La Pasión

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
A couple years after battling breast cancer and releasing an album inspired by the experience, Vida Tóxica 2007, Luz Casal unveiled La Pasión, an album of boleros that pays tribute to Latin American songwriters of the mid-20th century. From the 1940s up until the 1970s, a lot of Spanish artists fled the right-wing authoritarian regime of Francisco Franco and crossed the Atlantic Ocean to Latin America. While not all of the songs featured on La Pasión are the work of Spanish refugees, they were all written during a period when Spaniards were coming in droves to countries like Argentina and Mexico, and these immigrants, many of them artists, brought their culture with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
A couple years after battling breast cancer and releasing an album inspired by the experience, Vida Tóxica 2007, Luz Casal unveiled La Pasión, an album of boleros that pays tribute to Latin American songwriters of the mid-20th century. From the 1940s up until the 1970s, a lot of Spanish artists fled the right-wing authoritarian regime of Francisco Franco and crossed the Atlantic Ocean to Latin America. While not all of the songs featured on La Pasión are the work of Spanish refugees, they were all written during a period when Spaniards were coming in droves to countries like Argentina and Mexico, and these immigrants, many of them artists, brought their culture with them to the New World. Casal pays tribute to this era with La Pasión, an album of boleros written by René Touzet "Con Mil Desengaños", Maria Grever "Alma Mia", Eduardo Magallanes "Historia de un Amor", and others, many of whom are obscure. La Pasión was produced by Renaud Letang, a French hitmaker known for his work with Manu Chao, Alain Souchon, and Feist, among others, and the orchestral arrangements were conducted by Eumir Deodato, an industry stalwart who gives the album an air of majesty. Complementing the orchestral arrangements of Deodato are veteran percussionists Alex Acuña and Luis Conte, who supply the Latin rhythms that underscore these songs of romantic passion. The 11 songs of La Pasión are performed in a uniform style, and as all of the inclusions are classics to some degree, there isn't a dull moment on this album, which runs for less than 40 minutes. While it's difficult to single out particular highlights, given the consistent excellence of the album, there are a few songs that stand out, namely "Alma Mia," "Historia de un Amor," and "A Dónde Va Nuestro Amor." As for Casal herself, she sounds as divine as ever and fully at ease with these boleros. All things considered, La Pasión is such an impressive album release that one wishes Casal would release another in this style, a sequel perhaps.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/20/2009
  • Label: Emi Europe Generic
  • EAN: 5099996870020
  • Catalog Number: 9687002
  • Sales rank: 60,909

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Con mil desengaños (3:28)
  2. 2 Alma mía (4:21)
  3. 3 Historia de un amor (3:44)
  4. 4 Cenizas (3:38)
  5. 5 A dónde va nuestro amor (4:00)
  6. 6 Nieblas (3:17)
  7. 7 Mar y cielo (3:03)
  8. 8 No, no y no (3:04)
  9. 9 Sombras (3:12)
  10. 10 Encadenados (3:39)
  11. 11 Qué quieres tú de mi (2:39)
  12. 12 Como la cigarra (3:28)
  13. 13 [CD-ROM Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Luz Casal Primary Artist, Vocals
Alex Acuña Drums
Mark Berrow Violin
John Bradbury Violin
Luis Conte Percussion
Caroline Dale Cello
George Doering Guitar
Roger Garland Violin
Dan Higgins Flute, Alto Saxophone
Bill Liston Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Andy Martin Trombone
Anthony Pleeth Cello
Maciej Rakowski Violin
Otmaro Ruíz Piano
Ramon Stagnaro Guitar
Cathy Thompson Violin
Peter Lale Viola
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Bruce White Viola
Wayne Bergeron Trumpet
Julian Leaper Violin
Ray Yslas Percussion
Rachel Bolt Viola
Arturo Solar Trumpet
Emlyn Singleton Violin
Warren Zielinski Violin
Rene Camacho Double Bass
Vicci Wardman Viola
Thomas Bowes Violin
David Woodcock Violin
Gabrielle Lester Violin
Jonathan Evans-Jones Violin
Jonathan Williams Cello
Jonathan Rees Violin
Katherine Gowers Violin
Frank Shaefer Cello
Technical Credits
René Touzet Composer
Osvaldo Farrés Composer
Raphaël Jonin Mastering
Renaud Letang Producer, Engineer
Julito Rodriguez Reyes Composer
Rosario Sansores Composer
Carlos Eleta Almarán Composer
Carlos Arturo Briz Composer
Francisco Flores del Campo Composer
María Elena Walsh Composer
Evaldo Gouveia Composer
Jean-Louis Duralek Artwork
Thomas Moulin Engineer
Maria Grever Composer
Manuel "Wello Rivas" Rivas Composer
Mario Molina Montes Composer
Eumir Deodato Arranger, String Conductor
Jesús Dávalos Magallanes Composer
Eduardo Magallanes Calva Composer
Carlos Enrique Brito Benavides Composer
Jair Amorin Composer
Xavier De Nauw Adaptation
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