Los Lobos This Time on Numbered-Edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: This is a Sonic Knockout
This Time marks Los Lobos' third collaboration with producers Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake. Generally accepted as the wolves' most experimental and eclectic effort to date, This Time courageously explores a strange, liberating ethos espoused by Blake, Froom, and Lobos mainstays David Hidalgo and Louis Perez.
The music astounds. The title track slyly segues in from nowhere, "Oh Yeah" lopes into a dreamy jazz sound scape subtly punctuated by Blake's studio percussion, and "Some Say Some Do" exhibits a dark innovative techno influence fused with the blues. The earthy riffs on "Viking" and "High Places" illustrate that the band's continued devotion to Jimi Hendrix. Even the Latin stylings of "Cumbia Raza," the sensuous "Corazon," and the spirited "La Playa" get a superior studio treatment.
Those who truly relish sonic adventure and master musicianship will be extremely satisfied by this outstanding SACD from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. Que corran para siempre!
Los Lobos This Time Track Listing:
- This Time - 3:31
- Oh Yeah (Perez/Rosas)- 3:44
- Viking - 3:29
- High Places - 4:21
- Cumbia Raza (Rosas) - 2:46
- Run Away With You - 3:05
- Corazón - 4:07
- Some Say, Some Do (Perez/Rosas) - 3:09
- Turn Around - 3:45
- La Playa - 3:11
- Why We Wish - 2:53