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Publisher: Ministry of Tourism

Title Details
  • Anak
  • [Place of publication not identified]Ministry of Tourism1979
  • 33 1/3 rpm
  • Rock Ballad
  • Contemporary
  • A minor
Material Type
  • MU
  • Music
  • Various Artists
  • Philippines
Time Period Of Content
  • Time period code - 1978
Main Entry
  • Corporate name or jurisdiction name as entry element - Various Artists
  • Relator term - performer
Title Statement
  • Title - Anak
  • Statement of responsibility, etc - Various Artists
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (imprint)
  • Place of publication, distribution, etc - [Place of publication not identified]
  • Name of publisher, distributor, etc - Ministry of Tourism
  • Date of publication, distribution, etc - 1979
Physical Description
  • Other physical details - 33 1/3 rpm
General Note
  • General note - A hit in Asia and translated into a dozen languages (including English, Japanese, French, Russian, and German), Aguilar's first hit is among the most popular folk ballads ever recorded in the Philippines. The song dwells on the sacrifices made by doting parents for their children, upholding traditional family values and criticizing prodigal children who forget what their parents have done for them once they have grown. The lyrics are sung in a way that they almost sound like they are spoken, striking an emotional chord when Aguilar speaks directly to prodigal children then ends the song with a call for the them to ask for forgiveness and total understanding from their parents. The duple time of the rhythm gives the song a reflective character while the acoustic guitar accompaniment hints at a folk-rock influence. (From CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, vol. 6, p. 221-222)
Local Note - Side/track Note
  • Side Note - B
  • Track Note - 2
  • Premiere performance - First performed by Freddie Aguilar in the First Metro Manila Popular Music Festival in 1978
Local Note - Composer
  • Composer note - Aguilar, Freddie Pascual
Local Note - Lyricist
  • Lyricist's name - Aguilar, Freddie Pascual
Index Termgenre/form
  • Genre/form data or focus term - Songs of Reflection / Longing
Local Note - Form Name
  • Form Name - Rock Ballad
Local Note - Historical Period
  • Historical Period - Contemporary
Local Note - Mode Name
  • Mode Name - A minor
Personal Name
  • Personal name - Aguilar, Freddie Pascual
  • Relator term - composer
  • Personal name - Aguilar, Freddie Pascual
  • Relator term - lyricist
Uniform Title
  • Uniform title - Philippines
Host Item Entry
  • Title - Philippines

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