Independiente

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
After his stripped-down effort Poquita Ropa, Ricardo Arjona's 2011 release Independiente is a return to form for the Guatemalan singer, at least when it comes to instrumentation. Instead of going the "unplugged" route, highlight "Te Quiero" builds into a full-band rave-up during its choruses, while the moving "Se Fue" features a lush string section. That may sound akin to Animal Nocturno (1993) or Historias (1994), but as suggested by this album's title, there's also an artistic freedom here that wasn't so prominent in the early days, one now allowed by Arjona's move to his own independent label. Songs that don't have much radio potential but are quite fulfilling ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
After his stripped-down effort Poquita Ropa, Ricardo Arjona's 2011 release Independiente is a return to form for the Guatemalan singer, at least when it comes to instrumentation. Instead of going the "unplugged" route, highlight "Te Quiero" builds into a full-band rave-up during its choruses, while the moving "Se Fue" features a lush string section. That may sound akin to Animal Nocturno (1993) or Historias (1994), but as suggested by this album's title, there's also an artistic freedom here that wasn't so prominent in the early days, one now allowed by Arjona's move to his own independent label. Songs that don't have much radio potential but are quite fulfilling nonetheless, are allowed to develop at their own pace with a handful of cuts passing the five-minute mark. Returning fans will revel in this combination of freedom and growth, and appreciate the return of producer Tommy Torres, the man who has been behind the boards for quite a few of Arjona's most popular releases.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2011
  • Label: Warner Music Latina
  • UPC: 825646649396
  • Catalog Number: 529011
  • Sales rank: 49,182

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lo Que Está Bien Está Mal (3:43)
  2. 2 Hay Amores (4:19)
  3. 3 La Medida (3:44)
  4. 4 El Amor (4:47)
  5. 5 Lo Mejor de lo Peor (4:03)
  6. 6 Mi Novia Se Me Está Poniendo Vieja (5:12)
  7. 7 Te Juro (3:52)
  8. 8 Fuiste Tú (4:25)
  9. 9 Te Quiero (4:38)
  10. 10 Si Tu No Existieras (4:02)
  11. 11 Reconciliación (5:05)
  12. 12 Se Fue (4:47)
  13. 13 Caudillo (5:07)
  14. 14 Mi Novia Se Me Está Poniendo Vieja (5:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ricardo Arjona Primary Artist, Coros, Letra
Matt Rollings Piano, Wurlitzer, Organo, Hammond B3
Anthony LaMarchina Cello
Lee Levin Percussion, Arreglos, Bateria
Chris McDonald Conductor
Julia Tanner Cello
David Thoener Mezcla
Ben Wisch Mezcla
Dan Warner Banjo, Ukulele, Arreglos
Richard Bravo Percussion
Monisa Angell Viola
Paul Abbot Viola
Roger Hudson Coros
Tommy Torres Coros
Monica Del Aguila Cello
Elizabeth Lamb Viola
Victor Patron Piano
Carlos "Junior" Cabral Arreglos
James Grosjean Viola
Peter Wallace Wurlitzer, Organo, Hammond B3
Ricardo Cortés Bateria
Technical Credits
Ricardo Arjona Composer
Dan Warner Composer
Xarah Pro-Tools
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