Ay Mi Vida

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All Music Guide - Evan C. Gutierrez
Jerry Rivera makes another strong step forward toward Latin pop stardom with Ay Mi Vida. Though perhaps a step away from his salsa career and the fans whom he left behind, the strength of this 2005 release begs the question, "Has this been Rivera's true identity all along?" His pop performance is so confident and seamless that it's easy to forget the heritage of this onetime heir to salsa's throne. Thanks in part to longtime collaborator and producer Ramon B. Sanchez, the sonic quality of Ay Mi Vida is simultaneously shimmering, clear, and yet warm. From a production perspective, this is as fine a record as can be found anywhere in the pop world. The tracks on the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Evan C. Gutierrez
Jerry Rivera makes another strong step forward toward Latin pop stardom with Ay Mi Vida. Though perhaps a step away from his salsa career and the fans whom he left behind, the strength of this 2005 release begs the question, "Has this been Rivera's true identity all along?" His pop performance is so confident and seamless that it's easy to forget the heritage of this onetime heir to salsa's throne. Thanks in part to longtime collaborator and producer Ramon B. Sanchez, the sonic quality of Ay Mi Vida is simultaneously shimmering, clear, and yet warm. From a production perspective, this is as fine a record as can be found anywhere in the pop world. The tracks on the title cut, "Right on Time," and "Como Duele" are funky and grooving without overshadowing Rivera's vocal performance. The salsa remixes present seem a bit like an afterthought. Only adding a few salsa elements to the sample-driven title cut and "Sobre Tu Piel" makes their inclusion feel like lip service. In a genre filled with mediocrity, Rivera and his team have produced a pleasingly sophisticated and listenable project. Subtlety and taste are very precious commodities, and they abound on Rivera's debut album for the mighty Norte label.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/1/2005
  • Label: Sony U.S. Latin
  • UPC: 037629583829
  • Catalog Number: 95838
  • Sales rank: 193,975

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ay Mi Vida (4:24)
  2. 2 Alto Más (4:13)
  3. 3 No Te Rindas (4:33)
  4. 4 Right on Time (3:58)
  5. 5 Sobre Tu Piel (4:31)
  6. 6 Ríos de Dolor (5:06)
  7. 7 Boricua Siempre Seré (4:18)
  8. 8 Ríos de Dolor (4:36)
  9. 9 Ay Mi Vada (4:46)
  10. 10 Sobre Tu Piel (4:44)
  11. 11 Como Duele (4:03)
  12. 12 Miento (2:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jerry Rivera Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals, Coros
Johnny Rivera Background Vocals
Luis Aquino Trumpet
Jorge Diaz Trombone
Ramón Sánchez Piano
Darvel Garcia Background Vocals
Victor "Sonny" Hernandez Mezcla
Osvaldo Roman Background Vocals, Coros
Emanuele Ruffinengo Piano, Keyboards
Ramon B. Sanchez Piano, Keyboards
Elena Roggero Background Vocals, Coros
Danilo Ballo Piano, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Coros
Roberto Maccagno Bateria
Cláudio DeVecchi Guitar
Jordi Cristau Piano, Keyboards
Emonuele Ruffinengo Piano
Jordi Cristou Piano
Cristina Volente Background Vocals
Luis O. Aquino Trumpet
Rafael "Tito" De Gracia Bongos, Conga, Timbales
Gerardo Rivera Background Vocals
Jose Ricardo Bajon
Technical Credits
Jerry Rivera Composer
Saned Rivera Composer
Jorge Luis Piloto Composer
Victor "Sonny" Hernandez Engineer
Emanuele Ruffinengo Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Audio Production
Ramon B. Sanchez Arranger, Producer
Antonio Castro Composer
Elena Roggero Composer
Esteban Piñero Mastering
Danilo Ballo Arranger, Composer, Programming
Roberto Maccagno Mastering
Norgie Noriega Composer, Producer
Jordi Cristau Programming
Emonuele Ruffinengo Programming
Jordi Cristou Programming
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