Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Una gran cantante en un mal producto
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Antes que nada, debo aclarar que soy un gran admirador de Monna Bell. Para mi esta artista es una de las pocas cantantes originales que ha producido hispanoamerica...Su influencia la podemos sentir y notar en docenas de otros cantantes que se han beneficiado de su original estilo y han hecho carrera copiando a la divina Monna...Pudiera mencionar nombres pero prefiero no hacerlo... Baste decir que Monna Bell es una cantante de voz y estilo que marco toda una epoca y que pudiera seguir vigente si se lo propusiera... Pasando al disco "Nostalgia" que se vende en esta pagina, le recomendamos a los lectores que no malgasten su dinero... "Nostalgia" es una recopilacion de 10 canciones grabadas por Monna Bell en la decada de los 70 para la peor casa disquera del mundo "Orfeon" de Mexico. Y digo que la peor pues estos delincuentes del disco llevan mucho tiempo sacando a la calle productos mal grabados, peor mezclados y estrepitosamente "feos" en su presentacion... Los dirigentes de "Orfeon" deberian dedicarse a otra cosa pues en la industria del disco no tienen nada que hacer... Si usted quiere oir a Monna Bell como Dios manda trate de conseguir sus grabaciones EMI-Hispavox. En esas encontrara las versiones originales de "UN TELEGRAMA", "SILENCIO CORAZON", "AUN TE SIGO AMANDO", "HAY UN SOLO CAMINO" Y otras tantas interpretaciones geniales de la cantante chilena... Y recuerde, cada vez que vea un disco de la marca "Orfeon" corra lejos de el... Su bolsillo se lo agradecera..."
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RAFAEL REMON | MIAMI, FL United States | 07/30/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"For those of you who do not read Spanish, let me give you the essence of the GLENDALE review and add a few comments of my own. Yes, Monna Bell was a great singer. Her diction was impeccable. Listen to Doris Day in English or to Monna Bell in Spanish, and you will understand every single word of every single song. She also had Day's knack for exquisite phrasing, and she was lucky enough to work with people like Gregorio Garcia Segura at the beginning of her career, a collaboration which produced the classics Aun Te Sigo Amando and Silencio, Corazon. If you can find her Hispavox (now EMI) recordings of the 1959-1965 period, do not hesitate to pay top dollar for them. They are worth every penny.As far as this monstrosity is concerned, I can only but agree with GLENDALE and confirm that ORFEON RECORDS is the worst record label in the history of recorded sound, second only to sister company MONTILLA RECORDS, with whom it shares its well earned infamous reputation among record collectors. For decades they have been preying on down-on-their-luck artists and unsuspecting fans. They have thus amassed an extensive catalog of Latin music greats like Nati Mistral, Lucho Gatica, Bola de Nieve, Perez Prado, Alfredo Kraus, Olga Guillot, Esther Borja, Dolores Perez and dozen others. An Orfeon release will definitely guarantee you the following: 1- The worst sound possible; 2- The worst packaging and art work possible; 3- The worst production and engineering possible. You can always count on Orfeon's lack of quality. It's a given. They will never dissapoint you when it comes to taking your money and running.The very sad thing here is that the artists in Orfeon's roster are the best that our culture has to offer. There will never be another Alfredo Kraus. Yet his Orfeon releases are unlistenable. Ditto for Monna Bell and the others. I must stress here that it is never the performers who stink, but the record label, with its no-frills approach to its product.I pray for the day when Orfeon Records will go broke and/or will be bought by an enterprising company who will remaster its entire catalog, and give it to the consumer in acceptable sound and packaging. Until then, all we can do is stay away from anything that bears the ORFEON or MONTILLA logo and in the case of many of these artists, Monna Bell included, turn to their output for other labels as an alternative to their Orfeon tragedy.My best wishes to Monna Bell, wherever she may be, and my deepest felt thank you to this wonderful Chilean singer for providing me with so many hours of listening pleasure. I also offer her and her fellow Orfeon alumni my sincerest condolences and my heartfelt sympathy for ever having crossed paths with this abomination of a record company."
The worst recording ever
RAFAEL REMON | 12/27/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I agree with everything that has been said about this specific Orfeon recording. It is the worst CD I have bought and listened to, the worst audio quality. My old vinyl records sound much better than this CD. It's a pitty because Mona Bell is one of the finest singers in Latin America. I rated it with one star because I could not choose 0 star."