Buena Vista Social Club 25th Anniversary Edition

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Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club 25th Anniversary Edition

[ World Circuit / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Friday 17 September 2021

Remastered original album with additional CD of previously unheard bonus tracks. 64-page booklet including new liner notes, photos, song notes & lyrics. 'Buena Vista Social Club' is both the name given to this extraordinary group of musicians and the album, recorded in just seven days in 1996 in Havana's 1950s vintage EGREM studios. It was clear from the atmosphere of the recording sessions that something very special was taking place. However, no one could have predicted that Buena Vista Social Club would become a worldwide phenomenon - awarded a Grammy in 1997 and, at 8 million copies, outselling any other record in the same genre.

The acclaim of the original album has elevated the artists (including Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González & Omara Portuondo) to superstar status, inspired an award-winning film by Wim Wenders, and has contributed to popularising Cuba's rich musical heritage. Produced by Ry Cooder for World Circuit, the timeless quality of the music and the sheer verve of the veteran performers have ensured that this will go down as one of the landmark recordings of the 20th century.

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the album's recording, producer Ry Cooder and World Circuit's Nick Gold have gone back to the original tapes and into the archive to produce these Deluxe Remaster packages, featuring previously unheard tracks from the original 1996 recording sessions, previously unseen photos, and new liner notes.


1. Chan Chan
2. De Camino a La Vereda
3. El Cuarto de Tula
4. Pueblo Nuevo
5. Dos Gardenias
6. Y Tú Qué Has Hecho?
7. Veinte Años
8. El Carretero
9. Candela
10. Amor de Loca Juventud
11. Orgullecida
12. Murmullo
13. Buena Vista Social Club
14. La Bayamesa

1. Chan Chan (Monitor Mix) *
2. Vicenta *
3. La Pluma *
4. Dos Gardenias (alternate take) *
5. Mandinga *
6. Siboney *
7. A Tus Pies *
8. El Carretero (alternate take) *
9. Ensayo *
10. La Cleptómana *
11. Descarga Rubén *
12. Orgullecida (alternate trio take) *
* Previously unreleased tracks and alternate takes from the original 1996 studio session tapes