LeRoy Walker-Sandoval | Jerome, ID USA | 02/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow!!!!! This is one of the most beautiful CDs I have heard in a long time! This is not your typical Latin album that you are hearing, guys. It does have the mix of Spanish guitars, dance, pop, ballads, and tons more. It is a very beautiful collection full of clean, unconditional love, plus some praise and worship of God, among other topics.
Jaci has proven herself again, with a deep maturity to her voice, with a lot of emotive versatility. The songs she picked for this particular album are all so outstanding!
1. "En El Centro De Mi Corazon": This is a great song to introduce the rest of the CD, because it starts out very soft, as an intro, and then...BANG! Jaci hits it again! 2. "No Hace Falta Un Hombre": This is the Spanish hit of her single, "I Don't Need A Man" from the movie, CHASING PAPI. This is a cool song. Jaci wrote both versions. 3. "Milagro": The title track, which is so inspiring, because it reminds me of her hit single "Llegar A Ti" (My all-time favorite song of hers)! Awesome! 4. "Un Trocito De Cielo": A good song to dance to! Good beat, great rhythm! 5. "Perdida Sin Ti": This song is cool, 'cause it has this edgy rock sound to it. 6. "Eres Tan Grande": This song is also neat, because it has sort of an R&B sound, only it has its own thing about it as well. 7. "A Un Paso De Mi Amor": I absolutely LOVE this song!! Her voice is just beautiful on it! I love singing it,'cause it gives me a feeling of knowing God's presence is truly here! The Spanish version of "Just A Prayer Away". 8. "Me Valga Dios": I love the intro music to this song. Jaci sings this song with a delightful emotion! 9. "Es Amor": I love this one as well! It's simple, but very pretty! 10. "A Tu Lado Es Mi Lugar": This is the Spanish version of Jaci's "Where I Belong" from UNSPOKEN. I really like both versions; Jaci co-wrote them as well! 11. "Mi Vida No Es Nada Sin Ti": This is a really beautiful song, co-written by another all-time fave of mine, Gloria Estefan! I believe it's the Spanish version of her hit, "Can't Stay Away From You." Great job, Jaci!
Jaci, you did it again! Congrats, and may your faith in Christ remains undying all your days! Plus your music!!!"
My review after 4 months listening...
Lightbearer | Lakewood, WA USA | 11/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this album on a CD spree. It was one of several CDs. Tough competition! I admit, the only songs on here that were immediately attention-getting (high-impact, fast impression) were "No Hace Falta Un Hombre" and "Es Amor." I guess one of these was a song to a Spanish drama. I usually only listen to the tracks that demand my attention per CD, over and over, and end up forgetting the others (since I have so many CDs), but I would later give the others another chance, letting the CD just play through. I don't know why they took some getting used to, but there are PLENTY of AMAZING tracks on this CD! Most people refer to songs that have a slow tempo as a ballad, but to me a ballad is a song that is not only slow, but also very subdued and quiet. These songs wouldn't fit into that category. On most of these there is a very audible chorus that sings verses throughout a song, and some were written as though they switch back and forth (between Jaci and the chorus). I've never heard pop that is this amazing. It wasn't memorable at first, but "Eres Tan Grande" was a song that you later one day recall, and you have to drop whatever it is that you are doing and give it another listen. Its "concept" finally clicks. Jaci's performance of "A Un Paso De Mi Amor" (I've seen this track on other singer's CDs) is also excellent! She has a very unique voice. Ne'er too high, but definitely with range. She sounds so different when singing low notes and high notes. The low notes have so much power, but the high notes are so soft. BTW I don't speak Spanish at all. No need, though. I love these songs. "Milagro" is also excellent. Such an inspiring sound (I don't know what she's singing about). Last but not least, "Me Valga Dios" has almost a traditional sound to it. No trumpets, but the bass line is the up-down, slow type, yet the melody is so cheerful that it becomes addictive. There are so few CDs that have so many excellent, single-caliber songs like this one!"
The best of Jaci's Spanish CDs
armoorefam | Here | 08/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This by far Jaci's greatest Spanish album and even compared to her english cds this is still one of my favorites. Milagro & Jaci Velasquez (Self titled) are the best. Her CD unspoken was'nt very good, but this camp out the same year and this was really good. I hope her fall release (Of 2004) will be as good as Milagro! :D"
Her Best Latin Record so far...& a some surprises
m_amadis | NYC | 09/05/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was concerned at how tough a job it would be for Jaci Velasquez to top her last "Mi Corazon", but this cd has some great surprises. It is clear that she has matured since her last projects:
She is not only tackling important emotions but her voice at certain times has incredible bravado ("A un Paso de Tu Amor") which had yet to be experienced as passionately and outstandingly in past projects. These songs seem to showcase her vocal abilities/control better than any other...Her voice knows when to shy way and when to break through. It is evident that she has pushed her voice creatively to new limits. Only one track (Me Valga Dios) seems a bit of a mismatch (in style) but all in all the album is one of the best of the year in latin pop.She diligently makes it clear that she's many things: vulnerable, strong, questioning, assured...It is a great/brave for a Christian artist these days to express her faith and feel confident enough to reflect on and celebrate love (pure love) in parallel markets. Must listen to:
* Moving confessional : "A Tu Lado es Mi Lugar"
* Rougher electro-rock texture of "Perdida Sin Ti"
* Soft vulnerability of "Es Amor"BEST SURPRISE: Last Track: "Mi Vida no es Nada Sin Ti".
This is an INCREDIBLE spanish cover of Gloria Estefan's "Can't Stay Away from You". She holds her own here.
I recommend it! (HIghly)"