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Fito Paez, the Argentine rock legend, today celebrates his 57th birthday with the release of his album La Conquista Del Espacio.
Eight of the nine tracks of La Conquista Del Espacio are solely written by Fito, while “Ey, You!” is a co-write with Hernán Coronel of the inner-city cumbia group Mala Fama. It was recorded at Capitol Studios (Hollywood), Ocean Way Nashville Studio and Igloo Music (Burbank).
Production is handled by Fito Paez, Diego Olivero and Gustavo Borner. In addition to contributions from his touring band members of Diego Olivero, Juani Agüero and Juan Absatz, the album features the return of his former bass player Guillermo Vadalá, who played on nine of his albums, including the iconic El Amor Despúes Del Amor (1992). It also includes the renowned California-born drummer Abraham Laboriel Jr. (Paul McCartney, Sting).
Guest musicians include such greats as: Juanes, Lali, María Campos, Ca7riel, Franco Saglietti, Mateo Sujatovich, Hernán Coronel and Nacho Godoy.
Orchestration and direction of Nashville Music Scoring is handled by Ezequiel Silberstein, with string-section arrangements provided by Fito himself.
Photography credits go to Val & Musso, with album art and design by Rompo & Pippa.
Fito will launch a tour of Europe, USA and Latin America in 2020.
About Fito Paez
One of Latin America’s all-time great singers, songwriters and musicians, Fito Páez is best-known for El Amor Después Del Amor (The Love After The Love, 1992), the best-selling album in Argentine rock history. For 36 years, he has performed on Latin America’s most sought-after stages and been acclaimed as one of his generation’s greatest musical minds. He has written and directed two films: Vidas Privadas and De Quién Es El Portaligas. As an author, he has had three books published throughout the Americas: La Puta Diabla, Diario De Viaje and Los Días De Kirchner. He also scored and provided musical supervision for the film Camino Sinuoso, directed by Juan Pablo Kolodziej. His peers at the Latin Recording Academy have awarded him seven Latin GRAMMYs®, and he has also received many other accolades and recognitions. The prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston presented him with the Master of Latin Music Award, making him the first rock musician to receive this honor. His songs have been recorded in multiple languages by artists from all over the world.
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