Lo Que Te Conté Mientras Te Hacías la Dormida

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All Music Guide - Jenny Gage
Although at first listen La Oreja de Van Gogh's third release might sound like a slick rehashing of the same pop formula that had brought the group consistent commercial success, Lo Que Te Cont? Mientras Te Hac?as la Dormida What I Told You While You Pretended to Be Asleep merits closer attention. Beyond some similarities to their earlier work -- nostalgic lyrics, ridiculously catchy choruses, and lead singer Amaia Montero's seemingly fragile delivery -- this album displays far greater emotional and musical range than do their earlier efforts. Montero and keyboard player Xabi San Mart?n continue to write most of the music, and guitar player Pablo Benegas most of the lyrics, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jenny Gage
Although at first listen La Oreja de Van Gogh's third release might sound like a slick rehashing of the same pop formula that had brought the group consistent commercial success, Lo Que Te Conté Mientras Te Hacías la Dormida What I Told You While You Pretended to Be Asleep merits closer attention. Beyond some similarities to their earlier work -- nostalgic lyrics, ridiculously catchy choruses, and lead singer Amaia Montero's seemingly fragile delivery -- this album displays far greater emotional and musical range than do their earlier efforts. Montero and keyboard player Xabi San Martín continue to write most of the music, and guitar player Pablo Benegas most of the lyrics, but there are some notable exceptions, like album opener and first single "Puedes Contar Conmigo" You Can Count on Me, written entirely by Montero. Here she abandons any former posturing as a helpless little girl and sings not about a fairy tale, but about love that's flawed and recognizable; when the final chorus slows, the spare outline of Montero's voice shapes a real and exquisite moment of heartbreak. In "Tú y Yo," a collaboration among all three musicians, the lyrics are simpler than elsewhere, but with their wry and modern self-awareness, they are also cleverer. San Martín takes full credit for "Geografía," a song without parallels in their repertoire, harnessing the rollicking gait of Andean pipe tunes and inventing ingenious borders for a nation made up of just two lovers. And throughout the album, there are successful musical experiments, like a bossa nova groove at the beginning of "Perdóname," a harder edged vocal line paired with a driving beat on "La Paz de Tus Ojos," or the nonsense syllables of the unnamed and completely electronic final track that frees Montero's mature and often remarkable voice to sound like another keyboard. Lo Que Te Conté Mientras Te Hacías la Dormida is La Oreja de Van Gogh's most accomplished album, and would be an excellent choice for an audience willing to lay the seductions of caliente aside in favor of a distinctly European and new wave-inflected cool.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/13/2003
  • Label: Sony U.S. Latin
  • UPC: 037627045121
  • Catalog Number: 70451
  • Sales rank: 35,745

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Puedes Contar Conmigo (3:56)
  2. 2 20 de Enero (3:42)
  3. 3 Rosas (3:56)
  4. 4 Deseos de Cosas Imposibles (3:08)
  5. 5 Geografia (3:17)
  6. 6 Un Mundo Mejor (3:38)
  7. 7 Tú y Yo (3:21)
  8. 8 La Esperanza Debida (4:05)
  9. 9 Vestido Azul (3:10)
  10. 10 Adiós (3:47)
  11. 11 Perdóname (3:34)
  12. 12 La Paz de Tus Ojos (3:52)
  13. 13 Nadie Como Tú (3:24)
  14. 14 Historia de un Sueño (3:44)
  15. 15 [Untitled Track] (5:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
La Oreja de Van Gogh Primary Artist
Boris Alarcon Cantor
Pablo Benegas Guitar, Group Member
Álvaro Fuentes Bass, Bajo Sexto, Group Member
Haritz Garde Bateria, Group Member
Amaia Montero Vocals, Coros, Group Member
Xabi San Martín Keyboards, Coros, Group Member
Technical Credits
George Marino Mastering
Nigel Walker Director, Producer, Creation
Boris Alarcon Engineer
La Oreja de Van Gogh Director, Creation
Haritz Garde Programming
Xabi San Martín Composer, Programming, Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Something different from the traditional

    If you like something in the Spanish language other than beloved Mariachi & Tex-mex (el norte), you'll love this. It is upbeat pop yet not too wild. The lyrics are creative & uplifting. I speak Spanish & love it. My teenagers who don't speak it, also love it. I found this group by accident, but am now a fan! I am a Spanish teacher & feel it would benefit classes to hear it (especially the accent from Spain).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent

    This CD is amazing... I LOVE LODVG...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding Spanish Pop

    If you like music in spanish, this is for you. The music is wonderful, the words, if you understand them, are great and the songs are optimistic, light and upbeat. I have all of their albums and saw them in Webster Hall in NYC. Anxiously awaiting their next creation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    Beautiful Voice compliments each song.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great spanish rock!

    I think that La Oreja is great. I stumbled upon this CD and have bought the other full length CD's of this group. I think this group is going to get bigger and better. You will not be dissapointed at all. This is a must have for anyone who loves spanish music.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lo maximo en rock Español

    No todos los grupos nacen con estrella, pero lo que es la oreja es uno de los grupos que dejarán huella en nuestros corazones al igual que lo hizo Mecano en su tiempo. Todas las canciones estan hechas para una audiencia amplia. Ellos trabajaron mucho y se hace notar en esta producción. Compralo no te arrepentiras!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    BRILLIANT!

    La Oreja De Van Gogh has to be one of the best bands out there. And Amaia Montero is so incredible.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Latin Pop in the market today

    If you liked El Viaje de Copperpot you will love the new CD. The lyrics, the music, even the cover is fantastic. Buy it you will not regret it.

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    Posted January 16, 2009

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