Marc Anthony [Bonus Tracks]by Marc Anthony
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.]
- Release Date:
- Columbia Europe
Performance CreditsMarc 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 CreditsMarc 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
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I believe Marc Anthony is a wonderful singer. He real expresses himself in this album. This CD is really a latin honor and I was really happy to know that it was the song of the year. Since I am from New Jersey and now living in California he just makes me remember the unforgettable times over there. I truly love him and congratule him for the upcoming baby!
MARK ANTHONY IS SO GOOD LOOKING IN HIS OWN WAY, THE ONLY MALE SINGER THAT ROCKS MY WORLD EVERYTIME HE SINGS
This CD is definitely more than I expected. When I heard I Need To Know on the Radio I wasn't sure. But then I heard You Sang To Me and decided it was worth a try. And it definitely was. This CD is full of rich love songs and the ones sung in Spanish are precious. For those who want to know what to write in their next card to a lover, listen to this CD for some great ideas.
Not what you'd expect. Instead of being just another latin star attempting to (re)enter into the english-language venue, Anthony proves that he truly is a balladeer, in any language. ALL who listen to his latest CD will convert to his camp. The music is not only soothing, the delivery of the lyrics carry a sensitity rarely heard and one that you can't help but feel. The fact that this SHOULD wind up platinum won't be a surprise. Rather, the results of it's success. Great things await this talented and truly entertaining performer. ALL who have no prior knowledge of MA's prowess in spanish language music is, in fact, due for a truly entertaining 74 minutes. As a fan of Mr. Anthony, prior to this venture, I look forward to his next project.
this c.d. has a lot of heart and spanish soul in it. its a great c.d.
What amazing album Marc Anthony´s first english effort is. it´s just great he got amazing voice similar as josh grobans and julio iglesias. Marc is the greatest latin singer ever i think he is better than both Ricky Martin and Enrigue iglesias though are they good to. My fave songs on this album is all the songs they sounds all so wonderful and they are well written and Marc does great things on this first english album of his. Marc works with legendary producer Walter Afanasieff best known for his work with divas Celine dion and Mariah Carey and Soulsinger Michael Bolton and instrumental artist Kenny G.Marc also works with King of pop Ric Wake and RN'B producer Rodney Jerkins.If you like male singers as Michael Bolton,Ricky Martin ,Julio Iglesias and Enrique you will LOVE MARC ANTHONY he is the worlds greatest latin singer ever.
Marc Anthony is the best. I saw him in concert 2 years ago, and I have been hooked ever since. This truly is a wonderful and talented addition to his work. Though it is an exquisite CD, his spanish music will always rank #1.
Trying to compare Marc Anthony to Ricky Martin is ridiculous. Marc Anthony's talent is far superior and will stay in the minds of true music lovers. Great choice for romantics.
What a voice! That man can sing! All the songs on this CD mesmerizing. I love it!
Even an anglo loves his spanish songs. Great melody, words, and feeling. too bad his newest album,todo a su tiempo,doesn't live up to this one
I absolutely love this album! Every song just means so much, so much emotion. It can only be that he and I grew just 13 blocks, away from each other. And I didn't know until this album was released! If you haven't heard this album, you are missing out on some serious music, from a wonderful singer!
the intensity that this man sings with is wonderful. I love every single track on this cd. After I listenned to this cd , I went out and purchased 3 more ( one for home, office, traveling). This is one of only a handful of cds that's worth the price and more. You will not be sorry.
He's the greatest singer I've ever heard in my life.I like him a lot and I think he's cute.He's also a good actor.He looks like a great father.I wish he was my brother or father.
I FEEL THAT THIS ALBUM IS SO GOOD, THAT PEOPLE SHOULD NOT OWN ONE BUT TWO COPIES OF THIS ALBUM!
hi I thing that marc anthony songs are wrealy nice and grite. hes songs are love songs and that is what people nead and wont to hear!!
Solo tengo opcion de darle 5 Estrellas, pero este album se merece muchas mas! Su voz es DE-LI-CIO-SA, y de las letras ni hablar! Bravo, Marc!
***OUTSTANDING PERFORMER*** HIGHLY RECOMMEND..'TEN THUMBS UP'++++
Music quality is great!