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Dreaming of You
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
Released three months after her murder in 1995, Dreaming of You introduced the Tejano queen to the mainstream pop audience. Four new tunes recorded with producers Keith Thomas and Guy Roche envisioned Selena as a dance-pop... more »
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Released three months after her murder in 1995, Dreaming of You introduced the Tejano queen to the mainstream pop audience. Four new tunes recorded with producers Keith Thomas and Guy Roche envisioned Selena as a dance-pop diva similar to Janet Jackson or Mariah Carey, but with a Latin twist. Far more arresting are the two classic mariachi numbers and a bilingual duet with David Byrne recorded for the movie Don Juan DeMarco, in which Selena had a bit part. The contrast between her passionate invitation to "come dance with me" and Byrne's nerdy white-guy delivery indicated her wide-open creative potential. The rest of the album consists of remixes of Selena's Latin-pop hits, including a masterful version of "Techno Cumbia" that bring out the hip-hop and reggae flavors in the groove. The tragedy was that such a promising introduction also served as a sad farewell. --Rick Mitchell
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Kindra K. from SAN ANTONIO, TX
Reviewed on 9/25/2010...
I enjoyed this cd very much.
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Chris S. (Snowball7470) from CORP CHRISTI, TX
Reviewed on 9/5/2006...
This album is great and includes Selena's English songs along with some of her most popular tejano hits. I loved it.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Bittersweet and Beautiful
Fruit Loop | Down South | 08/26/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Selena's last album is a tragic tribute to a magnificent talent, a painful vision of what would have been had she lived, and evidence of just how much the music world lost when she was taken from us. Her rich, sweet voice paints a picture of dreams realized and snatched away with the haunting "Dreaming of You" and "I Could Fall in Love." Even non-Spanish speakers can enjoy the happy rhythm of her Tejano classics. Selena will forever live on through her music and in the hearts of generations to come with this classic CD. Adios, Selena. We miss you."
A sample of all her music styles...
amaris-raine | USA | 06/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There are a small number of artists who I love enough to go out and buy their CD's as soon as they come out. Selena is one of them, and this is the first CD of hers I bought days after it was released. I was still new to her music, but from the start knew that I loved her! Dreaming Of You is a small sample of what would've been had she lived and made it big in the English market, (which she would have!) "I Could Fall In Love," "Captive Heart" & "I'm Getting Used To You" are the original English songs. "God's Child (Baila Conmigo)" & "Wherever You Are (Dondequiera Que Estes)" are duets w/ David Byrne & The Barrio Boyzz. "Missing My Baby" is a re-make of the Entre A Mi Mundo hit (which I prefer more over this version, but both are excellent!) "El Toro Relajo" & "Tu, Solo Tu" are the rancheras, and of course her cumbia hits can be found on "Amor Prohibido," "Techno Cumbia," "Como La Flor," & "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom." All skillfully re-done. This CD has a good Latin, pop and r&b flavor. It displays Selena's potential. She had a great personality and would've been a huge star!"