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Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
Soulful singer and brilliant guitarist José Feliciano tackles the Latin classics--the timeless boleros that have produced so much haunting intrigue on the subject of romantic love, lost and rediscovered. From the lush open... more »
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Soulful singer and brilliant guitarist José Feliciano tackles the Latin classics--the timeless boleros that have produced so much haunting intrigue on the subject of romantic love, lost and rediscovered. From the lush opening ballad "Alma Mia" to the R&B-ish closer "Si Me Comprenderias," the CD hums with drama, tension, and revelation. We may be familiar with these evergreens, but Feliciano applies a new gloss and understanding to each. Not every tune connects, but the finest pieces more than compensate for any weaknesses. Highlights include the confessional "Cuando Te Toque Llorar," the exquisite "Rayito de Luna," and the anguished "Que Tristeza." Credit must be given to Feliciano's production team, which includes producer Rudy Perez and arrangers José Molina and Gary Lindsey. --Ramiro Burr
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Reviewed on 12/31/2006...
As written by an independent 3rd party reviewer:
"An extraordinary album. Compared with the traditional mainstream pop recordings for which most of us know him ('Light My Fire', etc.), this album is a revelation. His lush expression, smoky vocals, and the romantic beauty of the songs he has chosen, make this recording a constant fixture in my CD menu. Best song on the album? 'Como Fue' -- a beautiful lament for love lost. You can hear the tears in his voice. And most of the songs evoke a romanticism and gentle beat not readily found in current Latin music, today's jazz mixed with a flavor that might have been found echoing from the guitars of rancheros 200 years ago. Don't miss this one."
Nice voice, syrupy arrangements
Colin Brace | Amsterdam | 07/15/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was disappointed by this CD. Feliciano's voice is terrific, but the arrangements are very slick, "saccharine", especially if, like me, you have developed a taste for the Cuban bolero. For comparison, see Reinaldo Creagh's "Boleros de toda una vida" Less magnificient a voice, but splendid traditional arrangements."
A performer whose voice is well-suited to the material
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Feliciano's voice is not as rich as Luis Miguel's but he uses it very well and this album is packed with terrific songs. His guitar playing is superlative."