Willie Colon* ‎– Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga

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SLP 394 Monaural, LP #394, (S) LP #394 Willie Colon* Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga(LP, Album, Mono) Fania Records, Fania Records, Fania Records SLP 394 Monaural, LP #394, (S) LP #394 US 1970 Sell This Version
SLP-394 Willie Colon* Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga(LP, Album) Fania Records SLP-394 Mexico 1970 Sell This Version
LP. 5014 Willie Colon* Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga(LP, Album) Fania Records LP. 5014 Ecuador 1970 Sell This Version
SLP 394 Stereo, SLP #394, (S) LP #394 Willie Colon* Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga(LP, Album) Fania Records, Fania Records, Fania Records SLP 394 Stereo, SLP #394, (S) LP #394 US 1970 Sell This Version
LP 394 Mono, LP #394 Willie Colon* Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga(LP, Album, Mono) Fania Records, Fania Records LP 394 Mono, LP #394 US 1970 Sell This Version
SLP 394 , (S) LP #394 Willie Colon* Wanted For: The Big Break - La Gran Fuga(LP, Album, RP) Fania Records, Fania Records SLP 394 , (S) LP #394 US 1970 Sell This Version
LP 346001 Willie Colon* Buscado Por El FBI Por: La Gran Fuga(LP, Album, RE) Discos Fuentes LP 346001 Colombia 1971 Sell This Version
SLP 394 Willie Colon* La Gran Fuga/The Big Break(LP, Album) Fania Records SLP 394 Peru 1971 Sell This Version
SLP 394 Willie Colon* Wanted - The Big Break - La Gran Fuga(LP, Album, RE, RP) Fania Records SLP 394 US 1972 Sell This Version
SCI 32055 Willie Colon* Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga(LP, Album) Clave (4) SCI 32055 Uruguay 1972 Sell This Version
SLP 394 Willie Colon* La Gran Fuga/The Big Break(LP, RE) Fania Records SLP 394 France 1980 Sell This Version
PCCY-00213 Willie Colon* Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga(CD, Album, RE) Fania Records PCCY-00213 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
PCD-3708 Willie Colon* Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga(CD, Album, RE) Fania Records, P-Vine Records PCD-3708 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
773 130 228-2 Willie Colon* La Gran Fuga(CD, Album, RE, RM) Fania Records 773 130 228-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
463 950 9019-2 Willie Colon* La Gran Fuga(CD, Album, RE) Fania Records 463 950 9019-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
GET5900-LP Willie Colón Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Whi) Fania Records GET5900-LP Colombia 2018 Sell This Version
LP 394, GET59007-LP Willie Colon* Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga(LP, Album, RE) Fania Records, Get On Down LP 394, GET59007-LP US 2018 Sell This Version
LP 394/ GET59001 Willie Colon* Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga(LP, Album, RE, Whi) Fania Records LP 394/ GET59001 US 2018 Sell This Version
SLP 394 Willie Colón La Gran Fuga/The Big Break (CD, Album, RE) Fania Records SLP 394 Unknown Sell This Version
LP 394 Willie Colon* La Gran Fuga/The Big Break(LP, Album, Mono, RP) Fania Records LP 394 US Unknown Sell This Version
LP-7715 Willie Colon* Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga(LP, Album) Vaya Records LP-7715 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version
Mono LP 7715, LP-7715 (LP-394) Willie Colon* Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga(LP, Album, Mono) Fania Records, Fania Records Mono LP 7715, LP-7715 (LP-394) Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version
LP-7715 Willie Colon* Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga(LP, Album, Mono) Fania Records LP-7715 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version
LP-7715 Willie Colon* Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Inca Records, Fania Records LP-7715 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version
SLP 394 Willie Colon* Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga(LP, Album, RE) Fania Records SLP 394 US Unknown Sell This Version
LPS-77.715, LP-7715 Willie Colon* Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga(LP, Album, RE) Fania Records, Fania Records LPS-77.715, LP-7715 Venezuela Unknown Sell This Version

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MamboMadness

MamboMadness

October 8, 2018
referencing Wanted - The Big Break - La Gran Fuga, LP, Album, RE, RP, SLP 394
OjO: The easiest way to determine whether or not a Fania Records Cloud label variation being sold is a US Repress or a US Reissue is visual. If you look at the Reissue of: Willie Colon* - Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga, and compare it to the 1970 US Fania Records Cloud label variation 1st rebranded Repress of: Willie Colon* - Wanted For: The Big Break - La Gran Fuga, or the 1st
you'll notice that the following credits on the center record labels are shown as:
1. CANTA: HECTOR LAVOE written in CAPITAL letters underneath WILLIE COLON.
2. There is an indentation of about 2 spaces in between the last track title and the Recording Director, and Produced By credits.
3. The credits for: Recording Director, and Produced By ARE NOT shown flush left as the 1st US Stereo Repress of Willie Colon* - Wanted For: The Big Break - La Gran Fuga.
MamboMadness

MamboMadness

October 8, 2018
referencing Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga, LP, Album, Mono, SLP 394 Monaural, LP #394, (S) LP #394
The 1970 US 1st Stereo and Monaural editions are titled with the branding of: "WANTED BY FBI" on the top of the front cover, and included the "WANTED BY FBI" poster.
The title on both the Stereo and Monaural 1970 US 1st Repress, and of the 1972 US 1st Repress/Reissue editions are rebranded with "WANTED," and did not include the "WANTED BY FBI" poster.

The 1970 US Fania Records Stereo and Monaural Cloud label variation editions include a hash tag (#) in front of catalog release numbers on the right side of the center record labels. This hash tag (#) was omitted from the center record labels of the 1970 US Repress, and from the 1972 US Repress/Reissue editions as well.
MamboMadness

MamboMadness

December 8, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga, LP, Album, SLP 394 Stereo, SLP #394, (S) LP #394
This version is the 1st 1970 original Stereo release of: 'WANTED BY FBI,' WITH poster, and WITHOUT a red sticker branding on the bottom front cover of: "This Album Contains: 11' X 23" Willie Colon WANTED POSTER - The New Smash Hit GHANA'E."
OjO: Side B has a 5th track, separated by about 6 seconds following track 4, which IS NOT shown on the jacket or label, and it is a Ranchera.
The actual styles on all of these versions are: Guaracha, Cha-Cha, Bolero, Guaguancó, Ranchera, Salsa
Brooklyngroove

Brooklyngroove

August 30, 2017
referencing Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga, LP, Album, SLP 394 Stereo, SLP #394, (S) LP #394

Like most of the collaborations between trombonist, composer and musical director Willie Colón and mercurial Puerto Rican singer Héctor Lavoé, the album that you hold in your hands transcends the boundaries of salsa. Released in 1970, "The Big Break" is a masterpiece of Latin music, the kind of formidable artistic statement that established the Fania label as a cultural icon-- going beyond the parameters of a company specializing in crowd pleasing dance music. Needless to say, this is still a great party album, filled with dance friendly classics such as “Barrunto” and “Abuelita”. At the same time, it crystallizes the Colón/Lavoé aesthetic that the duo had been developing on previous albums ("The Big Break" is Colón's sixth release on the Fania label.) Although they were years away from reaching the artistic zenith of future epics such as El Cantante and Periódico de Ayer, the songs on this collection express the combined strength of these visionary artists: Colón's weakness for an edgy, dangerous sound based on the roughness of his two-trombone lineup. The eclectic tendencies that had him adding revolutionary bits of Puerto Rican folklore on the six minute-long workout “Panameña”. And Lavoé's irresistible sense of humor, which becomes particularly apparent on his nostalgic remembrance of his grandmother (“Abuelita”) and her hilarious sayings. Most importantly, the songs on "The Big Break" evoke the duo's combined cosmovision, which regards life as a combination of reckless joy and profound tragedy. From the childlike wonder of “Ghana'E” and the grotesque mockery of “Canción Para Mi Suegra” to the fleshy swing of “Barrunto” and the morbid sadness of “No Cambiaré, this session is a roller coaster of intensity-- a symphony of contrasting flavors, colors and feelings. Perhaps the one moment that best encapsulates the transcendental qualities of this collection is the bridge of “Panameña”-- the moment when the tune stops on its tracks, Lavoé introduces la salsa de Puerto Rico, el aguinaldo (Puerto Rico's own salsa, the aguinaldo) and all hell breaks loose thanks to Colón's roaring trombone and the spidery piano lines courtesy of the maestro Profesor Joe Torres. The resulting effect is nothing less of apocalyptic. Of the many brilliant LP covers that graphic designer Izzy Sanabria designed for Fania (the Ray Barretto/Superman art for Indestructible comes immediately to mind), "The Big Break" may be the most notorious one. The art capitalized on Colón's ‘Malo’ image (he was initially called El Malo because the older musicians thought he was a poor trombone player, not a bad kid-- Willie then decided to use the gangster archetype as a gimmick.) This time, Sanabria flew with the idea and devised a cover that replicated a Wanted by the FBI poster. Only that the FBI in question was the Freaks of Bureau Investigation, Colón was armed with a trombone and was wanted for killing people... with his exciting rhythm. Using the project's limited budget to his advantage, the designer included a cheap photo of Colón and random fingerprints to create a realistic looking poster. After its release, the company was contacted by the real FBI, which requested that the ‘Wanted by FBI’ text be removed from the cover
MamboMadness

MamboMadness

June 26, 2017
referencing La Gran Fuga/The Big Break, LP, Album, Mono, RP, LP 394
OjO: There are Reissues of this Repress release that ARE NOT in this Data Base yet. So ask other sellers if theirs is identical to ALL pictures shown here before purchasing.
MamboMadness

MamboMadness

May 31, 2017
referencing Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga, LP, Album, SLP 394 Stereo, SLP #394, (S) LP #394
OjO: There are Originals, Represses, and Reissues. The Original 1970 Monaural and Stereo releases of "WANTED BY THE FBI" BOTH HAVE the # (pound sign) on the the labels as shown:
LP #394, and
SLP #394
The Represses DO NOT. And they appear as:
LP 394, and
SLP 394.
So BEFORE you purchase what is being sold as an original copy of "WANTED BY THE FBI," make sure that you ask the seller for pictures, or written confirmation that their version is the legit as shown in all pictures and as described in their respective Matrix's.
MamboMadness

MamboMadness

May 15, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing La Gran Fuga/The Big Break, LP, Album, Mono, RP, LP 394
The original 1970 Mono version included the infamous poster "Wanted By FBI-La Gran Fuga." This poster was pulled from the market because people were actually calling the FBI to inform them that they knew where Willie and his cohorts were at.
MamboMadness

MamboMadness

April 18, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Wanted By FBI / The Big Break - La Gran Fuga, LP, Album, SLP 394 Stereo, SLP #394, (S) LP #394
In Willie Colon and Hector Lavoe's 1970 Original LP "Wanted By FBI - La Gran Fuga," there was an infamous poster that was included inside the jacket, but was eventually pulled from the market because people who saw the poster believed it to be genuine, and were actually calling the FBI to inform them that they knew where Willie and his cohorts were at. This lead to the FBI office to place a Cease and Desist ordered Fania Records to pull all remaining copies, rebrand title, remove, reseal and sell them without the poster.