Una Rosa Blu

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Gloria Trevi, a Mexican pop
ock star too often defined by her personal travails rather than her musical talents, goes a long way toward reinventing herself stylistically with Una Rosa Blu and putting the tabloid fodder of her past behind her. In some ways the album is a continuation of her comeback album, Cómo Nace el Universo (2004), as well as its follow-up, La Trayectoria (2006), an in-concert career overview that included a handful of new studio recordings, most notably "Todos Me Miran," her biggest hit single in over a decade. Like Cómo Nace el Universo and La Trayectoria, Una Rosa Blu finds Trevi collaborating once again with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Gloria Trevi, a Mexican pop
ock star too often defined by her personal travails rather than her musical talents, goes a long way toward reinventing herself stylistically with Una Rosa Blu and putting the tabloid fodder of her past behind her. In some ways the album is a continuation of her comeback album, Cómo Nace el Universo (2004), as well as its follow-up, La Trayectoria (2006), an in-concert career overview that included a handful of new studio recordings, most notably "Todos Me Miran," her biggest hit single in over a decade. Like Cómo Nace el Universo and La Trayectoria, Una Rosa Blu finds Trevi collaborating once again with producer Armando Ávila, who lends her more of the hitmaking expertise he brought to La Quinta Estación and RBD in recent years. Several songs on the album, beginning with the album-opening lead single, "Psicofonia," indeed sound stylistically reminiscent of La Quinta Estación. The second and third songs on the album, "Pruebamelo" and "Lo Que una Chica por Amor Es Capaz," carry on in a similar style. This opening run of songs is very good, but Una Rosa Blu begins to take curious turns away from contemporary Latin pop
ock thereafter. Sequenced fourth, the title track, a reinterpretation of Italian vocalist Michele Zarrillo's "Una Rosa Blu," is a dramatic ballad produced by Bob Benozzo (his only contribution to the album) that opens rather surprisingly with saxophone, plus acoustic guitar and piano -- very much in contrast to the punchy pop
ock of the previous three songs. Subsequent songs on Una Rosa Blu take curious turns of their own: for instance, "Immaculada" is a power ballad driven by hard rock guitar riffs, "Doña Pudor" is a slamming dance track powered by pulsing beats as well as more hard rock guitar, and "La Vida Se Va" is a Sergio George production typical of his New York salsa-pop style. The other of the two George productions, the likewise atypical "Lo Que Te Toca," a standout album-closing collaboration with merengue superstar Olga Tañón, is considerably more notable. Another highlight sequenced toward the close of the album is "Cinco Minutos"; penned by Erika Ender, it's the album's most infectious song and leads perfectly into the lively Tañón team-up. A series of dance remixes is then tacked on as bonus material (the quantity of bonus material varying from one edition of the album to another), and while these remixes are more or less superfluous, they're tastefully done, the "Psicofonia" remix in particular, and further add to the sense that La Atrevida is reinventing herself stylistically on Una Rosa Blu, an album that should refocus the spotlight on Trevi the artist rather than Trevi the tabloid mainstay.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/2/2007
  • Label: Univision Music Grp
  • UPC: 808831105723
  • Catalog Number: 311057

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Psicofonia (3:42)
  2. 2 Pruebamelo (3:15)
  3. 3 Lo Que una Chica por Amor Es Capaz (3:41)
  4. 4 Una Rosa Azul (4:08)
  5. 5 Inmaculada (3:11)
  6. 6 Doña Pudor (3:07)
  7. 7 La Vida Se Va (3:24)
  8. 8 El Favor de La Soledad (3:52)
  9. 9 La Calle de La Amargura (3:38)
  10. 10 Cinco Minutos (3:25)
  11. 11 Lo Que Te Toca - Olga Tañón (3:53)
  12. 12 Psicofonia (5:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gloria Trevi Primary Artist
Amedeo Bianchi Saxophone
Lele Melotti Bateria
Sergio George Piano, Bajo Sexto, Bateria
Alberto Barros Trombone
Armando Ávila Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Mellotron, Bajo Sexto, Coros
Jeannie Cruz Coros
Robert Vilera Percussion
Alfredo Paixao Bajo Sexto
Dante Vargas Trumpet
Danilo Ballo Coros
Idelfonso Cedillo Cuerda
Bob Benozzo Keyboards
Maurizio Campo Keyboards
Cinzia Astolfi Coros
Humberto (Kiro) Judex Accordion, Soloist
Davide Aru Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Guillermo Uribe Cuerda
Technical Credits
Gloria Trevi Author
Amedeo Bianchi Engineer
Sergio George Arranger, Composer, Producer, Vocal Producer, Bass Programming
Jorge Luis Piloto Composer
Don C. Tyler Mastering
Armando Ávila Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Fernando Osorio Composer
Rodrigo Mendoza Engineer
Erika Ender Composer
Adriana Rebold Art Direction
Bob Benozzo Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Maurizio Campo Arranger, Programming
Emilio Ávila Executive Producer
Juan Carlos Moguel Engineer
Juan Mario "Mayito" Aracil Engineer
Dustin Skiles Engineer
Carlos Alvarez Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of her best!

    I loved this CD!! Yes its somewhat different than her previous ones but its still has her great voice, her passion she puts in her singing. Its really really great. I recommend this CD to old and new fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Great album! I was a bit skeptical due to the fact that it wasn’t getting many good reviews and how Gloria had moved away from her usual style. I first bought it and nothing really caught my attention so it ended up on my shelf collecting dust… after a month or so I decided to give it another try and I haven’t been able to put it down since. Gloria’s voice is as strong as ever and even though these tracks aren’t typical of Gloria it doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily a bad thing. Pruebamelo, Dona Pudor, Lo Que Te Toca, and the Psicofonia remix are great upbeat tracks. I highly recommend it to anyone… current fan or not.

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