Nubes by Carlos Varela
What a great album this is! This the first and only acoustic album by Carlos Varela so far. Apparently he had to do this album wthout his band as they defeated when touring in Spain with Joaquin Sabina. Carlos has also said that he made this album because his mentor Silvio Rodriguez suggested he needed to do an acoustic album to cleanse his soul. Whatever the reasons are we should be very grateful he did. Each song is a real jewel here. Una Palabra is probably the most popular one as it was featured at the end of the blockbuster Man on Fire directed by Tony Scott with Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanny, etc. Other of my favorites are Sera Sol, Nubes, Lucas y Lucia, Muros y Puertas and Tarde Gris. Most people prefer Como Los Peces by I have to say this is the Carlos Varela album I want to take to an island if I can only take one.