Sound Loaded

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Barnes & Noble - Abraham Velez
The man who detonated the Latin Explosion of '99 returns with the scorching Sound Loaded, a 14-track continuation of his 35-million-selling English-language debut. With the same production team in place, including "Livin' la Vida Loca" authors Robi Draco Rosa and Desmond Child and producer Emilio Estefan Jr., the strapping Ricky once again gets hearts and hormones pumping the world around with his signature blend of Anglo and Latin pop flava. With hits from Santana, Jennifer Lopez, and Marc Anthony establishing the commercial viability of syncopated Spanglish sounds, Ricky need only replicate the intensity of his debut. And replicate he does. Sharp flamenco guitar ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Abraham Velez
The man who detonated the Latin Explosion of '99 returns with the scorching Sound Loaded, a 14-track continuation of his 35-million-selling English-language debut. With the same production team in place, including "Livin' la Vida Loca" authors Robi Draco Rosa and Desmond Child and producer Emilio Estefan Jr., the strapping Ricky once again gets hearts and hormones pumping the world around with his signature blend of Anglo and Latin pop flava. With hits from Santana, Jennifer Lopez, and Marc Anthony establishing the commercial viability of syncopated Spanglish sounds, Ricky need only replicate the intensity of his debut. And replicate he does. Sharp flamenco guitar quickly yields to the pounding, hyper-hetero surf-ska uproar of "She Bangs" offered in both English and Spanish. To those still livin' la vida loca, it's a familiar and infectious sound, with a girl that "wear[s] me out like a pair of shoes" and "looks like a flower/but...stings like a bee." The title track follows suit with wild brass bedlam and hard-rocking vocal harmonies as Ricky "slip[s] into the funk like a sweet cologne." "Jezabel" likens itself to the slow burn of Marc Anthony's "I Need to Know" with its hard, rumbafied drum rumble and spiky violins, while "The Touch" is an epic ballad of the first order. Backed by sultry, swelling strings and horns on the torrid tropical sway of "Saint Tropez," he's every Latin lover fantasy realized in full. There's no sophomore slump in evidence here. Ricky Martin has once again brought all his love and fire, and it's Sound Loaded.
All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
Ricky Martin's second English-language album Sound Loaded did not fare nearly as well as its earth-shattering predecessor, even though the quality of the material is probably one notch higher. Several reasons could be given for this, but the most obvious is lousy marketing. First, the album's lead-off single, the electrifying and terribly titled "She Bangs" arguably one of the best songs of 2000, which failed to make the U.S. Top Ten, wasn't even released as a commercial single. Second, the album's follow-up, "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely," was remixed and refashioned into a duet with red-hot Anglo-Latina vixen Christina Aguilera -- the album version is solo Ricky, and features largely acoustic accompaniment, as opposed to the remix's more bombastic instrumentation. Unbelievably, the version with Christina Aguilera wasn't released as a commercial single. Instead, the album was re-released with a single of the song clumsily attached to it with a rubber band, no less. In other words, most of Ricky's fans, who had already bought the album, would have had to purchase it all over again in order to have the hit version of the song. And thirdly, the set's final single, "Loaded" which was actually released commercially, indicating a base level of intelligence on the label's part, bore more than a striking resemblance to his breakthrough hit "Livin' la Vida Loca," but, by the time of its release, the magic had petered off. Those factors aside, the album is a lushly produced set, with more Latin-flavored dance cuts, such as the fun, Santana-ish "Amor," the smoldering, string-enhanced "Jezabel," the endearing "If You Ever Saw Her," and the sizzling Spanish-language track "Cambia La Piel." The ballads, however, tend to weigh the album down, such as the unmemorable "Come to Me" and "The Touch." And, finally, Latin loverman clichés abound, which bring down otherwise fine tracks such as "Saint Tropez" and the gypsy-tinged, slightly bizarre "One Night Man." Infinitely better marketing and less reliance on clichés will hopefully translate into better sales for Ricky Martin's future English-language albums, but, for the time being, Sound Loaded, an otherwise fine album and exquisitely produced, will go down in history as something of an undeserved flop.
Rolling Stone - Arion Berger
The relentlessly likable and danceable Sound Loaded plunges listeners once again into Ricky's hothouse world, with its lush evocations of exotic climes, Spanglish salsa-club blowouts, and voodoo hussies.

The relentlessly likable and danceable Sound Loaded plunges listeners once again into Ricky's hothouse world, with its lush evocations of exotic climes, Spanglish salsa-club blowouts, and voodoo hussies.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/26/2007
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886970959520
  • Catalog Number: 709595
  • Sales rank: 73,828

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 She Bangs (4:41)
  2. 2 Saint Tropez (4:48)
  3. 3 Come to Me (4:33)
  4. 4 Loaded (3:53)
  5. 5 Nobody Wants to Be Lonely (5:05)
  6. 6 Amor (3:27)
  7. 7 Jezabel (3:49)
  8. 8 The Touch (4:27)
  9. 9 One Night Man (3:48)
  10. 10 She Bangs (4:37)
  11. 11 Are You in It for Love (4:06)
  12. 12 Ven a Mí (Come to Me) (4:34)
  13. 13 If You Ever Saw Her (3:49)
  14. 14 Dame Más (Loaded) (3:53)
  15. 15 Cambia la Piel (5:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ricky Martin Primary Artist, Percussion, Vocals, Background Vocals
Cachao Bass, Soloist
Robbie Nevil Background Vocals
Ronnie Cuber Baritone Saxophone
Arturo Sandoval Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Nestor Torres Flute
Rene Toledo Acoustic Guitar, Soloist
Desmond Child Piano
Bruce Dukov Violin
Gary Burr Guitar
Murray Adler Violin
Pete Amato Keyboards
Rusty Anderson Guitar, Electric Guitar
Wayne Andre Trombone
Kenny Aronoff Drums
Eric Bazilian Guitar
Herb Besson Bass Trombone
Curt Bisquera Drums
Denyse Buffum Viola
Danny Cahn Trumpet
Ed Calle Horn, Saxophone
Randy Cantor Keyboards
Tony Concepcion Trumpet, Horn
Luis Conte Percussion
Larry Corbett Cello
Sal Cuevas Bass, Electric Bass
Joel Derouin Concert Master
Glenn Drewes Trumpet
Armen Garabedian Violin
Berj Garabedian Violin
Earl Gardner Trumpet
Hector Garrido Piano
Endre Granat Violin, Concert Master
Maurice Grants Cello
Mike Harvey Background Vocals
Clayton Haslop Violin
Peter Kent Violin
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Drums
Michael Landau Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Soloist
Gustavo Laureano Background Vocals
Will Lee Background Vocals
Brian Leonard Violin
Lee Levin Drums
Linda Lipsett Viola
Manny López Guitar
Miguel Martinez Cello
Hugh McDonald Bass
Joe Meyer French Horn
Mike Migliore Alto Saxophone
Tim Mitchell Guitar, Electric Guitar
Jorge Moraga Viola
Carole Mukogawa Viola
Keith O'Quinn Trombone
Ricardo "Tiki" Pasillas Percussion
Archie Pena Percussion
John Pena Bass
Mark Pender Trumpet
Lenny Pickett Tenor Saxophone
Tim Pierce Electric Guitar
Vladimir Polimatidi Violin
Karie Prescott Viola
Cheito Quinonez Background Vocals
Brian Rawling Drums
Richie Rosenberg Trombone
Anatoly Rosinsky Violin
Rafael Solano Percussion
Ramon Stagnaro Acoustic Guitar, Cavaquinho, Tres, cuatro, Guitar (Nylon String)
Mark Taylor Keyboards
Dana Teboe Trombone, Horn
Camilo Valencia Horn
Chris Willis Background Vocals
Evan Wilson Viola
Ken Yerke Violin
Nancy Roth Viola
Olbin Burgos Drums
Susan Chatman Violin
Ernie Erhardt Cello
Robert Peterson Violin
Edmund Stein Violin
Daniel Lopez Percussion, Background Vocals
KC Porter Keyboards, Background Vocals
Renita Koven Viola
Suzie Katayama Cello
Walter Afanasieff Keyboards
Robi Rosa Background Vocals
Tommy Anthony Background Vocals
Randall Barlow Trumpet, Keyboards
Jim Hacker Trumpet
Paquito Hechevarria Piano
George Noriega Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Jerry Vivino Tenor Saxophone
Larry Loftin Background Vocals
José Sibaja Trumpet
Rudy Stein Cello
Maurice Lauchner Background Vocals
Darrin McCann Viola
Steve Morales Keyboards
Adam Phillips Guitar
Michael Contratto Background Vocals
Gary Kuo Violin
Rachel Purkin Violin
Eve Butler Violin
Michelle Diaz Piano
Gerry Hilera Violin
Herman "Teddy" Mulet Trombone, Trumpet, cuatro
David Siegel Keyboards
John Hayhurst Viola
Pedro Alfonso Violin
Bob Becker Viola
Paul Barry Background Vocals
Ramses Colón Bass
Dan Smith Cello
Charlie Bisherat Violin
Gyan Evans Background Vocals
Ron Grant Background Vocals
Calanit Ledani Chant
Illyak Negroni Background Vocals
Steve Richards Cello, Viola
Michele Richards Violin
Mario de León Violin
Matthew Funes Viola
Michael Matthews Cello
Brian O'Connor French Horn
Technical Credits
Desmond Child Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer
Jon Secada Composer, Vocal Arrangements, Vocal Producer
Ricky Martin Executive Producer
Glenn Monroig Composer
Gary Burr Composer
Pete Amato Arranger, Composer, drum programming
Randy Barlow Composer
Scott Canto Engineer
Randy Cantor Programming, rhythm arrangement
Chris Carroll Engineer
Mike Couzzi Engineer
Charles Dye Engineer
Rob Eaton Engineer
Emilio Estefan Jr. Arranger, Producer
Hector Garrido Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, String Conductor
David Gleeson Engineer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Manny López Composer
Peter McCabe Engineer
Jeff Poe Engineer
Dave Reitzas Engineer
David Resnik Composer
Victoria Shaw Composer
Mark Taylor Composer, Programming, Producer
Camilo Valencia Horn Arrangements
Diane Warren Composer
James Goodwin Composer
Marcelo Añez Engineer
Kara DioGuardi Composer
Sebastián Krys Engineer
Luis Quine Engineer
Daniel Lopez Composer, Producer
KC Porter Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Julia Sierra Composer
Suzie Katayama String Contractor
Roberto Blades Composer
Kevin Dillon Studio Coordinator
Freddy Piñero Jr. Engineer
Walter Afanasieff Composer, Programming, Producer, drum programming
Ron Taylor Engineer
Erwin Gorostiza Art Direction
Chino Contributor
Robi Rosa Arranger, Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Randall Barlow Arranger, Programming, Producer, Horn Arrangements
George Noriega Arranger, Composer, Programming, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Matt Gruber Engineer
Gustavo Celis Engineer
Scott Healy Horn Arrangements
Steve Menezes Studio Coordinator
Dino Hermann Engineer
Jose Luis Vega Image Design
Steve Morales Arranger, Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer
Alberto Gaitán Composer
Angelo Medina Executive Producer
Alan Sanderson Engineer
Marco Gamboa Engineer
Jules Gondar Engineer
Shane Stoner Engineer
Greg Bieck Engineer, Digital Programming
Ian Cuttler Art Direction
Herman "Teddy" Mulet Horn Arrangements
David Siegel Composer
Stephen Saper Authoring
Sheldon Steiger Engineer
Craig Lozowick Engineer
Nathan Malki Engineer
Germán Ortiz Engineer
Jennifer Hilliard Engineer
Sandy Yuzon Graphic Design
Paul Barry Composer
Bob Conley Programming
Oswald Wiz Bone Engineer
Alexander Trainer Graphic Design
Liza Quintana Composer
Eric Schilling Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good CD.

    I would have rated it a five-star rating, but what I thought was a duet with Christina Aguilera turned out an accoustic version. That was the only down side to this CD. Other then that, I thought that this was an awsome album. If you want the duet with Christina, get the Best Of CD. It is kinda spendy, but it's worth it, trust me. My favorite songs on this album would have to be She Bangs, Nobody Wants to be Lonely (it's actually a very good version), Amor and Jezabel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A LOADED CD!

    I'm so in love with this cd! I think that is one of the best albums realised on 2000. From 2000 to 2002 I listened this album every single day. And I love it!!! It simply GREAT!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Surprised It's So Good!

    SOUND LOADED is Ricky Martin's best album to date. ''She Bangs'' & ''Nobody Wants To Be Lonely'' are already classic tracks. What brings in the great International flavor are the 3 Best Songs ''Saint Tropez'', ''One Night Man'', & ''Are You In It For Love''. ''Saint Tropez'' is such a hot song. ''One Night Man'' gives you the Dance feeling of the Spanish-Israeli group ALABINA. Lyrics to ''Are You In It For Love'' are good and the ''Besame Mucho'' resemblence works. Other tracks like ''Cambia La Piel'', ''Amor'', ''The Touch'' are nice tracks too. SOUND LOADED is a must...not only for Ricky Martin fans....but fans of hot latin and european music!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sadly mistaken

    I bought this CD because I heard Ricky Martin & Christina Aguilera¿s duet ¿Nobody wants to be Lonely¿. Not much of a fan of Ricky, but I bought the CD anyway solely for that one song figuring I could live with the rest and maybe even find another jewel. To my chagrin the version of the song on the CD isn¿t the same one getting all the airplay. Terrible marketing strategy! I¿ll never chance buying another Ricky Martin CD again. A waist of 16 bucks!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SOUND LOADED is really loaded!!!!!!

    Yes, RICKY has done it, he was able to make his new CD a success, as of now he has sold more than 5 million copies of his new release & there is a good reazon for this, his CD is fun, full of wonderful music, danceable tunes and romantic ballads. He has fused sounds from all over the world into his music whitch makes this CD his best to date, therefore making him more endearing to me and to all his fans trough out the entire world. My personal favorites are: AMOR, Come to me, If you ever saw her and One night man. (PURE ADRENALINE!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Get up and Dance!!

    I think this new, refreashing CD is wonderful! The 1st time I heard it I knew that I had to have it. It really did make me wanna get up and dance! I think this CD is one of many that touched me. I especially enjoy the song, ''She Bangs.'' It has a great new beat that will last for centuries to come!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    hot cd

    This is a hot cd if you have it listen to track 11.It is full of sounds, beats. It will make you wana dance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    He Bangs!

    Forget all those really soapy ballads he does so poorly. Get this for the hot tunes Ricky really bangs away at: Loaded, Jezebel, If You Ever Saw Her, and [I can't sit still to this song!!!] Are You in It for Love!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    NOT FIT 4 A DOG.

    JUST ANOTHER 1 HIT WONDER. ALL THE CUTS ON THIS 1 IS JUST REMAKES OF HIS 1'ST RELEASE. ALL HE DID WAS CHANGED THE WORDS. <2 QUOTE A PHRASE. IF YOU'VE HEARD 1 YOU'VE HEAD THEM ALL.>....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ricky Martin Comes Into His Own

    I love SOUND LOADED. Ricky Martin has released something in himself, and it is wonderful. He realizes that he doesn't have to apologize to his Spanish-speaking fans for singing in English and that he doesn't have to apologize to his English-speaking fans because he loves Latin rhythms. The musical arrangements are much more sophisticated than on the first English-language album, and I love how he has included sounds from around the world: the Spanish guitar, the middle Eastern vocal, the Caribbean drum beat. I can't wait for the tour!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Loaded till it hurts!!!

    Ricky has done it again!!! The latin heart throb is even more versatel in the collection ''Sound Loaded''. Here he gives us two version to two of his songs. In any language sounds great loaded or otherwise. ''She Bangs'' is hot in both. The Latin community will never be the same. He has given Latin artists everywhere a new standard. The umppa music is gone forever with this!! The ballad ''Come to Me'' is also excellent in both Spanish and English. ''If you ever saw her'' Just to taste her is never enough! a diva theme song. All in all it is a refreshing collection. It is gear twoard young lonely women, like Linda Rondstat was geared twoards lonely guys.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ricky rules!

    The newest album from Ricky Martin is fantastic. It contains songs that make you want to get up and shake your bon-bon. And then there are songs that are sweet and mellow, which do a great job showing off his talented voice. I thought he couldn't put out an album as good as the first, but he proved me wrong!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Sound Bangs

    Ricky had me shakin' my bon bon and singing 2 or 3 songs after one play. Enjoy him, you'll regret not having his music in your car or at a party.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    inuendo loaded album

    the new album is hot (well so's the artist) let me tell ya his new album is a bit racey but it's hot hot hot. ricky's really outdone himself this time

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    CD IS LOADED!!!

    Well, here he goes again! Another hit CD for Ricky. This is a really great CD, Loaded is bound to hit #1. I love the way Ricky mixes the horns with a rock beat.

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