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Mad Love [Bonus DVD]
     

Mad Love [Bonus DVD]

by Robi Rosa
 

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Sure, he was in Menudo and wrote Ricky Martin's pop-tacular "Living la Vida Loca," but before you go thinking Mad Love is a garish exercise in over the top slickness, consider that Robi Rosa prepared himself for recording the album by driving up and down the West Coast listening to Miles

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Sure, he was in Menudo and wrote Ricky Martin's pop-tacular "Living la Vida Loca," but before you go thinking Mad Love is a garish exercise in over the top slickness, consider that Robi Rosa prepared himself for recording the album by driving up and down the West Coast listening to Miles Davis' Bitches Brew. Mad Love is a sprawling album and a lot to take in on first listen. Even if it's a bit overstuffed -- one more layer could have killed it -- Mad Love has a lot of conviction behind it and wading through all the multi-tracked vocals and moody musical landscapes is rewarding. Only sensuality can contain Rosa's wandering spirit, and love and lust are all over the album. Vocally he can sound like a beefy Sting, especially on the yearning "Lie Without a Lover," but he's looser and a beautiful woman can no doubt make him speak in tongues. Swirling, dreamy tunes alternate with spirited rockers ("Heaven Can Wait" is the stomping highlight), and there's a touch of fiery salsa here and there. Van Dyke Parks' string arrangements add to the album's giant sound, and only occasionally does the ambition outweigh the substance. Mad Love is sexy and mysterious, challenging but approachable, and a fascinating listen from the more risky side of pop. [Mad Love

Product Details

Release Date:
03/30/2004
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0827969240724
catalogNumber:
92407

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robi Rosa   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Alex Al   Bass
Rusty Anderson   Guitar
Carla Azar   Drums
Paul Bushnell   Bass
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Hod David   Guitar
Patrick Dillett   Horn Engineer
Michael Landau   Guitar
Teddy Mulet   Trombone,Trumpet
Juan Parrilla   Flute,Palamas
Ailton Reiner   Cavaquinho
David Resnik   Guitar
Ramon Stagnaro   Guitar
Patrick Warren   Keyboards,chamberlain
Frank Ferrer   Drums
Juanares   Chant,Palamas
Walter Afanasieff   Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Bandolero   Cajon,Palamas
Pablo Santaella   Horn
Carl Corwin   Horn
Héctor Calderón   Percussion
Antonio Carbonell   Palamas
Orlando Costa   Percussion
Toss Panos   Drums
Dicky Simms   Hammond Organ
Pete Thorn   Guitar
Leonardo Reis   Percussion
Joaquin Cortes   Palamas
Peu Meurrahy   Percussion
Omar "Pipo" Sánchez   Percussion
Jesús Manuel Cepeda   Percussion
Pablo Salinas   Palamas

Technical Credits

Van Dyke Parks   String Arrangements
Parthenon Huxley   Composer
Jose Reyes   Contributor
Rusty Anderson   Composer
Itaal Shur   Composer
Billy Mann   Composer
Walter Afanasieff   Composer,Programming,Producer
Robi Rosa   Composer,Producer,Author
George Noriega   Composer,Producer
Luis Gómez Escolar   Composer
Seth Atkins Horan   Engineer,drum programming

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