Buenos Aires, Sep 20 (EFE).- The public’s concern took hold of the stadium while they waited for their idol. The applause was the way to summon him, before the delay they called him, finally the lights went out and the Argentine singer-songwriter, Fito Paez, was present on stage.

Páez began this Tuesday in Buenos Aires “El Amor 30 Años After Love Tour”, which, with recitals in Argentina, the United States, Venezuela, Spain, Uruguay and Chile, will honor the 30th anniversary of the Rosario’s best-selling and iconic album.

With singer Fabiana Cantilo by his side and an enraged audience, Páez took the stage to the beat of “El amor tras el amor”, which the audience enjoyed with a standing ovation and backing vocals, making it clear that this would be the start. of one of the most anticipated shows.

Argentinian singer-songwriter Fito Páez, during a recital at the Movistar Arena, in Buenos Aires (Argentina). EFE/Juan Ignacio Roncoroni

“It’s been 30 years now. After recording three albums in a year, one more will be fun, so we just announced it and a barbaric quilombo was put in place,” Páez said to the astonishment of thousands. fans who came to the Movistar Arena stadium in Buenos Aires.

“El Amor Tras del Amor”, first recorded in 1992, is the album that ignited him as a musician and put Argentinian rock on the map.

With 1,100,000 physical copies sold in 2012, it was the best-selling album in the history of popular music in the South American country and even today it has not been surpassed.

Detail of the hands of Argentinian composer Fito Páez, during a presentation, in Buenos Aires (Argentina). EFE/Juan Ignacio Roncoroni

“Somehow they make me think too, other than making me feel all the time, I don’t know what it will mean but surely something nice happened in our lives that we forgot” , added the singer-songwriter to praise the “city of the poor hearts.”

Although the almost 15 seats that covered the stadium for each person were full, they had no use, since the Argentines have fire in their veins. A small space is not enough, it cannot contain the jumps, the dance, the songs and the passion generated by the best artists of this time.

the miracle of love

The new version of this 30-year-old album is a “hard reality” given “how quickly time flies” for Páez.

“All the feelings related to this album were and are very beautiful. It occurred to me to re-record the whole thing again, to version it, to put the same elements in different places and to call other guests”, announced the artist in the middle of the year.

The guest list of that time, according to Páez himself, “was a miracle”: Mercedes Sosa, Charly García, Luis Alberto Spinetta, Andrés Calamaro and Gustavo Cerati, among other prestigious musicians who participated in this album.

Back on stage, the composer made the stadium vibrate with “Tumbas de la Gloria”, a tribute to his close family, which marked the life of the artist a lot.

Argentinian rock legend Fito Páez celebrates the 30th anniversary of his song “Love After Love”, in Buenos Aires (Argentina). EFE/Juan Ignacio Roncoroni

His grandmother and great-aunt raised Fito after his mother died when he was just eight months old, both were murdered in the house where the musician learned to compose.

This context known to the public was returned to Fito in the form of a song, chanting each verse as if it were the last.

Web edition: Jorge Rincon

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