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Revés/Yo Soy

Revés/Yo Soy
Studio album by Café Tacuba
Released 20 July 1999 (1999-07-20)
Genre Latin Alternative, rock en español, electronica
Length 98:15
Label Warner Music Mexico
Producer Café Tacuba, Judith Sherman
Café Tacuba chronology
Avalancha de Éxitos
Revés/Yo Soy
Tiempo Transcurrido
Professional ratings
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Allmusic [1]

Revés/Yo Soy (Backwards/I Am - note that "Yo Soy" is a palindrome) is the fourth album by Café Tacuba. In fact, it is two albums—Revés is an instrumental album, Yo Soy a collection of songs the band had been saving up since their second album, Re. It was released in 1999, and won the Latin Grammy that year for Best Rock Album.


  • Track listing 1
    • Special Features 1.1
    • Special Features 1.2
  • Band members 2
  • References 3

Track listing

Disc 1, Revés
  1. 11 – 4:15
  2. 2 – 5:32
  3. 9 – 5:02
  4. 5 – 3:49
  5. 3 – 4:43
  6. 8 – 4:11
  7. 10 – 3:47
  8. 5.1 – 2:32
  9. 13 – 5:40
  10. M.C. – 4:05
  11. 6 – 3:59
  12. 7 – 2:48
  13. ... – 0:13

Special Features

  • "10": This is the recording of the "Compañía Nacional de Danza Fólclorica del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes", Emmanuel del Real distortioned and programed the song.
  • "5.1": Performed by "Cuarteto de Clarinetes Arghül".
  • "13": The only track with lyrics; this song became a single later, known as "Revés" due to the use of the word in the chorus.
  • "M.C.": Performed by Kronos Quartet. This song is a cover of "La Muerte Chiquita."
  • ...: There is a track 13 on the first disc, but it features no music.
Disc 2, Yo Soy
  1. El Padre (The Father) – 3:27
  2. La Locomotora (The Locomotive) – 3:53
  3. El Río (The River) – 2:57
  4. El Polen (The Pollen) – 3:28
  5. Dos Niños (Two Kids) – 3:30
  6. La Muerte Chiquita (The Little Death) – 2:52
  7. El Espacio (The Space) – 4:23
  8. Guerra (War) – 4:08
  9. Sin Titulo (Untitled) – 2:11
  10. El Hombre Impasible (The Unfeeling Man) – 2:11
  11. El Ave (The Bird) – 3:20
  12. Esperando (Waiting) – 0:40
  13. Arboles Frutales (Fruit Trees) – 3:53
  14. Bicicleta (Bicycle) – 2:51
  15. Lento (Slow) – 4:03

Special Features

  • "El Polen": The second part of "El Río" appears when played.
  • "El Espacio": The name of the album is mentioned in this song.
  • "Guerra": This song has no numbers or letters as a name, instead, there's a drawing.
  • "Sin título": This song has no title in the liner notes. Its exact name is: " ".
  • "El Ave": Like "Guerra", this track has a picture for its title.
  • "Esperando": The lyrics of the song are the route to Enrique Rangel's apartment.
  • "Árboles Frutales": On the CD, this song is composed of 13 tracks (Tracks 13-25); 12 seventeen-second tracks and one twenty-four second track.
  • "Bicicleta": As with "Árboles Frutales" this song is composed of 26 six second tracks (Tracks 26-51).

Band members


  1. ^ Revés/Yo Soy at AllMusic
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