Previously Unreleased Tracks On 180g Vinyl!
Coming almost two decades after the release of the original Grammy-winning, self-titled LP, Buena Vista Social Club's Lost and Found album is a collection of previously unreleased trackssome of which were recorded during the original albums sessions in Havana and others from the years that followed.
The studio tracks on Lost and Found were recorded at the 1996 Egrem studio sessions in Havana and during a period of rich and prolific creativity stretching into the early 2000s following the recording of the original album. Lost and Found also features live recordings from the world tours of Buena Vistas legendary veterans.
"Over the years we were often asked what unreleased material was left in the vaults," says World Circuits Nick Gold. "We knew of some gems, favorites amongst the musicians, but we were always too busy working on the next project to go back and see what else we had. When we eventually found the time, we were astonished at how much wonderful music there was."
The original Buena Vista Social Club album became a surprise international best seller and the most successful album in the history of Cuban music. It was recorded for World Circuit Records by Ry Cooder over seven days in Havana in 1996, bringing together many of the great names of the golden age of Cuban music in the 1950s, several of whom were coaxed out of retirement for the sessions.
In the years that followed the original release, Buena Vista veterans toured the world and were the subject of a celebrated feature film directed by Wim Wenders. Further acclaimed recordings followed including solo releases by the singers Ibrahim Ferrer and Omara Portuondo, virtuoso pianist Rubén González and bassist Cachaíto López.
"When a musical project is wildly successful, it usually begets a stream of bottom-of-the-barrel reissues of subpar material. This isnt the case with Lost and Found, a fine remembrance of a group of musicians that deservedly captured the worlds imagination." Chrissie Dickinson, Tone Audio Magazine
1. Bruca Manigua
3. Tiene Sabor
4. Black Chicken 37
6. Bodas de Oro
1. Como Fue
2. Guajira En F
3. Quiereme Mucho
4. Pedacito de Papel
5. Mami Me Gusto
6. Lagrimas Negras
7. Como Siente Yo