Alma al Aire

Alma al Aire

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by Alejandro Sanz
     
 

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Where young Enrique Iglesias so often fails to convince with his whispery delivery, Spain's Alejandro Sanz takes the same quiet-fire approach and truly makes your heart spark and smolder right along with his. Indeed, from an abundance of airborne metaphors to an album photo of him pulling off his shirt only to reveal a patch of blue sky in his chest, Sanz is clearly… See more details below

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Where young Enrique Iglesias so often fails to convince with his whispery delivery, Spain's Alejandro Sanz takes the same quiet-fire approach and truly makes your heart spark and smolder right along with his. Indeed, from an abundance of airborne metaphors to an album photo of him pulling off his shirt only to reveal a patch of blue sky in his chest, Sanz is clearly on cloud nine with his Alma al Aire. Few crooners out there sing with such a genuinely poetic sensibility, and this is clearly Latin pop balladry of a higher order. There's no elite cadre of chart-happy songwriters to be found here -- just Sanz by himself, penning the lovestruck songs in his heart. His longtime producer, however, Emanuele Ruffinengo, adds a touch of Euro pop and a classy sense of dynamics, making the music dip and soar to rousing effect. Orchestral piano, winds, and strings swell beneath Sanz' gasps of romantic desperation on "Cuando Nadie Me Va," while trumpets, flamenco guitars, and a sweeping chorus lift the soulful title track on high. This sixth album clearly shows Sanz to be setting his sights on even bigger and better things.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stacia Proefrock
While not as strong as his best albums like Más, El Alma al Aire does present a solid collection of ballads. Highlights include the title track and the leadoff track, "Cuando Nadia Me Ve." This album also features a number of well-known performers, including Ludovico Vagnone and pianist Emanuele Ruffinengo, as well as an impressive string section.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/26/2000
Label:
Warner Music Latina
UPC:
0685738477425
catalogNumber:
84774
Rank:
180634

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alejandro Sanz   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Keith Robinson   Cello
Tim Barnes   Viola
Alfredo Golino   Drums
Charo Gonzalez Manzano   Background Vocals
Wendy Pedersen   Background Vocals
Rita Quintero   Background Vocals
Vicente Amigo   spanish guitar
Raul Midón   Background Vocals
Alfredo Oliva   Violin
John DiPuccio   Violin
Luca Jurman   Background Vocals
Huifang Chen   Violin
Janet Clippard   Bass
Gustavo Correa   Violin
Scott Flavin   Violin
Chris Glansdorp   Cello
Mei Mei Luo   Violin
Ludovico Vagnone   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Bruce Wethey   Violin
Bogumila Zgraja   Violin
Ramiro Teran   Background Vocals
Susan Moyer   Cello
Joan Faigen   Violin
Lulo Perez   Trumpet
Alfredo Paixao   Bass,Background Vocals
Gennady Aronin   Violin
Debra Spring   Viola

Technical Credits

Alejandro Sanz   Vocal Arrangements,Concept
Jorge Gonzalez   Engineer
Renato Cantele   Engineer
Luca Jurman   Vocal Arrangements
Antonio Baglio   Mastering
Emanuele Ruffinengo   Producer
Lulo Perez   Arranger
José Antonio Molina   Arranger,Orchestra Director
Christine Tramontano   Engineer
Roberto Maccagno   Engineer

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