This time World Circuit Records dusts off 'Buenos Hermanos', back in 2003 the second solo album by Buena Vista Social Club vocalist Ibrahim Ferrer (and immediately good for the Grammy for Best Traditional Latin album). Surrounded by an all-star band consisting of Orlando 'Cachaito' Lopez (bass), Manuel Galban (guitar/keyboards), Chucho Valdes (piano), Miguel 'Anga' Diaz (percussion) and Ry Cooder (guitar), completed with the accordion of Mexican master Flaco Jimenez, the voices of Blind Boys of Alabama and the trumpet sounds of John Hassell, Ferrer was of course set up for success. Thanks to the expert guidance of Ry Cooder, at the time the driving force behind the Buena Vista Social Club project, the re-release of ‘Buenos Hermanos’ was tackled a bit more thoroughly compared to previous World Circuit re-releases. The original track list was extended with four never before released songs, recorded during the original 'Buenos Hermanos' sessions. On top of that Cooder also seized the opportunity to remix all original tracks and give the track list a different order: "We went back into the session tapes and found songs that were overlooked for some reason, and you're going to be as thrilled as I am. We've really polished it up and improved it and expanded it, it sounds almost brand new.". Even the original cover photo of the album was replaced by an alternative one from the same photo session by Christien Jaspars. As far as the "new" songs are concerned, 'Ven Conmigo Guajira' is a lively interpretation of a Cuban classic by composer and bandleader Francisco 'Machito' Grillo; a version Ry Cooder describes as: "...the best version of that song I've ever heard!". 'Mujer' is a version of a classic bolero, this time by Mexican musician and songwriter Augustin Lara. In the same line is 'Ojos Malvados' ("evil eyes"), another bolero, but this time by Cristina Saladrigas, one of the few women from the early Cuban trova tradition, and finally there's 'Me Voy Pa' Sibanicu', a delicious up-tempo guaracha. We gladly give the last word to the lamented Ibrahim Ferrer himself: "These are songs that make me feel younger. I have put my deepest feelings into them and it's my way of giving something back to my listeners and thanking them for their support; I enjoy feeling there is something inside what I am singing!".