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Triana - Triana Vol. 2. Jesús de la Rosa. Canciones inéditas CD (album) cover




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2.05 | 2 ratings

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2 stars Mysterious CD

Information in the booklet (if one page can be called 'booklet') is minimalistic: last previously unreleased songs sung by Jesús de la Rosa, all written by Jesús de la Rosa, Eduardo Rodrigues Roadway and J.J. Palacios Tele; songs' titles and running times. That's all.

So before writing this review I had to make some investigations to shed a light to these songs' origins. Listening to this CD I had the idea that probably some de la Rosa work tapes have been found and surviving TRIANA musicians recorded music afterwards. Some Spanish blogs and online translator (study languages, boys and girls) helped to get the picture:

''These unpublished songs by Jesús de la Rosa have the explanation. Soon after his death a cassette, containing songs without music, has been found among his things. Later Tele and Rodrigues added music to them. All songs come from the previous album, ''Tengo que Marchar'' (''I Must Go'') published by Tele and Eduardo Rodrigues.''

What? There is another TRIANA album I was not aware of? How it is possible? It is not only possible, it is so.

''Here the same old story repeats: necrophilia; attempts to sell everything that could be sold. Interesting posthumous disc ''Tengo que Marchar'' (''I Must Go'') with instruments added to home-made record of Jesús' voice, sung before ''El Patio'' album. ''Tengo que Marchar'' had to be deleted from the market because of copyright problems (some songs were drafts of subsequent ones and the rights belonged to Movieplay, now Fonomusic).'' (

Summing it all up.

1. These records of Jesús de la Rosa voice were made in 1975 or a little earlier.

2. Posthumous TRIANA album ''Tengo que Marchar'' (''I Must Go'') exists. It is even possible to find its cover on the web. Songs of reviewed CD are taken from that album. The complete track list of ''Tengo que Marchar'' is unknown for me (at least now).

Now to the songs. No organ or flamenco guitar here at all.

Rock de la Calle Feria - nice song with catchy guitar riff, in current arrangements typical for TRIANA's 80s albums. I easily imagine it on any of them.

Pájaro de Alas Blancas with good guitar solo is my favourite track here.

Jueves por la Mańana - my least favourite song with mostly voice and 'honky tonk' piano.

From the Other Side is the only TRIANA record I know sung in English, good bluesy tune with harmonica added to usual instruments.

The rest are so-so, not bad, but nothing extraordinary. Two songs, ''Rock de la Calle Feria'' and ''Ser Felíz'', can be found, in different arrangements and sung by another singer, on Tele's TRIANA album ''Un Jardín Eléctrico'' (1996).

Hard to recommend this album. Almost nothing for the majority and an obvious treasure for fans.

NotAProghead | 2/5 |


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