The Ideal Qobuz Collection comprises original, uncompiled albums that have made a considerable mark on music history or which qualify as essential recordings within each musical genre. By downloading these albums, or streaming them with your subscription, you begin a journey that will shine a light on some of the finest moments in recorded music.

Albums

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French Music - Released September 2, 2016 | Barclay

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Salsa - Released April 15, 2016 | World Circuit

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When the Buena Vista Social Club album was released to great acclaim in 1997, it revived the careers of quite a few incredibly talented aging Cuban musicians. Like Ibrahim Ferrer, most of those musicians (who had been legendary in the '40s through the '70s) hadn't been performing professionally in decades. With the success of the Buena Vista Social Club, everything changed; they toured the globe, and plans for follow-up albums followed. Ibrahim Ferrer's was the second of what became a line of Buena Vista releases, all hoping to cash in on the success of the first. Ferrer's album is pleasant, the kind of album you could put on during brunch on a sunny morning. The album features many classic Cuban compositions. Original arrangers, musicians, and bandleaders were involved whenever possible. One standout is "Mami Me Gusto," a rolling upbeat tune by the legendary Cuban composer/bandleader Arsenio Rodriguez. On that tune Ferrer is lively and loose, and he is joined by Rodriguez's original pianist, the masterful Ruben Gonzales. The rest of the album is nice, but rarely as inspired or joyous as the original Buena Vista release. This is a much more romantic sounding album and on the right tunes, like "Aquellos Ojos Verdes," they really hit the mark; Ferrer shines and Gonzales sends glistening piano lines cascading down the keys. At age 63-plus, Ferrer was long overdue for a debut album, and as a result the disc communicates a feel of easy satisfaction. If you're looking for classy cocktail party music that will hold the attention of music fans, and won't bother the uninterested, look no further. ~ David Lavin
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French Music - Released September 7, 2015 | Universal Music GmbH

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French Music - Released June 15, 2015 | Universal Music GmbH

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French Music - Released May 18, 2015 | Universal Music Division Mercury Records

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Flamenco - Released May 18, 2015 | Universal Music Division Maison Barclay

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Latin America - Released May 18, 2015 | Soul Jazz Records

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French Music - Released March 16, 2015 | Universal Music GmbH

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Africa - Released December 8, 2014 | Analog Africa

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French Music - Released December 8, 2014 | Mercury

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Ska & Rocksteady - Released October 18, 2014 | Gorgon Records

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Africa - Released July 21, 2014 | Luaka Bop

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World - Released June 2, 2014 | world village

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French Music - Released June 2, 2014 | Productions Jacques Canetti Because Music

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French Music - Released June 2, 2014 | Productions Jacques Canetti Because Music

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