Montag, 13. Dezember 2021

Pedro Faura - Volver, No Es Volver Atras (1976)

Pedro Faura (real name Bernado Fuster) is a Spanish singer and composer, born in Madrid in 1947. He was part of the "nueva canción española" movement. Due to his political ideas (he was a member of the militant F.R.A.P. party) he had to exile in Paris in 1974. He was part of the resistance against the Franco dictatorship and released two albums in Germany: "Manifiesto" (Neue Welt, 1975) and "Volver no es volver atrás" (Neue Welt, 1976).

It could be argued that Paco Ibáñez introduced in Spain the Singer/Songwriter movement in 1956, but nueva canción española was developed during the 1960s. It was strongly influenced by Nova cançó and its political stance against Franco's dictatorship. Nueva canción española reclaimed back the popular folklore of each Spanish region and it had several variations: Nueva canción castellana/canción del pueblo (Madrid and Castilla), nueva canción aragonesa (Aragón), nueva canción canaria (Canarias) and Manifiesto Canción del Sur (Andalucía). Canciú mozu astur/cameretá (Asturias), A nova canción galega (Galicia) and Euskal kantagintza berria (Basque Country) were related too, although they sung in their own regional languages.

They were also strongly influenced by Nueva canción latinoamericana, particularly by the possibility of singing 'canción protesta' (protest songs) in Spanish. All these regional variations adapted the influences of nova cancó and nueva canción to the traditions, culture, music, poetry and folklore of each region. Spanish Republican poets and writers such as Federico García Lorca, Antonio Machado, Miguel Hernández and Rafael Alberti were also very influential and it was common to adapt their poetry to music. Chanson (Georges Brassens and Léo Ferré in particular) and American folk ‘protest’ singers such as Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan were also an strong influence. Some of the most important nueva canción española artists are Joan Manuel Serrat, Paco Ibáñez, Pablo Guerrero, Elisa Serna and Luis Eduardo Aute. Nueva canción española had its golden era during the 1960 and 1970s. Many nueva canción española artists remained successful during the 1980s and subsequent decades but the movement itself by the mid-1980s was seen as passé.

The album "Volver no es volver atras" was recorded at Tonstudio Zuckerfabrik in Stuttgart, West Germany.


A1 Cancion para Julian.
A2 Volver.
A3 Cancion de siega.
A4 Maquis.
A5 Silencio.
A6 Este muro vuestro.

B1 Carretera de Aviles.
B2 General.
B3 Gil.
B4 En Tiempo de las Barbaras Naciones
B5 Fuego de los altos hornos.
B6 Cancion de esperanza.
B7 Pueblo de España.

(320 kbps, cover art included)

4 Kommentare:

OkieRambler hat gesagt…

Hi, I just wanted to say thank you for all the wonderful music I've discovered through your page. I always look forward to your posts. In solidarity!

Bob Mac hat gesagt…

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you, and a big thanks for all the great music you have shared with us.

J.G.G. hat gesagt…

Thank you so much for this! Recently I heard a podcast chapter about the story of Pedro Faura and his father, really interesting if you understand spanish:

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks a lot for your feedback! I wish you a very happy new year and all the best!

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