Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Latin Album
Genres: World Music, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists, Latin Music
Wonderfully enchanting--but this album runs a bit too short
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 05/08/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Latin Album has some really wonderful songs performed by that masterful artist, the great Trini Lopez. I have quite a few of his record albums as well as his CDs; and I notice that his CDs still sell well today. This is some of Trini's best artistry and that's terrific; but I do agree with the reviewer who notes that the album runs a bit too short. It would have been a better CD had they added a couple of bonus tracks or combined both of Trini's "Latin Albums" on one CD. However, the quality of these marvelous sounds is excellent; and the artwork incorporates the artwork from the record album jacket when it was originally released.
"Adalita" starts the album with a fine song; Trini sings this with a lot of energy and the guitar work greatly enhances the excitement of this ballad. Trini never skips a beat and he never lets go of a superfluous note, either--I love it! "Adalita" is very good with its relatively fast tempo; and listen for "Perfidia (Treachery)." "Perfidia" keeps Trini Lopez squarely in the spotlight--right where he belonged and still belongs! Trini never sounded better; and his excellent diction makes his performance even better.
"Bésame Mucho (Kiss Me A Lot)" is a major highlight of this album; Trini does this one up right! "Bésame Mucho" charms me with its beauty; what a romantic and timeless ballad. Indeed, "Bésame Mucho" is truly music for lovers; this is perfect for dancing with your sweetheart all alone late at night in your living room. "Angelito" is very pretty; and listen for "La Malaguena." "La Malaguena (which roughly translates to "The Woman From Malaga)" has Trini performing this as he sings and even wails out a few words to make this a very passionate song; the percussion and the guitars work wonders for this number.
"Piel Canela" has a very lush musical arrangement that complements Trini Lopez's vocals perfectly; I really enjoy Trini singing "Piel Canela" and I think you'll like it, too, if this genre of music is your cup of tea. "Chamaka" is another tune that is wonderful for dancing; the romantic flavor of "Chamaka" impresses me greatly and Trini performs this faultlessly. Terrific!
"Cu Cu Rru Cu Cu, Paloma" is done so well that it would make Harry Belafonte green with envy; Trini really puts his own stamp on this ballad with his incredible sense of timing and a delivery from his heart and soul. "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Maybe, Maybe, Maybe)" is an infectiously catchy tune; and there's another gem when Trini Lopez sings the beautiful "El Reloj (The Watch)." "El Reloj" makes good use of the flute and it lacks nothing--this music is all THAT good. The CD ends strong with another very tender and timeless ballad, "Cuando Calienta El Sol (which essentially means When The Sun Heats Up)." "Cuando Calienta El Sol." was always one of my very favorite Latin ballads simply because it is so easy on the ear; this is truly romantic.
Trini Lopez could never truly be forgotten; he was an incredibly talented man who could perform anything. The only fly in the ointment here is that they really should have added a couple of bonus tracks or combined Trini's two "Latin Albums;" but essentially this is still a fine CD.
Great, however, both Latin Albums should have reissued in on
Kokegg | Austin, TX | 03/17/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The sound of this CD is crispy clear. I did not hear any unwanted noises (as indicated by another reviewer) even with Monitor Headphones in any of the tracks in this CD.
While this CD is solid with great interpretations of beautiful Spanish songs, I feel that both "The Latin Album" and "The Second Latin Album" should have been included in one CD since each of these albums run for only 30min, which is quite short by current standards. It is not uncommon that a classic Vinyl LP album of short duration be reissued into a CD with either bonus tracks or together with another classic album by the same performer. See for example, reissued albums of Kingston Trio."
Smooth as silk, smile good music
M. Rosin | Ringle, WI USA | 01/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"His voice is smooth, the songs lively and universal in appeal. A real gem."