El Niño Bonita

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Vocalist Ismael Miranda's fans have been a patient lot. For years they've waded through countless "greatest-hits" and label-selected compilations with some frustration, because many of the artist's true gems were missing. Finally, Fania does itself and Miranda proud with El Niño Bonita, a double-disc, 32-track compilation that includes not only the big numbers, but many other gems, the true audience favorites that have been requested in concert for decades. The reason is simply that this compilation was not only selected by but sequenced by Miranda. Some may regard the choices as controversial, since there are only a few cuts from his 1967-1972 period with Larry Harlow's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Vocalist Ismael Miranda's fans have been a patient lot. For years they've waded through countless "greatest-hits" and label-selected compilations with some frustration, because many of the artist's true gems were missing. Finally, Fania does itself and Miranda proud with El Niño Bonita, a double-disc, 32-track compilation that includes not only the big numbers, but many other gems, the true audience favorites that have been requested in concert for decades. The reason is simply that this compilation was not only selected by but sequenced by Miranda. Some may regard the choices as controversial, since there are only a few cuts from his 1967-1972 period with Larry Harlow's Orchestra, but the best of those tracks are already featured on so many of Harlow's and Miranda's hits collections, they aren't missed here. See track selection below. The vast majority of El Niño Bonita is culled from the period between 1972 and 1983 -- Miranda's gleaming years as a solo performer. There are five tracks from The Master, and four each from En Fa Menor, Este Es Ismael Miranda, and La Clave del Sabor. The rest are taken from other albums, singles, B-sides, and live numbers. Among the many gems are "Ahora Si" from As Se Compone un Son, "Tu Me Abandonista" off Yo No Voy al Festival, "Naci Para Cantar" from Sabor, Sentimento y Pueblo, "No Le Cambien la Estrella" from Una Nueva Vision, and Miranda's killer version of Rubén Blades' "Aunque Me Duela," to name just a few. This set is not necessarily meant to replace all previous hits sets, but to augment them with deep catalog selections and offer a definitive portrait of the artist. It succeeds peerlessly.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/22/2012
  • Label: Fania
  • UPC: 846395080193
  • Catalog Number: 80192
  • Sales rank: 66,236

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 No Le Cambien La Estrella (5:56)
  2. 2 Así Se Compone Un Son (5:31)
  3. 3 Puerto Abandonado (3:43)
  4. 4 Espíritu En Flor (6:03)
  5. 5 Amigo Déjala (5:37)
  6. 6 La Cosa No Es Como Antes (3:25)
  7. 7 Tú Me Abandonaste (4:39)
  8. 8 Cipriano Armenteros (5:27)
  9. 9 Madre (6:17)
  10. 10 Nací Para Cantar (4:08)
  11. 11 Como Mi Pueblo (2:48)
  12. 12 Borinquen Tiene Montuno (5:55)
  13. 13 Anque Me Duela (4:03)
  14. 14 Galera Tres (6:03)
  15. 15 Cárcel Sin Rejas (2:58)
  16. 16 Idolatría (4:21)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Sin Ti (4:12)
  2. 2 Las Esquinas Son (5:06)
  3. 3 Nervios De Acero (2:57)
  4. 4 Ahora Sí (5:32)
  5. 5 Mi Mami Me Quiere (8:25)
  6. 6 Mi Niña Bonita (3:01)
  7. 7 Así Es La Gente (4:52)
  8. 8 Cuando Un Cantor Está Preso (4:42)
  9. 9 Ayer (4:19)
  10. 10 Antonico (4:44)
  11. 11 Arsenio (4:51)
  12. 12 Abandonada Fue (6:12)
  13. 13 Ayer Me Enteré (3:55)
  14. 14 Vengo Vira'o (5:56)
  15. 15 Abran Paso (3:27)
  16. 16 María Luisa (4:42)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ismael Miranda Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Rubén Blades Composer
Larry Harlow Composer
Nelson Ned Composer
Ismael Miranda Composer
Juanito Valderrama Composer
Jorge Char Composer
Alex Abrash Remastering
C. Alonso Curet Composer
Johnny Ortiz Composer
Concha Valdes Miranda Composer
Ernesto Lechner Liner Notes
German Wilkins Composer
Velez Ramirez Composer
Juan José Quiros Rosado Composer
Ramón Luis Rodríguez Composer
Jorge Nogueras Composer
Johnny Rodréguez Composer
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