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Spain in My Heart: Songs of the Spanish Civil War

Songs of the Spanish Civil War Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Jarama ValleyArlo Guthrie & Pete Seeger 5:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. En La Plaza De Mi PuebloMichele Greene 3:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. The Abraham Lincoln BrigadeJohn McCutcheon 3:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. AsturiasGuardabarranco 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. El Quinto RegimientoLila Downs 3:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. The Bantry Girls' LamentAoife Clancy 3:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Garcia E GalanUxia 3:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Los Cuatro GeneralesJoel Rafael & Jamaica Rafael 3:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Llego Con Tres HeridasEliseo Parra 3:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Noche NocheraGuardabarranco 4:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Viva La Quinte BrigadaShay Black & Aoife Clancy 4:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Si Me Quieres EscribirQuetzal 3:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Tu Que BrillasMichele Greene 3:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Los MarinerosUxia 3:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Peat Bog SoldiersLaurie Lewis 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Viva La Quince BrigadaQuetzal 3:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Taste Of AshesLaurie Lewis 4:07$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Spain in My Heart: Songs of the Spanish Civil War + Songs of the Spanish Civil War 1: Lincoln Brigade + Songs Spanish Civil War 2
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 23, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Appleseed Records
  • ASIN: B0000C0FBP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,146 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews


"Fascinating…Kudos to everyone involved for putting together this historical and brilliant collection of songs. A+" -- Scene Magazine (Canada) September 4, 2003

"For something really different…the adventurous listener has a real treat on their hands here." -- Midwest Record Recap, September 21, 2003

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps Alive the Spirit of Justice and Freedom August 5, 2004
Format:Audio CD
(written by Jim Jump) As the son of a British International Brigade veteran and a Spanish Republican refugee,I grew up with the pain of betrayal, defeat, and exile. Songs helped to sustain us during the long dark years of Franco's dictatorship. This record captures the emotion, joy, and beauty of many of those songs, as well as some new ones, and keeps alive the spirit which took thousands of volunteers from around the world to fight for justice and freedom in Spain.
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3.0 out of 5 stars La música bien, la letra no tanto May 2, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Como hijo de exiliado español agradezco con el corazón que la música de la Guerra Civil Española siga viva dentro del canto del siglo XXI. Musicalmente me parece un trabajo muy completo, con conocimiento y aventura musicales, sin embargo, en lo que se refiere a las letras (lyrics) encuentro el punto débil del CD. Por lo que he podido investigar los textos utilizados son los llegados a los Estados Unidos, pero no los que se cantaban en España y, en ocasiones, la continuidad de las letras es inconexa.

Pongo un ejemplo: Joel & Jamaica Rafael cantan: 'Los cuatro generales, mamita mía, que se han alzado' y en seguida: 'Madrid que bien resistes, mamita mía, los bombardeos'. Esto, en el idioma español no tiene sentido. La letra original dice: 'Los cuatro generales, mamita mía, que se han alzado, para las navidades serán colgados' y la segunda parte: 'Madrid que bien resistes, mamita, los bombardeos, de las bombas se ríen, mamita mía, los madrileños' y de esta forma adquieren sentido pues a los cuatro generales alzados les espera la horca, mientras los madrileños resisten los bombardeos de las tropas franquistas.

Uxía, siendo española, llama 'Marineros' a la canción cuyo título original es 'Que será' y que viene de la canción infantil 'Arrión' y que ironiza sobre el hundimiento del crucero 'Baleares' por la Flota Republicana en la batalla del Cabo de Palos y Uxía no utiliza la letra que dice: 'Y han de ver, y lo van a ver como al 'Baleares', al 'Cervera' y 'Canarias' bajo los mares' lo que le daría el contexto del momento en que la canción surgió.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Viva los republicanos! August 13, 2011
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A moving tribute to the brave people of Spain and to the brave men & women who went to Spain to fight alongside them. Bravo!
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5.0 out of 5 stars No pasaran! January 12, 2013
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These stirring songs from the noble fight against Franco's facism are still important today. Sung in Spanish, English, or both, these songs honor the Fifteenth International Brigade and their brave allies and celebrate the spirit of freedom. The same struggle continues today in places like Chiapas. La Lucha continua.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music of a lost Cause January 3, 2013
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A great historical array of freedom fighters by their music. The songs are fantastic to a lost cause of long ago.
The music makes you proud of the American Volunteers.
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