Buena Vista Social Club (25th Anniversary Edition) (2CD)


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Buena Vista Social Club is both the name given to this extraordinary group of musicians and the album, recorded in just seven days in 1996 in Havana’s 1950s vintage EGREM studios. It was clear from the atmosphere of the recording sessions that something very special was taking place. However, no one could have predicted that Buena Vista Social Club would become a worldwide phenomenon – awarded a Grammy in 1997 and, at 8 million copies, outselling any other record in the same genre.

The acclaim of the original album has elevated the artists (including Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González & Omara Portuondo) to superstar status, inspired an award-winning film by Wim Wenders, and has contributed to popularising Cuba’s rich musical heritage. Produced by Ry Cooder for World Circuit, the timeless quality of the music and the sheer verve of the veteran performers have ensured that this will go down as one of the landmark recordings of the 20th century.

Remastered original album with additional CD of previously unheard bonus tracks. 64-page booklet including new liner notes, photos, song notes & lyrics. 


  1. Chan Chan
  2. De Camino a La Vereda
  3. El Cuarto de Tula
  4. Pueblo Nuevo
  5. Dos Gardenias
  6. Y Tú Qué Has Hecho?
  7. Veinte Años
  8. El Carretero
  9. Candela
  10. Amor de Loca Juventud
  11. Orgullecida
  12. Murmullo
  13. Buena Vista Social Club
  14. La Bayamesa
  15. Chan Chan (Monitor Mix) *
  16. Vicenta *
  17. La Pluma *
  18. Dos Gardenias (alternate take) *
  19. Mandinga *
  20. Siboney *
  21. A Tus Pies *
  22. El Carretero (alternate take) *
  23. Ensayo *
  24. La Cleptómana *
  25. Descarga Rubén *
  26. Orgullecida (alternate trio take) *

* Previously unreleased tracks and alternate takes from the original 1996 studio session tapes 

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