Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
15 Anos De Exitos Rancheros
Genres: World Music, Rock, Latin Music
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The genius from Michoacan
Alejandra Vernon | Long Beach, California | 06/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Juan Gabriel has been recording his marvelous compositions for 30+ years, and has become one of Mexico's legendary and most prolific cantautores, with the huge successes he has had as a solo artist, duets with the likes of Rocio Durcal, and with over 200 international artists making hits of his music as well. This compilation of songs from the 70's and 80's includes some of his most famous, like "Se Me Olvido Otra Vez", and "Ya No Vuelvo a Molestarte", but my two favorite tracks that get the replay button are "Con Todo y Mi Tristeza", which is an enchanting valse, and the final "Con Un Poco Amor". The melodies are fabulous, and the lyrics poetic and heartfelt.His high-pitched voice perhaps for some is an acquired taste, and I must admit, that after many years of listening, it is only recently that I caught the "Gabriel Fever" and now fully appreciate him as a songwriter and singer; better late than never, as it is a very pleasant affliction.
As with many compilations of this type, there is no recording information included, but as befits one of Mexico's greatest stars, the mariachi musicians backing him are top notch, the sound is good, and the total time is 46:47.
This is a wonderful collection to sample the songwriting genius of Gabriel, and his unique heart and soul singing style."
Not his best collection
jackiesdog | Sonora, Mexico | 09/04/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, a guy can't work for 30 years without putting out some less than remarkable pieces. And many of them seem to be assembled on this CD. The good numbers--"No vale la pena," "Se me olvido otra vez," "Inocente pobre amigo" and the like--pale in comparison to their rendering in Gabriel's "Juan Gabriel: En el Palacio de Bellas Artes" live CD and videos. It doesn't please me to say less than positive things about my favorite singer, but I have to tell the truth. This collection is a little boring."
Juan Gabriel the Living Legend:
jackiesdog | 06/08/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been a fan of Juan Gabriel for over 20 years. I am proud to have such a talented and gifted artist of Mexican decent gift the world such beautiful music. Juan Gabriel is a living legend; he is a great composer and artist. His style is unique and giving all his love to his work he has the ability to share every emotion with us and make us laugh or cry. This CD is a treasure; all songs are sung with Mariachi -filling each song with a sentiment that will make you feel his passion. I am sure you will agree once you listen for yourselves."