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Best of
Carlos Gardel
Best of
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
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All Artists: Carlos Gardel
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blue Note Records
Original Release Date: 5/19/1998
Release Date: 5/19/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: Latin Music, Tango, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724382350521, 0724382350552


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Gardel, master of the tango cancion
Rod Edens | North Carolina, USA | 12/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album lives up to its title, displaying Gardel as the indisputable king of the tango genre. While there is some background noise, it serves to make authentic these recordings dating mostly from the first half of the 1930's, and in no way detracts from the way Gardel maximizes the connection between the sentimental lyrics and plaintive melodies of these tracks.Three of the selections merit special mention. Mi Buenos Aires Querido is especially touching to those who know that Gardel, then Carlos Gardes, immigrated to the slums of Buenos Aires at age three with his mother. Volver is the epitomy of songs in which a male mourns his inability to put aside his lost love; Gardel is far more convincing than Julio Iglesias on the latter's album "Tango". Finally, El dia que me quieras has lyrics so mellifluous and loaded with emotional triggers that one can understand why Gardel's tragic death comprised an international tragedy in an age when there was far less cognizance of foreign culture than today. The informative liner notes greatly add to the appreciation of these well-selected classics."The Best of Carlos Gardel" earns five stars for its authentic presentation of the highly talented originator of the sung tango, which is inextricably tied to the culture of Argentina and is excellent entertainment in its own right."
Not the best sound of the Carlos Gardel reissues
A techno geek | Kihei, Maui, HI USA | 02/11/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Yes, the recordings here are core treasures of Tango. But the audio processing causes there to be resonances at certain midrange frequencies that are harsh and irritating. Better sound, and twice the tracks for 1/3 more, can be found in "Lo Mejor de lo Mejor" (as it is listed on Amazon --- the CD actually is called "Carlos Gardel 40 Temas Originales")."
The essence of tango embodied
Carlos Almendarez | 03/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Without a doubt the selections chosen exemplify the purity and passion of tango. With a voice that transcends time, Gardel reaches the very pinnacle of musical greatness. Gardel's greatness cannot be overstated: his baritone voice is classic, the sound is timeless, and the lyrics bring nostalgia."