Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
Tejano star Selena's death hasn't stopped label executives from releasing material or fans from snapping it up. According to the EMI Latin label, 1996's Siempre Selena features the last of her previously unreleased songs, ... more »
Tejano star Selena's death hasn't stopped label executives from releasing material or fans from snapping it up. According to the EMI Latin label, 1996's Siempre Selena features the last of her previously unreleased songs, "Siempre Hace Frio." The lavish, three-disc Anthology, however, is a must-have for its glimpses of Selena honing her vocal skills and sharpening her talent. Divided under the headers "Pop/English," "Mariachi," and "Cumbia," the set showcases hard-to-find early material and hits, including a club remix of the Diane Warren-penned "I'm Getting Used to You" and a disco-flavored take on "La Bamba." The liner notes offer background information on every song, and these discs also underscore the talents of Selena's brother, A.B. Quintanilla III. He gives many of the older tracks ("Dame Tu Amo," "Salta la Ranita") fresh arrangements that match the energy of Selena's more recent material. --Joey Guerra
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Chris S. (Snowball7470) from CORP CHRISTI, TX
Reviewed on 9/5/2006...
This is a great anthology of 30 of Selena's songs - my husband and I enjoyed it a lot.
Anthology is a complete retrospective to cherish.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As those of you in Digital America have noticed, I am a devoted Selena fan. Anthology is categorized into three groups: Pop, Mariachi, and Cumbia. Each disc is a different window into Selena's far-reaching talent. She could just as easily belt out a love song in Spanish as she could a deep dance groove in English. The best way to experience this collection is to play each disc back to back. No two tracks are the same, yet her voice remains constant from one range to another. No female artist now or in the past, except maybe Patsy Cline, could hit a blues note so carefully and completely that you don't know you've been hit until you are under her spell."
utter_nutter_gal | United Kingdom | 09/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well i knew i would love this cd anyway becuase it is Selena! But there were lots of great surprises, lots of the songs are her older, much rarer ones. Alot of the newer ones were mixed, i quite like the new version of 'Amame' and 'No queiro saber'. Most of the songs have had a little brushing up but more drastically on 'I'm getting used to you' etc. I think it is good there were remixes since lots of Selena fans have the original already! There were some English songs too like 'Always mine' which is the first song Selena did in English, but also included a bit of Spanish. And i love the mix 'Don't throw away my love'. 'La bamba' has also been given the remix treatment and sounds better than ever! The whole cd is brilliant but i especially liked 'La puerta se cerro' it is a very upbeat classic song, it sounds like Si Una vez in this version! Buy it if you are used to Selenas older music , if u are a Selena beginner buy 'All my hits todos mis exitos'."