Thalia [2003]

Thalia [2003]

by Thalía
     
 

Mexico's soap-opera sensation Thalia makes a long-awaited introduction to the U.S. with an English-language debut that's informed by dozens of past hits in the Spanish-speaking world and beyond. Produced by husband Tommy Mottola, who was responsible for Mariah Carey's breakout success, Thalia is certain to make waves. Look out, Shakira!  See more details below

Overview

Mexico's soap-opera sensation Thalia makes a long-awaited introduction to the U.S. with an English-language debut that's informed by dozens of past hits in the Spanish-speaking world and beyond. Produced by husband Tommy Mottola, who was responsible for Mariah Carey's breakout success, Thalia is certain to make waves. Look out, Shakira!

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Thalía's string of Latin albums were calculated and executed for maximum appeal -- 2000's Arrasando was, after all, named after a popular Mexican soap opera. While the sounds were predictable, they were also immediately danceable, and smartly showcased the delectable Thalía herself. Given all of this, it's not surprising that the Latin superstar's English-language debut is equally fine-tuned. Before it becomes a Spanish-language album in its second half, Thalía runs artfully through the styles that have dominated the urban club/dance scene at least since the late '90s. Thalía trades lines Ashanti-style with Fat Joe on "I Want You" (which also cops the hook of the late Big Punisher's classic -- and better -- single "Still Not a Player"). She sells the positive-thinking vibe of the dancefloor-ready "Don't Look Back," but the song was much better as Kylie Minogue's "Love at First Sight." Beginning to see a pattern? It's true that with music such as this, the overall image of an artist -- stylization in both sound and sight -- is more marketable than breaking new ground. Thalía understands this from her Latin work. But from its bland photography, which dilutes her inherent diva-ness in favor of a generic (read: Americanized) sexy pop star layout, to tracks like "Misbehavin'" and "What's It Gonna Be Boy?," Thalía's official U.S. debut is a sleepwalking affair that lumps her into the throng of performers hoping to steal a little bit of J.Lo's bling-bling. It's unfortunate that Thalía's talent is misdirected into sound-alike territory, since she sounds so strong on the stirring "Closer to You" and "Save the Day" -- two surging dance ballads that suggest the mature sound of Des'Ree. It can be said that the songs are just another style Thalía is trying on; however, it's obvious in her expressive vocal that this is where she belongs, which is more than can be said for her tepid TRL duet with Fat Joe. The album is doubly disappointing, since its second half consists mostly of Spanish-language versions of the singles in its first half. Thalía was designed to show America what Mexico and the world have known for years about the artist. Unfortunately, it never focuses long enough on one thing to allow its star to truly emerge.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/08/2003
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
0724358102307
catalogNumber:
81023

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Thalía   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Cathy Dennis   Background Vocals
Marc Anthony   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Lincoln Browder   Background Vocals
Lee Levin   Drums
John Themis   Guitar
Kara DioGuardi   Background Vocals
Fat Joe   Rap
Dan Warner   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Corey Rooney   Background Vocals
Steve Morales   Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
David Siegel   Keyboards
Yvonne John Lewis   Background Vocals
Samuel Torres   Percussion

Technical Credits

Brenda Russell   Composer
Cathy Dennis   Composer
Thalía   Composer,Adaptation
S. Barnes   Composer
Lincoln Browder   Composer
Martin Harrington   Composer,Producer
Mac Quayle   Remixing
Guy Roche   Composer
Pat Thrall   Vocal Engineer
Rick Wake   Producer
Robert Williams   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Kara DioGuardi   Composer,Vocal Producer
Hex Hector   Remixing
Corey Rooney   Composer,Programming,Producer
Estéfano   Producer,Sound Design
Ash Howes   Composer,Producer
Dave Scheuer   Engineer
Thomas R. Yezzi   Engineer
Richie Jones   Arranger
Richard Wilkinson   Engineer
Steve Morales   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Andy Schlesinger   Engineer
Shane Stoner   Engineer,Digital Editing,Vocal Engineer
David Siegel   Composer
Tone   Producer
Julio C. Reyes   Arranger,Programming,Sound Design
José Miguel Sánchez   Engineer,Digital Editing
Ken Michaels   Programming
Eric Sanicola   Arranger
Davy Deluge   Composer,Programming,Producer
Gregory Bruno   Composer

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