Amor a la Mexicana

Amor a la Mexicana

by Thalía
     
 
Essentially, Amor a la Mexicana is a more fully fledged version of Thalía's previous album, En Extasis, which was her EMI debut and her first noteworthy, internationally successful release. The highlights of that album were the ones written and produced by hitmakers, namely songwriter Kike Santander

Overview

Essentially, Amor a la Mexicana is a more fully fledged version of Thalía's previous album, En Extasis, which was her EMI debut and her first noteworthy, internationally successful release. The highlights of that album were the ones written and produced by hitmakers, namely songwriter Kike Santander and producer Emilio Estefan, Jr., the duo chiefly responsible for the breakthrough hit "Piel Morena." Those two hitmakers not only return for Amor a la Mexicana; they mastermind the entire album, for the most part. The results are predictably excellent. Most every song here is propelled by the same confetti of Latin dance rhythms that had propelled "Piel Morena" to such dizzying heights -- bits of salsa, bits of cumbia, bits of banda, bits of balladry, and so on. But this isn't just a Latin dance album. Amor a la Mexicana is also an album of well-written songs with compelling, appropriately mexicana lyrics and catchy, singalong hooks. Furthermore, it's a tight album with very few, if any, dull moments -- ten strong songs averaging four minutes each. And it could very well be Thalía's best album overall. Her subsequent ones would score more hits and prove much more popular, certainly. But their tailor-made trendy pop songs were very much tied to their respective moments in time and sound relatively contrived in hindsight, whereas the songs of Amor a la Mexicana are all cut from the same cloth and flow freely and naturally, without the target-marketed pop concessions of those subsequent albums. For that reason above all, Amor a la Mexicana is a sort of timeless album -- the sound of itself rather than the sound of, say, 2000 (Arrasando with its bombastic synthesizers and trance flash) or 2002 (Thalia with its pop-crossover obsession).

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1997
Label:
EMI INTERNATIONAL
UPC:
0724385797729
catalogNumber:
57977B

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Thalía   Primary Artist
Rene Toledo   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Randy Barlow   Trumpet
Edwin Bonilla   Percussion
Teddy Mulet   Trombone,Trumpet
Mario Ochoa   Guache
Mike Scaglione   Saxophone
Roberto Blades   Background Vocals
Juan Vincente Zambrano   Keyboards
Bernardo Ossa   Conga,Keyboards
Kike Santander   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Keyboards,Background Vocals,cuatro,Guaracha
Jorge Noriega   Background Vocals
José Miguel Velásquez   Background Vocals
Angie Chrino   Background Vocals
Liliana Rodriguez   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Emilio Estefan   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Mario Ochoa   Contributor
Marcelo Añez   Engineer
Sebastián Krys   Engineer
Roberto Blades   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Michael Rojkind   Graphic Design
Dennis Nieves   Programming
Patrice Levinson   Engineer
Sean Chambers   Engineer
Juan Vincente Zambrano   Arranger
Pablo Flores   Arranger,Producer
Bernardo Ossa   Arranger,Producer
Kike Santander   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Javier Garza   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Rhythm Programming
Aureo Baqueiro   Composer
Héctor Martínez   Composer
Steve Menezes   Engineer
Mario Pupparo   Composer
Cesar Lemos   Composer
Antonio Fregoso   Assistant Graphic Design
Raul Rodrigo   Graphic Design
Luis Bolaños   Assistant Photographer
Daniel Carrera   Assistant Photographer
Eric Schilling   Engineer

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