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Acustico [CD Boxset]

  • CD
  • 2 discs

  • 1. Daria
    2. Esperare Despierta
    3. Rompe el Mar
    4. Nina
    5. Flores de Alquiler
    6. Perdicion
    7. El Sol No Regresa
    8. Algo Mas
    9. Busco Tu Piel
    10. Cuando Acaba la Noche
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 96878

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    La 5 Estacin: Natalia Jimnez (vocals); Angel Reyero (guitar, background vocals); Pablo Dominquez (guitar).
    The success of Flores de Alquiler (2004) was a little slow to build for la Quinta Estacin, but the success certainly came, particularly with the release of the album's second and third singles, "Dara" and "Algo Ms," and it carried over well into 2005. So the rock en espaol trio regrouped that year for a stopgap release that would tide over their growing fan base while they continued to ride out the steadily continuing success of Flores de Alquiler. The CD/DVD Acustico is that stopgap release. Essentially, it's an "unplugged" performance of Flores de Alquiler, reprising most of the album, including all of the hits. There is enough of a difference between this understated acoustic performance and the radio-ready slickness of Flores de Alquiler that fans will want both. In particular, frontwoman Natalia Jimnez shines here. Without question, she's the focal point of the band, and her voice absolutely steals the show on Acustico. Discounting a two-song plugged-in encore, "Algo Ms" is saved for last, and it's just plain striking. What a beautiful song, no matter the version. "Nia" also shines within this context, as it's also a showcase for the vocal strength of Jimnez. As pleasing as this performance is, however, there's no denying that it's slight relative to its primary source, Flores de Alquiler. Jimnez may indeed shine here, but a lot of the studio-crafted vibrancy that made Flores de Alquiler such an exceptional album is missing in the sparseness of this setting. Moreover, Acustico is slight because of its limited contents: just ten songs total, eight of them from Flores de Alquiler and the other two from the band's largely unknown debut, Primera Toma (2002). Then again, the video component does add a certain additional value, but overall, Acustico is the province of devoted fans. Anyone less than wholeheartedly devoted to la Quinta Estacin will be perfectly content with Flores de Alquiler and the band's other studio efforts. ~ Jason Birchmeier

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