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ARTIST
TITLE
Congregación Viene...
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
AVR 141516LP AVR 141516LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/16/2009

"Reissue of classic Chilean '70s album housed in gatefold sleeve, with insert and lyrics, story of the band in Spanish and English. Congregacion was one of the legendary bands from the Chilean musical scene of the early '70s. In spite of not having been a popular band like Los Jaivas, Los Blops and Congreso, they deserve a position of privilege in the history of Chilean rock. The group was from Valparaso and led by musician and poet Antonio Smith. They wrote lyrics with a significant political, philosophical and religious content, they were a real 'celebration of life'. Musically, they crafted ballads in an Andean style with ethnic atmospheres; we could say they made a kind of psychedelic folk with progressive leanings. They recorded just one LP and a single in 1972. In the last decades, the music of Congregacion has conquered new folk lovers around the world and the original LP is yet a very rare collector's piece."