The Last Fight (album)

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The Last Fight
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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
Canciones del Solar de los Aburridos The Last Fight Tras la Tormenta

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 acting debut.

Background[edit]

The Last Fight was the last of four collaborative albums 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 tracks written by Rubén Blades, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Yo Puedo Vivir del Amor" José Feliciano 8:29
2. "Andanza" Danilo Caymmi
Edmundo Souto
Paulinho Tapajós
4:21
3. "Cimarrón" Rubén Blades 5:12
4. "What Happened" Rubén Blades 6:59
5. "Venganza" Pedro Flores 3:43
6. "Y Tu Abuela" Jaime Sabater 4:57

Personnel[edit]

Producers:

  • Ruben Blades
  • Willie Colón

Executive Producer:

  • Jerry Masucci

Engineers:

  • Jon Fausty
  • Willie Colón

Mixing:

  • Jon Fausty
  • Willie Colón

Arrangers:

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]

  1. ^ "The Last Fight – Fania". Fania.com. Retrieved 2015-03-03. 
  2. ^ Billboard - Google Books. Books.google.com. 1982-07-10. Retrieved 2015-03-03. 
  3. ^ "The Last Fight - Rubén Blades,Willie Colón | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-03-03.