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Descanso Dominical
Mecano
Descanso Dominical
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
 
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Reissue of the Original Album from Famous Spanish Pop Band.

      
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All Artists: Mecano
Title: Descanso Dominical
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony International
Release Date: 7/18/1989
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 078635851625

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Reissue of the Original Album from Famous Spanish Pop Band.

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Masterpiece from the masters!
Rodrigo Llamozas | the last cubicle at the end of the hall... | 05/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the best Mecano album hands down. 'Aidalai' and 'Entre el cielo y el suelo' come close, but this baby tops them both.If you've already heard Mecano, you know how lovely Ana Torroja's voice is. It can be lyrical and grand, but it can also be playful and childish when necessary. As for the song writing, it's the usual Nacho and José Mari mix of all their records, basically each one writes half of the songs in the album.As for the tracks, standouts are 'Mujer contra mujer' (a gorgeous song about love between two women), 'La fuerza del destino' (a quirky love song suppossedly written by Nacho for his then girlfriend and now Ms. Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz), 'Quédate en Madrid', '"Eungenio" Salvador Dalí" (as José Mari tells it, he is a great fan of Dalí's work and when he learned that the great painter was sick he wrote him a letter telling him how much he admired his work, well, after a while Dalí passed away while Mecano was on tour, and upon returning home, José Mari found a package in his mail that had a book of Dali's paintings dedicated by the master himself! He had signed it only days before leaving this earth!), "Un año más" and "Hermano sol, hermana luna"."
Mecano at its peak performance...
insoc | Miami, Florida United States | 01/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It is very hard to say wich of all of Mecano's album is better, because they all are great. But if I had to choose one this would definitely be. At the time of the launch of this album (1988) Mecano was a well knowned worldwide pop (synth pop) group and now after many years the band was enyoing great success. Nevertheless, that success didn't affect their creativity, they were even more creative and maybe a fact of that were that they were now famous and wealthy enough to worry about other things. This album contains the classic "La Fuerza del Destino" wich is a song with such a magic melody and rhythm you never get tired of hearing it and if it was to be released today it would again be a hit. Then you have other great melodies in "Laika" and a very "synth poppy" song with a great bassline and beat called "Los Heros de la Antartida". "Eungenio Salvador Dali" has a great chorus and "Un ano mas" has a very catchy chorus and a feeling of celebration as it was supposed to be (is a new years eve song). Well, what else can I say? Almost all the songs have a distinctive great melody that would not bore you. Try findind this characteristics on an album... not many albums do this, so that's a sign that you just can't be wrong about buying this album.
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Spanish Rock at its finest
Dominiquis | Florida, USA | 08/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If I had to choose THE Spanish Rock group of the 80's , it would have to be Mecano, Spain's darlings.

Mecano brings back fun memories of living in the Dominican Republic...I had moved there with my parents ( I was born in NYC), and remember sunny afternoons listening to the radio. I had never heard rock/pop music in Spanish--I didn't even think it existed! There were many artists I listened to: Miguel Bose, Los Inhumanos, Enanitos Verdes, Cahobazul (they were a Dominican group)...but hands down, Mecano was IT.

Mecano made an art of their music. I don't know how, but they managed to bring out the best in every grnre they tried" jazz, rock, pop, latino rythym, hearfelt ballads...all with the ethereal vocals of Ana Torroja. The lyrics at times were downright quirky, but at other times they expressed the romantic and political frustrations of their generation.

If I had to pick my favorite from this album, it would have to be "Un Año Mas" (One More Year)...it talks about the final moments on New Year's Eve, as celebrated in Spain, as well as the hope of better things in the coming year. Second fave would be "Me Cuesta Tanto Olvidarte" ("It's so hard for me to forget you"). I think the title says it all. For ANYONE who's gone through a breakup, this would be THE song to listen to...or NOT listen to, depending on how long to decide to sulk about your lost love!
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