Arrasando [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
If En Extasis and its breakthrough hit, "Piel Morena," established Thalía as a prospective Latin pop artist in 1995, and if the Emilio Estefan, Jr.-produced Amor a la Mexicana established her as a sizzling sensation in 1997, then her likewise Estefan-produced Arrasando firmly established her as a full-fledged superstar in 2000, when it began spinning off its five hit singles. The album is a trendy one, very much of its time -- that is, right at the turn of the millennium, when high-intensity, trancy dance music was all the rage in fashionable circles. The bulk of Arrasando plays to that style, with its abundance of synthesizers and dance beats, as well as its ecstatic ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
If En Extasis and its breakthrough hit, "Piel Morena," established Thalía as a prospective Latin pop artist in 1995, and if the Emilio Estefan, Jr.-produced Amor a la Mexicana established her as a sizzling sensation in 1997, then her likewise Estefan-produced Arrasando firmly established her as a full-fledged superstar in 2000, when it began spinning off its five hit singles. The album is a trendy one, very much of its time -- that is, right at the turn of the millennium, when high-intensity, trancy dance music was all the rage in fashionable circles. The bulk of Arrasando plays to that style, with its abundance of synthesizers and dance beats, as well as its ecstatic choruses, which seem to reach for the stars song after song. Trance music was peaking around this time, remember, and that style of dance music, which was the club sound of Europe and the coastal cities of the U.S., certainly informs Estefan's production here. It works relatively well for Thalía. That's because she's not so much a singer as she is a personality, admittedly a very attractive one. So for much of Arrasando she mainly rides the rhythms, wrapping herself in bombastic production laden with synthesizer stabs and overdubbed background vocals. The result is probably too much for anyone not inclined to dance madly; this especially goes for the title track, which is tailor-made for peak-hour club play. However, there are several slower songs that help relieve the intensity, most notably the airy "Entre el Mar y una Estrella" and the soothing "No Hay Que Llorar." Once the opening run of singles comes to an end, the album ironically gets more interesting, as Thalía tries out different styles to varying yet generally fun effect. The album closes with "Rosalinda," the theme song of Thalía's telenovela of the time. It's the most traditionally Mexican song on the set and does stand out because of that, but again, in a fun sort of way, especially given its substance and its album-closing sequencing. To step back for a moment and put Arrasando in perspective, it certainly differs from its predecessor Amor a la Mexicana and successor Thalia. All are among her best efforts, with Arrasando being probably the most contrived. It's more adventurous than the streamlined Thalia, yet it's not as free-flowing as Amor a la Mexicana. Of the three, it surely sounds the most dated, and for all these reasons, it's a strangely curious album, very evocative of its time. [As part of its 2005 Thalía campaign, EMI Latin reissued the album with remastered sound and a trio of bonus tracks: a quirky banda version of "Arrasando," an overbearing, ten-minute club mix of "Entre el Mar y una Estrella," and an off-kilter medley of "Entre el May y una Estrella" and "Arrasando."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2005
  • Label: EMI INTERNATIONAL
  • UPC: 094634018920
  • Catalog Number: 40189
  • Sales rank: 48,283

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thalía Primary Artist
Rene Toledo Guitar, Coros
Edwin Bonilla Percussion
Ed Calle Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritonos
David Cole Cello
Sal Cuevas Electric Bass, Bajo Sexto
Lawrence Dermer Keyboards, Coros
Manny López Guitar
Tim Mitchell Guitar
Archie Pena Percussion, Conga, Bateria
Robert Rozek Violin
Dan Shea Keyboards, Bateria
Ralph Stemmann Keyboards
Dana Teboe Trombone
Tom Timko Baritonos
Daniel Lopez Percussion
Randall Barlow Arreglos
Alfredo Oliva Concert Comedienne
John DiPuccio Violin
Kike Santander Bajo Sexto, Coros
Marco Flores Coros
Huifang Chen Violin
Angie Chirino Coros
Gustavo Correa Violin
Orlando J. Forte Violin
Mei Mei Luo Violin
Susan Moyer Cello
Joan Faigen Violin
Alberto Gaitán Coros
Ricardo Gaitán Coros
Robert Blades Coros
Jennifer Karr Coros
Herman "Teddy" Mulet Trombone, Trumpet, Arreglos
Gennady Aronin Violin
Carole Cole Violin
Lena Pérez Coros
Rachel Perry Coros
Joel Someillan Guitar
Ross Harbaugh Cello
Gerry Miller Violin
Steve Svensson Viola
Sania Derevianko Violin
Technical Credits
Miriam Makeba Composer
Thalía Composer
El General Composer
Lawrence Dermer Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
Charles Dye Engineer
Emilio Estefan Jr. Arranger, Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Archie Pena Arranger, Producer
Dan Shea Producer, Rhythm Programming
Ralph Stemmann Arranger
Marcelo Añez Engineer
Sebastián Krys Engineer
Louis Tineo Composer
Kevin Dillon Studio Coordinator
Joel Numa Engineer
Freddy Piñero Jr. Arranger, Programming, Engineer
Ron Taylor Engineer
Robi Rosa Composer
Corey Rooney Producer
Pablo Flores Remixing
J.C. Ulloa Engineer
Kike Santander Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer
Javier Garza Engineer
Marco Flores Arranger, Composer, Producer
Gustavo Celis Engineer
Angie Chirino Composer
Steve Menezes Studio Coordinator
Thalia Sodi Composer
José Antonio Molina Arranger, String Arrangements, Direcccion de Cuerdas
Robert Blades Arranger, Composer, Producer
Robb Williams Engineer
Joel Someillan Engineer
Robin Dermer Composer
Daniel Betancourt Programming
Eric Schilling Engineer
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