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Under the Lavender Moon: Los Lobos’ “Kiko” Gets Deluxe Reissue This Summer

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Their first compilation may have humbly seen them described as “just another band from east L.A.,” but Los Lobos have remained one of the most richly diverse bands in a nearly 40-year lifespan. And this August, one of their most acclaimed LPs is getting expanded by Shout! Factory.

1992’s Kiko was released some years after the band burst onto the scene with How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984) and their breakthrough contributions to the soundtrack to La Bamba in 1987. But many critics and fans – not to mention the band themselves – look highly on their work on Kiko, arguably the ultimate synthesis of the band’s diverse influences, from blues to country to Tex-Mex. It was hailed as the year’s best album by The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune, and the experimental video for “Kiko and The Lavender Moon” won an MTV Video Music Award for Breakthrough Video.

Shout! Factory’s celebration of the album comes twofold: not only are they remastering and expanding the album with five unreleased bonus tracks, but they’re also releasing a live show from 2006, in which the band played the album in its entirety. That set, Kiko Live, will be released as a CD/DVD set or a CD/Blu-Ray package and will also feature bonus interviews about the making of the album.

All sets will be available on August 21. Preview the track lists after the jump!

Kiko: 20th Anniversary Edition (Shout! Factory, 2012)

  1. Dream in Blue
  2. Wake Up Dolores
  3. Angels with Dirty Faces
  4. That Train Don’t Stop Here
  5. Kiko and the Lavender Moon
  6. Saint Behind the Glass
  7. Reva’s House
  8. When the Circus Comes
  9. Arizona Skies
  10. Short Side of Nothing
  11. Two Janes
  12. Wicked Rain
  13. Whiskey Trail
  14. Just a Man
  15. Peace
  16. Rio de Tenampa
  17. Whiskey Trail (Studio Demo)
  18. Rio de Tenampa (Studio Demo)
  19. Peace (Live @ Capitol Studios on NPR – 12/25/1992)
  20. Arizona Skies/Borinquen Patria Mia (Live @ Capitol Studios on NPR – 12/25/1992)
  21. Kiko and the Lavender Moon (Live @ Capitol Studios on NPR – 12/25/1992)

Kiko Live (Shout! Factory, 2012)

  1. Dream in Blue
  2. Wake Up Dolores
  3. Angels with Dirty Faces
  4. That Train Don’t Stop Here
  5. Kiko and the Lavender Moon
  6. Saint Behind the Glass
  7. Reva’s House
  8. When the Circus Comes
  9. Arizona Skies
  10. Short Side of Nothing
  11. Two Janes
  12. Wicked Rain
  13. Whiskey Trail
  14. Just a Man
  15. Peace
  16. Rio de Tenampa
  17. Carabina 30-30
  18. Volver Volver
  19. La Bamba

All tracks recorded live at the House of Blues, San Diego – 2/24/2006

Written by Mike Duquette

May 17, 2012 at 13:44

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  1. Best album these guys ever did… And they’ve done A LOT of great albums. Kiko is a masterpiece.

    Shaun

    May 17, 2012 at 18:54


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