Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop, R&B, Latin Music
SUPERIOR VOCALS, BUT...
BoricuaVeil@hotmail.com | New York, NY | 10/20/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, I am not taking anything away from his vocals. Lamond always has had one of the most resonant, and powerful ranges in freestyle/dance music. In his Salsa ventures, other than Huey Dunbar and Marc Anthony, I don't think there are any any other male artists today who can compete with his vocal ranges.However, what hurts this album are the arrangements. "Que te Vas" is probably the most innovative arrangement on here, considering it's one of the only tracks on the album that received any playtime on Latin radio stations. I expected something better from George Lamond in his Salsa crossover. Like I said earlier, he has a superb singing ability. What he needs to do is get some more aggressive arrangements if wishes to top some of his fellow contemporaries. The happy, sappy arrangements on this album have a dragging effect. And if you're going to re-make a song, be a little more gender-neutral next time when you make your choice. "Si tu No Estas" probably drove millions of women crazy because it's a Menudo song. But of course you're going to get under the skin of men like me who really didn't dig Menudo back then - even though some of us respect Ricky Martin's musical contributions today. People are going to gwack at the subtle sexism underlying my remarks, but I'm not holding them back. You have to appeal to everyone in an industry like Salsa, otherwise you will suffer the fate of others who have had unsuccesful cross-overs.It's a given you're not going to make everyone happy when you record an album. You'll often have people screaming "Yuck, this stuff reaks of salsa romance, yadda, yadda, yadda...not real salsa..yadda..yadda." I am a big fan of today's Salsa as much as the Old School stuff. But, George Lamond can do better than this. I know you can! Deliver on your next album."
The man is back with a Salsa beat!
Jose Angel | Miami, FL | 04/06/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"George Lamond became the king of freestyle with classics like "Bad of the Heart", "Where Does That Leave Love", and his duet with Brenda K. Starr "No Matter What". Now he's back with his first Salsa CD, "Entrega". George shines on the #1 smash "Que Te Vas", a masterpiece written by Mexican-born singer-composer Juan Gabriel. He also re-made Menudo's classic hit "If you're not here" in Salsa and sounds as good as Robi Rosa did on the original. If you like romantic, Marc Anthony style Salsa, this one's for you."
El es un cantante guapisimo!
Jose Angel | 10/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had never heard George Lamond until I listened to the music samples on Amazon. I was instantly infatuated. I am a huge fan of DLG and his voice had a Huey Dunbar quality to it. Except it was also uniquely George. Every one of his songs is so soulful and full of energy. It is a perfect album for salsa dancing. I luv how the CD is also multimedia--the music video is definitely worth chesking out, as is the interview. I was thrilled to learn he was born February 25th. My birthday is the 26th and this had a special importance to me. The fact that someone so talented was born so closely to my birthdate makes me honored to be a Pisces. Please, listen to the sample on Amazon and buy this CD."