Lost and Found (Buena Vista Social Club album)

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Lost and Found
Buena Vista Social Club Lost and Found.jpg
Compilation album by Buena Vista Social Club
Released March 25, 2015
Recorded March 1996 (over seven days[1])
at Egrem studio, Havana,[1] Cuba and other sessions
Genre Son cubano, bolero, descarga, danzón, guajira, criolla
Length 45:43
Label World Circuit, Nonesuch
Producer Nick Gold, Ry Cooder
Buena Vista Social Club chronology
At Carnegie Hall
(2008)At Carnegie Hall2008
Lost and Found
(2015)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Drowned in Sound8/10 stars[3]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
PopMatters7/10 stars[6]
NPR(favorable)[7]

Lost and Found is a compilation album, and the third under the Buena Vista Social Club name, released on March 25, 2015 on World Circuit Records and Nonesuch Records. It is a mixture of leftover tracks from the Egrem studio sessions, and from a string of dates through the late 1990s and early 2000s, and live performances from the band in the years that followed.

Background[edit]

Following its release, the original Buena Vista Social Club album was an international best seller, and the most successful album in the history of Cuban music.[1] The band was also profiled in the film of the same name, directed by Wim Wenders, in which the Cuban musicians travelled to Amsterdam and New York City as a full line-up, the latter performance was recorded in 1998 and released as a live album in 2008. This newfound attention allowed solo albums to be recorded by Ibrahim Ferrer, Eliades Ochoa, Manuel "Guajiro" Mirabal, Jesús "Aguaje" Ramos, Omara Portuondo, Rubén González and Cachaíto López. Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, a core band featuring several of the original musicians, continued to sell out shows worldwide and embarked on a farewell "Adios" tour in 2015.[8][9]

When asked about a possible album of leftover tracks from the Egrem studio sessions, producer Nick Gold said:

Track listing[edit]

All tracks produced by Nick Gold, except tracks 2 and 12, which are produced by Ry Cooder.

  1. "Bruca maniguá" – 5:16
  2. "Macusa" – 4:05
  3. "Tiene Sabor" – 3:18
  4. "Bodas de Oro" – 4:40
  5. "Black Chicken 37" – 3:33
  6. "Habanera" – 2:17
  7. "Como Fue" – 4:01
  8. "Guajira en F" – 4:21
  9. "Quiéreme Mucho" – 1:29
  10. "Pedacito de Papel" – 2:38
  11. "Mami Me Gustó" – 5:18
  12. "Lágrimas negras" – 4:05
  13. "Como Siento Yo" – 1:54
  14. "Rubén Sings!" – 0:48

Personnel[edit]

[10]

  • Ibrahim Ferrer, vocals (tracks 1, 7 and 11), coro (track 2)
  • Demetrio Muñiz, band leader, trombone, coro (tracks 1, 7 and 11)
  • Adolfo Pichardo, piano (tracks 1, 7 and 11)
  • Orlando "Cachaíto" López, bass (tracks 1–5, 7, 8, 11 and 12)
  • Angel Terry Domech, congas (tracks 1, 7 and 11)
  • Filiberto Sánchez, timbales (tracks 1, 7 and 11)
  • Roberto García, bongos (tracks 1, 7 and 11)
  • Lázaro Villa, maracas, coro (tracks 1, 7 and 11)
  • Manuel "Guajiro" Mirabal, trumpet (tracks 1, 4, 6–8 and 11), coro (tracks 1, 4, 7 and 11)
  • Alejandro Pichardo, trumpet, coro (tracks 1, 4, 7, 8 and 11)
  • Jesús "Aguaje" Ramos, trombone, coro (tracks 1, 4, 7, 8 and 11), band leader (tracks 4 and 8), trombone (tracks 4 and 8)
  • Javier Zalba, alto, soprano saxophone (tracks 1, 7 and 11)
  • Pantaleón Sánchez, alto sax (tracks 1, 7 and 11)
  • Rafael "Jimmy" Jenks, tenor sax (tracks 1, 5, 7 and 11)
  • Tony Jiménez, tenor sax (tracks 1, 7 and 11)
  • Ventura Gutiérrez, baritone sax (tracks 1, 7 and 11)
  • Eliades Ochoa, vocals, guitar (tracks 2, 9, 10 and 12)
  • Compay Segundo, vocals, guitar (track 2)
  • Juan de Marcos González, coro and conductor (track 2)
  • Carlos González, bongos (tracks 2, 5 and 12), claves (track 3)
  • Joachim Cooder, dumbek (tracks 2 and 12)
  • Alberto "Virgilio" Valdés, maracas (tracks 2, 3, 5 and 12), coro (track 12)
  • Omara Portuondo, vocals (tracks 3 and 12)
  • Manuel Galbán, acoustic guitar (track 3), electric guitar (tracks 4 and 8)
  • Swami Jr., seven-string guitar (track 3)
  • Jorge Chicoy, electric guitar (track 3)
  • Ramses M. González, drums (track 3)
  • Amadito Valdés, timbales (tracks 3–5 and 8)
  • Julián Corrales, violin (track 3)
  • Enrique Lazaga, guiro (track 3, 4 and 8)
  • Caridad Valdés Menéndez, Yaremi Alfonso Nápoles, Idania Valdés Casuso and Riena Hernández Centeno, coro (track 3)
  • Rubén González, piano solo (track 4), piano (track 13)
  • Rubencito González, piano (track 4)
  • Miguel "Angá" Díaz, congas (tracks 4, 5 and 8)
  • Carlitos González, bongos (tracks 4 and 8)
  • Miguelito Valdés, trumpet solo (tracks 4 and 8)
  • Luis Alemány Conde, Yanko Pisaco and Yaure Muñiz, trumpet (tracks 4 and 8)
  • Pedro Depestre, violin (track 5)
  • Carlos M. Calunga, vocal (track 8)
  • Roberto Fonseca, piano (track 8)
  • Barbarito Torres, laúd (track 12)
Additional personnel
  • Recorded and mixed by Jerry Boys
  • Mastered by Tom Leader and Bernie Grundman
  • Archive research and additional production by Tim Jenkinson
  • Photography by Christien Jaspars and Karl Haimel
  • Designed by House at Intro
  • Sleeve notes by Nigel Williamson

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2015)[2] Peak
position
Billboard Top Latin Albums 2
Billboard Top World Music 1
Billboard Tropical Albums 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Buena Vista Social Club's "Lost and Found," Collection of Previously Unreleased Tracks, Due March 23". Nonesuch Records. 3 February 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Steve McMullen. "Lost and Found - Buena Vista Social Club | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  3. ^ Russell Warfield (March 26, 2015). "Album Review: Buena Vista Social Club - Lost and Found". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ Will Hermes (April 6, 2015). "Buena Vista Social Club Lost and Found Album Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ Robin Denselow (March 19, 2015). "Buena Vista Social Club: Lost and Found review – improbably unreleased gems". The Guardian. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  6. ^ George de Stefano (April 2, 2015). "Buena Vista Social Club: Lost and Found". PopMatters. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  7. ^ Anastasia Tsioulcas (March 15, 2015). "Review: Buena Vista Social Club, 'Lost And Found'". PopMatters. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  8. ^ Philip Sweeney (February 6, 2015). "Buena Vista Social Club: The world music stars preparing to say 'Hasta la vista'". The Independent. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  9. ^ Judy Cantor-Navas (March 19, 2015). "Buena Vista Social Club Readies 'Lost and Found' Album, Final Tour". Billboard. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Lost and Found". Nonesuch Records. Retrieved September 22, 2015.