Eco (Mcup) CD, Import
During the span of his successful music career, Uruguayan singer/song writer Jorge Drexler has maintained top position in the Latin pop genre. Jorge Drexler is well known not only for his interpretation, but also for his talent in writing great songs. The success of his album Eco (which was released in the 90's throughout Spain, Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, and Argentina), catapulted this artist to superstar status.
For many gringos, Uruguayan singer/songwriter Jorge Drexlers arrival was announced by his quietly strummed performance of "Al Otro Lado Del Rio" during the closing credits of The Motorcycle Diaries. The song wound up winning an Oscar for Best Original Song, but this kind of acclaim is nothing new for talented Drexler: he's already a major pop star in Latin America. Using South American roots styles for subtle flavor, Drexler's music combines a sophisticated blend of modern production, acoustic guitar-based songs and a myriad of different slightly electronic touches. His voice has the same kind of sensual but thoughtful tone weve come to expect from Caetano Veloso. While the title track sounds like it could be one Coldplay's sweeping anthems, Drexler gets verbal for the talk/singing "Guitarra Y Vos," which a real highlight. Longtime fans will consider Eco, his seventh album overall, up to his high standards, but this is a real eye opener for those who are just coming to the table. --Tad Hendrickson
収録されている、モーターサイクルダイアリーズの主題歌 Al Otro Lado del Rio はスペイン語で初めてオスカー賞を取ったという記念すべき曲ですが、そんなことは知らなくても十分満足できる一枚です。