Star Records’ highly-anticipated tribute album for the iconic Filipino pop-rock band The Eraserheads instantly soared high in the overall top-selling albums in the country.

A week after its release, “The Reunion: An Eraserheads Tribute Album” ranked no. 4 in the overall (combined foreign and OPM categories) top-selling albums of Astroplus from May 10 to May 16.

The nationwide sales feat, according to album co-producer Darwin Hernandez, is a result of almost four months of solid teamwork among Star Records, the staff and crew, and the featured singers and bands themselves.

“This is not just an album made out of the blue. It’s an exceptional tribute project made for a phenomenal Filipino band who had contributed so much not only in Philippine music but in our culture, as well,” said Darwin. “It was well-thought of, carefully planned, and everyone who was part of the album gave out their 100% effort to produce a tribute album that The Eraserheads truly deserves.”

Darwin shared that ‘The Reunion’ is a collector’s item that die-hard supporters and young music fans alike can enjoy listening to. “We made the album with full respect to the music of Ely Buendia, Raimund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala, and Marcus Adoro; and to their priceless contribution to Philippine music history. Even kids of today, who were not yet even born 20 years ago when The Eraserheads was launched, can appreciate the beauty of the masterpieces of the group who revived Pinoy rock in 1990’s.”

“The Reunion: An Eraserheads Tribute Album” features 14 anthemic The Eraserheads hit songs creatively interpreted by some of today’s hottest bands and solo acts. The album’s carrier single is ‘Minsan’ sung by Callalily.

Completing the tracklist are ‘Alapaap’ by 6CycleMind with Eunice of Gracenote, ‘Minsan’ by Callalily, ‘Overdrive’ by Vin Dancel, ‘Fine Time’ by Marc Abaya of Kjwan, ‘Superproxy’ of Razorback with Gloc-9, ‘Kailan’ by Ney and Yeng Constantino, ‘Kaliwete’ by Hilera, ‘Maling Akala’ by Itchyworms, ‘Ligaya’ by Mayonnaise, ‘Pare Ko’ by Johnoy Danao, ‘Ang Huling El Bimbo’ by Jay Durias, ‘Magasin’by Chicosci, ‘With A Smile’ by Aiza Seguerra with Mike Villegas, and ‘Hey Jay’ by Tanya Markova. ‘The Reunion’ album was produced by Darwin and Rye Sarmiento of BBS.

Meanwhile, in line with the tribute album, Star Records recently launched its “Soundtrip to Roadtrip Promo” wherein fans get the chance to win a Chevrolet Spark just for purchasing ‘The Reunion’ CD at selected SM, Astro, and Odyssey Music and Video stores. The promo runs from May 14 until August 3. For the complete promo details, fans can visit the Star Records fanpage at www.facebook.com/starrecordsphil. Also part of ‘The Reunion’ promo is the popular clothing line Dickies.

Relive the imortal hits of The Eraserheads in the “The Reunion: An Eraserheads Tribute Album” now available on record bars nationwide. Digital tracks can now be downloaded via www.starrecords.ph, www.mymusicstore.com.ph, and in iTunes through www.amazon.com.

For more information, visit Star Records’ Facebook fanpage at http://facebook.com/starrecordsphil or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.


Tribute album para sa The Eraserheads, mainit na tinatangkilik

Humahataw na sa record bars ang kalulunsad lamang na tribute album ng Star Records para sa iconic Filipino pop-rock band na The Eraserheads.

Isang linggo matapos i-release, no. 4 na agad ang “The Reunion: An Eraserheads Tribute Album,” sa overall (pinagsamang foreign at OPM categories) top-selling albums ng Astroplus mula Mayo 10 hanggang Mayo 16.

Ang tagumpay na ito, ayon sa co-producer ng album na si Darwin Hernandez, ay magandang bunga ng halos apat na buwang pagsisikap ng grupo ng Star Records, crew, at ng mismong mga singer at bandang bahagi ng ‘The Reunion.’

“Hindi lang kasi ito basta-basta album, tribute ito sa bandang napakalaki ng naiambag sa Philippine music at sa mismong kultura nating mga Pinoy,” ani ni Darwin. “Ito ay pinag-isipan, pinaghandaan, at talagang ‘kinarir’ naming lahat ang pagbuo ng bawat kanta sa album.”

Collector’s item daw na maituturing ang ‘The Reunion’ dahil hindi lang ito para sa henerasyon na namulat sa musika ng The Eraserheads kundi maging sa mga kabataan ngayon. Aniya, “Ginawa namin ang album na may respeto sa musika nila Ely Buendia, Raimund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala, at Marcus Adoro at sa kontribusyon nila sa music history. Ang mga bata ngayon na hindi pa ipinapanganak 20 years ago ay madi-discover ang kahusayan ng bandang muling bumuhay ng Pinoy rock noong 1990’s.”

Tampok sa “The Reunion: An Eraserheads Tribute Album” ang natatanging koleksyon ng 14 na hindi malilimutang awitin ng The Eraserheads na binigyan ng bagong tunog ng ilan sa pinakasikat na mga banda at soloista sa bansa. Carrier single nito ang kantang ‘Minsan’ na inawit ng bandang Callalily.

Bahagi rin ng tracklist ng album ang ‘Alapaap’ na inawit ng 6CycleMind kasama si Eunice ng Gracenote, ‘Minsan’ ng Callalily, ‘Overdrive’ ni Vin Dancel, ‘Fine Time’ ni Marc Abaya ng Kjwan, ‘Superproxy’ ng Razorback kasama si Gloc-9, ‘Kailan’ ni Ney at Yeng Constantino, ‘Kaliwete’ ng Hilera, ‘Maling Akala’ ng Itchyworms, ‘Ligaya’ ng Mayonnaise, ‘Pare Ko’ ni Johnoy Danao, ‘Ang Huling El Bimbo’ ni Jay Durias, ‘Magasin’ ng Chicosci, ‘With A Smile’ ni Aiza Seguerra kasama si Mike Villegas, at ‘Hey Jay’ ng Tanya Markova. Producers ng ‘The Reunion’ album sina Darwin at Rye Sarmiento ng BBS.

Samantala, inilunsad rin kamakailan ng Star Records ang “Soundtrip to Roadtrip Promo” kung saan magkakaroon ng pagkakataong manalo ng Chevrolet Spark ang sinumang bibili ng ‘The Reunion’ CD sa piling record bars ng SM, Astro, at Odyssey Music. Ang promo ay tatakbo mula Mayo 14 hanggang August 3. Para sa buong detalye ng promo, maaaring bumisita sa Facebook fanpage ng Star Records na www.facebook.com/starrecordsphil.

Pakinggan ang bagong tunog ng imortal hits ng The Eraserheads sa “The Reunion: An Eraserheads Tribute Album” na mabibili sa mga record bar sa buong bansa. Maaari na ring ma-download ang digital tracks nito sa www.starrecords.ph, www.mymusicstore.com.ph, at sa iTunes sa www.amazon.com.

Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, bisitahin ang Facebook fanpage ng Star Records na www.facebook.com/starrecordsphil o i-follow ang @starrecordsph sa Twitter.


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