Deseo

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All Music Guide - Dave Connolly
Jon Anderson's voice immersed in South American music might seem an unlikely match, but the rich and vibrant tones of Deseo provide a strikingly fresh setting for the singer. Augmented by well-known artists from across South and Latin America, the Yes vocalist seems content to recede into the background on many of the tracks, retaining a native flavor with stellar cameos from Maria Conchita Alonso, Boca Livre, Milton Nascimento, and many others. The songs, which generally clock in around three-and-a-half minutes, are warm and upbeat, mixing English, Portuguese, and Spanish vocals with propulsive percussion, acoustic guitars, bass, and synthesizers. The melodies are lovely...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Connolly
Jon Anderson's voice immersed in South American music might seem an unlikely match, but the rich and vibrant tones of Deseo provide a strikingly fresh setting for the singer. Augmented by well-known artists from across South and Latin America, the Yes vocalist seems content to recede into the background on many of the tracks, retaining a native flavor with stellar cameos from Maria Conchita Alonso, Boca Livre, Milton Nascimento, and many others. The songs, which generally clock in around three-and-a-half minutes, are warm and upbeat, mixing English, Portuguese, and Spanish vocals with propulsive percussion, acoustic guitars, bass, and synthesizers. The melodies are lovely and atmospheric, uncomplicated but evocative. The best tracks don't necessarily feature Anderson in a starring role: "A-DE-O," "Bridges," "Danca Do Ouro," and "Café" feature the vocalist in a supporting role, but listeners may find themselves too entranced by the beautiful harmonies to notice his absence. While the singer does take center stage on a number of songs with pleasant results -- "This Child," "Floresta," and especially "Bless This" with Deborah Anderson -- a few tracks leave Anderson exposed, notably the lightweight "Latino" and the ill-advised posturing of the opening "Amor Real." However, these occasional missteps are easily overlooked in lieu of the disc's innumerable charms. The artist had experimented with world sounds on earlier albums with his Yes mates -- "Teakbois" from Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe and "Angkor Wat" from Union come to mind -- but Deseo marks a genuine willingness to step outside of his own idiom. Thus, the connection between Jon Anderson and the music on Deseo isn't always clear, but the singer wisely shares his sense of discovery with the listener, allowing the music and not the musician to shine.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/9/2000
  • Label: One Way Records Inc
  • UPC: 046633514521
  • Catalog Number: 35145
  • Sales rank: 118,289

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Amor Real (4:17)
  2. 2 A-De-O - Mountain Girls (3:19)
  3. 3 Bridges - Maria Conchita Alonso (3:32)
  4. 4 Seasons - Ruben Rada (3:34)
  5. 5 Floresta - Birdsinging (3:04)
  6. 6 Cafe - Glenn Monroig (3:19)
  7. 7 This Child - Eduardo del Signore (2:14)
  8. 8 Dança Do Ouro - Boca Livre (4:29)
  9. 9 Midnight Dancing - Valentina Vargas (3:50)
  10. 10 Deseo - Cecilia Toussaint (5:32)
  11. 11 Latino - Girls of Puerto Rico (3:18)
  12. 12 Bless This - Vanessa Mixco (2:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jon Anderson Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals
Cara Lee Day Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Glenn Monroig Vocals
Deborah Anderson Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Paul Haney Saxophone
Jorge Laboy Guitar
Mauricio Maestro Vocals
Lorenza Ponce Violin
Otmaro Ruíz Keyboards
Aaron Serfaty Percussion
Steve Thornton Percussion
Eduardo del Signore Bass, Vocals
Girls of Puerto Rico Vocals
Vanessa Mixco Vocals, Voices
Mountain Girls Vocals
Ruben Rada Percussion
Francis Benítez Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Cecilia Toussaint Vocals
Freddy Ramos Guitar
Nina Swan Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Liza Gelabart Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Fernando Gama Bass
Lourenco Baeta Vocals
Technical Credits
Milton Nascimento Contributor
Jon Anderson Arranger, Producer
Maria Conchita Alonso Contributor
Cecil Toussaint Contributor
Deborah Anderson Contributor, Inspiration
Gary Barlough Engineer
Aaron Serfaty Contributor
Glenn Wexler Contributor
Birdsinging & Ronata Contributor
Eduardo del Signore Composer's Assistant
Boca Licre Contributor
Vanessa Mixco Contributor
Ruben Rada Contributor
Valentina Contributor
Ron Wasserman Engineer, Contributor
Ric Wilson Mastering
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