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Unwrapped
     

Unwrapped

5.0 4
by Gloria Estefan
 

Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2003
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998679023
catalogNumber:
86790

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gloria Estefan   Primary Artist
Jon Secada   Background Vocals
Luis Enrique   Percussion,Snare Drums
Tim Barnes   Viola
Edwin Bonilla   Percussion,Snare Drums
Chrissie Hynde   Vocals
Manu Katché   Drums,Snare Drums
Tom McWilliams   Snare Drums
Archie Pena   Percussion,Snare Drums
Rafael Solano   Percussion,Snare Drums
Stevie Wonder   Harmonica,Vocal Ad-Libs
Sebastián Krys   Cavaquinho,Charango,Quena,cuatro,Zampona,Lakota Flute
Dan Warner   Guitar,Mandolin,Tres
Ron Taylor   Piano,Hammond Organ,Mellotron,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Alfredo Oliva   Violin,Concert Master
Orlando J. Forte   Violin
Chris Glansdorp   Cello
Mei Mei Luo   Violin
Susan Moyer   Cello
Luis Pastor   Bass
Arthur Hanlon   Piano
Richard Flieschman   Viola
Claudio Jaffe   Cello
Laszio Pap   Violin
Juan Antonio Salazar   Conductor
Pedro Alfonso   Violin
Ross Harbaugh   Cello
Meredith Mora Arriaga   Accordion
John Falcone   Bass
Jose "Pepe" Velazquez   Snare Drums
Scott ODonnell   Viola
Debra Spring   Viola

Technical Credits

Gloria Estefan   Composer,Producer
Jon Secada   Composer
Mike Couzzi   Engineer
Emilio Estefan   Composer,Producer
Tom McWilliams   Arranger,Composer
Archie Pena   Arranger
Femi Jiya   Engineer
Sebastián Krys   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Ron Taylor   Engineer
Alberto Tolot   Cover Portrait
Gian Marco   Composer
Steve Menezes   Studio Manager
Trevor Fletcher   Studio Manager
Carlos "El Bola" Betancourt   Cover Art
Tony Mardini   Arranger,Composer
Juan Antonio Salazar   Orchestration,String Arrangements
Susanne Cerha   Art Direction
John Falcone   Arranger,Composer,String Arrangements
Jose "Pepe" Velazquez   Drum Technician
Ruben Parra   Studio Manager
Julie Gardner   Engineer
Eric Schilling   Engineer

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Unwrapped 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw Gloria in her latest tour and she made this album shine even on the stage!!!!! I fell in love with Gloria with Conga and she has yet to make me not love her!!!!!! This is her at her PRIME!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Unwrapped is yet another amazing Gloria album, pure and simple. As many critics are saying, the sound is indeed a bit more mature than we're use to, but it works perfectly! This album is infused with all sorts of different rhythms and instruments which add depth and quality to Gloria's music. There are ballads, latin-flavored songs, up-tempo pieces, and even a little bit of reggae; but the highlight of this CD, I believe, is "I Wish You". It reminds me of "I See Your Smile" but very contemporary and incredibly arranged. I'm really glad she is once again writing her own music, I don't think anyone can write for Gloria quite like herself. Get this CD!
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Unwrapped" is not for another three weeks, but as being part of Gloria's online mailing list, this is proven to be her best album yet. Her first English-language album in FIVE years, and by far, her most personal, enthralling, and personal yet. Gloria wrote all the lyrics to the album and on some of the songs, there is a bit of a mix of No Doubt and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Overall, the musicanship and songwriting is absolutely magnificent. Just ask Universal Music Publishing, who are now the publishers of Gloria's music. Please read this fantastic review on "Unwrapped." It gives some great, detailed information about the songs on this soon-to-be classic album! This is a must! ****************************************** GLORIA ESTEFAN: UNWRAPPED & UNPLUGGED There are singers who can captivate a community. There are vocalists whose sound can penetrate deeply into your soul. There are entertainers who can mesmerize, enlighten and entertain, all in one breath. Gloria Estefan who does it all, effortlessly. Gloria Estefan is a true original. With nearly thirty years in the music industry to her credit, the woman who broke down musical barriers and set a higher standard for all genres of music has returned with a penultimate album that continues her artistic mission statement. “As an artist, I feel like my mission is to entertain. And more importantly, to give people a way to say things,” says Gloria. Songs have always done that for me—given me a way to express myself. There are so many people who have told me that my music helped them through a rough time in their life. What can be better than that? I just have to continue to grow so that I can continue to make music that inspires my listeners.” The result is an amazing piece of work from a gifted singer/songwriter and producer. The entire CD was recorded live, giving the album a raw, uncensored vibe that is pure and intense. All of the musicians and vocalists collaborated together, recording their takes simultaneously, which gives Unwrapped a powerful cohesiveness that brings musical excellence from the intro to the finale. For the first time, Gloria flexes her muscles as a producer. Along with her husband and long time producer Emilio Estefan, Gloria helmed the boards with the assistance of Sebastian Krys, who has worked on her projects for many years. “Sebastian is one of our prime producers and an incredible, Grammy-winning engineer,” says Gloria. “And he ended up becoming one of the primary writers on this album.” In addition to branching out in terms of production, Gloria wanted to invite musicians that would give Unwrapped a distinct sound. The one and only Stevie Wonder was at the top of Gloria’s wish list and Stevie needed no convincing. His amazing harmonica solo and unmistakable sultry voice appear on the sexy and soulful “Into You.” “I love and adore Stevie Wonder and have worked with him on many occasions,” says Gloria. “But this is the first time we’ve recorded together. He has been a major influence on me as a writer, as a musician and as a singer. I gave him a call and he said, ‘Gloria, we’re family, I’m there.’ He not only threw down an incredible harmonica solo but he also sang on it and I will forever be thankful.” Musicians who are not yet household names also earned pride of place on Unwrapped. Manu Keche, a drummer from The Ivory Coast who has played with Sting and Peter Gabriel, performs on several tracks. “His sound combines jazz, rock and African rhythms seamlessly,” says Gloria. “It was hard for me to concentrate sometimes just watching him.” Gloria says she wanted the album to be like a photo album, filled with snapshots of her life and the journey from there to here. Unwrapped is a musical journey through one woman’s life. And it is as inspirati
Guest More than 1 year ago
With UNWRAPPED, Gloria Estefan is back on the scene after 5 long years. This album is the strongest of her career - beautiful instrumentation and lyrics - including duets with Chrissie Hynde ("One Name") and Stevie Wonder ("Into You"). I definately recommend this album to Gloria fans and non-fans alike. This will surely change your opinion of popular music!