Para Ti

Para Ti

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by Juan Luis Guerra
     
 

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He's devoted himself to God for some time now, but Para Ti marks Juan Luis Guerra's first album devoted entirely to Christian music. Fortunately for fans of all creeds, the same songwriting smarts that resulted in "Burbujas de amor," "Ojalá que llueva café," and "Bachata Rosa" are turned to the service of the Lord, as standouts such as the single "Las avispas"…  See more details below

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He's devoted himself to God for some time now, but Para Ti marks Juan Luis Guerra's first album devoted entirely to Christian music. Fortunately for fans of all creeds, the same songwriting smarts that resulted in "Burbujas de amor," "Ojalá que llueva café," and "Bachata Rosa" are turned to the service of the Lord, as standouts such as the single "Las avispas" make clear. Guerra has expressed his hopes that this work will send millions on the path to Christ, and sure enough, Para Ti is the storied composer's highest-charting debut ever.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jenny Gage
When Juan Luis Guerra took the stage at the history-making first ever Spanish-language presentation of the annual Latin Grammy Awards in November 2005, it marked the Dominican superstar's joyful return to the public eye after more than five years away from the recording studio. That night Guerra and his band, 4.40, won Best Tropical Song with "Avispas" -- no surprise for the man who once revolutionized the genre by bringing his elite training in jazz performance at Boston's Berklee School of Music to bear upon the traditional rhythms of home -- and a much less characteristic Best Christian Album award for Para Ti. While the news of Guerra's conversion to Christianity in the late '90s may have reached fewer music fans in the United States than had similar changes of heart by Bob Dylan or Cat Stevens, many nonetheless feared the worst -- that the man once hailed as the (secular) prophet of Dominican music would give it all up for God. But Para Ti is bound to make all but the most stalwartly areligious feel a whole lot better. Aside from a couple of isolated missteps involving a culturally displaced gospel choir and what sounds suspiciously like a wind machine, these are great songs, as danceable as they are devotional. Noteworthy among them are "Las Avispas" -- guaranteed to get you moving with a delightful bit of onomatopoeia and a vision of divine justice as a swarm of wasps -- and the rafter-shaking "Los Dinteles"; but even slow, straightforward ballads like "Tan Sólo He Venido" and "Extiende Tu Mano" are interesting in the way that they reflect Guerra's roots in the folky nueva trova movement of the '60s and '70s.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/13/2005
Label:
Universal Latino
UPC:
0827865305428
catalogNumber:
653054

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Performance Credits

Juan Luis Guerra   Primary Artist,Guitar
Isidro Bobadillo   Percussion
Ed Calle   Trumpet,Saxophone,Soloist,Guest Appearance
Juan De La Cruz   Bongos,Conga,Tamboura
Dichens Salcedo   Choir, Chorus
Frank Ceara   Choir, Chorus
David Vasquez   Choir, Chorus
Janina Rosado   Piano,Muruga
Kaki Ruiz   Trumpet,Guest Appearance
Adalgisa Pantaleon   Vocals
Cesar Ramirez   Choir, Chorus
Ruben Toribio   Bajo Sexto
Juan José Flete   Trombone
Doly García   Choir, Chorus
Rafael "Rafo" German   Guira
Marco Hernández   Synthesizer,Piano,Choir, Chorus,Sintetizador
Quico Rizek   Vocals
David Armengot   Percussion
Miriam Cruz   Choir, Chorus
Luis DelRosario   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Rodheb Santos   Trumpet
Ivelisse Gel   Choir, Chorus,Soloist
Luis Mojíca   Percussion
Ben Hur Berroa   Choir, Chorus
Abednego DeLos Santos   Bajo Sexto
Harold Andeliz   Trumpet,Guest Appearance
Moreno Faci   Piano,Trombone,Keyboards,Guest Appearance
Ezequiel Francisco   Bateria
Anany García   Choir, Chorus
Alonso Gonzáles   French Horn
Cecilio (Hijo) Ramírez   Choir, Chorus
Temístocles Luna   French Horn
Ariel Peña   Piano,Keyboards,Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Mario Mártires Rivera   French Horn
Katia Rodríguez   Choir, Chorus
Roger Zayas-Bazán   Vocals
Patricio Bonilla   Piano,Keyboards,Guest Appearance
Eric Schilling   Mezcla

Technical Credits

Juan Luis Guerra   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Direction,Direcccion de Cuerdas
Jaime Enrique De Marchena   Contributor
Bolivar Gomez   Engineer
Luis Mansilla   Engineer
Marco Hernández   Producer
Hansel Mauriz   Graphic Design
Carlos Alvarez   Engineer

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Para Ti 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is all I had expected and more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gracias Juan Luis por este maravilloso albun, que nos trae paz,en un mundo malcado por el odio, pero debemos seguir con el espiritu alto y creer mas que nunca en el señor.