La Buena Vida

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The Spanish indie pop outfit La Buena Vida were formed in San Sebastian during the summer of 1988 by singer Irantzu Valencia, guitarists Mikel Aguirre and Javier Sanchez, bassist Pedro San Martin, keyboardist Borja Sanchez, and drummer Raul Sebastian. Inspired by a shared affection for classic pop ranging from the Beatles to the Smiths, La Buena Vida proceeded to spend the next four years honing their soft, shimmering sound in relative seclusion, in that time composing over 100 songs; they finally signed to the fledgling Siesta label in 1992, soon issuing their debut EP, Historia de un Verano. La Buena Vida's full-length debut followed in October 1993, and six months later the band resurfaced with the EP Mira a Tu Alrededor. By the time of 1994's Los Mejores Momentos, La Buena Vida were among the best-selling acts on the Spanish indie scene, but after issuing the Magnesia EP in mid-1995, they dropped from sight for well over a year, finally resurfacing in the spring of 1997 with the Louis Philippe-produced Soidemersol, after which founding member Borja Sanchez left the group. However, Soidemersol in fact signaled the beginning of a second phase of the band, which stretched well into the 2000s. La Buena Vida's subsequent releases have included Panorama (1999), Eureka (2000), Hallelujah! (2001), Harmonica (2002), Album (2005), and Vidania (2006). Vocalist Irantzu Valencia departed the group in early 2009.

Main parallel bands of La Buena Vida members were: El Joven Bryan Superstar and Daily Planet (4) with Aventuras de Kirlian and Le Mans member Ibon Errazkin.
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Albums

SIESTA 08 LP La Buena Vida — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida La Buena Vida (Album) Siesta SIESTA 08 LP Spain 1993 Sell This Version
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SIESTA 24 La Buena Vida — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida La Buena Vida (Album, EP) Siesta SIESTA 24 Spain 1994 Sell This Version
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96/112 CD La Buena Vida (Sesiones De Estudio Soidemersol) — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida CD La Buena Vida (Sesiones De Estudio Soidemersol)(CDr, Album, P/Mixed) Siesta 96/112 Spain 1996 Sell This Version
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52-CD, 534503-2 Soidemersol — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida Soidemersol (Album) Siesta, Mercury 52-CD, 534503-2 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
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SIESTA 92, siesta 92 CD Panorama — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida Panorama (Album) Siesta SIESTA 92, siesta 92 CD Spain 1999 Sell This Version
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siesta 99 Eureka — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida Eureka (MiniAlbum) Siesta siesta 99 Spain 2000 Sell This Version
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SIESTA 132 Hallelujah! — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida Hallelujah! (Album) Siesta SIESTA 132 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
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Ales 3001/Ales CD 2018 Gran Panorama — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida Gran Panorama(CD, Album + CD, EP, Bon) Ales Music Co., Ltd. Ales 3001/Ales CD 2018 South Korea 2001 Sell This Version
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SIESTA 133 Harmónica — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida Harmónica (MiniAlbum) Siesta SIESTA 133 Spain 2002 Sell This Version
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SINCD27 Álbum — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida Álbum (Album) Sinnamon Records SINCD27 Spain 2003 Sell This Version
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SINCD115 Vidania — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida Vidania (Album) Sinnamon Records SINCD115 Spain 2006 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

SIESTA 07 La Buena Vida — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida La Buena Vida(7", EP, Ltd, Num) Siesta SIESTA 07 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
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Siesta 17 Mira A Tu Alrededor — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida Mira A Tu Alrededor(7", EP, Num) Siesta Siesta 17 Spain 1994 Sell This Version
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siesta 27 Magnesia — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida Magnesia (EP) Siesta siesta 27 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
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none En Bicicleta 1995 — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida En Bicicleta 1995(CD, Single, Promo) RCA none Spain 1996 Sell This Version
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Siesta 35, 35 - PR, 574152·2 Pacífico — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida Pacífico(CD, Single, Promo) Siesta, Siesta, Mercury Siesta 35, 35 - PR, 574152·2 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
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Siesta 39 Desde Hoy En Adelante — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida Desde Hoy En Adelante(CD, Single, Promo) Siesta Siesta 39 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
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Siesta 91 Tormenta En La Mañana De La Vida — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida Tormenta En La Mañana De La Vida(CD, Single) Siesta Siesta 91 Spain 1999 Sell This Version
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CFF 9 Más Dura Será La Caída — La Buena Vida Fangoria + La Buena Vida Fangoria + La Buena Vida - Más Dura Será La Caída(CD, Single) Club Fan Fatal CFF 9 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
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Siesta 127 Qué Nos Va A Pasar — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida Qué Nos Va A Pasar(CD, Single) Siesta Siesta 127 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
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SIN05CDS Los Planetas — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida Los Planetas (Single) Sinnamon Records SIN05CDS Spain 2003 Sell This Version
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SIN01 CDS (N) Desde Aquí — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida Desde Aquí(CD, Single, Enh, Promo, CDr) Sinnamon Records SIN01 CDS (N) Spain 2003 Sell This Version
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SIN01 CDS PR Un Actor Mejicano — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida Un Actor Mejicano(CD, Single, Promo) Sinnamon Records SIN01 CDS PR Spain 2003 Sell This Version
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SIN 02 CDS PR hh:mm:ss — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida hh:mm:ss(CD, Single, Promo) Sinnamon Records SIN 02 CDS PR Spain 2003 Sell This Version
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SIN22CDS La Mitad De Nuestras Vidas — La Buena Vida La Buena Vida La Mitad De Nuestras Vidas (Single, Maxi) Sinnamon Records SIN22CDS Spain 2006 Sell This Version