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Review, Analysis and Recordings Containing
Flor de Canela
Flor de Canela Stereo Monophonic Duophonic
Cinnamon Flower  (Chabuda Granada - 3:21)
Recorded in 1959 - view lyrics

Review and Analysis of Flor de Canela by Nicholas E. Limansky
From Yma Sumac - The Art Behind the Legend
used with permission - all rights reserved, © Nicholas E. Limansky
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The songs on Fuego del Ande are South American or Peruvian in origin and all are legitimate: huaynos (the oldest form represented), tonderos, marineros and waltzes.  Too bad they are completely ruined by the arrangements.  Any simple beauty of composition is destroyed by inadequate arrangements, cheap instrumental effects provincial supporting forces, a busy use of an incongruous electric guitar and a commercialized, overly-slick, presentation.  Overdubbing is now a matter of course and used ad-nauseum.
Flor de Canela  is included on the following releases
catalog no: ST-1169
Release from Venezuela of Yma Sumac's six album, recorded in 1959.  Though not dated, we believe this pressings dates back to the original release from 1959.  It is interesting to note that, though stereo masters were available, this release is in Duophonic, which was Capitol Records' simulated st . . . 1959 Venezuela
catalog no: T 1-1169
This Peruvian release of Yma Sumac's sixth album possibly dates back to 1959, though we are not sure.  We are sure that this was her most popular recording there since it features folk music familiar to many people throughout South America.  Interestingly, the liner notes are in English while Sou . . . 1959 Perú
catalog no: ST-1169
Sixth album, this stereophonic version had many tracks recorded separately from the monophonic versions. This was Yma Sumac's first stereo recording. 1959 United States
catalog no: T-1169
Sixth album, different recording session than stereo version on many tracks. 1959 United States
catalog no: T-1169
Only known release from Italy of Yma Sumac's six album, recorded in 1959. Though not dated, we believe this pressings dates back to the original release from 1959. 1959 Italy
catalog no: T-1169
This Brazilian pressing of Yma Sumac's last Hollywood recording was pressed by Odeon S.A. for Capitol Records and has a built-in vinyl sleeve protector on the jacket. 1959 Brazil
catalog no: CP80016
Only known release from Japan of Yma Sumac's sixth album, recorded in 1959.  Though not dated, we believe this pressings dates back to the late '60s. 1969 Japan
catalog no: T-1169
Reissue of sixth album 1985 France
catalog no: 8326812
Serialized collectors compact disc from France, though actually manufactured in Holland. 1995 France
catalog no: 7243-8-32 681-2-2
Reissue of sixth album, monophonic masters used by mistake 1996 United States
catalog no: 7243-8-32 681-2-2
Reissue of sixth album, stereo reissue but not indicated as such anywhere 1996 United States
catalog no: 7243-8-32 681-2-2
Reissue of sixth album, stereo reissue, marked as such on disc only 1996 United States
catalog no: ASIN: B00IWUL4EQ
Compact Disc version of Yma Sumac's Legend of the Jivaro and Fuego del Ande. Probably a bootleg as no EMI/Capital Records licensing information could be found. These tracks are included on legitimate releases of both albums. The exact country of origin is unknown. 2014 United Kingdom
catalog no: CREVO 48 CD
Compact disc compilation with previously-unreleased tracks including several instrumentals.  This is a great compilation but is hard to find. 1997 United Kingdom
catalog no: CRREV175
Reissue of popular collection from England. Not to be confused with the reissue using the same cover art, this CD is a compilation that features previously unreleased material. 2002 United Kingdom
catalog no: TOCP 50 037
CD compilation from Japan features a nice cross section of Yma Sumac's '50s material.  Now out of print, it still shows up once in a while. 1996 Japan
catalog no: 23351
76 Hits and Rarities from the goddess of Exotica. More details and track for this September 2012 collection coming soon. 2012 United Kingdom
catalog no: 118734
Anthologie 1950-1959 Compact Disc set of Yma Sumac's containing all of Yma Sumac's 1950's Capitol Records original release catalog. Probably a bootleg as no EMI/Capital Records licensing information could be found. These tracks are included on legitimate releases of all the original albums. 2013 France
catalog no: ECA-148
Reissue of sixth album, this is the only cassette reissue of this album known.  Although there were stereo masters, this release is a stereo conversion from monophonic masters, which were recorded separately from the stereo versions.  Not labeled to be Duophonic as such but clearly not ste . . . 1985 Perú
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