Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Grandes Exitos a La Manera De Alejandro Fernandez
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
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A Treasurable CD..
Donald C. | Bay Area, CA | 02/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In every music genre, there are songs which seem to be timeless. Now matter how much time it has passed since they were composed, they are still treasured. I say this again, who better then to interpret treasured songs, than Alejandro Fernandez. The CD has a beatiful collection of classic songs such as, "La Gloria Eres Tu", "Encadenados", "A Pesar De Todo", "Noche De Ronda", "El Dia Que Me Quieras", among other beautifully composed wonders. However, the real beauty of this CD is the fact, that even though Alejandro is accopanied by a mariachi, the arrangements make them sound almost ballad-like. Giving every song a unique and peculiar sound. Simply beautiful. Another must-get CD for music lover."
Juana | Baltimore, MD United States | 12/31/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I highly recommend Grandes Exitos. When I first listened to the CD, I found Alejandro's voice monotonous. He stays well within his range while singing the songs in this collection. Most popular singers do the opposite, so the lack of vocal "surprises" took a little getting used to.At any rate, I soon came to appreciate the mellow, hypnotic quality of Alejandro's voice. I think that you will too. Read on to find out why I recommend this CD.
Tingle All Over
---------------Alejandro's singing voice vibrates. It fills the room like an aura. I am not kidding. I get especially tingly every time he draws out the word "Coo-n-sen-tii-da" in "Mi Consentida." Make Beautiful Women Fall at Your Feet!
---------------------------------------In my opinion, Alejandro does not look very handsome. Forget the album cover, I mean in real life. Nevertheless, he has managed to cheat on his wife--who is still madly in love with him--and impregnate a young, gorgeous girl--who is also madly in love with him, ya conocen la historia).
Did Mr. Fernandez accomplish these manly conquests with his unibrow and funny nose? I say no. With millions of dollars? I doubt it. If America (his ex-wife) and la flaca wanted money they could have taken him to court. I think his sexy voice had everything to do with his, um, exciting love life. Break Down in Tears When Hearing the Wonderful Lyrics-----------------------------------------------------If you don't understand Spanish, you will still love the music and singing on Grandes Exitos. . . If you can, however, understand the words, then be prepared to cry. For the entire CD Alejandro sings about love. Unrequited love, painful love, deep, abiding love. In short some pretty sappy stuff. Nevertheless, none of the songs seem corny or artificial, just touching. In fact, they "touched" me so much that I cried the first few times I heard my favorite song: A Pesar de Todo. FYI, here is my super-professional translation of the first few bits of this wonderful song:I like green eyes, and yours are very black,
I like big eyes, and yours are small,
I like upbeat people, and you don't know how to laugh,
And being the way you are, I've fallen in love with you! In spite of everything, I love you in spite of everything,
I don't care what they say when you are by my side,
In spite if everything, I love you in spite of everything,
Reasons don't matter to me, I love you just because. Ok, the tears in my eyes are making it hard to see the screen. Anyway, I highly recommend this CD!"
Smooth and delectable
Alejandra Vernon | Long Beach, California | 08/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This early (1994) recording by Alejandro is wonderful...singing classic romantic baladas in a "Ranchera" style. It's a musical treasure, and his interpretations of "A Pesar de Todo", "Noche de Ronda" and "El Dia que Me Quieras" are enthralling, and "Voy" is absolutely magical. Though his voice has grown even more in richness and depth since this was made, it's nevertheless glorious here, and he sings with a maturity way beyond his years. This CD is a must for his fans, and anyone who likes these beautiful songs."