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Recording Details

catalog no: SHU-8431
released in the U.K. in 1971 from an unfinished mix. The incomplete mix is most notable in Magenta Mountain which is chopped off at the end. Because of the incorrect credits, Les Baxter was sued and the record pulled as soon as Yma saw the U.S. version when it was released in 1972 so the U.K. version was on the shelves longer and is somewhat easier to find today.

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London Records - Stereo - 1971 United Kingdom   12" LP

Historical notes
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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