Uitgelezen verzameling van een van Cuba`s meest creatieve artiesten en bandleider Orlando `Maraca` Valle. Timba, descarga, salsa Cubana, guajiro, alle genres beheerst hij tot in de finesse. Met broers Luis (heeft net aardige CD `Agarrate` uit) + Yumuri (zijn CD `Tiene Bilongo` is top salsa Cubana!) kan er natuurlijk al weinig fout gaan. De beste nummers van Sonando, Descarga Total en Tremenda Rumba + 2 previously unreleashed live recordings (van Timbita (10.20 min) en Castigala (9.48)), en dan ook nog een bonus DVD met werkelijk 3 geweldige video clips van Sonando, Descarga Total en Se Te Acabo La Rumba.
Orlando Valle "Maraca" one of the premier members of Irakere and producer extraordinaire has compiled the most danceable tunes from his last three releases (Sonando, Descarga Total and Tremenda Rumba) to a nonstop party. To hear back to back, "Castígala" a song that rocked New York airwaves two summers ago and "Descarga Total" show the vitality and power of this group.
But what really sells this package are the extra goodies. Added to the first disc are two live cuts, "Timbita" (you can find the original version on his brother Luis Valle`s Ã¡rrate", recorded in France) and this version showcases the group`s musicianship. Solos after solos, you can feel the vibes just piercing through your skin, till you feel you have to scratch.
Next is, "Castígala" and if you thought the studio version was something, you haven`t heard anything yet! The sound is bigger, the energy is off the hook and just like that, they switch the chorus to "Castígalo" to please the ladies and of course, they are chanting as if their lives depend on it.
Also, as a bonus you get a DVD. This is becoming common practice in the industry, but for a Cuban release, it is way ahead of the game. The DVD includes interviews, a couple of music videos and the making of "Tremenda Rumba." This alone is worth the price. (review from Salsapower)
12. Timbita (Live In France)
13. Castigala (Live In France)
3. Descarga Total (video-clip)
4. Se Te Acabo La Rumba (video-clip)
5. Making of Tremenda Rumba