Rodrigo y Gabriela: The Acoustic Guitar Duo That Rocked the World
Rodrigo y Gabriela are a Mexican acoustic guitar duo that have been making waves in the music scene since 2001. Their unique blend of flamenco, rock, metal, jazz and world music has earned them a loyal fan base and critical acclaim. They have released six studio albums, two live albums and one EP, all of which showcase their virtuosic skills and creative vision.
Rodrigo Y Gabriela Discography (2001 2012) [EAC FLAC]
In this article, we will take a look at their discography from 2001 to 2012, and explore how they evolved as artists and performers over the years.
Their debut album was recorded in Dublin, Ireland, where they moved after leaving their metal band in Mexico. The album features 11 instrumental tracks that combine Latin rhythms, folk melodies and metal riffs. The title track, \"Re-Foc\", is a tribute to Paco de Lucia, one of their main influences. The album also includes a cover of Metallica's \"Orion\", which showcases their ability to adapt metal songs to acoustic guitars.
Their second album was also recorded in Dublin, and features 10 original tracks and one cover. The album expands on their musical style, incorporating more jazz and world music elements. The cover is of Led Zeppelin's \"Stairway to Heaven\", which they play with flamenco flair and percussive tapping. The album also includes \"Diablo Rojo\", one of their most popular songs, which was inspired by a roller coaster in Mexico City.
Rodrigo y Gabriela (2006)
Their third album was their breakthrough in the international market, reaching number one on the Irish charts and number 22 on the US Billboard 200. The album was recorded in Havana, Cuba, with the collaboration of C.U.B.A., a Cuban orchestra. The album features nine original tracks and two covers: \"Tamacun\", a tribute to a Mexican crocodile hunter; \"Satori\", a Japanese-inspired piece; \"Ixtapa\", a song that evokes their travels in Asia; \"Vikingman\", a nod to their Scandinavian fans; \"Juan Loco\", a homage to their friend and producer John Leckie; \"PPA\", an acronym for \"Pinche Pendejo Asesino\", a Mexican slang term for a murderer; \"Orion\", a re-recording of their Metallica cover; \"Diablo Rojo\", a re-recording of their previous hit; and two covers of Astor Piazzolla's \"Libertango\" and Dave Brubeck's \"Take Five\".
Live in Japan (2008)
Their first live album was recorded at the Duo Music Exchange in Tokyo, Japan, in March 2008. The album features 15 tracks from their previous albums, as well as two new songs: \"OK Tokyo\" and \"Juan Loco\". The album also includes a DVD with footage from the concert and interviews with the duo.
Their fourth studio album was dedicated to 11 musicians who influenced them throughout their career. Each track is named after one of them: \"Hanuman\" for Carlos Santana; \"Buster Voodoo\" for Jimi Hendrix; \"Triveni\" for Le Trio Joubran; \"Logos\" for Al Di Meola; \"Santo Domingo\" for Michel Camilo; \"Master Maqui\" for Paco de Lucia; \"Savitri\" for John McLaughlin; \"Hora Zero\" for Rodrigo y Gabriela themselves; \"Chac Mool\" for Jorge Reyes; \"Atman\" for Dimebag Darrell; and \"11:11\" for Pink Floyd. The album also features guest appearances by Strunz & Farah, Alex Skolnick and Roby Lakatos.
Live in France (2011)
Their second live album was recorded at various venues in France during their 11:11 World Tour in 2010. The album features 10 tracks from their previous albums, as well as two new songs: \"Hora Zero\" and \"Savitri\".
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