The 1970 set bows at No. 3, thanks to its 50th-anniversary Record Store Day edition.
Originally out in 1969, the eight-track set was re-released in 1970 via Craft Recordings. In celebration of the album’s 50th anniversary, Colón and Lavoe’s first-ever record was re-released in 180-gram black vinyl Sept. 26 via Fania/Craft/Concord in conjunction with Record Store Day.
Produced by Jerry Masucci with Johnny Pachecho as recording director, Cosa Nuestra opens with 2,000 equivalent album units, with the bulk of the set’s opening sum stemming from album sales.