Bulería

Bulería

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by David Bisbal
     
 

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Paul Simon has argued that an artist's debut album is often his or her best because when artists have a lot on their minds and finally get a chance to record, the results can be unusually inspired. Simon's theory would explain the dreaded sophomore curse; second albums, in some cases, are disappointing because the artist has already used up many of his or her best

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Paul Simon has argued that an artist's debut album is often his or her best because when artists have a lot on their minds and finally get a chance to record, the results can be unusually inspired. Simon's theory would explain the dreaded sophomore curse; second albums, in some cases, are disappointing because the artist has already used up many of his or her best ideas. Of course, there have been numerous sophomore albums that were anything but disappointing -- Led Zeppelin II, Madonna's Like a Virgin, Ice-T's Power -- and David Bisbal shows no signs of a sophomore slump on his second album, Bulería. The Spanish pop singer showed considerable promise on his first album, Corazón Latino, and is equally triumphant on this follow-up. Some of the credit for Bulería's excellence goes to the prolific Kike Santander, who produced this 2004 release and wrote or co-wrote many of the songs. Thanks to Santander, Bisbal has a lot of great material to work with -- and he sings with much conviction on exuberant, flamenco-influenced offerings like "Oye el Boom," "Camina y Ven," and the hit title track. Bisbal is far from a traditional flamenco artist -- his orientation is Latin pop -- but he does incorporate flamenco elements on some of the disc's up-tempo items. And on "Cómo Olvidar?" he draws on both flamenco and Afro-Cuban salsa. The singer is equally captivating on the 51-minute CD's romantic ballads, which show an awareness of Julio Iglesias. Perhaps Iglesias is too obvious and easy a comparison; still, it's hard not to think of Iglesias when you hear romantic Latin pop ballads performed with a Castilian accent. Not that Bisbal always uses Castilian pronunciations -- actually, he fluctuates between Castilian and Latin American pronunciations at times, which seems to be his way of acknowledging both Spanish and Latin American listeners. Bulería is a fine follow-up to Corazón Latino and is an essential part of Bisbal's catalog.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/10/2004
Label:
Universal Latino
UPC:
0602498163832
catalogNumber:
000203102

Tracks

  1. Buleria
  2. Permítame Señora
  3. Oye El Boom
  4. Esta Ausencia
  5. Como Olvidar
  6. Me Derrumbo
  7. Camina y Ven
  8. Se Acaba
  9. Angel de la Noche
  10. Desnúdate Mujer
  11. Condenado a Tu Amor
  12. Amores del Sur

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Bisbal   Primary Artist,Improvisation
Ed Calle   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Sal Cuevas   Bajo Sexto
Julio Hernandez   Bajo Sexto
Lee Levin   Bateria
Dana Teboe   Trombone
Luis Aquino   Trumpet
Jason Carder   Trumpet
Dan Warner   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jose Gaviria   Keyboards,Coros
Rayito   Flamenco Guitar,Palmas
Juan Sanchez   Flamenco Guitar
Alfredo Oliva   Concert Comedienne
Richard Bravo   Percussion
Bernardo Ossa   Keyboards,fender rhodes
Kike Santander   fender rhodes,Dirigida,Improvisation
Milton Salcedo   Piano,Keyboards
Paco Fonta   Coro,Palmas
Ramiro Teran   Arreglos,Coros
Robin Espejo   Coros
Andres Castro   Electric Guitar
Fernando Tobon   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Tedoy Mullet   Trumpet
Vicky Echeverri   Coros
Pedro Alfonso   Violin,Viola
Miami Symphonic Strings   Cuerda
Konstantin Litvinenko   Cello
Rafael Vergara   Coro,Coros
Daniel Betancourt   Keyboards
Andrés Múnera   Keyboards
Catalina Rodríguez   Coros
Rubendarío   Estilista
Virginia Moreno   Coro,Palmas

Technical Credits

Ricardo Montaner   Composer
Jess Cates   Composer
Camilo Valencia   Wind Arrangements
Jose Gaviria   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Bernardo Ossa   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Eugenio Vanderhorst   Copista
Kike Santander   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Wind Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Milton Salcedo   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Wind Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Gustavo Celis   Arranger
Aaron Benward   Composer
José Antonio Molina   Choir Arrangement
Angel Martinez   Composer
Antonio Rayo   Composer
David Bisbal   Composer,Adaptation,Concept
Daniel Betancourt   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Wind Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Andrés Múnera   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Francesc Freixes   Graphic Design

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Bulería 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you loved his first album, you'll this one too. why is this man not in America making concerts??
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is almost perfect...he is a fantastic singer with a beatiful and unique voice... The Album has 6 slow and unbelievable magical songs and 6 more songs that have all the latin rythms (Rumba, Salsa, Flamenco, Latin Rock, Latin Pop and even some Dance)... I'm sure you'll love this CD and I also recommend his first one Corazon Latino in case you still haven't purchased it. Congratulation Bisbi!!!! You are amazing and is always a pleasure to listen to your songs (I bought the CD yesterday and I already know about half the lyrics... ja ja ja)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I actually had the luck of catching his one and only concert in the US which was this past OCT in Miami. It was awesome! He has an amazing voice and vocal abilities....especially when he does those flamencos....not to mention his moves are soo hypnotic. I have his first CD and can't wait to listen to this one. For sure he'll be having concerts througout the US soon!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you love the first one ur sure to love this one! Oye el Boom is the best song ever. If u like david bisbal, you should listen to his girlfriend Chenoa. Her CD is amazing too!! She now has two CDs called Soy Mujer, and Chenoa.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i saw this video on vhuno i thought was romatic and very sexy song i have ever heard in life i love latino music espicaly david bisbal i think he did wonderful job in video and the song
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great CD! He has an amazing voice and is wonderful to listen to. Get this Cd and you will enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago