57 tracks – 2CDs – over 2 hours & 30 minutes
The definitive musical overview of the first 15 years of Celia Cruz’s career with Seeco records
CD1: The Classics – with La Sonora Matancera
CD2: Favorites and Rarities – with La Sonora Matancera, Rene Hernandez y Su Orquesta & La Orquestra De Vincentico Valdes
From her very first 78 rpm release in 1950 to material from the little known records she cut in the mid-60s, this compilation collects together classic and rare son, guaracha and merengue from the first fifteen years of Cruz’s career that she recorded for Seeco records.
24 page booklet feat. reprints of 12 rare Celia album sleeves, 4000 word essay from Latin music writer Pablo "DJ Bongohead"
Yglesias and journalist Joy Howard & full details on original source albums.
Remastered using sources from the USA – best audio quality on a Celia Cruz Seeco reissue yet.