Amarte Es un Placer

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Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
Pan-American heartthrob Luis Miguel discovered the majesty of the quiet storm at the beginning of the '90s with his bolero-driven ROMANCE, which sold in the zillions. He hasn't looked back since. The universal appeal of a handsome crooner like Miguel is echoed in the international pomp and circumstance of AMARTE ES UN PLACER. Backed by a huge orchestra and Vegas-style band, Miguel struts his stuff over compostions by longtime collaborator Armando Manzanero and others he even lends a hand with the music on a few tunes, delivering tender ballads and the occasional rump-shaker. "Quiero" gives him a chance to trade his plaintive tones for more demanding ones, and nearly ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
Pan-American heartthrob Luis Miguel discovered the majesty of the quiet storm at the beginning of the '90s with his bolero-driven ROMANCE, which sold in the zillions. He hasn't looked back since. The universal appeal of a handsome crooner like Miguel is echoed in the international pomp and circumstance of AMARTE ES UN PLACER. Backed by a huge orchestra and Vegas-style band, Miguel struts his stuff over compostions by longtime collaborator Armando Manzanero and others he even lends a hand with the music on a few tunes, delivering tender ballads and the occasional rump-shaker. "Quiero" gives him a chance to trade his plaintive tones for more demanding ones, and nearly every track builds to a dramatic climax worthy of Mexico's soapiest telenovela. With its mix of after-hours cool and swooning ballads, AMARTE is Miguel's 1100 BEL AIR PLACE, bouyed by his Latin cool, expensive evening-wear, and reliable mastery of the sound of seduction.
All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
The title for Luis Miguel's 1999 pop album Amarte Es un Placer translates to "Loving You Is a Pleasure," and by that alone one can deduce that the material consists of romantic music, mostly in the form of ballads. His previous pop album, 1996's Nada Es Igual, had elements albeit small of hip-hop and dance, but this one steers almost completely into adult contemporary terrain. The upbeat songs, such as the album's first single, "Sol, Arena y Mar," and "Quiero," are augmented with strong horn sections which are typically present in Miguel's music, giving the songs a jazzy, sophisticated, adult-leaning feel. "Te Propongo," the album's only true dance number, is also one of the album's most interesting songs. Other upbeat highlights include "Tu Solo Tu" and "Dimelo En un Beso," one of the album's more soulful efforts. The rest is mostly romantic, sometimes overblown ballads, including "No Me Fio," which harks back to 1980s power anthems. Romantic ballads, however, are what the fans have come to expect from this artist, who is also responsible for the album's flawless production. As an interesting side note, this album was released at the height of the North American Latin music boom spearheaded by Ricky Martin. Miguel, instead of gearing towards a more youth-oriented market, stayed true to the music that had made him an international superstar, and in turn the album received a Grammy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/1999
  • Label: Warner Music Latina
  • UPC: 639842928823
  • Catalog Number: 29288
  • Sales rank: 68,441

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tu Mirada (4:09)
  2. 2 Soy Yo (3:55)
  3. 3 Sol, Arena y Mar (3:18)
  4. 4 O Tu O Ninguna (3:16)
  5. 5 Quiero (4:36)
  6. 6 Dormir Contigo (4:15)
  7. 7 Dimelo en un Beso (4:36)
  8. 8 No Me Fio (3:45)
  9. 9 Te Propongo Esta Noche (6:11)
  10. 10 Tu Solo Tu (4:19)
  11. 11 Ese Momento (3:49)
  12. 12 Amarte Es un Placer (3:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Luis Miguel Primary Artist
Bruce Dukov Concert Master
Tom Aros Percussion
Robbie Buchanan Keyboards
Lalo Carrillo Bass
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Michel Colombier Keyboards
Luis Conte Percussion
Maria del Rey Background Vocals
Chuck Findley Metales
Gary Grant Metales
Jerry Hey Metales
Dan Higgins Metales
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Michael Landau Guitar
Francisco Loyo Synthesizer, Keyboards
Victor Loyo Drums
Carlos Murguía Background Vocals
Dean Parks Acoustic Guitar
Wil Wheaton Background Vocals
Terry Wood Background Vocals
Jeff Nathanson Saxophone
Bill Reichenbach Metales
Alejandro Carballo Synthesizer, Bass
Natisse Bambi Jones Background Vocals
Giselda Vatchky Background Vocals
Ralph Morrison III Concert Master
Technical Credits
Luis Miguel Arranger, Composer, Producer
Michel Colombier Direction
Jerry Hey Arranger
Francisco Loyo Arranger, Composer
Ron McMaster Mastering
Al Schmitt Engineer
Juan Carlos Calderón Arranger, Composer
Jeri Heiden Graphic Design
William Ross Arranger, Direction
Pablo Aguirre Direction
Hex Hector Arranger
John Heiden Graphic Design
Carlos Castro Engineer
Rafa Sardina Engineer
John Sorenson Engineer
Alejandro Asensi Composer, Executive Producer
Arturo Perez Composer
Marco Gamboa Digital Editing
Larry Rench Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply the best LATIN AMERICAN singer

    EVER SINCE HIS FIRST ALBUM 1+1=2 ENAMORADOS BACK IN 1982, HE HAS EARNED THE LOVE OF ALL THE WOMEN IN LATIN AMERICA, WITH THE ROMANCE'S TRIOLOGY HE BROUGHT US THE TENDER LOVE SONGS OUR PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS FELL IN LOVE WITH, NOW HE IS BACK TO POP WITH AMARTE ES UN PLACER! (LOVING YOU IS A PLEASURE) WE JUST LOVE IT!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Beautiful music!

    All the songs in this CD are beautiful, especially "Mirame," "Soy Yo," and my favorite Luis Miguel song--"Amarte es un Placer." I highly recommend this CD to all out there who love romance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HOT ALBUM LOVE IT

    I LOVE HES VOICE , HE IS THE BEST ..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMARTE ES UN PLACER THE BEST.

    (DORMIR CONTIGO) AND (SOY YO) ARE THE BEST SONGS LUIS EVER RECORDED.I AM A ROMANTIC, NO ONE CAN SING BALLADS LIKE LUIS MIGUEL.I DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE LANGUAGE, BUT IT IS BEAUTIFUL. SHELLY

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a very good album

    this is a very good album. Luis Miguel is a very talented performer.Besides being very good looking he's an extraordinary singer.

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