Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop, Latin Music
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My introduction to Azucar Moreno
Roger A. Cosio | San Diego, California | 04/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although I am 1/2 latino, I am not a native or fluent speaker of Spanish. And yet, this CD urged me into reviewing my university Spanish. I'm usually one of those impatient people that jumps tracks on CD's to find my favorite songs, but with this CD I don't have to do that...I like every song. I picked up this CD in Mexico at a used CD store. My wife and I had been doing some romantic dining at La Taberna Española, and when we asked the waiter which band was playing on the overhead music, he told us, "Azucar Moreno." I now own almost all of Azucar Moreno's CD's"
A Latin dance classic!
Søren Jensen | Copenhagen, Denmark | 07/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was captivated by Azúcar Moreno's stunning "Bandido" dance track from the Eurovision Song Contest 1990, also bought the album but didn't find the remaining material as interesting. But getting their "Mambo" album from 1991, it really made me a fan! There are certain resemblances to Madonna's "Vogue" in the title track but the latin touch makes it stand up very much in its own right. Great track! It's followed by the melancholic, yet very sensuous "Lujuria" (Desire) which has remained one of my all-time favorites of theirs. The next song is a good dance track as well but to me, it's hard to distract from the lyrics which celebrates the "brave toreros", and I don't approve of bullfighting at all. Boo! The mood shifts to the Latin "Tú quieres más", followed by "Ahora o nunca", written & produced by Raúl Orellana & Jaime Stinus, the men behind "Bandido", and it's very much in the same vein. "Feria" is somewhat frenetic, followed by another up-tempo dance track "Bailaor", featuring the sisters' characteristic Flamenco singing. "Tus besos me matan" (Your Kisses Are Killing Me) is another sensuous laid-back track, followed by four cover versions: "Loca Reloca" (Higher & Higher), a great Spanish versions of Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black", and the classic "Bésame mucho" and "El condor pasa". There are two bonus mixes of "Mambo" and "Torero" but they're almost identical to the album versions. All in all, a landslide of an album, still one of their very best!"