Keep repressing this album with rearranged tracklist and new artwork and I'll buy it every single time. Numero restore Antena's intoxicating Camino Del Sol back to the wonderfully concise and economically sensible mini-LP format, suitable for an album that literally deserves to be in every music-loving household on the planet. Here's PH's original Lab review from when we first carried the Numero CD reissue:
Antena's Camino Del Sol is a classic work of dark psychedelic pop, made way back in 1982. It meets all reissue hype requirements: Factory Records connection, stark samba, DeJesus-like electro congas, a producer from Ultravox and French girls lilting. So you can read Paul de Kruiff's Microbe Hunters to it (especially the chapter called "Massacre the Guinea Pigs") and think Stereolab. And their label was called Crepuscule - which looks like a crayfish (they call 'em "crawdaddy" down bottom) and is the coolest word for twilight since that kid from George Washington directed traffic in the magic hour of Spencer, North Carolina. Anyone who does a version of "The Boy From Ipanema" with vocoder (once called The Voder, ha ha ugh!) is alright all over."
This 2019 pressing sports the original 5 tracks from the rare 1982 og. pressing; "Achilles," "Silly Things," "Bye Bye Papaye," "Si C'est Que Ca" and the title track, cut nice and loud at 45rpm with repro Les Disques Du Crépuscule center labels and all. Recommended.
- 2019 mini-LP edition contains the original 1982 LP tracklisting
- black vinyl pressing
- new artwork
- music label: Numero Group 2019
reviewed by tom violence 01/2019