El Alma al Aire

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Barnes & Noble - Abraham Velez
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Abraham Velez
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.
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2000
  • Label: Warner Music Latina
  • UPC: 685738477425
  • Catalog Number: 84774
  • Sales rank: 110,035

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A must have for any Alejandro Sanz Fan

    This CD is a must have for any alejandro sanz fan. The songs, arrangements, and production are top notch. This CD has a nice mixture of ballads and up tempo songs that would make this CD a great addition to your collection.

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