Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Latin Music
Looking like a young Lorenzo Lamas on the cover with a sweeping thatch of hair and poised rather elegantly at a cafe table, the 1993-model Ricky Martin of Me Amaras is the post-boy-group pipsqueak and pre-General Hospital ... more »
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Looking like a young Lorenzo Lamas on the cover with a sweeping thatch of hair and poised rather elegantly at a cafe table, the 1993-model Ricky Martin of Me Amaras is the post-boy-group pipsqueak and pre-General Hospital stud yet to become Ricky "Livin' la Vida Loca" Martin. All suave crooning and lite-jazz overkill, this Spanish-language album won't make the listener wish to shake her bon bon but rather curl up in the strong arms of a Latin Fabio who'll whisper "Te amo" and sound like he means it. Me Amaras is quite dated by sticky-sweet arrangements and hyperslick production. All the same, this guilty pleasure documents a stop on the path of one of the late '90s' biggest crossover superstars and runs right up the alley of Kenny G and Iglesias (father and son) fans. --Paige La Grone
SMOOOOOTH! And it only took 2 years!
Babe1941 | New Jersey United States | 12/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Very sultry...shades of the man he will become on General Hospital (Miguel). Most of these songs make you want to curl up in front of a fire with the man of your dreams! Latin with soft jazz over-tones. As Ricky himself describes his music...fusion. A mix if rhythms and it works! Hope he's around for a long time!"
Lo amaras !
Babe1941 | 08/25/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Este CD es una marvilla. Incluya canciones de ingles, muy bien hechas en espanol. Tiene excelente ritmo acompanado con la suave voz del Sr. Ricky. Simplemente, lo amaras !"
Smooth and easy Ricky
Michael J. Mazza | Pittsburgh, PA USA | 01/26/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Me Amaras" is one of the early solo Spanish albums of Ricky Martin. In his smooth, confident performances on this CD, one can hear the voice of a young man on the verge of international, cross-cultural megastardom. While the material on "Me Amaras" is not as memorable as that of Ricky's later Spanish-language triumphs, this is still an enjoyable collection.The album is rich in romantic ballads, and also has some faster selections. One standout is the ballad "Eres Como el Aire." Also interesting is a Spanish-language version of "Self Control," the song which was a 1980s hit for Laura Branigan; Ricky's performance is particularly strong on that one. The final song, "Hooray! Hooray! (It's a Holi-Holiday!) mixes Spanish and English lyrics, and has an energetic tropical flavor. All things considered, this is an essential disc for Ricky Martin fans, and also a good choice for fans of Latin pop in general."