Fito Paez was born in Rosario, Santa Fe Province; his real name is Rodolfo Paez, like his father. When he was a child people called him “Rodolfito” to distinguish him from Rodolfo, his father. With the passage of time, Rodolfito became just “Fito”, and is where his stage name came from.
Straight out of high school, he began touring with several bands and soon after that produced his first solo album, Del ’63, which was released in 1984. It was promoted first in his home town, but later earned attention in Buenos Aires. The recording was put together with the help of some of Argentina’s most prominent musicians, including Daniel Wirtz, Fabián Gallardo, Tweety González and Paul Dourge. The disc won him critical acclaim as a songwriter and helped lead to future projects, including a 1985 album, Giros. The demo of that album earned him the praise of Luis Alberto Spinetta, as well as a partnership – Paez’s next album, 1986’s La La La was a duet with Spinetta. The duo supported that album with a tour that reached all the way to Santiago, Chile. The same year, he participated in the Thousand Days of Democracy festival.
Video: Fito Pá ez – Giros
This two-CD anthology compiles 30 hits from Fito Paez. Most were composed during his Warner years, from 1990-2001. This era was especially prolific for him and he managed to create hits that became hymns, like “Dale Alegría a Mi Corazón” and “A Rodar Mi Vida.” On this compilation there are seven songs from Tercer Mundo and from his masterpiece, El Amor Después del Amor, and several songs from the other albums. It contains two pieces from his failed collaboration with Joaquín Sabina: “Llueve Sobre Mojado” and “Delirium Tremens.” There are also a few hits from his ’80s harvest: “Del 63,” “11y 6,” “Ciudad de Pobres Corazones,” and “Giros.” Unfortunately, there are no bonus tracks, nor either liner notes or a decent booklet as the artist deserves. Although in terms of coverage of his career there are many missed points, especially from his ’80s period, this is the best place to start if you want to dig into the career of one of the most talented Argentinean artists.
Tracklist: CD 1
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