Clandestino

Clandestino is the first full-length solo album by Manu Chao, released in 1998. The album contains many soundbites throughout, two of which are bits of a speech by Subcomandante Marcos and, like Chao's subsequent albums, was mostly recorded by the musician himself in various locations around the world, using a small laptop—which is referred to in the liner notes as Estudio Clandestino. The French edition of Rolling Stone magazine named this album the 67th greatest French rock album (out of 100).[4] The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[5] The album was ranked number 469 in Rolling Stone's 500 Top Albums of All Time in 2020.[6]

Clandestino
Manu Chao Clandestino.jpg
Studio album by
Released6 October 1998
Length45:51
Label
Producer
  • Manu Chao
  • Renaud Letang
Manu Chao chronology
Clandestino
(1998)
Próxima Estación: Esperanza
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Q4/5 stars[2]
Uncut9/10[3]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLanguageLength
1."Clandestino"Spanish2:30
2."Desaparecido"3:47
3."Bongo Bong"English2:38
4."Je ne t'aime plus"French2:02
5."Mentira..."Spanish4:37
6."Lágrimas de Oro"Spanish2:57
7."Mama Call"English2:21
8."Luna y Sol"Spanish3:07
9."Por el Suelo"Spanish2:21
10."Welcome to Tijuana"
  • Spanish
  • English
4:04
11."Día Luna... Día Pena"Spanish1:30
12."Malegría"Spanish2:55
13."La vie à 2"French3:00
14."Minha Galera"Brazilian Portuguese2:21
15."La Despedida"Spanish3:09
16."El Viento"Spanish2:26

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[30] Platinum 60,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[31] Gold 25,000*
Belgium (BEA)[32] 2× Platinum 100,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[33] Gold 50,000^
France (SNEP)[35] 2× Gold 1,654,500[34]
Germany (BVMI)[36] Gold 250,000^
Greece (IFPI Greece)[37] Gold 15,000^
Italy (FIMI)[39] 3× Platinum 300,000[38]
Netherlands (NVPI)[40] Gold 50,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[41] Platinum 100,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[42] 2× Platinum 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[43] Silver 60,000^
Uruguay (CUD)[44] Gold 3,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[45] Platinum 1,000,000*
Worldwide N/A Nearly 5,000,000[46]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Manu Chao: Clandestino". Q. No. 152. May 1999. p. 103.
  3. ^ Williamson, Nigel (27 September 2019). "Manu Chao – Clandestino / Bloody Border". Uncut. Archived from the original on 30 September 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Les 100 disques essentiels du rock français". Rolling Stone (in French). No. 18. February 2010.
  5. ^ Dimery, Robert; Lydon, Michael (2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Revised and Updated ed.). Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.
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  32. ^ "Ultratop − Goud en Platina – albums 2007". Ultratop. Hung Medien.
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  34. ^ "Les Meilleures Ventes de CD / Albums "Tout Temps"". Infodisc (in French). Retrieved 26 January 2018.
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  37. ^ "Top 50 Ξένων Άλμπουμ" (in Greek). IFPI Greece. Archived from the original on 23 February 2002. Retrieved 2 June 2018.
  38. ^ Berne, Terry (24 June 2000). "Italy 2000: The Billboard Spotlight > Other Avenues of Exposure". Billboard. Vol. 112 no. 26. p. 88. ISSN 0006-2510.
  39. ^ "Italian album certifications – Manu Chao – Clandestino" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Clandestino" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Album e Compilation" under "Sezione".
  40. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Manu Chao – Clandestino" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. Enter Clandestino in the "Artiest of titel" box.
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  43. ^ "British album certifications – Manu Chao – Clandestino". British Phonographic Industry. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Clandestino in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  44. ^ "Premios – 2001" (in Spanish). Cámara Uruguaya del Disco. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
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