La Revancha del Tango

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La Revancha del Tango
Studio album by Gotan Project
Released 22 October 2001 (2001-10-22)
Recorded 2001
Genre Electronica, tango, Nu Jazz
Label XL Recordings / ¡Ya Basta! Records
Producer Philippe Cohen Solal, Christoph H. Müller and Eduardo Makaroff
Gotan Project chronology
La Revancha del Tango
Inspiración Espiración
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La Revancha del Tango is the debut album of Gotan Project, released in 2001. In October 2010 the album was certified Gold by the BPI for sales of 100,000+ in the UK.


The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Philippe Cohen Solal, Christoph H. Müller & Eduardo Makaroff, except where indicated.

  1. "Queremos Paz" – 5:15
  2. "Época" – 4:28
  3. "Chunga's Revenge" (Frank Zappa) – 5:02 (cover of the title track from Frank Zappa's 1970 album Chunga's Revenge)
  4. "Tríptico" – 8:26
  5. "Santa María (del Buen Ayre)" – 5:57 (featured in the Hollywood film Shall We Dance? featuring Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez.)
  6. "Una Música Brutal" – 4:11
  7. "El Capitalismo Foráneo" (Philippe Cohen Solal, Christoph H. Müller, Avelino Flores) – 6:13
  8. "Last Tango in Paris" – 5:50 (cover of Gato Barbieri's theme for the 1972 film Last Tango in Paris)
  9. "La del Ruso" – 6:22
  10. "Vuelvo al Sur" (Astor Piazzolla, Fernando E. Solanas) – 6:59



Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[2] Gold 100,000*
Italy (FIMI)[3] Gold 50,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[4] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[5] Gold 100,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2. 
  2. ^ "French album certifications – Gotan Project – La Revancha del Tango" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  3. ^ "Gotan Project - Stasera i Gotan Project all'Arena Flegrea". la Repubblica XL (in Italian). 30 July 2003. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Gotan Project; 'La Revancha del Tango')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  5. ^ "British album certifications – Gotan Project – La Revancha del Tango". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter La Revancha del Tango in the search field and then press Enter.