Additional personnel: Dave Jeffs, Arrantza Aida, Monica Valcarcel Saez (vocals); Paco Fernandez (guitar); The Brave.
Principally recorded at Ocean Groove Studios, Miami Beach, Florida and Mediterranneo Studios, San Jose, Ibiza from 1996-1997.
Personnel: B-Tribe (vocals); Dave Jeffs, Monica Valcarcel Saez, The Brave (vocals); Paco Fernandez (flamenco guitar).
Recording information: Mediterranneo Studios, San Jos‚, CA (1996-1997); Ocean Grove Studios, Miami Beach, FL (1996-1997).
Photographers: Susan Ruskiewicz; David Yellen.
Unknown Contributor Role: Arrantza Aida.
Arrangers: The Brave; B-Tribe.
The third album from the Barcelona Tribe of Soulsters (German producer Claus Zundel, or "The Brave") leaves its predecessors' predilection for German techno beats and English vocals far behind. Instead, the emphasis distinctly moves from the dance club to the bedroom, aided by Paco Fernandez's flamenco guitar. "Alegria" benefits from a slow, captivatingly steady beat that gently and unceasingly propels Fernandez's impassioned arpeggios and Arrantza Aida's wailing vocals. The title track marches steadily in the manner of Ravel's "Bolero" towards a climax just over the hill, and is in no particular hurry to get there (what lover would have it any other way?). "Tribute to J.S. Bach" expertly blends a dying flamenco guitar with mysterious, ominous synth noises to profoundly melancholy effect. All in all, this is first rate stuff no bedroom should be without, regardless of one's proximity to the Mediterranean.