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catalog no: SHU-8431
released in the U.K. in 1971 from an unfinished mix. The incomplete mix is most notable in Magenta Mountain which is chopped off at the end. Because of the incorrect credits, Les Baxter was sued and the record pulled as soon as Yma saw the U.S. version when it was released in 1972 so the U.K. version was on the shelves longer and is somewhat easier to find today.
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London Records - Stereo - 1971 United Kingdom 12" LP
- U.K. pressing released prematurely in 1971, almost a year earlier than other issues
- Made from an unfinished, incomplete mix
- Dated as 1972 on sleeve
- The London logo is different than that on the U.S. release
- Purple London labels
- This release is a reissue
- Recording History has more reissue details
- Recorded in 1971
- This was Yma Sumac's first U.S. album since 1959
- Features four-piece rock backup called Kansas
- Directed by Les Baxter
- Les Baxter incorrectly credited as producer on some releases
- Actually produced by Robert Covais of KBC International
- Paul Simon is incorrectly credited for El Condor Pasa
- He wrote lyrics for the tune but it is sung here vocalese style
- Be sure to read about the original Miracles concept
Miracles re-unites the extraordinary five-octave voice of Peru's Yma Sumac with Les Baxter, the producer of her first album, The Voice of the Xtabay
(released in 1950). Acclaimed for her powerful and unique artistry, Miss Sumac achieved world fame during the Fifties with the use of Mr. Baxter's productions. He has chosen to record Yma in a contemporary setting with a four-piece rock band and modern recording techniques. The results are a stunning showcase for an unparalleled performer.
Yma is an adventurous musician. She has conquered many modes, from Peruvian folk songs, through operatic arias, as well as popular Latin songs and international folk music. Now, in her very unique way, she tackles rock.
Miracles melds the most extraordinary music of this century with the most extraordinary voice of three generations - an improvisational tour de force.
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