This famous LP assured the band's endurance; in the early '70s, when the Cuban influence had considerable strength, the band withstood the competition and successfully managed to introduce the '70s salsa style. The title tune helped assure acceptance of the term "salsa" at the beginning of the concept's expression. "Salsa y Control" is also one of the band's most enduring hits. "Tu Llegaste a Mi Vida" brought romance in its own particular way. Most of the repertoire has a dragged-out feeling that the band uses to its advantage; in a sense, this reflected the musical tendencies of salsa at the time -- rhythmic but effectively sentimental. One of the most popular albums of the early '70s, the album features vocals by Pablo, José, and Angel Lebron.
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AllMusic Review by José A. Estévez, Jr.