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Los Bravos-Ilustrísimos-'68 SPANISH ROCK-NEW LP 180gr

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Los Bravos-Ilustrísimos-'68 SPANISH ROCK-NEW LP 180gr

Los Bravos-Ilustrísimos

NEW LP

REISSUE



Los Bravos ‎– Ilustrísimos
Label:
Vinilisssimo ‎– MR-SSS05
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Limited Edition

8435008870058



Reissue of the fourth album by Los Bravos, the most international Spanish band from the 60s, known all over the world for their smash hit 'Black Is Black'. Recorded in London in 1968 with arrangements by Jean Bouchety, it contains songs by Vanda-Young, Augusto Alguerσ, Reed-Mason and Manolo Dνaz. The cover picture was taken by renowned photographer Alberto Schommer.In 1969, when "Ilustrνsimos Bravos" is released, Spain's most international band has just split. It's a complex story, told in detail by Germαn Alonso Moreno in his essential "Los Bravos: recuerdos de una leyenda" (AHE, 2004). Let's recap: at the end of 1968, producer Alain Milhaud, responsible for Los Bravos' success, announces at the Cafι Gijσn in Madrid that singer Mike Kennedy is leaving the band to work as a solo artist. At the same public event, a lawyer turns up to declare that the group also wants to part ways with Milhaud. It was a dramatic move that ended up in negotiations so that Los Bravos could keep the rights to the band's name and continue with another vocalist: Englishman Anthony Anderson, brother of Jon Anderson, by then frontman of Yes.The reason for this conflict is the fear of a Mike-less Bravos to be ignored by Barclay-Espaρa, Alain Milhaud's production company. It's well known that the band members hardly participate in the recording sessions thattake place in London, which are ruled by Milhaud's efficiency ideal, which involves using studio musicians instead.Thus, at the start of Autumn 1968, when "Ilustrνsimos Bravos" is recorded in London's Lansdowne Studios, only Mike Kennedy, guitarist Tony Martνnez and (according to some magazines) organ player Jes¿s Gluck are present. The musical director is a friend of Milhaud's, the great Jean Bouchety, responsible for many French pop tubes (hits) and a recording artist under his own name. Bouchety even recorded an orchestral version of 'Great Is Our Love', the song by Augusto Alguerσ included here."Ilustrνsimos Bravos" follows the pattern of the band's records for the international market. It gathers pieces by the singer-songwriter Manolo Dνaz translated into English (except 'Como Superman', an outtake from the previous LP) with songs by established composers: Les Reed and Barry Manson have written hits for Tom Jones; Harry Vanda and George Young, from the Australian Easybeats, have penned the glorious 'Bring A Little Lovin''; Kenny Young and Scott English are New York songwriters with a brilliant career.'Save Me, Save Me' is the single released in Europe, while 'Dirty Street' is chosen for the United States. However, the songs from "Ilustrνsimos Bravos" only have some commercial success in Spain: their sound has probably gone out of fashion by 1969. The dream of keeping the worldwide impact of 'Black Is Black' vanishes. It will be more than six years before Mike Kennedy returns to front Los Bravos, and it won't be a triumphant comeback.Diego A Manrique

TRACKLIST:SIDE 11. JUST HOLDING ON2. DIRTY STREET3. COOL IT4. WE'LL MAKE IT TOGETHER5. SAVE ME, SAVE ME6. LOVE IS SIMPHONY SIDE 21. GREAT IS OUR LOVE2. LIVE GIRL3. BABY I LOVE YOU4. WAIT A MINUTE5. COMO SUPERMAN6. TWO PEOPLE IN M



Country:
Spain
Released:
2009
Genre:
Rock
Style:
Beat



Tracklist ¿
A1         Just Holding On        
A2         Dirty Street        
A3         Cool It        
A4         We'll Make It Together        
A5         Save Me, Save Me        
A6         Love Is A Symphony        
B1         Great Is Our Love        
B2         Live Girl        
B3         Baby I Love You        
B4         Wait A Minute        
B5         Como Superman        
B6         Two People In Me        
Companies etc¿

    Marketed By – Distrolux SL
    Distributed By – Distrolux SL
    Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.
    Licensed From – Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.

Notes¿

Originally released as Columbia LP CP 9033, 1969.
180 gram vinyl, single sleeve, liner notes inside.


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