Best Tango Album in the World, Ever!

Performers Various Artists

Capitol/EMI Records | May 6, 2003 | Compact Disc

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The title of this television-advertised compilation may be arrogant, but then the tango is not a dance for the shy and retiring. Whether or not it is, as it claims, The Best Tango Album in the World, Ever!, the two-disc set, containing 30 tracks and running a little less than an hour and a half, does feature some major performers of the music, notably Carlos Gardel, renowned as the father of the tango, heard performing "Volver" and the concluding vocal version of "Mi Buenos Aires Querido," and Astor Piazzolla, who used the tango as a vehicle for composing modern classical music, heard performing "La Rayuela." Other notable performers include Carlos Garcia & His Orchestra, heard on four tracks, Sexteto Mayor, Florindo Sassone & His Traditional Orchestra, and Alfredo de Angelis & His Traditional Orchestra. (If the casual listener to whom this collection is intended recognizes the third track, "Por una Cabeza," that's because it has turned up in the film Scent of a Woman, as the music to which Al Pacino's blind character dances, as well as in the opening scene of the Arnold Schwarzenegger film True Lies.) This is not a scholarly collection, being devoid of annotations beyond the requisite song titles, artists, and songwriting credits. But it plays well, and beginning students of the tango can put it on for their practice sessions. ~ William Ruhlmann

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: May 6, 2003

Genre: Tango

Style: Latin

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2003

Label Name: Capitol/EMI Records

UPC: 724358106428

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Best Tango Album in the World, Ever!

Best Tango Album in the World, Ever!

Performers Various Artists

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: May 6, 2003

Genre: Tango

Style: Latin

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2003

Label Name: Capitol/EMI Records

UPC: 724358106428


Title Track Time
0.DISC 1: --
1.Mi Buenos Aires Querido - Carlos Garcia --
2.La Cumparsita - Jose Basso --
3.Por Una Cabeza (from "Scent Of A Woman") - The Tango Project --
4.Cambalache - Julio Sosa/Leopoldo Federico --
5.El Firulete - Mariano Mores --
6.Canaro En Paris - Hector Varela --
7.Rodriguez Pena - Francisco Canaro --
8.Sur - Jorge Sobral/J.A. Giaimo --
9.9th Of July - Osvaldo Pugliese --
10.El Esquinazo - Carlos Garcia --
11.La Rayuela - Astor Piazzolla --
12.Fuga Y Misterio - The 12 Cellist/Juliane Banse --
13.Volver - Carlos Gardel --
14.La Punalada - Sexteto Mayor --
15.La Yumba - Osvaldo Pugliese --
0.DISC 2: --
1.Caminito - Flordino Sassone --
2.El Choclo - Alfredo De Angelis --
3.Yira Yira - Flordino Sassone --
4.Cafetin De Buenos Aires - Hugo Del Carril --
5.A Media Luz - Carlos Garcia --
6.El Portenito - Carlos Garcia --
7.Taquito Militar - Mariano Mores --
8.Re Fa Si - Alfredo De Angelis --
9.Adios Muchachos - Flordino Sassone --
10.Ojos Negros - Raul Garello --
11.El Metejon - Anibal Troilo --
12.El Torito - Alfredo De Angelis --
13.Quejas De Bandoneon - Anibal Troilo --
14.Adios Nonino - Sexteto Mayor --
15.Mi Buenos Aires Querido - Carlos Gardel (vocal version) --

Editorial Notes

The title of this television-advertised compilation may be arrogant, but then the tango is not a dance for the shy and retiring. Whether or not it is, as it claims, The Best Tango Album in the World, Ever!, the two-disc set, containing 30 tracks and running a little less than an hour and a half, does feature some major performers of the music, notably Carlos Gardel, renowned as the father of the tango, heard performing "Volver" and the concluding vocal version of "Mi Buenos Aires Querido," and Astor Piazzolla, who used the tango as a vehicle for composing modern classical music, heard performing "La Rayuela." Other notable performers include Carlos Garcia & His Orchestra, heard on four tracks, Sexteto Mayor, Florindo Sassone & His Traditional Orchestra, and Alfredo de Angelis & His Traditional Orchestra. (If the casual listener to whom this collection is intended recognizes the third track, "Por una Cabeza," that's because it has turned up in the film Scent of a Woman, as the music to which Al Pacino's blind character dances, as well as in the opening scene of the Arnold Schwarzenegger film True Lies.) This is not a scholarly collection, being devoid of annotations beyond the requisite song titles, artists, and songwriting credits. But it plays well, and beginning students of the tango can put it on for their practice sessions. ~ William Ruhlmann
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