México en la piel

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Luis Miguel has built a sizable catalog since the early '90s, providing a variety of Latin pop albums that have ranged from excellent to merely decent. The Mexican superstar has recorded his share of gems, although at times, he has played it safe and coasted on his considerable talent. But there is no coasting on México el la Piel Mexico in the Flesh, which is undeniably one of the finest, most enriching albums of his career. Unlike much of his catalog, this 2004 release isn't strictly an album of Latin pop; Miguel favors a more classically Mexican approach this time, embracing well-known Mexican standards and celebrating the country's rich mariachi and ranchera ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Luis Miguel has built a sizable catalog since the early '90s, providing a variety of Latin pop albums that have ranged from excellent to merely decent. The Mexican superstar has recorded his share of gems, although at times, he has played it safe and coasted on his considerable talent. But there is no coasting on México el la Piel Mexico in the Flesh, which is undeniably one of the finest, most enriching albums of his career. Unlike much of his catalog, this 2004 release isn't strictly an album of Latin pop; Miguel favors a more classically Mexican approach this time, embracing well-known Mexican standards and celebrating the country's rich mariachi and ranchera heritage. Miguel, in fact, is joined by none other than Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, a Mexican institution that goes all the way back to the late 1890s. Over the years, the mariachi powerhouse has had numerous lineup changes -- and all of the original members, of course, have long since passed away. But then, Mariachi Vargas at this point is really about a sound, a culture, and a tradition rather than individual members; they have long functioned as Mexico's finest repertory band, and the 2004 edition of Mariachi Vargas is a definite asset for Miguel on Mexican standards like José Alfredo Jiménez's "Un Mundo Raro," Federico Méndez's "De Que Manera Te Olvido," and Alvaro Carrillo's "Luz de Luna." Miguel really soars on those gems as well as on "Paloma Querida" another Jiménez classic and a stunning performance of Consuelo Velásquez's "Que Seas Feliz" that has been used as the theme for Apuesta por un Amor, the telenovela Latin soap opera that replaced the popular Rubí on the Univision network after it concluded. Among non-Latino audiences, "Que Seas Feliz" isn't as well known as "Besame Mucho." But the song is a longtime favorite in Mexico, and Miguel has no problem doing Velásquez's poignant lyrics justice. Miguel has every reason to be proud of México el la Piel, which is definitely among his most essential releases.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2004
  • Label: Warner Music Latina
  • UPC: 825646197729
  • Catalog Number: 61977
  • Sales rank: 30,192

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 El Viajero (3:36)
  2. 2 Entrega Total (2:13)
  3. 3 Échame a Mí la Culpa (3:09)
  4. 4 México en la Piel (3:29)
  5. 5 Cruz de Olvido (3:30)
  6. 6 De Que Manera Te Olvido (2:31)
  7. 7 Luz de Luna (2:54)
  8. 8 Motivos (3:32)
  9. 9 Cielo Rojo (2:55)
  10. 10 Paloma Querida (2:45)
  11. 11 Que Seas Feliz (3:05)
  12. 12 Un Mundo Raro (2:40)
  13. 13 Sabes Una Cosa (3:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Luis Miguel Primary Artist
Tata Vega Coros
Armando Manzanero Musical Direction
Richard Todd French Horn
Phil Ayling Flute, Oboe
Robert Becker Viola
Luis Conte Percussion
Larry Corbett Celli
Daniel Greco Marimbas
Julio Hernandez Violin
Kim Hutchcroft Flute
Julio Martinez Arpa
Tommy Morgan Harmonica
Carlos Murguía Coros
Dan Navarro Coros
Kenny O'Brien Coros
Felipe Perez Violin
Ramon Stagnaro Acoustic Guitar
Brad Warnaar French Horn
Daniel Smith Celli
Xavier Serano Trumpet
Juan Rodriguez Violin
Alberto Alfaro Violin
Gustavo Alvarado Trumpet
Víctor "El Pato" Cardenas Vihuela
Gisa Vatcky Coros
Federico Torres Trumpet
Darrin McCann Viola
Enrigue Santiago Guitarron
Paulina Aguirre Coros
Martin Alfaro Violin
Fernando Martinez Arreguin Violin
Technical Credits
Alvaro Carrillo Composer
José Alfredo Jiménez Composer
Juán Zaizar Composer
Luis Miguel Producer, Audio Production
Rubén Fuentes Composer
Francisco Loyo Producer
Dave Reitzas Contributor
Jeri Heiden Graphic Design
Roberto Sierra Composer
Salo Loyo Engineer
Rafa Sardina Engineer, Contributor
Federico Mendez Composer
Abelardo Pulido Composer
Consuelo Velázquez Composer
Alejandro Asensi Executive Producer
Glen Nakasako Graphic Design
Joanne Jaworowski Graphic Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best of Mexico

    My favorite ones are/ Echame a mi la culpa / Cruz de Olvido/Que seas feliz. Anyone can tell me how to find the book that has the music and words of this songs,or the music sheets in order to be able to sing them? Thanks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ***PRICELESS***

    THIS IS A GREAT CD OF CLASSIC MARIACHI SONGS BY THE BEST AND MOST POPULAR ENTERTAINER IN THE LATIN WORLD. THE GREAT MUSIC AND VOICE MAKES THIS CD CHEERFUL AND EASY TO LISTEN TO. THIS CD IS CURRENTLY THE NUMBER 1 ALBUM IN MEXICO, SPAIN, ARGENTINA, USA, ECUADOR, CHILE, VENEZUELA ETC. IT'S LUIS MIGUEL'S FIRST CD OF RANCHERA MUSIC (MARIACHI) AND 800,000 CDS WERE SOLD THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF RELEASE IN 11/8/04. AGAIN, THIS IS A GREAT CD THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL ENJOY EVERY DAY. IF YOU'VE VACATIONED IN MEXICO, THEN YOU'LL APPRECIATE IT EVEN MORE.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Songs of My Father

    This CD bridges the gap between the young and the old generations. For a young latino this is an introduction to "canciones de mi padre". For the old it is a master class in why this music is timeless. I play this CD all the time and even colleagues from work have bought it and they don't speak Spanish. Luis Miguel one again proves music is the international language.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply Breathtaking

    There is not a single doubt about it. Luis Miguel IS the best spanish speaking singer in history! The Latin Elvis...A living legend ...Not matter what type of music he records he always sounds at his best!

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