BARRABAS PIEL DE BARRABÁS Gatefold Cover 12" vinyl LP Album

"Piel de Barrabás" is a notable album in the history of Latin funk music. While it may not have had the same raw energy and innovation as the band's earlier work, its commercial success and catchy hooks helped This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


Photo of "Piel de Barrabás" Album's Front Cover 

Album Description:  

"Piel de Barrabás" is the 1981 studio album by the Spanish band Barrabás. The band had already established themselves as one of the pioneers of Latin funk music, and ""Piel de Barrabás"" showcases their continued musical evolution.

"Piel de Barrabás" consists of nine tracks, each of which showcases the band's unique blend of rock, funk, and Latin rhythms.

"Piel de Barrabás" was a commercial success, particularly in Spain and Latin America. The album's more commercial sound helped the band reach a wider audience, and its infectious rhythms and catchy hooks made it a favorite of radio stations and discotheques.

However, some critics criticized the album for being too commercial and lacking the raw energy and innovation of the band's earlier work. Despite these criticisms, "Piel de Barrabás" helped cement Barrabás' reputation as one of the most influential Latin funk bands of the era.

Collector's info:  Gatefold (FOC) cover design with photography of the Barrabas band on the inside cover pages.

Music Genre:

  Spanish Euro-Disco from the 80s
Album Production information: The album: "Piel de Barrabás" was produced by: Fernando Arbex

Record Label & Catalognr:

Hansa 204 435 (204435)

Media Format:

  12" Vinyl Full-Length Stereo LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 260 gram  

Year & Country:

  1981 Made in Germany
Band Members and Musicians on: Barrabás Piel de Barrabás
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Jorge Moll
  • Jose Luis Tejada
  • Koky
  • Armando Pelayo
  • Susi
Track Listing of: "Piel de Barrabás"

The Song/tracks on "Piel de Barrabás" are

    Side One:
  • On The Road Again
  • What's Happened
  • Hard Line for a Dreamer
  • Please Mr Reagan Please Mr Breznev
    Side Two:
  • Wild Cat
  • Jeronimo
  • Be The Way To Be
  • Laura
Album cover photos of : Barrabás Piel de Barrabás
Photo of "Piel de Barrabás" Album's Front Cover 

Photo of "Piel de Barrabás" Album's Back Cover  

Photo of "Piel de Barrabás" Album's Back Cover    

Photo of "Piel de Barrabás" Album's Inner Cover  

Photo of "Piel de Barrabás" Album's Inner Cover  

Close-up Photo of "Piel de Barrabás" Hansa Record Label 

Close-up Photo of "Piel de Barrabás" Hansa Record Label 
Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.
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  Barrabás was actually a Spanish band formed in Madrid in the early 1970s. The band was one of the leading acts of the Spanish progressive and hard rock scene, and they achieved significant success both nationally and internationally.

  Barrabás's music was heavily influenced by American funk and soul, as well as by European progressive rock and hard rock. Their sound was characterized by its heavy grooves, driving basslines, and powerful horns, and they were known for their energetic and danceable live performances.

  One of the key factors in Barrabás's success was their innovative approach to music. The band was not afraid to experiment with new sounds and styles, and they constantly pushed the boundaries of what was possible in the Spanish rock scene. Their willingness to take risks and explore new musical avenues earned them a reputation as one of the most creative and adventurous bands of their time.

  Barrabás released several albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and they achieved significant commercial success both in Spain and abroad. They were particularly popular in Latin America, where they developed a large and dedicated following among fans of progressive and hard rock.

  Today, Barrabás is remembered as one of the pioneering bands of the Spanish progressive and hard rock scene. Their innovative and energetic music continues to influence new generations of musicians, and their legacy as one of the greatest Spanish rock bands of all time remains intact.