Here Comes El Son : Songs of the Beatles with a Cuban twist.

January 1, 2002 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2002
  • Release Date: January 1, 2002
  • Label: PMS
  • Copyright: 2002 Panama Music & Screenworks, Inc.
  • Total Length: 56:23
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  • ASIN: B000S57MCG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on March 1, 2003
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Despite being originally banned by Castro, Beatles music has been a major influence on Cuban music, as it has on so many other types of music around the world. This album was inspired by a book about an international symposium held in Havana to discuss Beatles music.
This was the first album recorded in Cuba but sung entirely in English. Everybody involved in the project was local, ensuring that it would be a purely Cuban tribute. Instruments familiar in Britain, America and elsewhere - violin, guitar, trumpet and double bass - were used as well as instruments which give this album the Cuban feel - maracas, tumbadora, bongo, guiro, paila, shekere and timbales.
These versions sound significantly different - fresh and exciting - simply because of the different instruments. I've heard a fair number of Beatles tributes - this is one of the better ones. And how did they ever manage to release an album of eighteen Beatles songs without including Yesterday? I love that song, but it certainly makes a change to see a Beatles tribute without it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Eduardo Compio on February 13, 2002
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This is one of the most refreshing interpretations of Fab Four music I have ever heard, and I've heard plenty. The music of The Beatles has been interpreted a million times over in all kinds of styles, adding to the greatness of this most famous of all Rock & Roll groups. The Beatles continues to inspire new twist and turns to their legendary creations, and this is surely one of the spiciest I've encountered.
What I really love about this particular CD is that all the songs are in English but played with delicious Cuban rhythms. My hips are pretty stiff on the dance floor and my feet aren't too nimble...generally...so with Latin beats, forget it! Until now. With this record I sing along to tunes I know by heart and let my body be carried by the easy but exotically wonderful latin rhythms that grace each song...and t here's 18 of them.
You won't regret getting this CD, it's simply captivating.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Carmen Machado on March 4, 2004
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As a musician and a Lover of the Beatles and Latin Music, This
CD adds style and Flavor to several popular Beatle songs.
From the upbeat Afro drums of "Hey Jude", to the romantic blend of percussion in "And I Love Her" to the a capella rendition
of "Because" {all sung with a really nice Spanish accent}
The Beatles captured the sound of a generation, this CD caputers
the soul of that sound through diverse Latin arrangements.
This is truly a valuble part of my muisc collection.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Yuquiyú on April 20, 2005
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I was surprised by this album overall, as there were new takes on classics. Some do fall a little flat for my taste. But the simple act of recording it and paying homage to the brits was revolutionary if you believe the history behind this. Some cuts are a bit abrupt, as the syncopation and melodics seem to work against each other in a frenzy of forced rhythm that is neither here nor there. But when they get it all together it's magical. A good effort, original... with the heart in the right place and the harmonies do it justice. Only a couple may trascend the original. I'll never think of hello, goodbye the same way again. And here comes the sun glows with the light of a caribbean sunset, with the strumming of the "tres". While And I love her gains a wistful sweetness.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By alina s ortiz on June 27, 2002
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Wow! This CD was done for lovers of latin music and fans of the Beatles. The Cuban twist makes the Beatles come back to 2002! Hey Jude is unique in beat and rhytm. You won't regret buying it.
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I own several burned out Beatles cd's and my Rubber Soul vinyl is grooved flat from diamond tipped wear and tear. I am a musician and actually played Ringo in bus and truck company of Beatlemania! Here Comes El Son is not just a collection of cover versions. To my ear it is a total reworking of the original songs. Done from the Cuban soil, up! A true indigenous interpretation of the most popular music of the last century. The acapella renditions I.E. "Nowhere Man" and "Because" on the CD are reminisent of Bobby McFeron's style yet here again, uniquely Cuban. Afro-Cuban as well in the evoling turning rythyms unexpectedly found under such classics as "Hello Goodbye. In all, this is a true musical gem and the perfect addition to any mature Beatles fan who has grooved a track in their brain with the early George Martin tracks to Abbey Road masterpieces. Viva la Difference! The sun may come up every morning but "Here Comes El Son" is that rare work that rarely comes along.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul H. Brown on February 9, 2003
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I have wondered for so many these long years what the Beatles would have sounded like if they were born and raised in Cuba.... and now I finally know. There's nothing like tapping your feet to a rousing cubana version of Number Nine from The White Album, or an all new unplugged and danceable Helter Skelter. After listening to Here Comes.... el Son, I heard that Charles Manson said that he was WAY OFF. To quote him directly, "What was I THINKING!?!? If I had originally heard THESE versions of the songs, things would have been a LOT different!" Inspired by these hispanic rythms, I have been working on my own little 'twist' album...
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "lenetoo" on July 6, 2002
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Wow, what a gem. There's so much going on with this record, I never get tired of playing it. Beautiful voices, completely unexpected arrangements, irresistible rhythms -- a pleasant surprise around every corner, right through to the end. The expertise of the musicians is obvious, but what really hooks me is the palpable joy and devotion of all concerned. If you're feeling the blahs, pop this into your CD player and you'll soon be dancing around the house. Can't wait for the next one.
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