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Olga's best, and one of the great merengue albums.
bilahn | Minneapolis | 06/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Those who only familiar with Olga's Tanon 2 releases since the beginning of the century may not recognize her in her older albums. Starting with the girlish tones of Sola And Mujer de Fuego, Olga evolved into a mature sophisticated merengue singer.
Nowhere is this more evident than in Llevame Contigo. It is not only her best album, but qualifies as a merengue classic. It is certainly a major effort: there are 14 songs, and the CD lasts over an hour, which is highly unusual. Every song is memborable, with wonderful arrangements by the likes of Tejada and Querol. The background singing adds much to the quality of each song.
The album starts off with the wonderful Despierte Corazon, and just continues on with one great merengue after another. Yes, There is a similarity to the songs, especially in the first half, but rather than coming across as repetitive, they all fit together into a beautiful coherent whole. I particularly love the final "Siempre en mi corazon": such a warm and heartfelt song, that always brings a smile to my face.
This album is so thoroughly infectious from beginning to end, that it is still among the top 5 or so merengue albums I keep coming back to for many repeat listenings.
Olga has never sung better than in this album. I loved her in "Siente El Amor," but in Llevame Contigo, her voice has matured into total perfection. She is absolutely outstanding, singing with great authority, maturity and impact. She is just as good a singer today, but most of her material does not take advantage of it. All you have to do is listen to this album to understand why.
You definitely do not know Olga Tanon until you have heard Llevame Contigo. Her older style (it changed dramatically with 2001's Yo Por Ti) is more pure and in some ways more substantial than her recent work, altough much of that is very good as well.
Llevame Contigo is an album that will be listened to for many years, as new people come to appreciate the great Olga Tanon."
Delivers the goods but missing the "speed"...
bilahn | 10/07/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Olga Tanon's newest CD is full of excellent, hip moving merengue songs that will leave you with a beat on your feet all day. Although the CD lacks the faster merengue songs that she does so very well; ala "Es Mentiroso" (He's A Liar) and "Que Se Vaya" (May He leave), it still has the magic that she is known for. This CD has many songs that can top the charts. I especially like "Serpiente Mala" (Evil Snake). Ladies, aren't a lot of men like that? I recommend this CD with a four star rating. Good, hot merengue rythms but needs the speed that she is known for. OLGA ESTA CALIENTE!!!"
REGRESA LA TANON CON OTRO HIT!
GIO | GA | 06/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"VUELVE OLGA CON OTRA TREMENDA PRODUCCION..RECOMIENDO ESTE CD A TODOS LOS QUE DISFRUTAN MERENGUE BIEN MOVIDO..LOS MEJORES TEMAS SON ...SERPIENTE MALA--LLEGO EL AMOR--QUE GRANDE ES ESTE AMOR--EL FRIO DE TU ADIOS ..EN TOTAL 14 TEMAS MUY BUENOS..TAMBIEN RECOMIENDO LOS CDS (MUJER DE FUEGO)y (EXITOS Y MAS)"