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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Gloria Estefan always has had an element of cabaret in her act but she's never tackled that staple of the supper club, the Great American Songbook, prior to 2013's The Standards. Produced by her husband and longtime collaborator Emilio Estefan, The Standards plays it by the book, choosing familiar songs and playing them in familiar ways. Namely, there are plenty of syrupy strings and tinkling pianos, sometimes punctuated by the murmuring saxophone. Occasionally, Estefan shakes things up a little, adding a little Latin flair to "You Made Me Love You" or moving "What a Wonderful World" toward the parameters of adult contemporary soft rock, styles that suit her ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Gloria Estefan always has had an element of cabaret in her act but she's never tackled that staple of the supper club, the Great American Songbook, prior to 2013's The Standards. Produced by her husband and longtime collaborator Emilio Estefan, The Standards plays it by the book, choosing familiar songs and playing them in familiar ways. Namely, there are plenty of syrupy strings and tinkling pianos, sometimes punctuated by the murmuring saxophone. Occasionally, Estefan shakes things up a little, adding a little Latin flair to "You Made Me Love You" or moving "What a Wonderful World" toward the parameters of adult contemporary soft rock, styles that suit her just fine without abandoning the concepts of the tried and true. While Estefan may not be extremely well-suited for these songs -- she doesn't burrow into their meaning, she doesn't surprise with her phrasing -- she sings them sweetly in a manner suited to the record's spirit. It's designed as comfort music, after all, so it should be performed in a comforting way, which it is.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/10/2013
  • Label: Masterworks
  • UPC: 887654606426
  • Catalog Number: 546064
  • Sales rank: 9,786

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gloria Estefan Primary Artist
Dave Koz Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Richard Todd French Horn
Joshua Bell Violin, Soloist
Chuck Berghofer Bass
Edwin Bonilla Percussion
Ed Calle Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
David Cole Cello
Dean Parks Guitar
Shelly Berg Piano, Conductor
Gregg Field Drums
Gary Keller Saxophone
Alfredo Oliva Violin, Concert Master
Huifang Chen Violin
Scott Flavin Violin
Carole Cole Violin
Claudio Jaffe Cello
Ross Harbaugh Cello
Glen Basham Violin
Robert Weiner Oboe
Monica Cheveresan Violin
Chauncey Patterson Viola
Hernan Mulet Trumpet
Scott O'Donnell Viola
Chad Bernstein Trombone
Evija Ozolins Violin
Adam Diderrich Violin
Rebecca Diderrich Viola
Marcia Littley Violin
Cisco Dimas Trumpet
Miami Symphonic Studio Orchestra Strings, Woodwind
Henrik Heide Flute
Tomas Cotik Violin
Lauren Borden Viola
Glenn Loontjens Viola
John T. Posada Viola
Monica Biacchi Viola
Christopher Glansdrop Cello
Jennifer Kozbial Violin
Valentin Mansurov Violin
Svetlana Kosakovskaya Violin
Maria Serkin French Horn
Susan Bergeron Cello
Jeff Adkins Double Bass
Matthew D. Roitstein Flute
Juan Carlos Peña Double Bass
Aleksandr Zhuk Violin
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Gloria Estefan Composer, Producer, Adaptation
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Johnny Richards Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Stanley Adams Composer
Charlie Chaplin Composer
Ervin Drake Composer
Emilio Estefan Jr. Producer, Additional Production
Dorothy Fields Composer
Daniel Freiberg Engineer
Carlos Gardel Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Alan Jay Lerner Composer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Al Schmitt Engineer
Bob Thiele Composer
George David Weiss Composer
Shelly Berg Arranger, Producer, Orchestration
Frederick Loewe Composer
Ron Taylor Engineer
Carolyn Leigh Composer
Dan Fisher Composer
Irene Higginbotham Composer
James V. Monaco Composer
Alfred Figueroa Engineer
Dave Poler Engineer
Nicola Fantozzi Engineer
Joseph McCarthy Composer
Alfredo Le Pera Composer
Eric Schilling Engineer
Geoffrey Parsons Composer
Maria Grever Composer
Danny Ponce Engineer
John Turner Composer
Rene Toledo Jr. Engineer
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  • Posted January 25, 2014

    I love Gloria Estefan. I especially like her mellower ballads a

    I love Gloria Estefan. I especially like her mellower ballads and was prepared to love this album.
    However, it was a little bland and underwhelming.

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