5to Piso

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Two decades into his illustrious career, Ricardo Arjona remains at the top of his craft on 5to Piso, his first album of new material since the Grammy-winning Adentro (2005). Arjona was awarded the 2007 Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album and the 2006 Latin Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Album for Adentro. In the midst of the critical acclaim, the Guatemalan singer, songwriter, producer, and arranger released a double-album career retrospective, Quién Dijo Ayer (2007). The first disc of Quién Dijo Ayer features newly recorded versions of career highlights, along with a couple new songs, "Quién" and "Quiero," that were hit singles. The second disc features the original ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Two decades into his illustrious career, Ricardo Arjona remains at the top of his craft on 5to Piso, his first album of new material since the Grammy-winning Adentro (2005). Arjona was awarded the 2007 Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album and the 2006 Latin Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Album for Adentro. In the midst of the critical acclaim, the Guatemalan singer, songwriter, producer, and arranger released a double-album career retrospective, Quién Dijo Ayer (2007). The first disc of Quién Dijo Ayer features newly recorded versions of career highlights, along with a couple new songs, "Quién" and "Quiero," that were hit singles. The second disc features the original versions of the same career highlights, including "Mujeres," "Historia de Taxi," and "Si el Norte Fuera el Sur." The career retrospective of Quién Dijo Ayer, an album on which Arjona recast the style of his greatest hits, along with the critical aftermath of Adentro, a commercial juggernaut that spawned five hit singles over the course of two years, set the stage for 5to Piso, an eagerly awaited album with a phenomenal lead single, "Cómo Duele." Arjona's biggest hit in years, "Cómo Duele" is one several masterfully crafted songs sequenced at the beginning of 5to Piso. Beginning with the meditative title track, 5to Piso picks up with a couple standouts, "Sin Ti...Sin Mí" and "El del Espejo," before peaking during "Cómo Duele." While the ten songs that follow aren't as striking as the four-song beginning of the album, there are many memorable songs, particularly "Tocando Fondo" and "Nadie Sabe Adonde Va." Some of the more surprising moments found in the latter half of the album, such as the purely orchestral arrangement of "La Bailarina Vecina" and the ranchera duet "Ni Tú Ni Yo," are memorable as well. However, fans of Arjona's straight-ahead rock style are sure to be disappointed with much of 5to Piso, as piano and strings drive much of the music rather than the electric guitar and drums of years past. More typical than exceptional for Arjona at this point in his career, 5to Piso isn't as grand an album as his past few -- not only Adentro and Quién Dijo Ayer, but also the unplugged album Solo (2004), all of which put his career in retrospect. Yet it's a great album all the same, particularly the opening run of songs that culminates with "Cómo Duele," and it finds Arjona still at the top of his craft.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2008
  • Label: Warner Music Latina
  • UPC: 825646932153
  • Catalog Number: 516669
  • Sales rank: 113,901

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Quinto Piso (5:01)
  2. 2 Sin Ti...Sin Mí (4:20)
  3. 3 El del Espejo (4:16)
  4. 4 Cómo Duele (3:30)
  5. 5 Que Nadie Vea (5:44)
  6. 6 Tocando Fondo (4:28)
  7. 7 La Bailarina Vecina (3:47)
  8. 8 Vuelo (3:42)
  9. 9 Nadie Sabe Adonde Va (4:53)
  10. 10 El Demonio en Casa (3:56)
  11. 11 La Vida Está de Luto (4:06)
  12. 12 Suavecito (4:05)
  13. 13 Ni Tú Ni Yo - Paquita La Del Barrio (5:40)
  14. 14 Niña Buena (5:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ricardo Arjona Primary Artist
Matt Rollings Piano
David Angell Violin
Connie Ellisor Violin
Doug Emery Piano
Carl Gorodetzky Violin, Concert Master
Julio Hernandez Bass
Anthony LaMarchina Cello
Lee Levin Percussion, Drums, Bateria
Dave Rivera Violin
Pamela Sixfin Violin
Jeff Taylor Accordion
Cecilia Tenconi Flute
Alan Umstead Violin
Catherine Umstead Violin
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale Violin
Kristin Wilkinson Viola
Dan Warner Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Miguel Pena Guitar, Guitarra Concheros
Armando Montiel Percussion
Arturo González Viveros Violin
Monisa Angell Viola
Carlos Cabral Jr. Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Hammond B3
Gerardo García Guitar (12 String Electric)
Marco Antonio Santiago Guitar
Rodrigo Duarte Cello
Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen Cello
Marcelo Nisinman Bandoneon
Carolyn Bailey Violin
Tommy Torres Vocals, Coros
Fernando de Santiago Guitar, Vihuela
Pete Wallace Keyboards, Wurlitzer
Jonathan Dinklage Viola
Wolfram Koessel Cello
Jair "Yayo" Alcalá Accordion
Hugo Colula Violin
Marco Antonio de Santiago Guitarron
Iván González Hammond Organ, Hammond B3
Nick Danielson Violin
Victor Patron Piano
Svetlana T. Tsonero Violin
Roxana Puente Vocals
Katharine C. Knesek Viola
Gizel Xanath Soprano (Vocal)
Elissa Cassini Violin
Brian Lang Upright Bass
Armando De Jesus Martinez Harmonica
Ann Kim Rozenblatt Cello
Abraham Corona Violin
Jorge 'Chiquis' Amaro Drums, Bajo Sexto, Bateria, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Hipolito Mateo Rosas Violin
Sami Merdinian Violin
Technical Credits
Ricardo Arjona Arranger, Composer, Producer, Audio Production, Bass Arrangement, Duet
Carlos Garcia Engineer
Lee Levin Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Chris McDonald Arranger, Direction
Randy Poole Engineer
David Thoener Engineer
Ben Wisch Engineer
Dan Rudin Engineer
Dan Warner Arranger, Audio Production
Julio Chavez Engineer
Carlos Cabral Jr. Arranger, Programming, Audio Production
Ricardo Calderon Graphic Design
Isaias Garcia Engineer
Fernando Otero Arranger, Producer, Orchestral Arrangements, Audio Production
Tommy Torres Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
Fernando de Santiago Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
Andres Saavedra Engineer
Bernard Levin Engineer
Jorge 'Chiquis' Amaro Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Excellent

    I totally love Arajona & this latest hit is great, everything that he writes comes rom the heart. True artist

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A great chance to enjoy good lyrics and music!

    The singer -Ricardo Arjona- shows he is at a great moment in his career. Difficult not to feel attracted by this musical offer of both sentiment and quality.

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