Miguel Mateos

Salir Vivo

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From the 25 tracks of this live double CD, seven of them are new. The rest are the obvious "greatest hits but played live" that you will find on any similar album. One of the highlights is the song "Salir Vivo," which features El Otro Yo's singer, Christian Aldana. Another outstanding point is "Tira Para Arriba" almost sang entirely by the audience. There's also a Spanish version of Billy Idol's "Flesh for Fantasy" renamed here "Sexo y Frenesí." On this album Miguel Mateos gives a taste of the enthusiasm and spontaneity he can bring to his live performances although it can't be compared with his best-selling album ever, the also-live Rockas Vivas, recorded with his band, Zas. Salir Vivo was recorded in Astral Theatre, during December's 2001 shows in Buenos Aires. Fortunately the international edition lacks the song "Los Argentinitos," included in the Argentine edition, a self-intended patriotic anthem that only shows Mateos' weakest and demagogic side. Anyway this album works properly for die-hard fans as for beginners, whom will find a bunch of songs from almost Mateos' whole career.

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