This is a curious volume in the Selecciones Fania series. Co-billed to both Willie Colón and Héctor Lavoe, it contains a non-chronological, seemingly random array of tracks. Certainly both artists have had compilations released with their biggest collective hits present. But this one juxtaposes a few of the pair's standard numbers such as "Guisando," "No Me Den Candela," and "Calle Luna Calle Sol" with tunes like "Juanito Alemaña" and "Triste y Vacía" from Vigilante, the duo's 1983 reunion album. It is also inexplicable as to why the set compilers decided to include "Aguanile," "Soñando Despierto," and "Timbalero," all from 1972's El Juicio. The weirdest thing, though, is the appearance here of "Pablo Pueblo," which Colón recorded with Rubén Blades in 1978 after Lavoe left the band. The sound on this set is remastered and full, and the music is solid salsa throughout, but given the pair's illustrious history together, this volume makes no logical sense. ~ Thom Jurek
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