Arvizu, Ersi / Friend For Life
Album: Friend For Life   Collection:World
Artist:Arvizu, Ersi   Added:May 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-01-11 Pull Date: 2009-03-15 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Feb 15 Feb 8 Feb 1 Jan 25 Jan 18
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 11, 2009: Hand Wash in Coleslaw
Cruisin' To The Hop
4. Jan 22, 2009: Sunshine ... on a Rainy Afternoon
El Arbol
2. Feb 03, 2009: At the Cafe Bohemian
El Arbol
5. Jan 20, 2009: Inauguration Special At the Cafe Bohemian
El Arbol
3. Jan 27, 2009: At the Cafe Bohemian
El Arbol
6. Jan 17, 2009: Music Casserole
Friend For Life

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-12-20
Modern adult rock with elements of traditional Mexican music and some mellow jazz turns. Dusky, low female vocal and mostly Spanish lyrics, which apparently describe life growing up in the barrio. Heartfelt stuff.

Fans of latter-day Santana or Los Lobos (or of Ry Cooder, who produced it) should take note -- BUT avoid the overproduced, Vegas-friendly slower tracks, which come across like Lifetime Original Movie montage scenes. FCC clean, to my knowledge.

1- Nice chugging feel, English lyrics about the world of boxing. Mid/fast rock.
2- Mid/fast Mexican-blues feel, w/organ.
3- Midtempo, partly English. Kinda rocking, kinda heavy
4- Slow piano song, gets dramatic.
5- Slow, w/jazzy horns and piano.
6- Folky and bright, even a bit countryfied. English lyrics.
7- Midtempo rock tune, apparently about (not) coming out. English.
8- Mid/fast galloping rhythm. Minor key, w/spoken interlude
9- Slow mellow jazz song w/ trumpet. Pleasant.
10- R&B and Mexican influences mix. Slowish but not that sad.
11- Upbeat, soul horns. Rocking in a nostalgic way. English.
12- Midtempo, a sentimental grand finale, quite Vegas-like.

Track Listing
1. Windows Of Dreams   7. In The Closet
2. El Arbol   8. Soledad (Ya No Puede Ser)
3. En El Tambo   9. Angel De Mil Voces
4. Mi India   10. Mil Besos
5. Sin Tu Querer   11. Cruisin' To The Hop
6. Friend For Life   12. Dichoso