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Same Dream [Bonus Tracks]
     

Same Dream [Bonus Tracks]

4.5 2
by Jon Secada
 
Same Dream is Jon Secada's first pop album in five years and although there's been a long wait between albums, Secada hasn't changed his sound much in the ensuing years. In fact, Same Dream sounds as if he's turning back the years even further than 2000's Better Part of Me, as if he's trying to reconnect with the

Overview

Same Dream is Jon Secada's first pop album in five years and although there's been a long wait between albums, Secada hasn't changed his sound much in the ensuing years. In fact, Same Dream sounds as if he's turning back the years even further than 2000's Better Part of Me, as if he's trying to reconnect with the appealing mellow sound that fueled his early '90s hits. Not only is he not trying to have a big modern dance hit -- the closest he comes is sampling Hall & Oates' "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" on "My Baby Don't Rock Like That," but the end result sounds closer to soft-rock than hip-hop -- he's not even gunning for the Latin-pop market here. Instead, this is a pure adult contemporary pop album, with soft surfaces, soulful tasteful vocals and warm melodies that are sturdy, not hooky. It's well constructed and, even though it was cut by a variety of producers, it's cohesive, making it a satisfying listen. Perhaps it's not anything new from Secada, but it does find him reconnecting to his strengths, which will be more than enough for fans that have followed him for nearly 15 years now.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2005
Label:
Big3 Records
UPC:
0804983678320
catalogNumber:
36783

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jon Secada   Primary Artist,Piano,Strings,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jon Rose   Piano
Doug Emery   Keyboards
Lee Levin   Drums
Zach Ziskin   Bass,Guitar
Tony Gundin   Percussion
Ricardo Suarez   Bass
Dan Warner   Guitar
Randall Barlow   Bouzouki
George Noriega   Guitar
Richard Bravo   Percussion
David Cabrera   Bass,Guitar
Dennis Gallo   Keyboards
Pete Wallace   Keyboards
Eric Hunter   Keyboards
Guy Walker   Guitar
Ronnie Begleiter   Strings,Keyboards
Michael Sylvia   Drums
Kristie Terry   Background Vocals
Ricardo Suarez   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Gloria Estefan   Composer
Daryl Hall   Composer
Jon Secada   Composer,Producer
Doug Emery   Programming,Producer,String Arrangements,drum programming,Audio Production
Emilio Estefan   Composer
John Oates   Composer
Bob Rosa   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Jim Beeman   Producer,Engineer
Daniel Lopez   Composer
Zach Ziskin   Producer,drum programming,Vocal Engineer,Audio Production
Robi Rosa   Composer
Randall Barlow   Composer,Producer,Vocal Engineer,Audio Production
George Noriega   Composer,Producer
Willy Pérez Feria   Producer
Miguel Morejon   Composer
Sara Allen   Composer
Francisco Del   Composer
David Cabrera   Composer,Producer
Pete Wallace   Programming
Jason Pennock   Programming,Producer
Will Senior   Composer
Bill Edwards   Producer,Executive Producer
Eric Hunter   Engineer
Del   Audio Production
Tommy Jamin   Engineer
Doug Circle   Graphic Design
Doug Catlin   Graphic Design
Robert Romanski   String Conductor
Will Edwards   Composer
Joey Daniels   Composer
Bill Edwards   Audio Production

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Same Dream [Bonus Tracks] 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jon Secada's latest work is the best CD both of his career and of the year-to-date. Fans who recall some of the phenomenal vocal gymnastics on Secada's early works will find the same amazing dexterity on this album, though in much more refined fashion. The opening track, "Bring on the Sun" is an infectious pop number that should find a home on radio. "Window to My Heart" also has hit potential. The ballad, "Last to Know" is sung passionately but avoids emotional excess. The CD's best track, "All I Wanna Be" reveals every trait that makes Secada an incredible vocalist--the clarity of voice, tender falsetto, and catchy lyrics and melodies. In a time when music seems to lack dimension, Secada's successful return is a refreshing addition.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is Jon Secada I know and miss. "Same Dream" is his most powerful work since his debut. Glad to his wonderful voice again.