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Tropical Tribute to Beatles
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Latin Music
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An excellent tribute!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great interpretation of the Beatles using the Latin rhythms of salsa, bolero, and merengue. Note that the artists on this album are among the very BEST in the Latin music industry- you will not be let down by the quality of the music. Equally important is that this album is a Latin TRIBUTE to the Beatles, not an attempt to out-do them or change up songs. Even if you do not know spanish, I recommend this disc particularly because many songs are in fact sung in ENGLISH (with surprisingly decent accents!), and those in spanish still keep the same melody as the original songs. It may take you a little while to adjust to the different style of music, which sounds much livelier and full of flavor. The scores are very well put together, and a whole lot of fun. I give this disc a spirited 5 stars.This is a great, GREAT CD. Buy it. You won't be sorry."
An energetic tropical tribute
Michael Mcgrath | macondo | 03/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I simply love this CD...it is a brigde with a two way crossing. Beatlefans may find themselves exploring Latino rythms, whilst Latino music lovers may find themselves exploring the Fabs...the album carries all the flare of a Beatles fiesta...the first track "Hey Jude" pulls you in, later Celia Cruz( another leg end in her own right) does a very amusing rendition of "Obladi Oblada"...I was almost in tears of laughter when I listened to the Spanish translation..."I Wantto hold Your Hand" sung in Spanish is done as it has never been done...although almost all of the tracks are well done here...it is these 3 tracks that I never tire of listening to, time and time again...the songs are done in both Spanish & English...alot of love was poured into this excellent tribute...which would have been timelier if released now with all the Latin beats hitting the radio...the Beatles were right when they said that Latino music would be the next big thing as they rendered their own verison of "Besame Mucho"...they predicted it almost 40 years ago...as their own music became ever so eclectic embracing a wide range of styles...from India to Motown...perhaps that is why out of all the musical acts in history, it was the Beatles (los Escarabajos) that have most appealed to countless cultures...and the rich musical influence continues as Paul McCartney himself traveled recently to Cuba to further enrich himself...and I dare say he and his fellow bandmates have all enriched thwe world...que viva los Beatles para siempre...un grupo musical excelente que influenciado la musica sin discriminacion!"
brian65 | Elk Grove Village, IL United States | 12/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Growing up in the early 70s with older siblings, the Beatles defined the music of my childhood. In recent years I have found myself intoxicated by Latin rhythms such as mambo and salsa. So needlless to say, this CD brought a huge smile to my face from start to finish. I absolutely love it! But even beyond my own tastes, this is superb music. Somehow, the Latin arrangements of these Beatle tunes bring out the beauty and the passion of the original compositions in an invigorating way that is both compelling and fun. It's as if the songs were written to be played in this style. Each track features a different artist, and for the most part, they all deliver. A couple of the vocal performances fell a little short, but, overall this is a solid project. The arrangements are stunningly good and the heart and enthusiasm that went into this recording comes through vividly. And if all this isn't enough, Tito Puente is featured on a couple cuts. If you are a fan of both the Beatles and Latin music, this CD is a slam dunk. If you are familiar with one more than the other, I highly recommend expanding your musical horizons and giving this a try."