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catalog no: XPS 608
Canadian release of Yma Sumac's rock recording which, until recently, we did not know existed even though we have been involved with Miracles since 1972. Other than the location name in fine print, it is identical to U.S. releases.
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London Records - Stereo - 1972 Canada 12" LP
- 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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