Dios Disfrute a la Reina

Dios Disfrute a la Reina

by Celia Cruz
     
 

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the passing away of Celia Cruz, Universal Music Latin dug into its vault and unearthed some previously unreleased vocal tracks by the Queen of Salsa that presumably date back to her stint with the Universal-affiliated RMM label in the 1990s. These performances were then dressed up with present-day productions to sound… See more details below

Overview

To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the passing away of Celia Cruz, Universal Music Latin dug into its vault and unearthed some previously unreleased vocal tracks by the Queen of Salsa that presumably date back to her stint with the Universal-affiliated RMM label in the 1990s. These performances were then dressed up with present-day productions to sound thoroughly contemporary and released as Dios Disfrute a la Reina. Thankfully, a lot of love, care, and respect were put into this posthumous album, with producer Oscar Gomez at the helm of the project. Gomez had worked with Cruz on many of her latter-day albums such as Siempre Vivire (2000), La Negra Tiene Tumbao (2001), and Regalo del Alma (2003), and he also had worked with her during her '90s stint with Universal/RMM, including her debut for the label, Azucar Negra (1993). In fact, many of the songs on Dios Disfrute a la Reina were penned by Gomez ("Cuando Volverá," "La Cuba Mía," "Vámonos de Aqúi," and "Estrella Dulce"). Consequently, Dios Disfrute a la Reina doesn't sound too much different from the other latter-day Cruz albums helmed by Gomez, except for the vocals, that is, which at times do sound like leftovers. Even if Cruz isn't in great voice here, generally because of the sometimes-murky quality of the tracks rather than on account of her performance, it's nice to hear her sing once again. Curiously, there are a handful of attempts here to spice up the music with rap
eggaeton remixes, namely the versions of "Son de la Loma," "Cuando Volverá," and "El Muerto Se Fue de Rumba." For the most part, these are poor-fitting, if not just plain bad, songs on an otherwise fairly good album. Dios Disfrute a la Reina overall falls well short of matching the quality of La Negra Tiene Tumbao and Regalo del Alma, which were both fine latter-day efforts, but this posthumous album is nonetheless a welcome addition to the Cruz catalog.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/2004
Label:
Universal Latino
UPC:
0602498629802
catalogNumber:
000296602
Rank:
173520

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Celia Cruz   Primary Artist,Vocals
Oscar Gomez   Vocals,Background Vocals,Coros,Mezcla
Bobby Martinez   Flute
Jose Moranto   Coros
Jorge Garcia   Mezcla
Alain Pérez   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Tres,Bajo Sexto,Coros,Ampeg Baby Bass
David Montes   Rap,Coros,Raperos
Don Dinero   Vocals
Daria Delgado   Coros
Sarah Gómez   Vocals,Coros
Yuri Nogueira   Percussion
Eduardo Machado   Trombone
William Paredes   Trombone
Fornaris Alfonso   Violin
Maria Louise González   Coros
Yadam González   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Bajo Sexto
Native Sonz   Raperos
Manuel Machado   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Miguel Matamoros   Composer
Oscar Gomez   Composer,Liner Notes,Concept
Jorge Garcia   Producer,Audio Production
Giuseppe D.   Remixing
Rafael Lopez   Composer
Alain Pérez   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Emilio Aragon Alvarez   Composer
Tony Croatto   Composer
Don Dinero   Composer
Yadam González   Producer
Gradelio Perez   Composer
Emilio Aragón   Composer

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