Album Remarks & Appraisals:
The most notorious Mexican alternative rock group, MTV Unplugged album recorded in 1995. Cafe Tacvba, was the first Latin rock group to ever record an MTV Unplugged series. The CD/DVD combo is in a 5.1 format. This collectible edition includes a bonus track entitled "Una Manana", not included in the original programmed version, and behind the scenes plus footage of this historical event. These releases were produced by Gustavo Santaolalla and Alejandro Pels. Warner. 2005.
Café Tacuba: Cosme (vocals, guitar); Joselo Rangel (guitar); Emmanuel del Real (piano, melodion); Enrique Rangel (contrabaja).
Additional personnel: Alejandro Flores (vocals, violin); Gustavo Santaolalla (guitar); Luis Antonio (violin); Ivan Moreno.
One of Mexico's most celebrated groups, Café Tacuba are a Grammy-winning foursome whose mixture of rock, folk, world music, electronica, and a wealth of other styles has earned them a passionate following among music fans as well as critics. In 1995, Café Tacuba performed an acoustic set for MTV Latin's Unplugged series, and in 2005 this performance was released on CD and DVD. Unplugged includes the selections "El Metro," "La Ingrata," "Esa Noche," "Una Manana," "Bar Tacuba," and seven others. ~ Mark Deming