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01 El ultimo vals 
02 Inmoral 
03 Jueves 
04 Mas 
05 Cumplir un ano menos 
06 Europa VII 
07 La visita 
08 Sola 
09 Palabras para paula 
10 flores en la orilla 
11 Un cuento sobre el agua 
12 La primera version

Leire Martínez (vocals)
Pablo Benegas (guitar)
Álvaro Fuentes (bass)
Xabi San Martín (keyboards)
Haritz Garde (drums)

 

La Oreja de Van Gogh's fifth album, A las Cinco en el Astoria, marks a new phase in the Spanish pop/rock band's career with the introduction of a new lead vocalist, Leire Martínez, who takes the place of Amaia Montero after a decade of multi-platinum, chart-topping, international success. Montero left the band in 2007, a year-and-a-half after the release of Guapa (2006), the latest in a line of excellent albums by the band. Reportedly there were bad relations between Montero and guitarist Pablo Benegas, the band's primary lyricist, and indeed a palpable tension between the two could be heard on Guapa. For instance, "Muñeca de Trapo," the album's biggest hit, was driven by a surging guitar riff that nearly overtakes the multi-tracked vocals of Montero on the chorus -- as if the guitarist and vocalist were fighting over who gets to shine in the spotlight. In contrast, there are only a few propulsive rockers on A las Cinco en el Astoria ("El Último Vals," "Más," "Sola" -- all great songs), a scaled-back album that returns La Oreja de Van Gogh to their roots, back when they were a calmer, simpler band. There's no getting past it; in so many ways the addition of Martínez in the place of Montero changes the band. Unlike Montero, who was an iconic, experienced frontwoman with a strong personality -- and a favorite of many fans, no doubt -- Martínez is at this early point a pretty face without a clear-cut persona. Though, prior to her performance here, all most people know about the young woman is that she was the sixth-place runner-up on the 2007 season of the reality show Factor X, it's evident Martínez is a gifted singer with a strong voice who brings a contemporary sense of style to the band. She may not contribute any songwriting -- unlike Montero, who was an integral part of the band's songwriting and is even credited as a co-writer here on "Europa VII" -- but Martínez invigorates the band with her freshness and youth. As for the other bandmembers, Xabi San Martín and Pablo Benegas, the two remaining songwriters in the absence of Montero, tailor-made a bunch of great songs for Martínez to sing; in addition to the aforementioned highlights, standouts include "Inmortal," "Jueves" (a piano ballad clearly intended as a showcase for Martínez), and "La Primera Versión." ---Jason Birchmeier, Rovi

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La Oreja de Van Gogh - Guapa (2006) http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/latin-french-italian/366-orejavangogh/650-guapa06.html http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/latin-french-italian/366-orejavangogh/650-guapa06.html La Oreja de Van Gogh - Guapa (2006)


01 A diez centimetros de ti 
02 Alguna de mis noches 
03 Amores dormidos 
04 Apareces tu 
05 Cuantos cuentos cuento 
06 Dulce locura 
07 Irreversible 
08 Mi vida sin ti 
09 Muneca de trapo 
10 Noche 
11 Perdida 
12 Vuelve

Amaia Montero – vocals, backing vocals
Xabi San Martín – keyboards, piano, backing vocals
Pablo Benegas – guitar
Álvaro Fuentes – bass
Haritz Garde – percussion

 

Like its predecessor, the multi-platinum Lo Que Te Conté Mientras Te Hacías la Dormida (2003), Guapa is a stunning showcase of La Oreja de Van Gogh's talent for crafting an array of nearly perfect pop/rock songs that are memorable and instantly appealing yet also intelligent and unique from one another. While many contemporary pop/rock albums feature a few highlights and a bunch of filler, La Oreja de Van Gogh albums are exceptionally high quality from beginning to end, with any particular song catchy and well-crafted enough to be a potential hit single. For instance, last go round Lo Que Te Conté Mientras Te Hacías la Dormida spawned eight chart hits -- over half the album -- and like its predecessor, Guapa offers a bounty of gems. The dynamic lead single, "Muñeca de Trapo," is the best of them, featuring a chorus powered by a surging guitar riff. The two highlights that follow, "Dulce Locura" and "Perdida," are also explosive. While the quiet-loud-quiet dynamics of these songs aren't as prevalent elsewhere on Guapa, every song boasts a memorable hook, and there's often a palpable tension between guitarist Pablo Benegas, whose riffs tend to overtake the songs during the choruses, and lead vocalist Amaia Montero, whose singing grows more intense whenever the guitar riffs kick in. All of this makes for dramatic and frequently powerful pop/rock -- that is, pop songs that at times truly rock. Toward the latter half of Guapa, after all of the aforementioned highlights have passed, there is a bunch of lighter songs ("Irreversible," "V.O.S.," "Apareces Tú," "Mi Vida sin Ti," "Cuantos Cuentos Cuento"), which helps relieve some of the earlier tension and closes the album on a fairly relaxed note. ---Jason Birchmaeier, Rovi

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La Oreja De Van Gogh – Cometas Por El Cielo (2011) http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/latin-french-italian/366-orejavangogh/10282-la-oreja-de-van-gogh-cometas-por-el-cielo-2011.html http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/latin-french-italian/366-orejavangogh/10282-la-oreja-de-van-gogh-cometas-por-el-cielo-2011.html La Oreja De Van Gogh – Cometas Por El Cielo (2011)

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01 - La nina que llora en tus fiestas
02 - Dia cero
03 - Paloma blanca
04 - Cometas por el cielo					play
05 - Las noches que no mueren
06 - El tiempo a solas
07 - Promesas de primavera					play
08 - Un minuto mas
09 - Mi calle es Nueva York
10 - Mientras quede por decir una palabra
11 - Esta vez no digas nada

Personnel:
Pablo Benegas  (guitar)
Álvaro Fuentes  (bass)
Xabi San Martín  (keyboards)
Haritz Garde  (drums)
Leire Martínez  (vocals)

 

As catchy as it is predictable, Cometas por el Cielo is one of those records that are too perfect for their own good. The band plies its usual wares on its sixth album, offering high-quality pop/rock that's really too sweet and airy to be called power pop, though that's where its roots are (as shown by the fuzz-laden opener, the one exception). Angelic singing by Leire Martínez forms a gentle contrast with the guitar-driven music, but the distortion is barely audible, and bouncy beats (sometimes electronic) and romantic melodies smooth out all the rough edges. They also go heavy on ballads, complete with pianos and strings, which really put Martínez's voice in the spotlight, though all traces of rock are absent from those numbers. On the whole, La Oreja de Van Gogh are tapping the same well of inspiration as all skilled guitar popsters, down to Avril Lavigne -- it's basically '80s pop, melody-driven and shamelessly tugging at the heartstrings just the way Bangles and Bryan Adams used to do in their respective heydays. In Oreja's case, however, the result is more similar to immaculate Japanese pop than Lavigne, with technical flawlessness prized over identity. It's just too mainstream, in the sense that these songs could have been recorded by anyone from Eros Ramazzotti (well, if he were a girl, or sang duets with one) to Kanagawa prefecture's Ikimono Gakari, and no one would have batted an eyelid. Cometas por el Cielo is a wonderful pick for those looking for sleek pop/rock done the right way, but it's telling that its biggest claim to individuality is the language of the lyrics. ---Alexey Eremenko, Rovi

 

"Cometas Por el Cielo" is the sixth studio album by La Oreja de Van Gogh which was released on September 13, 2011 under Sony Music. It is the second album by LOVG that is not produced by Nigel Walker. It was released in two physical editions, standard and special, and two online editions, on itunes and Spotify. All the editions differ on the Bonus track. The standard edition does not contain a bonus track, the rest of them has each one a different song as a bonus track.

 

Cometas por el cielo es el segundo álbum de Leire como cantante de La oreja de Van Gogh.

Con La niña que llora en tus fiestas como primer single. "Todo empieza en el local de ensayo", dice la banda. "Es allí donde la canción comienza a coger un tono diferente, apuntando en otra dirección. Había muchas ganas de temas con energía. En nuestro caso siempre son las canciones las que mandan, son mundos independientes y ellas marcan el rumbo. En este disco también han señalado el cambio de productor".

Como todo el nuevo álbum, "La niña que llora en tus fiestas" está producida por la Oreja de Van Gogh y el sueco Simon Nordberg (reconocido productor que ha trabajado con artistas como Eagle Eye Cherry o Britney Spears entre otros). "Conectamos inmediatamente", continúa el grupo. "Entendió perfectamente por donde íbamos y ha potenciado la dirección de nuestra música. Llegamos al estudio con las canciones muy elaboradas". El disco se ha grabado en Music Lan Recording Studios (Girona), mezclado en Estocolmo y masterizado por Björn Engelman en la capital sueca. El arte del álbum y la portada del single es obra del ilustrador francés Serge Birault, gran especialista en arte digital.

"En el álbum hay de todo, pero en el local ya se veía mucha necesidad de canciones con fuerza y los grandes cambios comienzan en los ensayos", afirman. "Hemos estado un año y medio componiendo y muchas tienen esa energía. Otros artistas, cuando llevan tiempo en la música suelen tender a lo acústico, a lo introspectivo… A nosotros nos pasa lo contrario".

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La Oreja De Van Gogh – Grandes Exitos (2011) http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/latin-french-italian/366-orejavangogh/9006-la-oreja-de-van-gogh-grandes-exitos-2011.html http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/latin-french-italian/366-orejavangogh/9006-la-oreja-de-van-gogh-grandes-exitos-2011.html La Oreja De Van Gogh – Grandes Exitos (2011)

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01 Cuídate
02 20 de Enero
03 El 28
04 Paris
05 La playa
06 Muñeca De Trapo
07 Puedes contar conmigo
08 Rosas play
09 Dulce Locura
10 Cuentame al oido
11 Vestido azul
12 Pop
13 Geografía
14 Mariposa play
15 En mi lado del sofa
16 Soledad (Bonus Track)

Personnel:
* Amaia Montero – vocals, backing vocals
* Pablo Benegas – guitar
* Xabi San Martín – keyboards, programming
* Álvaro Fuentes – bass
* Haritz Garde – percussion

 

La Oreja de Van Gogh, también conocido por sus siglas LOVG o LODVG, es un grupo musical originario de San Sebastián, España. Su trayectoria en el mundo de la música comenzó formalmente en 1996. Nació formada por Pablo Benegas, Álvaro Fuentes, Xabi San Martín, Haritz Garde y Amaia Montero. Ésta última, vocalista y compositora del grupo desde sus inicios, abandonó la banda para comenzar su carrera como solista en 2007. Desde 2008 pone voz al grupo Leire Martínez. Aunque se les suele identificar como una Banda de género pop, esta formación donostiarra ha jugado a lo largo de sus cinco discos de estudios con géneros tan variados como la ranchera, el bossa nova, el dance o la electrónica. Su estilo también va acorde con el llamado Donosti Sound o Sonido de San Sebastián (término que alude al tipo de música que con tanto éxito han interpretado otros grupos de pop rock originarios de esta ciudad vasca, desde los años 80) y que se ve sobre todo reflejado en sus dos primeros álbumes, siendo los posteriores los más cercanos al mainstream y a su vez los más innovadores en cuanto a estilos en casos puntuales.

Su fama se extiende a Latinoamérica, EE.UU. y otros países de Europa como Francia o Italia aunque en estos lugares hayan tenido escasa repercusión en parte por la mala promoción o porque esta coincidiera con la ruptura del grupo. Aun así la banda dio dos conciertos en París en su gira de Lo que te conté mientras te hacías la dormida en La Cigale y L'Olympia y en su última gira han tenido incursiones en otros lugares europeos como Suiza o las ya mencionadas Italia y Francia. Han logrado alcanzar el número 1 en numerosos países con temas tan conocidos como "El 28", "Cuéntame al oído", "Cuídate", "París", "La playa", "Pop", "Puedes contar conmigo", "20 de enero", "Rosas", "Muñeca de trapo", "Dulce locura", "En mi lado del sofá", "El último vals" e "Inmortal".

Para 2010, La Oreja de Van Gogh ha logrado vender más de 7 millones de copias a nivel mundial siendo el grupo español mas vendedor de la última década. Además, son ganadores de premios tan importantes como el Grammy Latino, los MTV Europa o la Gaviota de Plata del Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar.

 

La Oreja de Van Gogh is a Latin Grammy-winning pop band from Donostia-San Sebastian in Spain. The name of the band refers to the famous post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh, who cut off the lobe of his own ear. The band’s characteristically poetic songs (both lyrically and musically) are written mainly by Amaia Montero, in collaboration with Pablo Benegas and Xabi San Martín. Since its debut, the band has sold more than 6 million worldwide copies of its four albums. In November, 2007, lead singer Amaia Montero left the group to begin a solo career. Her replacement, Leire Martínez, was announced in July, 2008, along with the band's first single, El Último Vals, from its new album, A las cinco en el Astoria.

After selling almost a million copies, Spain's favorite rock band La Oreja De Van Gogh present to us their greatest hits. Features tracks: '20 De Enero', 'Muneca De Trapo', 'Dulce Locoura' and many more! Driven by electric guitar and keyboard, with smartly crafted and distinct lyrics, La Oreja de Van Gogh got together in 1996 when guitarist Pablo Benegad, bassist Alvaro Fuentes, keyboardist Xabi San Martin and drummer Haritz Garde met in college. Vocalist Amaia Montero joined the band upon an invitation by Benegas whom she'd met at a dinner party. San Martin, Benegas and Montero are the band's primary songwriters.

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