Un Mundo Raro: Las Canciones de José Alfredo Jiménez (Deluxe)
Pop Latino · 2018
Editors’ NotesUn Mundo Raro proves the ranchera classics of José Alfredo Jiménez are still ripe for reinvention almost 50 years after they were first recorded. Without ever disrespecting Jiménez's immense legacy, this eclectic lineup sometimes takes surprising liberties with his sound, avoiding the deadening reverence all too common with tribute albums. Carla Morrison rewrites the string-swept drama of "Un Mundo Raro" as dreamy indie pop, Enrique Bunbury transforms "Ella" into a slow-burning and guitar-powered epic, and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos swaps the soaring romance of "La Media Vuelta" for the rollicking swing of early '60s rock 'n' roll.