It seems like it’s suddenly a busy time on iTunes for El Canto Del Loco… Not only is their new single “Quiero Aprender de Ti” up there, but now also they’ve just put up the video for it too (click here for the iTunes Music Store link) and just a day or two later they’ve actually added the extended album “De Personas A Personas”, which was originally released as a beautiful ‘hard’ package that was little short of a box set presentation.
Whilst the iTunes release of “De Personas A Personas” misses out on conveying the lush packaging – and the nifty extras like the little diary and most obviously the DVD full of promo videos and documentaries, it nonetheless provides the meat of the offering with the extra tracks, including the excellent “Vivir a Ras de Suelo”, “Quiero Ser” and “Madrid” – and it does also contain one of iTunes’ “digital booklets” which is basically a PDF of a selection of the photoshoot nudey artworks at a reasonably high resolution.
If I have any criticism it is that this is actually something of a missed opportunity to go the whole hog and be one of the first of the iTunes “LP” format releases, when they could have done the whole package of artworks, notes, studio diaries and videos as well as the extended album itself. That would have been a seriously brilliant offering and would have got their name right at the forefront of iTunes forward-looking products.
But that’s me being a bit over-fussy. You can’t complain at this coming out at all; it’s great to have the extra songs out there, and it can only add to their international profile.
My recommendation – get onto iTunes, here’s the album link… – buy it, leave feedback and ratings, and also email Apple and campaign for more ECDL releases up there anyway. Let’s ask them to get the “En Directo” series on in full and including the videos of the performances, and all the unreleased promo videos too.
For now though – an excellent addition