Mana: Fher (vocals); Alex Gonzales (drums, background vocals).
Additional personnel includes: Ruben Blades (vocals); Carlos Santana (acoustic & electric guitar).
Recorded at Jim Henson, Conway Studios, and Forster Sound, Hollywood, California; Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, California; Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California.
REVOLUCION DE AMOR won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album. The album also won the 2003 Latin Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album By a Duo or Group with Vocal and and for Best Engineered Album.
Personnel: Sergio Vallin (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, requinto, sitar, talk box); Fher Olvera (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica); Rub‚n Blades (vocals); Carlos Santana (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, djembe); Juan Calleros, Fernando Vall¡n (bajo sexto); Juan Carlos Toribio (piano); Jorge 'Chiquis' Amaro, Kim Bullard (keyboards); Luis Conte (percussion).
Recording information: Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA (02/2002-05/2002); Fantasy Studios, Berkley, CA (02/2002-05/2002); Forster Sound, Hollywood, CA (02/2002-05/2002); Jim Henson, Hollywood CA (02/2002-05/2002); Puerta Azul, Guadalajara, Mexico (02/2002-05/2002); Rumbo Recorders, Canoga Park, CA (02/2002-05/2002).
Photographer: Christopher Wray-McCann.
Arrangers: Fher Olvera; Sergio Vallin.
Since the release of Mana's SUENOS LIQUIDOS in 1997, Latin music has enjoyed a surge in popularity thanks to the crossover success of pinup-worthy personalities like Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, and Shakira. Eschewing the quest for this level of success, REVOLUCION DE AMOR finds Mana returning to embrace their status as one of the biggest Latin rock bands currently plying their trade without resorting to writing and singing in English. In keeping with the socially conscious side of their past, this passionate quartet kick things off with "Justicia, Tierra Y Libertad" featuring Carlos Santana returning the favor of Mana appearing on his own album SUPERNATURAL. Panamanian superstar Ruben Blades also makes a cameo on the infectious "Sabanas Frias."
Although the closing cut "Nada que perder" is soaked in the kind of punk urgency that you'd expect to find on a song whose translation means "nothing to lose," Mana manages to trot out their mellow side time and time again. The trilling acoustic guitar and the sweet mood hovering over "Mariposa traicionera" make you want to grab a pina colada poolside, while a wailing harmonica defines the wistful "Pobre Juan"