Marc Anthony [Bonus Tracks]

Marc Anthony [Bonus Tracks]

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by Marc Anthony
     
 

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Marc Anthony was a salsa superstar throughout the '90s, long before the Latin pop explosion of the 1999. Once Ricky Martin ushered in a new era of crossovers that spring with "Livin' La Vida Loca," there was a rush of crossover acts, almost enough to make it seem like Anthony was left behind. After all, his bid for mainstream success as the starring role in See more details below

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Marc Anthony was a salsa superstar throughout the '90s, long before the Latin pop explosion of the 1999. Once Ricky Martin ushered in a new era of crossovers that spring with "Livin' La Vida Loca," there was a rush of crossover acts, almost enough to make it seem like Anthony was left behind. After all, his bid for mainstream success as the starring role in Paul Simon's Broadway musical The Capeman was undone as it became one of the Great White Way's most notorious failures. Still, Anthony had his own English-language album in the works. Titled Marc Anthony, the record appeared in the fall of 1999, guaranteeing it a shot at a mass audience, which is exactly what it was designed to do. As a matter of fact, it's almost a bit too calculated, opening with two interchangeable ballads that set the tone for a pleasant, subdued set of Latin-tinged adult contemporary pop. Anthony sings beautifully throughout, but he's never given the opportunity to be truly electric, the way he can be with hot salsa numbers. The liveliest the album gets is the catchy, mid-tempo single "I Need to Know," which is gently danceable, or the mild salsa of "That's Okay," and the Latin dance-pop of "She's Been Good to Me." The rest is almost all pop ballads, perfectly produced and gamely sung by Anthony. Some of these work very well, others simply fade into the slipstream. That's particularly frustrating because Anthony is such a talented singer that it's evident that he's capable of much more than this. Marc Anthony isn't bad for what it is, and a few of its singles are quite good, but it's not at the level of his earlier records, or Martin's crossover bid of 1999, either. [Columbia's 2008 European release included bonus tracks.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/08/2008
Label:
Columbia Europe
UPC:
5099749493797
catalogNumber:
974949

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marc Anthony   Primary Artist
Rene Toledo   Acoustic Guitar
Michael Thompson   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Bobby Allende   Percussion
Jorge Calandrelli   Conductor
Dana Calitri   Background Vocals
Gordon Chambers   Background Vocals
Angel Fernandez   Horn
Skyler Jett   Background Vocals
Rob Mathes   Conductor
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Claytoven Richardson   Background Vocals
Josue Rosado   Background Vocals
Dan Shea   Keyboards
Marc Shulman   Electric Guitar
Steve Skinner   Keyboards
Raffi Torres   Trombone
Wichy Camacho   Background Vocals
Jimmy Bosch   Trombone
Luis Aquino   Trumpet
Jorge Diaz   Trombone
Russ Desalvo   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Walter Afanasieff   Keyboards
Melonie Daniels   Background Vocals
Fernando Muscolo   Keyboards
Maximo Torres   Guitar
Corey Rooney   Keyboards
Charlie Sierra   Percussion
Enrique Collazo   Violin
Tito de Garcia   Bongos,Timba
Jose Gazmei   Bass
Fermin Segarra   Cello
Fernando Medina   Violin
Erben Perez   Bass
Arnaldo Figueroa   Violin
Orlando Guillot   Cello
Henry Hutchinson   Violin
Conesha Monet   Background Vocals
Patrick Carroll   Percussion
Victor Vásquez   Trombone
Robin Thicke   Background Vocals
Francisco Morla   Violin
Alberto Martínez   Horn
Victor Mendez Sanchez   Violin

Technical Credits

Marc Anthony   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Thom Cadley   Engineer
Bob Cadway   Engineer
Jorge Calandrelli   Orchestral Arrangements
Gordon Chambers   Composer
Emilio Estefan   Composer,Producer
Geoff Gillette   Engineer
Jay Healy   Engineer
Jean-Marie Horvat   Engineer
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Rob Mathes   Orchestral Arrangements
Mike Scott   Engineer
Dan Shea   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Steve Skinner   Arranger,drum programming
Brian Vibberts   Engineer
Rick Wake   Arranger,Producer
Dan Hetzel   Engineer
Rodney Jerkins   Composer,Producer
Jonnie Most   Composer
Glen Marchese   Engineer
Russ Desalvo   Arranger
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Gerardo Lopez   Engineer
Angel "Cucco" Peña   Arranger,Producer
Mauricio Guerrero   Engineer
Corey Rooney   Composer,Programming,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Producer
Kike Santander   Composer
Ron Jaramillo   Art Direction
Joe Caldas   Engineer
Jim Janik   Engineer
Thomas R. Yezzi   Engineer
Don Shea   Composer
Ira Antelis   Composer
Fred Jenkins   Composer
Harvey Mason   Composer
Denise Rich   Composer
Arnie Roman   Composer
LaShawn Daniels   Composer
Patrick Carroll   Programming,drum programming
Robb Williams   Engineer
Robin Thicke   Composer
Antonio Salcedo Corpas   String Contractor
Warren Latimer   Engineer

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