At Carnegie Hall [Live] - Buena Vista Social Club
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  • Summary: The recording of Buena Vista Social Club's first concert at Carnegie Hall in July 1, 1998.
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  1. At Carnegie Hall staunchly carries with it the brand characteristics that launched this cultural exchange.
  2. The 16 tracks here aren't just duplicate recordings--with sudden new depth we are able to complete an emotive, triumphant musical triptych.
  3. This set is every bit as necessary as the solo albums by the singers, and perhaps even more than the studio effort. It is not only a historical document; it is a living, breathing piece of work that guarantees the transference of emotion from tape to listener, and cements the Buena Vista Social Club's place not only in the Latin music pantheon, but in the larger context of popular music history.
  4. Recorded July 1, 1998, a 78-minute double-CD proves how stiff and thin this made-up collective's mysteriously canonical 1997 studio album is.
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    At Carnegie Hall, doesn't so much add to the legend as confirm the original was no studio-contrived fluke. [Nov 2008, p.109]
  6. Even if you are one of the eight million who bought their first album, Buena Vista's long-awaited follow-up is well worth checking out.
  7. This live double album, recorded in July 1998, offers another take on those great songs.

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