- Audio CD (February 19, 2013)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Shout Factory
- ASIN: B00ARX2W24
- Average Customer Review: 51 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #156,477 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Digitally remastered edition of this 1982 album from the Jazz/Pop icon. After a meteoric rise to fame as the leader of the Tijuana Brass, one of the most successful groups of the '60s, Herb Alpert focused on running A&M Records, the indie powerhouse he had founded with partner Jerry Moss. His second artistic journey began with the release of Rise, which climbed to #1 on the Billboard chart. His acclaimed album, Fandango, found Alpert returning to Mexican and Latin American sounds and rhythms, but with a modern sound. The result was one of the most acclaimed albums of his career, remaining on the Billboard Top Albums chart for half a year, and featuring the Top 40 hit 'Route 101.'
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While there’s no denying Alpert’s technical proficiency relative to his famous '60s TjB LPs, the music and performance as featured on Fandango don't seem as engaging as the TjB LPs. The '60s recordings — particularly !!Going Places!!, What Now My Love, S-R-O, and Sounds Like — were strong "group" outings; and although Alpert’s trumpet was undeniably the lead instrument, group interplay and invention was an essential characteristic of the recordings. Fandango, on the other hand, sounds more like a selection of "tracks" that were specifically prepared for Herb to add his lead trumpet. Fandango is very much polished and expertly produced — but lacks the variety and exuberance of the classic TjB days ('65-67).
Have fun, enjoy. I recommend this album with a chardonnay and a Sunday brunch on a warm summer's day. Maybe sangria, around twilight, at an outdoor cafe.
remastered CD is amazing. They had to bake the master tapes in order to insure a smooth
play back and with todays digital technology and with Herb's and Randy's expertise, this
CD will blow you away. "Route 101" was a huge hit but I'm also enjoying "Coco Loco" and
"Angel". Please visit HerbAlpertPresents.com for the total Herb Alpert experience. Interviews,
photos, videos and more remastered music for purchase! Fandango is a must for your
music collection, and if this is the first time you've heard Herb Alpert, you'll become a fan!
Buy it and you will agree!
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Will herb alpert ever release beyond on cd at a normal price