Ricardo Arjona

Circo Soledad

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Circo Soledad Review

by Thom Jurek

After the bittersweet melancholy of Viaje and its mammoth tour, and the acoustic set that was the chart-topping Apague la Luz y Escuche, the Guatemalan songwriter returns with a studio production that takes him back to his roots. That said, it is among his most expansive recordings. Its 14 original songs were tracked in New York, Los Angeles, Colombia, Nashville, Guatemala, London, and Miami, and features a who's-who of studio musicians, as well as local talent. Circo Soledad is chock-full of prime Arjona songs about romance and keen-eyed social criticism, and are framed in arrangements of classic rock, old-school salsa, and mariachi.

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