Three million albums sold and three years on tour are the justification for repeating the formula of "Papito," with which Miguel Bose, appearing as a tattooed pirate on that iconic album cover, says he has now moved up to a "landowner" in "Papitwo," which goes on sale on Tuesday, and he is not ruling out new episodes of the saga in the future.
"The family" is back together on the new album, Bose said in an interview with Efe Monday in Madrid, with Alejandro Sanz lending his talent to the track "Te comeria el corazon," Juanes shining on "Partisano" and his niece Bimba Bose featured on "Shoot me in the back."
And there is a new team of artists on the album, too, headed by Joaquin Sabina ("Sol forastero") and Juan Luis Guerra ("Creo en ti"), and including Penelope Cruz, Dani Martin and Tiziano Ferro, who didn't work on "Papito" due to professional commitments.
Bose is accustomed to saying that the earlier album was a success because his repertoire, built up over more than 30 years in music, allowed several generations "to celebrate" and recall their own lives. That is what happened, for example, with Tiziano Ferro.
"He asked me if 'Amiga' was open, and he told me that, when we got to know each other in Puebla (Mexico), he had a love affair with a girl who had a thing for me, and that was the song of their relationship," Bose said.
He said that, once again, he left certain people and numbers off the album so that there would be material for a "Papithree," and he cited cuts such as "Salamandra" and "Don Diablo," as well as "friends" like Fito Paez and idolized artists like Caetano Veloso.
Like on "Papito," the songs - all Bose classics except for the heretofore unrecorded "Decimos adios" and "Con las ganas de decirte" - have been updated so that they sound "like they were written yesterday," Bose said. EFE