En Extasis

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
En Extasis is Thalía's debut album for EMI as well as a huge stride forward for her career. Her preceding series of albums for Fonovisa were fairly successful in Mexico, but more so because of her celebrity than because they were especially good albums. In particular, they were weighed down by assembly-line pop schmaltz -- poorly written and even more poorly produced. So En Extasis is the first album where Thalía gets to sing well-written songs over lively productions. On a pair of songs, "Piel Morena" and "Me Faltas Tu," she even gets to work with two of Latin music's premier hitmakers: producer Emilio Estefan, Jr. and songwriter Kike Santander. And too, there's a ...
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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
En Extasis is Thalía's debut album for EMI as well as a huge stride forward for her career. Her preceding series of albums for Fonovisa were fairly successful in Mexico, but more so because of her celebrity than because they were especially good albums. In particular, they were weighed down by assembly-line pop schmaltz -- poorly written and even more poorly produced. So En Extasis is the first album where Thalía gets to sing well-written songs over lively productions. On a pair of songs, "Piel Morena" and "Me Faltas Tu," she even gets to work with two of Latin music's premier hitmakers: producer Emilio Estefan, Jr. and songwriter Kike Santander. And too, there's a song written by future Kumba King A.B. Quintanilla III, "Amandote," as well as a cover of Latin legend Juan Gabriel, "Gracias a Dios." Sure, there's some passable material interspersing these standout songs, but for the most part, Thalía gets first-rate songs to sing here and consequently she'd never sounded as good as she does here. All of the aforementioned songs are highlights, as is "Maria la del Barrio," the catchy theme song from her popular telenovela of the time. "Piel Morena" is probably the most notable song, not only because it's a dynamite album-opener but also because it was her first international hit, putting her on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart for the first time a chart she would come to dominate by the end of the decade. The key appeal of "Piel Morena," along with most of the other highlights here, is that its rhythm is anything but generic. No, the music of En Extasis doesn't neatly fit into any one category such as banda or Latin pop. It's dynamic music propelled with bits of cumbia, bits of pop, bits of salsa, bits of banda -- a bit of most everything great about Latin music, in fact. She would further develop this approach on her subsequent, more fully fledged album, Amor a la Mexicana, but it's certainly on display here and makes En Extasis her first of several noteworthy albums.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/12/1996
  • Label: EMI INTERNATIONAL
  • UPC: 724383685028
  • Catalog Number: 36850

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Piel Morena (4:42)
  2. 2 Juana (2:49)
  3. 3 Quiero Hacerte el Amor (4:01)
  4. 4 Amandote (3:48)
  5. 5 Llevame Contigo (3:42)
  6. 6 Me Erotizas (4:59)
  7. 7 Gracias a Dios (4:02)
  8. 8 Lagrimas (4:30)
  9. 9 Te Quiero Tanto (3:11)
  10. 10 Te Deje la Puerta Abierta (3:09)
  11. 11 Fantasia (4:18)
  12. 12 Me Faltas Tu (5:11)
  13. 13 Piel Morena (6:41)
  14. 14 Maria la del Barrio (3:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thalía Primary Artist
Nicki Richards Background Vocals
Gabriela Anders Background Vocals
Edwin Bonilla Bongos, Conga, Maracas, Timbales, Tambora Timbal
Francisco Centeno Bass
Doris Eugenio Vocals, Background Vocals
Steve Ferrone Bateria
Sammy Figueroa Percussion
Amaury Lopez Background Vocals, Arreglos
Juanito Marquez Guitar
Bobby Martinez Saxophone, Arreglos
Archie Pena Bateria
Ira Siegel Guitar
Dana Teboe Trombone
Lori-Ann Velez Background Vocals
Didi Gutman Piano, Keyboards, Arreglos
Jeff Kievit Trumpet
Kike Santander Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Background Vocals, Arreglos, Guacharaca
Eddy Ganz Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Thalía Liner Notes, translation
David Dachinger Engineer
Amaury Lopez Direction
Bobby Martinez Direction
Ted Stein Engineer
Scott Perry Engineer
Mario Ruíz Executive Producer
Didi Gutman Direction, String Conductor
Pablo Flores Remixing
Kike Santander Executive Producer
Don Grossinger Mastering
Pete Espinoza Composer
Eric Schilling Engineer
Gerardo Valenzuela Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Gorgeous Listening

    This one is a great "listener." She has a good mix of tempos, and the passion is unmistakable in every selection. I prefer the Spanish lyrics to her English versions. "Juana" is especially cute; "Fantasia" is intense and provocative. It is one of my favorite CDs so far.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Latino Bombshell

    Thalia is truly a class act. This Cd is yet another great one. I have had the pleasure of adding to my collection ''En Extasis'' The romance in her voice takes you to another place and yet again the fast rythm had me dancing on my feet in minutes (not in my chair as usual) I strongly recommend this Cd it's is great and contain lyric and beautiful pictures. Get it now before it's too late.

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