Although this CD was released in Europe 3 years ago, it is only just getting it’s first release in the USA this year on Expression Records. Phil Manzanera is one of the members of Roxy Music who Annie first met in The Tourists when they supported Roxy Music on tour. This piece of music may be new to many Annie Lennox fans.
Annie is featured on the track Tu Juventudon the CD singing backing vocals on this Spanish \ Coumbian influenced album, and you can listen to it on the Corroncho Myspace page here
Here’s the press release:
“Corroncho is a Spanish speaking album recorded by Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera and Colombian artist/sculptor, Lucho Brieva in London between 2003-2008. The idea came from a track called ‘Complicada’ written by Chrissie Hynde whilst collaborating with her on a Spanish version of that song.
The album proceeded via the track ‘Lowrider’ to a full blown set of songs about two corroncho characters (corroncho is the Colombian slightly pejorative name given by people from the capital, Bogota, to people from the Carribean Coast, particulary Barranquilla, which is politically incorrect but humourous!)
The album is a collection of songs based on two latin males, their trials and tribulations, good and bad points, loves and hates, political coorectness and incorrectness but ultimately their good humour , good heart and ability to dance, all illuminating the many social issues in present day South Americas.
The music is low fI and takes in salsa, Cumbia , Pop, Ballads and Chillout!
There are guest appearances from Robert Wyatt , Paul Thompson, Enrique Bunbury, Chrissie Hynde, Annie Lennox, Quimi Portet and Gilad Atzmon, aswell as Aldo Lopez Gavilan, one of Cuba’s top pianists.”
You can also visit the Corroncho website here, here’s a sampler video with a quick glimpse of Annie Lennox and below are the scans from the CD.