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5to Piso
     

5to Piso

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by Ricardo Arjona
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/18/2008
Label:
Warner Music Latina
UPC:
0825646932153
catalogNumber:
516669

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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   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
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
Marcelo Jaime Nisinman   Bandoneon
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   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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5to Piso 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Gigi0718 More than 1 year ago
I totally love Arajona & this latest hit is great, everything that he writes comes rom the heart. True artist
Elius More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago