Destiny

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
With Destiny, Gloria Estefan ties together the Cuban and Latinbeat influences she had been exploring on her Spanish albums with the adult contemporary pop that dominated her early-'90s records. It's a stylish concept and, for the most part, Estefan pulls it off. Like most of her albums, Destiny suffers from uneven material and a creeping sense of sameness between the songs, but Estefan's voice keeps getting stronger with age, which helps her rescue the weaker material on the record. And the best moments of Destiny -- including the Olympic anthem "Reach," "I'm Not Giving You Up," and "Higher," among others -- rank with her ...
See more details below
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $4.00   
  • New (4) from $4.00   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
With Destiny, Gloria Estefan ties together the Cuban and Latinbeat influences she had been exploring on her Spanish albums with the adult contemporary pop that dominated her early-'90s records. It's a stylish concept and, for the most part, Estefan pulls it off. Like most of her albums, Destiny suffers from uneven material and a creeping sense of sameness between the songs, but Estefan's voice keeps getting stronger with age, which helps her rescue the weaker material on the record. And the best moments of Destiny -- including the Olympic anthem "Reach," "I'm Not Giving You Up," and "Higher," among others -- rank with her finest work.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972388922
  • Catalog Number: 723889
  • Sales rank: 132,363

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gloria Estefan Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Debbie Spring Viola
Rene Toledo Guitar
Charles Christopher Vocals, Background Vocals
David Nadien Violin
Gloria Agostini Harp
Donna Allen Vocals, Background Vocals
Julien Barber Viola
Diane Barere Cello
Elena Barere Violin, Concert Master
Randy Barlow Trumpet
Carol Becker Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Joseph Bongiorno Bass
Edwin Bonilla Percussion
April Brown Violin
Ed Calle Saxophone
Jorge Casas Bass, Guitar, Chant, Mandocello, Tres, Muted Banjo
David Chappell Strings
Tony Concepcion Trumpet
Sal Cuevas Bass
Lawrence Dermer Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Background Vocals, Bata, fender rhodes
Mary Helen Ewing Viola
Guillermo Figueroa Violin
Barry Finclair Bass, Violin
Crystal Garner Viola
Hector Garrido Conductor, Hammond Organ
Andy Goldman Guitar
Joyce Hammann Violin
Carol Landon Viola
Jeanne LeBlanc Cello
Charles Libove Violin
Richard Locker Cello
Nancy McAlhany Violin
Homer Mensch Bass
Richard Morris Vocals
Eugene J. Moye Cello
Jan Mullen Violin
Mario Ochoa Percussion
Gene Orloff Violin
Clay Ostwald Keyboards, Chant
Sandra Park Violin
Paul Peabody Violin
John Pintavalle Violin
Cheito Quinonez Background Vocals, Guiro
Robert Rozek Strings
Laura Seaton Violin
Richard Sortomme Violin
Marti Sweet Bass
Dana Teboe Trombone
Donna Tecco Violin
Ellen Westerman Cello
Avril Brown Violin
Craig Mumm Viola
Daniel Lopez Percussion, Hand Clapping
Juan R. Marquez Classical Guitar
Dante Luciani Trombone
Mike Scaglione Saxophone
Narcisco Figueroa Violin
Heidi Modr Violin
Mark Orrin Schuman Cello
Sarah Moore Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Alfredo Oliva Strings
Caryl Paisner Cello
John DiPuccio Strings
Kike Santander Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Hand Clapping
John Feeney Violin
Shaun Fisher Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Phil Lakofsky Strings, Cello
Davnda Afaolbi Vocals
Davonda Afolabi Choir, Chorus
Mike Bassie Rap
Huifang Chen Strings
Chembo Febles Percussion, African Percussion, Chant
Guillermo Figueron Violin
Kris Kello Keyboards, Background Vocals
Bakithi Kumalo Bass, Chant
Mei Mei Lin Strings
Rick Melverne Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Michelle Vandenbos Choir, Chorus
Eric Wyric Violin
Joe Zeytoonian Saz, Oud
Jorge Noriega Background Vocals
Paolo Gualano Percussion, Drums, Surdo, Snare Drums
Rick Morris Choir, Chorus
Sharon Diacheysn Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Joan Faigen Strings
Cecelia Hobbs Gardner Violin
Steve Svensson Strings
John Beale Violin
Technical Credits
Gloria Estefan Arranger
Brian McKnight Composer
Jorge Casas Arranger, Producer, Orchestration
Mike Couzzi Engineer
Lawrence Dermer Arranger, Producer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Charles Dye Engineer
Emilio Estefan Jr. Arranger, Producer, Executive Producer
Hector Garrido Director, Orchestration
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Clay Ostwald Arranger, Producer
Dave Reitzas Engineer
Marcelo Añez Engineer
Sebastián Krys Engineer
Scott Perry Engineer
Freddy Piñero Jr. Programming, Engineer
Ron Taylor Engineer
Nancy Donald Art Direction
Sean Chambers Engineer
Kike Santander Arranger, Producer, Horn Arrangements, Vocal Effect
Javier Garza Engineer
Kris Kello Arranger
Doug Mountain Digital Mixing Consultant
Eric Schilling Engineer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously