15 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Carlos Vives didn’t just mix rock and vallenato on Clásicos de la Provincia—he made the sound of Colombia’s Caribbean coast rock ‘n’ roll. He sped up these standards’ tempos, added guitars, and covered them in a shiny pop lacquer. The surest sign of his accomplishment is how much the album offended vallenato’s purists—and how popular it became. Scandal notwithstanding, what comes across on the album’s bright, danceable songs like “La Gota Fría” is a heartfelt love for the traditional music that animates them.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Carlos Vives didn’t just mix rock and vallenato on Clásicos de la Provincia—he made the sound of Colombia’s Caribbean coast rock ‘n’ roll. He sped up these standards’ tempos, added guitars, and covered them in a shiny pop lacquer. The surest sign of his accomplishment is how much the album offended vallenato’s purists—and how popular it became. Scandal notwithstanding, what comes across on the album’s bright, danceable songs like “La Gota Fría” is a heartfelt love for the traditional music that animates them.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings
18 Ratings
Lilya Alicia ,

Alicia Adorada

Why isn't it available for a single purchase ????? 😩😩😩😩😩

RoloX ,

The best

Lo mejor

Miss L. Lou ,

Worth the wait

Finally available on iTunes and worth the wait. This album as a whole is just great and the one that in my opinion put Carlos Vives on the map.

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