Desde un Principio: From the Beginning [Sony International]

Desde un Principio: From the Beginning [Sony International]

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by Marc Anthony
     
 

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Marc Anthony may be a new name to pop fans thanks to his English-language album and single "I Need to Know," but Latin audiences have loved the Nuyorican salsero for years. This new greatest-hits collection is a fine place for Marc's new fans to catch up. These Latin chart-busters, including "Te Conozco Bien," "Contra la

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Marc Anthony may be a new name to pop fans thanks to his English-language album and single "I Need to Know," but Latin audiences have loved the Nuyorican salsero for years. This new greatest-hits collection is a fine place for Marc's new fans to catch up. These Latin chart-busters, including "Te Conozco Bien," "Contra la Corriente," and his smash duet with Jennifer Lopez, "No Me Ames," amply demonstrate Anthony's primary strength: a vocal technique so completely enveloping it can hold a listener on the edge of her seat, or at least on the edge of one of his carefully tremulous phrases. He excels at evoking the wounded pride and residual bitterness of love gone all wrong -- certainly the ingredients of great salsa songs. "Hasta Que Te Conocí" is a classic example, as Marc limns the beauty and ease of a life more innocent, before love's tumult. His voice ascends, in pain and fury as the song's vamp constricts around the rhythm, reaching a shuddering climax in his account of treason and betrayal. The productions by Sergio George (responsible for Marc's first two hit albums) are state-of-the art Nuyorican salsa, heavy on the bass and R&B inflections. Because only a few of Marc Anthony's original albums are in print (which could change with his 1999 Sony deal) DESDE UN PRINCIPIO should be your first and best bet.

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All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
Desde Un Principio is a superb collection of Marc Anthony's biggest salsa hits, which preceded the English language success he attained with his 1999 self-titled album. The only complaint is that several of the songs are severely truncated, especially toward the end, but, nonetheless, this proves to be an ideal introduction to the singer, especially for fans who became aware of him only after "I Need to Know." This album, arranged more or less chronologically, assembles four songs from his debut, Otra Nota, including his gutsy take on Juan Gabriel's "Hasta Que Te Conoci," four songs from his fantastic sophomore album, Todo A Su Tiempo, and four from Contra La Corriente. The album also includes "No Me Ames," his hit duet with Jennifer Lopez from her album On the 6 (which, to Lopez's credit, is surprisingly good), and "Vivir Lo Nuestro," his sizzling duet with India from her album Dicen Que Soy. Finally, the album also includes his version of "Preciosa," which is a tribute to Puerto Rico, and his rendition makes one believe it was written specifically for him. Marc Anthony's delivery is always passionate, sophisticated, and elegant, and, despite a serious lack of liner notes, Desde Un Prinicpio proves a wonderful introduction to the music of Marc Anthony, a singer that, undoubtedly, will one day rank among the best.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/23/2006
Label:
Rmm Records
UPC:
0602498784679
catalogNumber:
000675402
Rank:
18845

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Desde un Principio: From the Beginning [Sony International] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Chatita More than 1 year ago
the BEST
Guest More than 1 year ago
I HAVE HEARD THIS CD OVER AND OVER AND I WILL NEVER GET TIRED. MARC ANTHONY CAPTURES YOU WITH HIS ENTHUSIASM FOR HIS MUSIC!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD compiles all the greatest and most wonderful salsa songs you will ever listen to from Marc Anthony... It contains the best songs from his previous albums which makes it a great cd since you get the best of him on one cd. If you are just starting to like Marc Anthony, you must get this CD to actually know the power of the music, of Marc Anthony.. this CD will show you what true salsa and part of what true latin music is all about.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i live for latin music , i love ricky martin , jennefer lopez , back streetboys, and , savour : but marc rocks the house..
Guest More than 1 year ago
Marc Anthony is amazing... I'm asian and was until I listen to Marc's spanish albums about four years ago was oblivious to the amazing sounds and talents of the hispanic artists today. Although there are many talents out there I believe Marc is the only one with a true artist's voice, almost angelic and a passion for his music unlike the butt shaking imitations the likes of Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez who can hardly carry a tune. I have all his CDs and can't wait for his next album either spanish or english to come out. He was an inspiration for me to pursue the study of spanish and truly made me feel and understand the passionate and admirable nature of human beings and especially the hispanic community. Every song on this CD was a hit and a fabulous listen but the only thing bothering me is that the song'no me ames' a duet with jen lopez is the salsa version on this CD. I believe he carried the song after he translated it from the original Italian and so deserves more credit... but I am happy to know that finally the public is recognizing Marc Anthony for the great artist he is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this Cd is one of the best that i heard in the last few years. you have to buy it, you will get great songs from the king of latin music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love you Marc Anthony your mi Vida mi corazon, your album is just unexplainable, it makes me feel things that i never had felt before your more then talented your an angel, i love you and keep making more albums there is just not one song i love i love them all........ your my everything