Milagro

Milagro

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by Jaci Velasquez
     
 

Her second album in two months (her Anglo CCM album, Unspoken, was issued in March 2003), Milagro is another chapter in Jaci Velasquez's secular saga for the Latin market. As such, utilizing various top-rate Latin pop producers including Rudy Perez, Emelio Estefan Jr., See more details below

Overview

Her second album in two months (her Anglo CCM album, Unspoken, was issued in March 2003), Milagro is another chapter in Jaci Velasquez's secular saga for the Latin market. As such, utilizing various top-rate Latin pop producers including Rudy Perez, Emelio Estefan Jr., Oscar Llord, and Alejandro Jaén, Velasquez comes up with a thoroughly enjoyable mix of soft love songs and anthemic heart stirrers that are as reminiscent of Shania Twain's more transcendent pop moments than anything in the Latin pop market. The title track is an enormous midtempo ballad with a moving backing chorus that digs down into the heart of the melody and never gives up as Velasquez soars over the mix in a repetitive refrain. The shimmering sound effects and layered classical guitars in "Es Amor" showcase maturity in Velasquez's phrasing and delivery that hasn't appeared on record before. The album's opener, "En el Centro de Mi Corazon," is as good as anything any of the current batch of Americanski pop "divas" could wrap their voices around. Velasquez goes into the bottom of the well to bring out enough emotion to fill the mix by herself, but the muted power chords of a host of electric guitars don't hurt either. Rhythmically, this recording is not as inventive as her other recordings, but it's a small complaint; this is a song cycle chosen carefully to showcase all of the different sides of Velasquez's big, beautiful, breathy vocal style, and it does so in spades. Recommended as the best effort in her catalog -- in Spanish or English -- to date.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2003
Label:
Sony U.S. Latin
UPC:
0037628765226
catalogNumber:
87652

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jaci Velasquez   Primary Artist
Betty Wright   Choir, Chorus
Alejandro Jaén   Background Vocals
Julio Hernandez   Bass
Lee Levin   Drums
Manny López   Guitar
Wendy Pederson   Choir, Chorus
Archie Pena   Percussion
Rudy Pérez   Choir, Chorus
Michael Hart Thompson   Guitar
Dan Warner   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Tommy Anthony   Background Vocals
Gisa Vatcky   Background Vocals
Ramiro Teran   Choir, Chorus
E. Thomas   Background Vocals
Vicky Echeverri   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Lena Pérez   Background Vocals
Clay Perry   Keyboards
Julio C. Reyes   Piano
Mauricio Gasca   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Alejandro Jaén   Producer
Scott Canto   Engineer
Emilio Estefan   Producer
Mike Fuller   Mastering
Matthew Gerrard   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Rudy Pérez   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Ron Taylor   Engineer
Randall Barlow   Producer
Estéfano   Producer
Oscar Llord   Executive Producer
Alejandro López   Graphic Design,Art Direction
Steve Menezes   Studio Coordinator
Mario Patiño   Text
Bart Migal   Engineer
Andres Bermudez   Engineer
Clay Perry   Arranger,Programming
Julio C. Reyes   Arranger,Programming
Mauricio Gasca   Programming

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