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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars classic, May 26, 1999
One of my favourite albums of all time. Each & every track is very different & each one speaks volumes. The diversity is nearly overwhelming, but what is more surprising is how Los Lobos have mastered these musical styles as if they were born playing them. The songs, arrangements, performances & lyrics are all exceptional. Peaks for me are the intro to "All I Wanted To Do Was Dance" and the middle 8 of "River Of Fools".
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Always makes me think of a warm summer night, December 23, 1998
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I think this is far and away their best. Their songwriting has never been better. In fact, I've been a little disappointed with each subsequent recording because they're never quite as good as "By the Light of the Moon"
Like a previous reviewer, I'm totally knocked out by the intro to "One Time One Night" which opens the CD. It has a great feeling--always makes me want to dance.
One of Los Lobo's strengths is its ability to take a variety of musical styles and influences and turn them into their own unique music. "By the Light of the Moon" exemplifies this strength. Great songs, fine musicians, great music!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album, improved sound, September 15, 2012
This record by the great Los Lobos,is one of my favorite records. I have been greatly disapointed with a lot of the latest Mofi sacd's, which has a dull and lifeless sound, contrary to what they claim. But I just could not resist trying this release out, bought it from the good guys at Elusive Disc. The cd is old now, so it should be easy to improve the sound. And, yes, the sound IS improved on this sacd! More slam, more clarity, better highs and bottom, better separation. The whole sound spectrum is just better. So great job on this one Mofi, and thank you for making this fanatstic album sound better! PS- The guitar work on this album is just incredible.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good-time rock & roll. Happy and upbeat. Party!, October 21, 2004
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Mixing a bit of Tex-Mex with that Old-Time Rock & Roll, Los Lobos keep you tapping your toes, singing along or getting out of your chair to dance. Even the potentially somber "Is This All There Is" is a real sing-along cheerful number. "Shakin' Shakin' Shakes" delivers exactly what the title promises. "All I Wanted to Do Was Dance" moves you to do just that, dance with the guys. "The Hardest Time," nominally a sad ballad, is a tuneful cut that'll get your fingers moving. You'd expect a song called "Tears of God" to be mournful, but you'll find yourself humming harmonies along with its optimistic energy. When they sing "My Baby's Gone," an up-tempo blues, they sound HAPPY about it! In fact, that's the main thing about this whole album: it's got a HAPPY mood. Not a downer on it. There aren't many albums that are just plain good-time music, fun to listen to. This is one of them. These guys are enjoying themselves, and it's infectious. I love it.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites, July 8, 1998
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Los Lobo's "By The Light of the Moon" was my first exposure to the band, and I've been hooked ever since. I'm often mystified by the critics' dismissal of the ballads; perhaps I'm just a mushy sentimentalist. The guitar intro for "One Time One Night" is one of my very favorite instrumental lines. Yes, the lyrics are dark, but the subject is serious, and the music is uplifting. Less experimental than their other efforts, "By the Light of the Moon" is excellent nevertheless. Who wants to be the critics' darling, anyway?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strong From Start to Finish!!, April 24, 2007
This album came out right before "La Bamba" made Los Lobos a household name briefly in 1987. Unfortunately, in all the hubbub over that #1 song, their album got lost along the way, and underperformed commercially. Thus, many people missed a brilliant album with no weak spots anywhere. I have had this cassette since 1987, and am patiently waiting for the band to have Rhino remaster their first few albums. The originals sound pretty good still, but hearing amazing songs like "River of Fools" and "One Time One Night" in glorious Rhinophonic sound would be to die for. For those who want to get this now, find a used CD copy at your local store and hear the sound of a band that has few rivals in American music history.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My introduction to LOS LOBOS, March 24, 1999
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Albert Ornelas (ORANGE COUNTY CA USA) - See all my reviews
This was my first 'LOBOS' album. When I was growing up my musical influences ran the gamut of 50 styles rock, Top 40 and Tex Mex here is a band that has it all on one album. Isn't that a cool cover?BEST SELECTIONSONE TIME ONE NIGHT, SET ME FREE, MY BABYS GONE, SHAKIN SHAKIN SHAKES, IS THIS ALL THERE IS? ALL I WANTED TO DO WAS DANCE AND PRENDA DEL ALMA
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars American Melancholy at its Very Best, May 11, 1998
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The band masters several musical styles, touching soul, raw, gripping rhythm and blues and mexican folk songs, and mixes it all into a unique, distinguisable sound. The best songs are touching, describing the world from a romaticized blue-collar perspective. David Hidalgo's voice goes straight to the heart.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars But there is so much more to LOS LOBOS, January 2, 2014
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This is a FIVE STAR group, just as talented as the Beatles, Stones, Cream, Zep. But they are multi cultural, and All American. My favorite albums are, Town and Country, Kiko, and Just Another Band from East LA, and for kids Pappi's Dream. But you gotta sift through each album to find your groove. They play so many different styles, you are bound to LOVE a couple of them. And their lyrics are poetic genius. Listen to the Valley, or the Town. Humble reverance to a melodic and haunting RxR Groove. GENIUS
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums ever, January 9, 2012
The songwriting and playing are equally strong. "One Time, One Night" grabs you from the opening lick - one of the most recognizable ever. A tale of the American Dream gone awry. How many ways can a dream be snuffed out? "Shakin' Shakin' Shakes" can be summed up in a line from its chorus: "And Lord, it makes me tremble". "Is This All There Is?" somehow manages to combine existential angst and the immigrant experience into one beautiful song you'll want to hear again and again. "Prenda del Alma" reminds me of Freddie Fender at his best; a crying in your beer song. To review the album makes it sound sad and too serious. My error. It is serious - seriously good! It is also joyous and uplifting. It is rock and roll literature; a serious contender for the best rock album of all time; it is an album, not just a bunch of songs thrown together, nor is it a pretentious "concept album". In the days of trade guilds, a young journeyman put his heart and soul into one project to showcase all of his skills in order to advance from journeyman to master. This is that piece for Los Lobos and why they call it a masterpiece!
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