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El Viaje de Copperpot

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Even without the reference to Steven Spielberg's kiddie hit The Goonies in the title of La Oreja de Van Gogh's second album, it wouldn't be too hard to date the childhoods of the five college buddies from San Sebastian to the mid-'80s. Lead singer Amaia Montero's giddy soprano and "ooo-sha-la-la" choruses turn El Viaje de Copperpot (Copperpot's Journey) into a trip down new wave-nostalgia-lane, back to the days when the Go-Go's ruled the airwaves and "Vacation" was all they ever wanted. So what if the lyrics all sound a little like verses written by a graduating senior in her ex-boyfriend's yearbook, and the music like something they maybe danced to at the prom? If there are those who would spurn either the memory or the hope of young love, they probably aren't from Spain, where singles "Cuídate" (Take Care of Yourself) and "Paris" became every couple's favorite song, and where "La Playa"'s (The Beach) promise to "write (the listener) the most beautiful song in the world" was understood as its own fulfillment. It's catchy stuff, love. Why resist? ~ Jenny Gage
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Cuidate La Oreja de Van Gogh 2:47
  3. 2 Soledad La Oreja de Van Gogh 3:50
  4. 3 Paris La Oreja de Van Gogh 3:44
  5. 4 La Playa La Oreja de Van Gogh 4:4
  6. 5 Pop La Oreja de Van Gogh 2:30
  7. 6 Dicen Que Dicen La Oreja de Van Gogh 3:22
  8. 7 Mariposa La Oreja de Van Gogh 3:57
  9. 8 La Chica del Gorro Azul La Oreja de Van Gogh 3:31
  10. 9 Tu Pelo La Oreja de Van Gogh 3:55
  11. 10 Tantas Cosas Que Contar La Oreja de Van Gogh 3:53
  12. 11 Los Amantes del Circulo Polar La Oreja de Van Gogh 4:32
  13. 12 Desde el Puerto La Oreja de Van Gogh 3:45

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