In 2003 Ibrahim Ferrer released his second solo album Buenos Hermanos, an audacious and assured album firmly rooted in tradition but at the same time expanding the horizons of Cuban music in the 21st century with its varied repertoire and modern sound.
For this very Special Edition release, producer Ry Cooder has revisited the original mixes and added 4 previously unheard tracks, recorded at the original album sessions, to a brand new sequence - creating a completely reimagined Buenos Hermanos. Featuring Buena Vista stars Orlando 'Cachaíto' López, Manuel Galbán and Angá Diaz, a guest appearance from The Blind Boys of Alabama, Ry Cooder on guitars and the esteemed Chucho Valdés on piano, the Grammy-winning album's varied repertoire includes fresh takes on classic songs and thrilling examples of the romantic ballads and boleros for which Ferrer is justly famed.
This 180g double vinyl gatefold package includes new cover artwork featuring an alternative photograph from the original album shoot by Christien Jaspars, and a booklet with English and Spanish lyrics and a new foreword from Ry Cooder.
Ferrer is on stunning form, coaxing endlessly subtle nuances from a set of finely crafted original songs...heavenly.
A classic from top to tail.
Ferrer was not only the last of the great son singers from Cuba, but he was also a one-of-a-kind vocalist - a carefree performer who can move audiences with innate grace and style.
"Nicknamed the Cuban Nat King Cole for his soft and calm voice whose light vibrato was well suited to sentimental melodies."
- Special Edition
- 180g Vinyl
- Double LP
- Re-mixed, resequenced & remastered by producer Ry Cooder
- 4 Previously unreleased tracks from the original sessions
- 12-page booklet with English and Spanish lyrics and a new foreword from Ry Cooder
- Gatefold sleeve with obi strip
- New cover artwork with an alternate photo from the original album shoot
- Manufactured in the EU
- La Música Cubana
- Me Voy Pa' Sibanicú (Previously Unheard Track)
- Buenos Hermanos
- Mil Congojas
- Ojos Malvados (Previously Unheard Track)
- Guaguancó Callejero
- Hay Que Entrarle a Palos a Ése
- Perfume De Gardenias
- Como El Arrullo De Palma
- Mujer (Previously Unheard Track)
- No Tiene Telaraña
- Ven Conmigo Guajira (Previously Unheard Track)
- Fuiste Cruel
- Oye El Consejo