Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Latin Music
There's a palpable sense of joy in Marc Anthony's voice. The salsa star and pop sensation may be slight in stature, but when he opens his mouth to sing, the sheer power and passion of his tenor grabs a hold of your heart a... more »
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There's a palpable sense of joy in Marc Anthony's voice. The salsa star and pop sensation may be slight in stature, but when he opens his mouth to sing, the sheer power and passion of his tenor grabs a hold of your heart and makes you sit up and pay attention. The king of contemporary salsa was born and raised in New York City, but as good as Anthony is in his native tongue, he is triumphant when he sings in Spanish. Like Youssou N'Dour, Celia Cruz, and other great voices, Anthony's intensity and purpose transcend language barriers: even if you don't understand his words, it's difficult not to feel what he is expressing. On his first salsa collection since 1997's potent Contra la Corriente (and his first CD since his 1999 self-titled, slightly watered-down pop smash) Marc Anthony allows the emotionality of the rhythm to take control. Backed by a topnotch band, Anthony's supple voice carries the beat along, and on tracks like the propulsive "De Que Depende" he soars. His joy and the joy of hearing a great singer are contagious. --Amy Linden
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Marianopolita2005 | 12/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Every musical artist has a remarkable album in his/her repertoire, the one that stands out from the others, the one that is an instant "hit"and I dare to say that "Libre" is the album that is platinum in Marc Anthony's collection. I trust that most people will be able to recognize and appreciate the manifestation of several different latin rhythms that have been masterfully orquestrated to produce such exceptional music. The genre here is clearly salsa but there are hints of other latin rhythmical sounds such as: vallenato, cha-cha-cha and afrocaribbean mixtures. Marc Anthony has exercised his musical creativity to his utmost potential and out from this unique talent has produced a musical masterpiece. All the songs are worthy of the highest praise for their lyrics and acoustics. Also amazingly enough all are incredibly danceable. I must make mention of one song "De que depende" because it is the best example of how latin rhythms can successfully be combined while the distinction of each rhythm is still heard. I reiterate this is a superb production and it should be in the collection of all salsa lovers! Boricua..."
WOW--BETTER THAN ANYTHING ELSE! --AMAZING!
Marianopolita2005 | 12/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"WOW! Marc Anthony has done it again and once again he released an album that tops everything else anyone has every done. Buy this album, because the songs are unbelievable! True talent! Every song brings something so special to the album. The single "Celos" will make you get off your seat and start dancing and you will not sit down untill you've played the entire CD several times. If you are into ballads, Marc got it also--the songs such as Caminare (which is incredible, especially in the middle of the song when he breaks into hot salsa), Viviendo (the musical and vocal stylings of which are so beautifull, you wont believe its possible to have such a combination in a song). And of course, Marc does it again with his Salsa. The songs such as "Hasta que vuelvas conmigo" will not leave ANYONE seating still. It's energizing, its addictive, its incredible! And the two beauties of the CD are "Este loco que te mira" AND "Barco A AL deriva", which will blow you away with Marc's ability to make you ache with every note, make you feel every single sound. What an experience! This is his best CD yet and this is the number one CD on the charts. YOU DONT HAVE TO SPEAK SPANISH TO LISTEN TO IT! HIS SONGS ARE UNIVERSAL---YOU'LL LOVE THEM NO MATTER WHAT YOU SPEAK!"
By far the Best Marc Anthony's salsa album
Marcial Quintero | Maracaibo, Venezuela | 03/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a big salsa fan, from the old boys (Ruben Blades, Willie Colon, Oscar D' Leon, Hector Lavoe and others) to the new guys like Marc Anthony and Victor Manuelle. I waited a long time for this last Marc Anthony album in salsa, sure his first pop album was good too and I liked very much but to me he shows his voice it's made to sing salsa. Right now this album "libre" is better than "Contra la corriente" and "Todo a su tiempo" his past two salsa albums (and this albums are great too), this album presents nice trumpet and drums sounds, with sounds of instruments never or few times used in salsa in some songs. The whole record is good but if I need to choose the best songs, well, to me are (with no order): Celos, Barco a la deriva, Este loco que te mira, Hasta que vuelvas conmigo and Caminare. I'm in list to buy Mended."