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Los Jaivas, Pablo Neruda - Alturas De Macchu Picchu FLAC album

Performer: Los Jaivas
Genre: Rock / Latin / Folk and World music
Title: Alturas De Macchu Picchu
Country: Europe
Released: 1981
Style: Folk Rock, Prog Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1361 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1969 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1932 mb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 213

Well, "Alturas De Macchu Picchu" by Los JAIVAS answers that question. This album is an incredible find for anyone who enjoys both progressive rock and traditional Peruvian, and Chilean, folk music. If you can imagine electric guitars, bass, drums, piano, and the Moog interacting with instruments like the cuatro, quena, and zamponia then you're in for a treat. Great poetry by Pablo Neruda. In my opinion ''Alturas de Machu Picchu'' is LOS JAIVAS best album. Very good starting point for those who are new to the band's music, only the same-name DVD is better.

In Alturas, Neruda celebrated the achievement of Machu Picchu, but also condemned the slavery that had made it possible. In Canto XII, he called upon the dead of many centuries to be born again and to speak through him. Martín Espada, poet and professor of creative writing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has hailed the work as a masterpiece, declaring that "there is no greater political poem". Folk rock, progressive rock group Los Jaivas, famous in Chile, used Las alturas de Macchu Picchu as the text for their album of the same name. Chilean composer Sergio Ortega worked closely with the poet in the musical play Fulgor y muerte de Joaquín Murieta (1967). Three decades later, Ortega expanded the piece into an opera, leaving Neruda's text intact Jazz vocalist Luciana Souza released an album called "Neruda" (2004) featuring 10 of Neruda's poems set.

Lyrics By – Pablo Neruda. Music By – Los Jaivas. Painting – René Olivares. Written-By – Alberto Ledo (tracks: A1). Notes. Alturas De Macchu Picchu ‎(LP, Gat). Alturas De Machu Picchu ‎(Cass, Album, RE, Gre).

Canto General is Pablo Neruda's tenth book of poems. It was first published in Mexico in 1950, by Talleres Gráficos de la Nación. Neruda began to compose it in 1938. 'The Heights of Macchu Picchu" (Las Alturas de Macchu Picchu) is Canto II of the Canto General  . Alturas de Macchu Picchu (1982) by Chilean Rock Band Los Jaivas.

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Sueños de América 1974. Los Jaivas (El indio) 1975. Canción Del Sur 1977. Mambo de Machaguay (Compilation) 1978. Alturas de Macchu Picchu (based on lyrics from The Heights of Macchu Picchu by Pablo Neruda) 1981. Obras de Violeta Parra 1984. Hijos de la Tierra 1995. Trilogia: El Rencuentro 1997.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Del Aire Al Aire
Written-By – Alberto Ledo
A2 La Poderosa Muerte
A3 Amor Americano
B1 Aguila Sideral
B2 Antigua America
B3 Sube A Nacer Conmigo Hermano
B4 Final

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Studio Pathé Marconi EMI
  • Recorded At – EMI-Electrola Studios, Cologne
  • Recorded At – Les Glycines, Chatenay Malabry
  • Mixed At – Studio Pathé Marconi EMI


  • Bass, Electric Guitar, Sampona [Zampoña], Quena, Vocals – Mario Mutis
  • Drums, Bombo [Bombo Legüero], Timbales [Cromaticos], Xylophone, Horn [Trutruca], Recorder [Tarka], Vocals – Gabriel Parra
  • Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Mini Moog], Recorder [Tarka] – Eduardo Parra
  • Engineer – Dominique Strabach (tracks: A1), Luciano Piccinno (tracks: B3), Rolf Hanekamp (tracks: B3)
  • Engineer [Grabacion Y Remix] – Daniel Michel
  • Lead Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Cuatro, Quena, Sampona [Zampoña], Ocarina – Gato Alquinta
  • Lyrics By – Pablo Neruda (tracks: A2 to B4)
  • Music By – Los Jaivas (tracks: A2 to B4)
  • Painting – René Olivares
  • Piano, Harpsichord, Electric Piano, Synthesizer – Claudio Parra
  • Producer, Directed By – Los Jaivas


"Obra Musical Basada En El Poema Del Mismo Nombre Escrita (sic) Por Pablo Neruda"

Grabado y remixado en los estudios Pathé-Marconi, París, Julio/Agosto de 1981.
Ingeniero de grabación y mezcla: Daniel Michel

"Del Aire al Aire" grabado en Villa Les Glycines, Chatenay-Malabry, Francia, Julio 1980. Ingeniero: Dominique Strabach

"Sube a Nacer Conmigo Hermano" grabado en los Estudios EMI-Electrola, Colonia, Alemania, Junio 1981. Ingenieros: Rolf Hanekamp y Luciano Piccinno

Arte de portada: Óleo "Inti Huantana Piedra sagrada de AMcchu Picchu", de René Olivares

Editado en Chile por Sym Producciones Artisticas bajo licencia de Los Jaivas.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout ((Runout side A)): SYML009A Z
  • Matrix / Runout ((Runout side B)): SYML009B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
88883790881 Los Jaivas Alturas De Macchu Picchu ‎(LP, Gat) Sony Music 88883790881 Europe 2014
KNIA 0003 Los Jaivas Alturas De Machu Picchu ‎(Cass, Album, RE, Gre) CBS KNIA 0003 Chile 1984
88697923922 Los Jaivas 30 Años Alturas De Macchu Picchu ‎(CD, Album, RM + DVD, Multichannel, NTSC) Sony Music 88697923922 Chile 2011
KNIA 0003 Los Jaivas Alturas De Machu Picchu ‎(Cass, Album, RE) CBS KNIA 0003 Chile 1984
67.867, 67867 Los Jaivas Hauteurs De Macchu Picchu ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Carrere, Carrere 67.867, 67867 France 1982