Crazy

Crazy

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by Julio Iglesias
     
 

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The acknowledged king of adult contemporary offers up a CD that is chock-full of feel-good ballads. Whether he's covering Sting or Santana, Iglesias manages to deliver the material with the perfect combination of sentiment and showmanship. Some songs, such as "Crazy," the ballad originally made famous by Patsy Cline, are a little bit too gooey, but others, such as a… See more details below

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The acknowledged king of adult contemporary offers up a CD that is chock-full of feel-good ballads. Whether he's covering Sting or Santana, Iglesias manages to deliver the material with the perfect combination of sentiment and showmanship. Some songs, such as "Crazy," the ballad originally made famous by Patsy Cline, are a little bit too gooey, but others, such as a beautifully arranged version of "Mammy Blue," are just gooey enough. The album is not short on guest stars; Dolly Parton's vocals soar on the duet "When You Tell Me That You Love Me." For the contemporary version of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy," the entire London Symphony Orchestra along with the Ambrosian Singers provide a rousing, festive counterpoint to Iglesias' laid-back lead vocals. There is only one song where collaboration doesn't work perfectly: On the cover of Sting's "Fragile," the writer himself performs lead guitar and backing vocals, making the track sound oddly like a karaoke version with an extremely good studio singer. Overall this album is difficult to fault, though. It is beautifully scored, easily accessible to any listener, and performed to perfection in Iglesias' inimitable style. It's liable to sound familiar from the first time you listen to it; and indeed, even if you haven't heard the CD in its entirety before, you've probably heard most of the tracks on a commercial, a radio station, or a compilation of romantic fireside songs.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/17/1994
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074645758428
catalogNumber:
57584

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Julio Iglesias   Primary Artist,Vocals
Dolly Parton   Vocals,Track Performer
Art Garfunkel   Track Performer
Sting   Guitar,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Dave Koz   Saxophone,Track Performer
David Lasley   Background Vocals
Rene Toledo   Guitar,Background Vocals,Overdubs
David Foster   Keyboards
Bruce Dukov   Concert Master
Albert Hammond   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Michael Thompson   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Orquesta Sinfonica Ligera de Madrid   Strings,French Horn
Michael Baird   Drums
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Alex Brown   Background Vocals
Robbie Buchanan   Keyboards
David Campbell   Conductor
Luis Conte   Percussion
Maria del Rey   Background Vocals
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Ramon Flores   Horn
Dan Fornero   Horn
Mark Free   Background Vocals
Claude Gaudette   Keyboards
Jesús Guzmán   Trumpet
Julio Hernandez   Bass
Leyla Hoyle   Background Vocals
Larry Jacobs   Background Vocals
Lee Levin   Drums
Jean McClain   Background Vocals
Lester Mendez   Keyboards
Dan Navarro   Background Vocals
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Rita Quintero   Background Vocals
Fred Tackett   Acoustic Guitar
Billy Trudell   Background Vocals
Eugene VanBuren   Background Vocals
Jeffrey "C.J." Vanston   Synthesizer
Arturo Velasco   Horn
John West   Background Vocals
Terry Wood   Background Vocals
Carlos Villa   Guitar
Pepe Sanchez   Drums
Leland Sklar   Bass
Rafael Ferro   Keyboards
Francis Benítez   Background Vocals
José Nogueras   Background Vocals
George Noriega   Background Vocals
Hector Almaguer   Background Vocals
Wayne Bergeron   Horn
Eduardo Gracia   Bass
Maria Fuerte   Background Vocals
David Eric Lowen   Background Vocals
Ana María Navarrete   Choir, Chorus
Felicia Toledo   Background Vocals
Miguel Iniesta   Guitar
Alfredo Canales   Background Vocals
Antonio de Corral   Overdubs
Merche Macaria   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Rene Toledo   Contributor
David Foster   Producer
Albert Hammond   Arranger,Producer
Robbie Buchanan   rhythm arrangement
Jorge Calandrelli   Arranger,Brass Arrangment
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Felipe Elgueta   Engineer
Simon Franglen   drum programming
Humberto Gatica   Engineer
Brandon Harris   Engineer
Andrew Jackman   Orchestration
Jay Landers   Executive Producer
Dave Reitzas   Engineer
Wally Traugott   Mastering
Chris Tergesen   Engineer
Marc Portman   drum programming
Rafael Ferro   Arranger
Ramón Arcusa   Producer
Joel Zimmerman   Art Direction
Craig Brock   Engineer
Aimee MacAuley   Art Direction
Bradshaw Leigh   Engineer
Andrew Pryce Jackman   Orchestration
Juan Vinader   Engineer
Antonio de Corral   Contributor
Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid   String Arrangements
Carlos Alvarez   Engineer

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