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The house of dreams...




La Unión is a Spanish band formed in Madrid in 1982 and originally composed of Rafa Sanchez, Luis Bolin, Mario Martinez and Iñigo Zabala. Group that can boast of having sold no less than 2 million records around the world to date, just that !


A group that signed a year later in 1983 with the WEA label, a label that enabled them to produce a year later in 1984 a first title called "Lobo hombre en Paris", a Single that was to be a real hit, to sell more of 200,000 copies and bring them from shadow to light in a sensational way.


Title taken from their first album "Mil siluetas" which will also be released in 1984 and experience significant success.


Success confirmed but not amplified with the release of the album "El malditoviento" the following year in 1985, an album which struggled to produce a hit worthy of the name. Ditto for the album "4X4" which will be released two years later in 1987.


Business picked up significantly in 1988 with the release of the album "Vivir al este del Eden", an album which will undoubtedly remain one of their most emblematic, notably through the titles "Mas y mas" and "Natalia".


New albums “Tentacion” in 1990, “Psychofunkster au lait” in 1993, “Hiperespacio” in 1996, “Fluye” in 1997 and “La Union” in 1999. Albums which will experience significant success once again.


But it is above all the album "El mar de la fertilitad", considered to this day by purists as the best album of all, which will put them back on the front of the stage at the start of the 2000s. Album worn at arm's length by the Single "Vuelve el amor".


A great adventure that will continue thereafter with the release of other albums certainly with less success but with success all the same.


To discover or rediscover...


 

Discography (among others ...) :


80s Decade :

  • Mil siluetas 1984

  • Eclipse total 1984

  • Lobo hombre en Paris 1984

  • Sildavia 1984

  • El maldito viento 1985

  • Entre flores raras 1985

  • La cantante 1985

  • De aqui alla 1987

  • Dondé estabais 1987

  • Muévete ya 1987

  • Vivir al este del Eden 1988

  • Natalia 1988

  • Mas y mas 1988


90s Decade :

  • Fueron los celos 1990

  • Ella es un volcan 1990

  • Si tu quisieras 1990

  • Manos vacias 1990

  • Hermana tierra 1993

  • La casa de los sueños 1993

  • Verano del 82 1993

  • Negrita 1996

  • Juan Valiente 1996

  • El fuego y el amor 1996

  • Cuba 1996

  • Humo 1997

  • Sirenas 1997

  • Solo 1997

  • Enigmas 1998

  • Carnaval 1999

  • Alma de ladron 1999

  • Pecado 1999


2000s Decade :

  • Buenos tiempos 2002

  • Vuelve el amor 2002

  • Encerrado 2002

  • Suave 2002

  • Un ano mas 2002

  • En un Segundo 2002


2010s Decade :

  • Sobrevivir 2010

  • La isla 2010

  • El mundo en tus manos 2010

  • La magia se acabo 2010

  • Tiempo 2018

  • La tormenta 2018


2020s Decade :

  • Ultima estacion 2020

  • Luna llena en Paris 2023


 

Tracks :


1984...a first title which immediately shows that this group has everything to do great things. It remains to prove it concretely...



1984...everything is already present as much on the style side as on the sound side, which is necessarily a very good omen for the rest of the events...



1984...it's THIS title that will really take them from shadow to light. It didn't take them long to get people talking about them and for good !



1984...a first year of existence which immediately positions them as one of the big revelations of the moment and this in an indisputable way...



1985 ... now remains to confirm all the good that we can think of them. And given how it starts in this new year 1985, it should be the case...



1985...especially since they are good in all registers and above all all rhythms, from the slowest to the fastest, which does not spoil anything, quite the contrary...



1985... it is clear that all the titles they will produce will not finish N°1 of the Charts but the overall quality is impressive...



1987...especially since they will also do in quantity with a number of opuses released during this decade that would make more than one drool...



1987...paradoxically, despite this set of titles of more than certain quality, they weren't necessarily the ones making the buzz on the Spanish side in the middle of the 1980s...



1987...this does not prevent them in any way from making a most flattering career and above all from marking Spanish musical history as it should...



1988... business will definitely pick up at the end of the 80s with the release of this new opus which will remain as one of their very best...



1988...he was certain that with such potential they were not going to be left behind by the competition so easily. The clocks are now reset...



1988... the opposite would still have been damn surprising. Knowing that the adventure is far, far from over...



1990...after a decade of the 80s which saw them hatch and then reach the highest level with more than obvious ease, it remains to be seen what this new decade of the 90s has in store for them...



1990...we surely imagine some nice surprises and great successes. But at what level, it is the future that will tell us...



1990...this beginning of the 90s will not be able to match the end of the 80s but what they continue to offer is far from deserving in any case...



1990...a title that sees the association of two of the most prominent artists of the moment. Hence a result necessarily at the height !



1993...the adventure continues but the group will have to be careful not to be left too far behind by competition from young starving youngsters...



1993...because things are moving fast in this new 90s decade, both in terms of styles and sounds. So be careful not to play it too easily...



1993... for the moment there is not too much concern to have concerning them but they must all the same think of evolving a minimum otherwise the exit door could approach faster than expected...



1996...already a little over 10 years at the highest level and a very well-stocked prize list. Let's hope it continues to expand a little bit...



1996... the group continues to trace its path serenely even if the success weakens somewhat during this new decade, it is clear...



1996...they continue to believe in it as if nothing had happened and without worrying too much about the world around them. Rightly or wrongly, that's something else...



1996... what is certain in any case is that as long as they take pleasure in doing what they do there is no reason for them to stop on such a good path...



1997... what is also certain is that the release of a new opus delights the basic fans to the highest degree and they will release no less than 5 albums during this decade of the 90s...



1997...a level of productivity among the best of the moment while managing to maintain a more than certain level of quality. What more...



1997...not to mention that a bunch of groups that started at the same time as them have already thrown in the towel a long time ago. And not them anyway...



1998...we will even find them on the soundtrack of a video game, which proves by the same token that they are not closed to any new project, including outside their comfort zone...



1999... the last opus of a 90s decade which will not have been as favorable as the previous one but without relegating them to oblivion, that's already it...



1999... they will have to ask themselves the right questions about the rest of the adventure but it is clear that everything is still possible in any case...



1999...especially since the very start of the 2000s could be very favorable for them in terms of the direction of the wind. They will have it rather in the back than in front...



2002...we could have feared a forced retirement of the group after a little more than 18 years of career but it is quite the opposite that will happen...



2002...this new opus will be a real hit and relaunch the group in a masterful way. Especially thanks to this new title...



2002... like what in music nothing is ever finished. As long as the will to do well is always there, there is no reason for things not to go well...



2002...and they demonstrate it here in a remarkable way. Only the most gifted of each generation manage to reinvent themselves in this way...



2002...more gifted of which they are undeniably a part. It's a shame that history hasn't necessarily praised them as it should have...



2002...afterwards they will still have left their mark on Spanish musical history in an undeniable way and no one will ever be able to take that away from them...



2010...after an almost permanent presence during the 80s and 90s, we will suddenly lose sight of them for almost 8 years. Beginning of the end or simple air hole, good question...



2010...we're going to hope that it's just a simple air hole because it would be a real shame if the adventure didn't continue a little more...



2010...in any case they didn't come back for nothing and didn't lose anything in terms of talent which can only reassure about the future of events...



2010...it now remains to be seen whether they plan to return soon or settle down again for many years...



2018...this will be the second version because they will disappear again for almost 8 years. But here they are again as agreed...



2018...of course they come back in a minimalist version with simple Singles but it's better than nothing at all as they say...



2020...in any case they will have gone through the 80s, then the 90s, then the 2000s, then the 2010s and here they are proudly starting this new 2020 decade...



2023...exceptional longevity for one of the flagship groups of the Spanish music scene and who have shown for decades that they are indeed one of the very best. When next...?



Top Bonus : 2016...2024


 

Top Bonus : the story of a lifetime...


 

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