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"Live: The Last Concert" by Selena (w/ Los Dinos)

EMI Latin Release/ March 27, 2001

Catalog #: TBA

Formats Originally Available: CD/Cassette

Formats Now Available: Pre-Order CD/Cassette

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Achievements: Gold Record Certification. Nominated for best Latin Pop album at the 2002 Latin Billboard Awards.


Review: essential recording
With so many products still flooding the market to commemorate--and cash in on--the tragic death of Tejano queen Selena, it's easy to forget what made her so special in the first place. Beneath all the books, movies, documentaries however, is the music. Selena's energy, talent, and joyous spirit are perfectly captured on Live, the Last Concert, the seventh posthumous release from EMI Latin. (A
collection of remastered early recordings was released in February by Selena's father, Abraham Quintanilla.) The concert took place February 26, 1995, as part of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and it has been meticulously remastered for this release. From the introductory "Disco Medley" to the bittersweet cumbia "Como la Flor," Selena works the crowd effortlessly, who respond with thunderous applause and enthusiastic sing-alongs. Every moment on this stellar disc is infused with a thrilling urgency, thanks to Selena's rich, throaty vocals and passionate delivery. The lighthearted "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" is surprisingly solid in the live format; and Selena transforms "La Carcacha," a fun cumbia about her boyfriend's clunker of a car, into a full-throttle Latin pop epic. There's never a false moment here, and Live, the Last Concert stands as a testament to the light that still illuminates the hopes of Selena and the hearts of her unwavering fan base. It's also one of the year's best releases--in any language. --Joey Guerra


Track Listings:

1. Disco Medley - I Will Survive - Funky Town - The Last Dance - The Hustle - On The Radio [LIVE]

2. Amor Prohibido [LIVE]

3. Baila Esta Cumbia [LIVE]

4. Cobarde {LIVE}

5.Tus Desprecios [LIVE]

6. Techno Cumbia [LIVE]

7. La Carcacha [LIVE]

8. No Me Queda Mas [LIVE]

9. Bidi Bidi Bom Bom [LIVE]

10. Si Una Vez [LIVE]

 11. El Chico Del Apartamento 512 [LIVE]

12. Ya Ves [LIVE]

13. Como La Flor [LIVE]


Album Notes: - Recorded Live at the Houston Astrodome on February 26, 1995.

-Selena set an all time attendance record that night that stood for 7 years.

-Selena wore her famous purple jumpsuit that night.

-Suzette, Selena's sister, was not there that night because her leg was broken. For months after Selena's death, it ate at her that she was not there with Selena on this historic day.

- Total Tracks: 13/ Total Running Time: 51:56


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