Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 [DualDisc]

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Colombian star Shakira generally gets her own way, and when the singer-songwriter proposed, counter to all industry practices, to follow up a hit English-language debut with a Spanish-language record three years later, it caused some head-scratching. But a hit video the first Spanish-language song to chart on MTV's TRL is just the first suggestion that Shakira knows best. Laundry Service was admirable if occasionally clumsy, but Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 shows her at her confident best. The fast-rising single, "La Tortura," features Spanish heartthrob Alejandro Sanz and a mix of club beats and Colombian accordion and percussion, indicative of the wide range of styles on ...
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Barnes & Noble - Mark Schwartz
Colombian star Shakira generally gets her own way, and when the singer-songwriter proposed, counter to all industry practices, to follow up a hit English-language debut with a Spanish-language record three years later, it caused some head-scratching. But a hit video the first Spanish-language song to chart on MTV's TRL is just the first suggestion that Shakira knows best. Laundry Service was admirable if occasionally clumsy, but Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 shows her at her confident best. The fast-rising single, "La Tortura," features Spanish heartthrob Alejandro Sanz and a mix of club beats and Colombian accordion and percussion, indicative of the wide range of styles on the album, if not its overall sound. With executive production from Rick Rubin and, on two songs, co-production from Soda Stereo's Gustavo Cerati, Fijación Oral Aural? is experimental but focused, alternating strummy ballads with more rhythmic material. "Tortura" is certainly a standout, but the best track is "Día Especial." With Cerati's input, it sports an airy majesty typical of his Argentine supergroup, or early U2. "Escondite Ingles" is the album's sole rocker, a high-energy mix of surf rock and new wave that recalls songs from Laundry Service. There's nothing as exuberant as that album's "Wherever, Whenever" -- maybe that's waiting on Volume 2. But the singular vision of Shakira Mubarak, as singer, songwriter, and performer, hasn't come across this strongly in a while, and it needs no translation.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Laundry Service gave Shakira her long-anticipated English-language breakthrough, turning her into a global superstar in the process. A hit of that magnitude is hard to follow, so it shouldn't be a great surprise that she toiled on its sequel for upward of four years. What is surprising is that the subsequent album was split in two -- à la Kill Bill -- with the first being devoted to Spanish tunes and the second consisting entirely of English songs; the teasing titles Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1 and Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 indicate which is which and which hit the market first. It's kind of a sharp move to release Fijacion Oral first, since it not only satisfies her longtime fans who have been waiting a long time for a collection of brand-new Spanish material she hasn't delivered one since 1998's Dónde Están los Ladrones?, it also subtly signals that she won't be placing American success above anything else. Similarly, Fijacion Oral smartly straddles the line between traditional Latin pop and the sexy, splashy dance-pop and bombastic adult contemporary pop that made Laundry Service a big hit in the U.S.: its heart is in the former, but the production -- the omnipresent Rick Rubin serves as the executive producer -- is slick and bright, enough to make the first single, "La Tortura," sound like a natural for American radio even if it will never be played because it's sung in Spanish. Despite the surface sheen, Fijacion Oral is proudly a Latin pop record, and it conforms to the conventions of its genre, alternating between melodramatic ballads and insistent dance tunes, sometimes working a sleek bossa nova number into the equation for good measure the terrific "Obtener un Sí," which sounds like it could have been a big hit in the late '60s. Even if it doesn't break convention, it nevertheless does its job extremely well, with an ample amount of style and flair, as well as more songcraft than Shakira is usually given credit for. She's written each song here, sometimes in collaboration with either Luis F. Ochoa or Lester Mendez, and these ten originals the 12-track album includes two alternate versions have a combination of commercial savvy and smart writing, making this album a small triumph, proof that Shakira can not only return to her roots, but expand upon them. Since this is a Latin pop record through and through, it will not cross over the way that Laundry Service did, but that's by design: Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1 will conquer half of the world, and the other half will follow with Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 in six months' time. Given the strength of this album, it's hard to wait for the second part to arrive. [A DualDisc version was also released.]
Rolling Stone - Barry Walters
1/2 A world away from the Ricky Martinizing of Latin pop.

1/2 A world away from the Ricky Martinizing of Latin pop.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/7/2005
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 827969458525
  • Catalog Number: 94585

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 En Tus Pupilas (4:24)
  2. 2 La Pared (3:20)
  3. 3 La Tortura (3:35)
  4. 4 Obtener un Sí (3:21)
  5. 5 Dia Especial - Gustavo Cerati (4:25)
  6. 6 Escondite Inglés (3:10)
  7. 7 No - Gustavo Cerati (4:47)
  8. 8 Las de la Intuición (3:42)
  9. 9 Dia de Enero (2:55)
  10. 10 Lo Imprescindible (3:58)
  11. 11 La Pared (2:41)
  12. 12 La Tortura (3:12)
Disc 2
  1. 1 En Tus Pupilas
  2. 2 La Pared
  3. 3 La Tortura
  4. 4 Obtener un Sí
  5. 5 Dia Especial - Gustavo Cerati
  6. 6 Escondite Inglés
  7. 7 No - Gustavo Cerati
  8. 8 Las de la Intuición
  9. 9 Dia de Enero
  10. 10 Lo Imprescindible
  11. 11 La Pared
  12. 12 La Tortura
  13. 13 La Tortura
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shakira Primary Artist
Gary Foster Flute
Rene Toledo Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Bruce Dukov Concert Comedienne
Alejandro Sanz Guitar, Tres Cubano, Guest Appearance
Paul Bushnell Bajo Sexto
Jorge Calandrelli Metales
Dave Carpenter Bajo Sexto
Luis Conte Percussion
Pete Davis Trumpet, Keyboards
Victor Indrizzo Percussion, Bateria
Charles Loper Trombone
Warren Luening Flugelhorn
Lester Mendez Keyboards
Jonathan Mover Bateria
Teddy Mulet Trumpet
Shawn Pelton Percussion, Bateria
Archie Pena Percussion
Ramon Stagnaro Guitar
Lyle Workman Guitar
Frank Morrocco Accordion
Gustavo Cerati Guitar, Keyboards, Guest Appearance
Tony Reyes Guitar, Keyboards
Chris Chaney Bajo Sexto
David Alsina Bandoneon
Humberto (Kiro) Judex Accordion
Steve Kajula Flute
Bob McChensay Trombone
Technical Credits
Terry Manning Engineer
Alejandro Sanz Composer, Vocal Arrangements
Jorge Calandrelli String Arrangements, Orchestra Director
Pete Davis Programming
Rob Jacobs Engineer
Kevin Killen Engineer
Lester Mendez Composer, Programming, Producer
Rick Rubin Executive Producer
Shakira Composer
Gustavo Cerati Composer, Programming, Producer
Mauricio Guerrero Engineer
Iker Gastaminza Engineer
Luis Fernando Ochoa Composer
Carlos Paucar Engineer
Vlado Meller Mastering
Joe Wohlmuth Engineer
Tim LeBlanc Engineer
José DeJesús Rosales "Halcón Dorado" Torres Programming, Remixing
Gelipe Alvarez Programming
Gian Arias Programming
Maria P. Marulanda Art Direction
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Surprising and beautiful variety

    Shakira made another oustanding album - so many variation and so beautiful music. I love every track, which is quite rare. 1. En Tus Pupilas: it's also on OF2 ("Something"). Beautiful ballad, partly in French. Romantic sounds. 2. La Pared: more power, just a really nice song. 3. La Tortura: latin sounds, duet with Alejandro Sanchez. Swinging. 4. Obtener Un Si: it's like... it's like... That music from the 1940's! Really surprising, a bit Frank Sinatra, but DEFINATELY amazing. 5. Dia Especial: also on OF2 ("Day And The Time"). Nice ballad, not astonishing, but nice. 6. Escondite Ingles: Wow! What a heavy sound! This is THE rock-track of the album. 7. No: B-E-A-UTIFUL song! Can't say much else! 8. Las De La Intuicion: a bit trance/dance-music. Not so bad at all! 9. Dia De Enero: Slow, latin, nice. 10. Lo Imprescindible: power! And, surprising, partly German. ("Bleib, baby bleib, baby - geht nicht wieder weg"... Stay, baby stay, baby - don't go away again) Must-buy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Extraordinary CD

    I love this CD. The songs are not as pop-ish and upbeat as on some of Shakira's past albums, but are beautiful, deep, and poignant. The rhythms and background instruments really add to the emotion and originality of the songs. This album takes advantage of Shakira's strong, unique voice and puts it in a great light.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing and beautiful album!

    This is an amazing and beautiful album. This is by far, Shakira's most mature work. The album has very diverse type of songs. There is La Tortura with reggaeton influences, the bossonova tune Obtener Un Si, the electronic La Pared with a beautiful acoustic version included as well, and the alt-rock song La Imprescindible. This album shows off Shakira's love of mixing styles to come up with unique songs all her own. As always, Shakira's beautiful and unusual lyrics can be found throughout the CD. I would highly reccomend this album for fans of Shakira's other works and for music fans in general.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    magnificent

    4 years of waiting and shakira never let us down! the long waited spanish cd of this rock/pop latin diva is more than we hoped for.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Riquisimo! Caliente!

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, La Tortura. It just brings out the Hot Latin Woman in all of us. Music is energizing and captivating. Felicidades Shakira for another AWESOME CD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shakira and her uplifting voice.

    I love this album because Shakira is full of energy! My favorite song on this album is La Tortura which means torture. It is really good. I advise this to any who like Shakira.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    eh..

    Too many slow songs. -but- shakira is shakira and it's a good album regardless.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great CD

    Shakira's Fijacion Oral is a great CD. La Tortura is one of the best latin tracks that I've ever heard....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SHAKI ES UNICA

    This is a great CD, it has a little bit of everything, all of the songs are great, and the idea of inviting ALEJANDRO SANZ to do song with her, leaves me speecheless because he's great too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Shes Back!!!

    The world has been waiting so long for this album to drop, many thought there would be dissapointment but, if anything Shakira has shocked us all. Her Boombastic ryhtms and dance themed style seemed to pop out at you. This is defenatly a great follow up to "Laundry Service." I cant wait for Oral Fixication vol.2 to dorp in mid November!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Instant Classic

    This album offers somthing for every music fan, its the ultimate shakira fan album as we all prefer different types of music.

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