Mad Love

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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....
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/30/2004
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 696998692527
  • Catalog Number: 86925
  • Sales rank: 145,239

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dancing in the Rain (4:59)
  2. 2 Lie Without a Lover (5:11)
  3. 3 Crash Push (3:30)
  4. 4 My Eyes Adore You (3:58)
  5. 5 Como Me Acuerdo (4:10)
  6. 6 Heaven Can Wait (2:58)
  7. 7 This Time (3:27)
  8. 8 California (4:39)
  9. 9 Try Me (3:19)
  10. 10 Solitary Man (3:55)
  11. 11 Never Know the Truth (3:03)
  12. 12 Do You Remember (4:28)
  13. 13 Mad Love (14:49)
  14. 14 Mas y Mas (Crash Push) (3:32)
  15. 15 Noche Fria (Dancing in the Rain) (3:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robi Rosa Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Alex Al Bass
Rusty Anderson Guitar
Carla Azar Drums
Chris Bruce Bass
Paul Bushnell Bass
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Hod David Guitar
Michael Landau Guitar
Teddy Mulet Trombone, Trumpet
Juan Parrilla Flute, Palmas
El Potito Chant
Ailton Reiner Cavaquinho
David Resnik Guitar
Ramon Stagnaro Guitar
Patrick Warren Keyboards, chamberlain
Frank Ferrer Drums
Nelson Gonzalez Tres
Juanares Chant, Palmas
Walter Afanasieff Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Bandolero Cajon, Palmas
Raul Agraz Trumpet, Horn
Pablo Santaella Horn
Carl Corwin Horn
Héctor Calderón Percussion
Antonio Carbonell Chant, Palmas
Orlando Costa Percussion
Toss Panos Drums
Dicky Simms Hammond Organ
Pete Thorn Guitar
Leonardo Reis Percussion
Joaquin Cortes Palmas
Peu Meurrahy Percussion
Omar "Pipo" Sánchez Percussion
Jesús Manuel Cepeda Percussion
Iván W. François Percussion
Pablo Salinas Palmas
Technical Credits
Van Dyke Parks String Arrangements
Parthenon Huxley Composer
Jose Reyes Contributor
Rusty Anderson Composer
Patrick Dillett Engineer
Brian Gardner Mastering
Itaal Shur Composer
Billy Mann Composer
Walter Afanasieff Composer, Programming, Producer
Robi Rosa Composer, Producer
George Noriega Composer, Producer
Luis Gómez Escolar Composer
Trío Los Caciques Contributor
Seth Atkins Horan Engineer, drum programming
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