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Barnes & Noble - Lisa Zhito
Salvador's fifth studio project finds the Latin-pop-rock band redefining its musical identity. Attendant to several personnel changes, the group has shucked the horn-heavy soul-jazz-rock fusion that begged comparisons to Blood, Sweat & Tears, opting instead for a more Santana-reminiscent sound. The musicians say that this more closely represents their live sound-something critics hear so often it's become a cliché, except that in Salvador's case, it happens to be true. There's a less-polished feel to this release, an energy that's more real and, well, natural. There's still plenty of Latin vibrancy-opening track "Can You Feel (The Supernatural)" carries Salvador's ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lisa Zhito
Salvador's fifth studio project finds the Latin-pop-rock band redefining its musical identity. Attendant to several personnel changes, the group has shucked the horn-heavy soul-jazz-rock fusion that begged comparisons to Blood, Sweat & Tears, opting instead for a more Santana-reminiscent sound. The musicians say that this more closely represents their live sound-something critics hear so often it's become a cliché, except that in Salvador's case, it happens to be true. There's a less-polished feel to this release, an energy that's more real and, well, natural. There's still plenty of Latin vibrancy-opening track "Can You Feel (The Supernatural)" carries Salvador's signature get-up-dance intensity, and the closing track is a blistering live version of "La Palabra." Sandwiched in between is a smoother, jazz-pop approach, as on "Fabricated" and "Let It Be Said," and the only remnant of Salvador's former funk can be heard on the bass-laden "Cover Me." So Natural hits its mark with one exception: the cover of Los Lonely Boys' hit "Heaven," a pale duplicate of the original and an odd choice for inclusion here when the original can still be heard on the radio. But that aside, So Natural shows this innovative group continuing to move in the right direction.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2004
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 080688632625
  • Catalog Number: 886326
  • Sales rank: 171,858

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Can You Feel (The Supernatural) (3:42)
  2. 2 You Are There (3:17)
  3. 3 This Is My Life (4:49)
  4. 4 Heaven (3:50)
  5. 5 It Comes Back to You (4:46)
  6. 6 Cover Me (3:31)
  7. 7 For More Than Ourselves (3:51)
  8. 8 Fabricated (3:36)
  9. 9 Let It Be Said (3:57)
  10. 10 Glimpse of His Heart (3:36)
  11. 11 So Natural (4:03)
  12. 12 La Palabra (3:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Salvador Primary Artist
Chris Rodriguez Guitar, Background Vocals
Juan Manuel Cavazos Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
Robert Acuña Drums, Group Member
Chris Bevins Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Nic Gonzales Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Pablo Gabaldon Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Group Member
Josh Gonzales Bass Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Joel Cavazos Guitar, Vocals
Jared Solis Trombone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Group Member
Andrea Springall Strings
Pablo Gabaldon Trumpet, Vocals
Chamo Percussion, Vocals
Jared Solis Trombone, Saxophone
Technical Credits
Rick Cua Composer
Danny Wilde Composer
Javier Solís Composer
Cindy Morgan Composer
Don Cobb Mastering
Chris Rodriguez Composer, Producer, Horn Arrangements, Audio Production
Nick Trevisick Composer
Mark Lusk Artist Development
Tom Coyne Mastering
Shane D. Wilson Engineer
Dan Muckala Composer
Lucy Santamassino grooming
Boo Macleod Engineer
Carlos Sosa Composer
Henry Garza Composer
Eric Conn Mastering
Chuck Butler Composer
Chris Bevins Composer, Producer, Engineer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Audio Production
Carmelo Louis Torres Composer
Nic Gonzales Composer, Producer, Horn Arrangements, Audio Production
Chris Henning Digital Editing
Jamie Kenney Composer
Pablo Gabaldon Horn Arrangements
Ringo Garza Composer
Jared Solis Horn Arrangements
Ben Kolarcik Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    So Natural Talent--It's no wonder

    Let me just say that these guys are amazing! Their musical abilities and Nic's vocal abilities surpass the generalizations of traditional "Christian music" as they add vibe and soul and jazz and a little bit of latin to their music. And of course, the lyrics are breathtaking and thought-provoking. The moment I heard the first song on the CD, I fell in love all over again. My favorite track on this album is "This is my life". Salvador brings back their own original flavor through personally written songs with awesome musical accompaniment (for the exception of "Heaven" because it's a Los Lonely Boys hit song). I was not as excited about the "Heaven" song like a lot were simply because I already have Los Lonely Boys CD. I did love that they ended with a live recording of "La Palabra". Overall, it is another Salvador hit and yet another to add to my collection.

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