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ARTIST
TITLE
Habia Una Vez...
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SHAD 140CD SHAD 140CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/19/2013

Shadoks has tried for a long time to release this album, since their releases from Chile (Embrujo, Kissing Spell, Blobs, Sacros, and others) are incomplete without this beauty from 1968. This is the last of four albums Beat 4 recorded (plus a later soundtrack) and it's their most sophisticated LP. On it, they could create their own sounds and ideas for the first time without RCA telling them what to do. Beat 4 was one of the most popular bands in Chile, who created strong albums as good and as successful as The Beatles. Habi Una Vez... (trans. "Once Upon a Time") was influenced by member Willy Benitez' theater experience after a long trip to the south of Chile (Patagonia). The album has a strong emotional touch and it is very well-composed and played (as most other releases from Chile). If you prefer the sound of Blops, Embrujo and Kissing Spell over hard psych from Mexico, you will love this one very much. Transparent, fluid, wide open spaces, emotionally composed, with poetic lyrics and lots of humor.