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Recording Details

catalog no: XPS-608
This was Yma Sumac's seventh studio album and was her first venture on disk in rock and roll. Produced by Robert Covais, Jim Branciforti and Bob Kreppel (KBC International), this album had an accidental premature release in 1971 from an unfinished mix and was officially released in 1972.

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London Records - Stereo - 1972 United States   12" LP

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Liner Notes
Miracles re-unites the extraordinary five-octave voice of Peru's Yma Sumac with Les Baxter, the producer of her first album, The Voice of the Xtabay (released in 1950).  Acclaimed for her powerful and unique artistry, Miss Sumac achieved world fame during the Fifties with the use of Mr. Baxter's productions.  He has chosen to record Yma in a contemporary setting with a four-piece rock band and modern recording techniques.  The results are a stunning showcase for an unparalleled performer.

Yma is an adventurous musician.  She has conquered many modes, from Peruvian folk songs, through operatic arias, as well as popular Latin songs and international folk music.  Now, in her very unique way, she tackles rock.

Miracles melds the most extraordinary music of this century with the most extraordinary voice of three generations - an improvisational tour de force.

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      side one

    1. Remember    (Les Baxter, Yma Sumac) - 4:08
    2. Medicine Man    (Les Baxter, Yma Sumac) - 3:05
    3. Let Me Hear You    (Les Baxter, Yma Sumac) - 2:27
    4. Tree of Life    (Les Baxter) - 2:56
    5. Flame Tree    (Les Baxter, Yma Sumac) - 2:46

      side two

    1. Zebra    (Les Baxter, Yma Sumac) - 2:51
    2. Azure Sands    (Les Baxter, Yma Sumac) - 2:37
    3. Look Around    (Les Baxter, Yma Sumac) - 2:18
    4. Magenta Mountain    (Les Baxter, Yma Sumac) - 3:03
    5. El Condor Pasa    (D.A Robles, J. Milchberg) - 4:54
    6. total play time (approx): 31:05

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