1997 completely replayed version of this psych/prog masterpiece; the first concept album of Rock in Spanish, at least on these shores. Featuring the original line up, guests and orchestral arrangements, it also includes two previously unreleased tracks from a never issued future album. Musically the band turned hard-psycho, with chirping driven guitars et al. ‘‘Genesis’‘, ‘‘Las Guerras’‘, ‘‘Profecнas’‘ and especially ‘‘Libros Sapienciales’‘ turned into Vox Dei standards.
St. Francis urged his followers to "go through the world preaching and praising God, … first one of them who knew how to preach should preach to the people and that after the sermon they were to sing the praises of God [[i]laudes domini] as minstrels of the Lord [[i]joculatores Dei]". This little Franciscan vignette conveys the new world of religious thought and feeling that would transform western religious practice in the burgeoning cities of medieval Europe: an active ministry that embraced the secular realm of urban laity, a vigorous new preaching style characterized by spontaneity and directness of expression, and an affective devotional environment that melded sermon, prayer, and song. The fate of this Franciscan legacy in the following centuries as it was adapted, extended, refined, reformed, institutionalized, and appropriated by clergy, laity, and other mendicant orders, is traced in the great textual and musical variety of the works included on this disk.