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Ochoa, Eliades / Estoy Como Nunca
Album:Estoy Como Nunca Collection:World
Artist:Ochoa, Eliades Added:Sep 2002
Label:Higher Octave Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2002-10-14 Pull Date:2002-12-16 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Nov 24Nov 10Nov 3Oct 20

 Recent Airplay
1.May 30, 2006:At the Cafe Bohemian
No Me Preguntes Tanto
4.Nov 05, 2002:No Cover, No Minimum
Estoy Como Nunca
2.Mar 19, 2005:At the Cafe Bohemian
No Me Preguntes Tanto
5.Oct 29, 2002:No Cover, No Minimum
3.Nov 19, 2002:At the Cafe Bohemian
Ella Si Va
6.Oct 15, 2002:At the Cafe Bohemian
No Me Preguntes Tanto

Album Review
Reviewed 2002-10-07 
ELIADES OCHOA – Estoy Como Nunca
Higher Octave, 2002

CUBA – This understated gem of an album is destined for the top of the CMJ world chart and actually deserves to be there. Ochoa’s acoustic guitar is warm and personal, his singing unpolished but charming. He plays here alongside the Cuarteto Patria, the group he has led since 1978. Listen for guest spots by Raul Malo (vocal, #3), David Hidalgo (guitar, #1), and Anibal Avila (trumpet). Recorded in Los Angeles.

PLAY ANY TRACK. Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 11

01. 5:01 – upbeat tropical groove; very happy w/good vocal, solos for guitars and bass
02. 4:52 – perky, with back & forth vocal, relaxed guitar solo, some rhythmic shifts early on
03. 5:22 – Yes! Very nice duet vocal with Malo; upbeat but sexy with a few trumpet stings
04. 4:26 – excellent instrumental version of “Siboney,” with a Spanish/cowboy sound.
05. 4:18 – churning rhythm, multitracked trumpets, very good guitar solo
06. 3:16 – relaxed ballad, straightforward with fine guitar backing & nice trumpet solo
07. 4:08 – loping rhythm, Mexican sound, strong vocal (nice rolling “R”s)
08. 5:49 – midtempo, good for a hot night: sultry guitars, clave beat and wide-open vox
09. 3:51 – optimistic and loose, lots of space for guitar, mostly instrumental + cute vocal riff
10. 4:28 – in the same vein as track 5, with more trumpet and a more interesting vocal
11. 3:14 – low-key ballad: solo guitar + vocal, sad and intimate

[Fo] - 10/7/02

Track Listing
1.Estoy Como Nunca 6.Con Dolor En El Alma
2.Arrimate Paca 7.El Chicharron Es Pellejo
3.No Me Preguntes Tanto 8.Ella Si Va
4.Siboney 9.Mi Cafetal
5.Pena 10.Llora Mi Nena
 11.Sus Ojos Se Cerraron