Following the steps of Up With People, Adelante Juventud's first album is consistently insipid. Superficial and harmless, the only credit to this collection of songs with obvious religious and political overtones is the naivety of the production. Years later the original UWP (the band rewrote some songs and broke ties with the Moral Re-Armament religious group in the early 70s) was exposed for being almost a cult and for being sponsored by Exxon, Halliburton and other companies with political agendas seeking to counter the hippie culture, among other things. Many of its members, however, saw UWP as an opportunity to genuinely change the world and the Venezuelan version of the band seems to follow this model. That said, even though plenty of good recordings reek of good intentions, normally you need more than that to edit a good album.
Singers: Alejandro Lanz Esteves, Alfredo Pérez, Alvaro Contreras, Argi Abasolo, Beatriz De Majo, Betty Acevedo, Carlos Daal, Chuchu Diaz, Cristiana Arevalo, Danielle Herzfeld, Donald Cameron, Edna Mezerhane, Eduardo Pipoli, Eduvigis Congedo, Eleonora Scarpati, Emilio Mezerhane, Enrique Stein, Esteban Pedro Brito, Eulalia Serrano, Evelin Pacheco, Francisco J. Serrano, Franklin Torres, Gengi Castellanos, Guillermo Mora, Gustavo E. Rodriguez, Hector Segovia, José Antonio Rios, José Rafael Colmenares, Junior, Carmen Orsini, , Leonardo Orue, Leonor Jove, Libe Abasolo, Lucio Cammardella, Magally Garcia, Margarita Calvani, Maria Calvani, Maria Cristina Arevalo, Maria Elena Pérez, Maria J. Rodriguez, Maria José Serrano, Maribel Casellas, Mariela Matheus, Mario Zaccaro, Maruja Moros Gonzalez, Nelson McQuay, Normaella Torres, Omar Rojas, Francisco Paco Diez, Rafael Rios, Raúl Marin, Rodolfo Suarez, Rolando Pérez, Sabina Oliveros, Teresita Serna, Yumaira Parra
Lead guitar: Franklin Van Splunteren
Rhythm guitar: Clodomiro Torres
Bass: Michael Berti
Drums: Nelson Luis Romero
Trumpet: Claudio Henríquez