singles. After some time, they released the third single "Hombre", which included images from a recent United States tour.

For the first and only time on 1996, La Ley released two more singles ("Cielo Market" and "1-800 Dual"), bringing the total to five.

The album as a whole is considered by many fans to be the band's best album[citation needed]; it is their second-best-selling album, behind La Ley MTV Unplugged. The album sold 400,000 copies within its first few months in Mexico alone.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Animal" (Bobe, Cuevas, Claveria) - 5:59
  2. "Día Cero" (Cuevas, Aboitiz) - 4:32
  3. "El Duelo" (Bobe, Cuevas, Rojas) - 3:14
  4. "Deuxième Fois" (Cuevas, Aboitiz) - 3:59
  5. "Hombre" (Cuevas, Frugone, Aboitiz) - 4:04
  6. "R&R" (Bobe, Cuevas, Clavería) - 4:00
  7. "Invisible" (Cuevas, Frugone, Rojas) - 4:00
  8. "Fausto" (Cuevas, Rojas, Claveria, Aboitiz, Frugone) - 5:17
  9. "Cielo Market" (Cuevas, Rojas, Claveria, Frugone) - 3:36
  10. "El Rey" (Cuevas, Frugone, Aboitiz, Rojas) - 3:52
  11. "The Corridor" (Cuevas, Aboitiz) - 5:45
  12. "1-800 Dual" (Bobe, Cuevas, Aboitiz) - 4:12