Vuelve

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All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
Ricky Martin's Spanish-language 1998 set Vuelve is the predecessor to the self-titled English-language album that would propel him to iconic status in the U.S. the following year. Vuelve, however, is much more of a Latin album than a pop album, and effectively balances red-hot Latin dance numbers with melodramatic ballads. The album's main highlight is the unforgettable, unstoppable "La Copa de la Vida," which is the song he chose for his now legendary show-stopping Grammy performance. The version on Vuelve is the original -- miles better than the English-language, remixed version which resurfaced on Ricky Martin. The version here includes all the bells, whistles, horns,...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jose F. Promis
Ricky Martin's Spanish-language 1998 set Vuelve is the predecessor to the self-titled English-language album that would propel him to iconic status in the U.S. the following year. Vuelve, however, is much more of a Latin album than a pop album, and effectively balances red-hot Latin dance numbers with melodramatic ballads. The album's main highlight is the unforgettable, unstoppable "La Copa de la Vida," which is the song he chose for his now legendary show-stopping Grammy performance. The version on Vuelve is the original -- miles better than the English-language, remixed version which resurfaced on Ricky Martin. The version here includes all the bells, whistles, horns, trumpets, and percussion that anyone could want from such a carnival-esque song. Other highlights include the intoxicating album opener "Por Arriba, por Abajo," the hit "La Bomba," and other fast-paced gems, such as "Marcia Baila" and "Lola Lola." Some of the ballads lean toward the forgettable especially during the album's second half, and his version of Michael Bolton's Hercules theme "Go the Distance" here titled "No Importa la Distancia" is pure schmaltz. Other ballads, however, fare a little better, such as the melodramatic yet effective "Corazonado," the brooding piano and string ballad "Hagamos el Amor," and the Sting-esque "Casi un Bolero." All in all, this engaging and beautifully produced album, despite a few lulls, emerges a winner.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/12/1998
  • Label: Sony U.S. Latin
  • UPC: 037628265320
  • Catalog Number: 82653
  • Sales rank: 76,380

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Por Arriba Por Abajo (3:07)
  2. 2 Vuelve (5:08)
  3. 3 Lola, Lola (4:46)
  4. 4 Casi Un Bolero (4:39)
  5. 5 Corazonado (4:58)
  6. 6 La Bomba (4:34)
  7. 7 Hagamos el Amor (3:11)
  8. 8 La Copa de la Vida (4:28)
  9. 9 Perdido Sin Ti (4:10)
  10. 10 Asi Es la Vida (4:00)
  11. 11 Marcia Baila (3:59)
  12. 12 No Importa la Distancia (4:51)
  13. 13 Gracias Por Pensar en Mi (5:34)
  14. 14 Casi Un Bolero (4:39)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ricky Martin Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Background Vocals
John Beasley Piano
Phil Perry Background Vocals
Bruce Dukov Concert Master
Michael Thompson Guitar
Luis Enrique Percussion
Bunny Hull Background Vocals
Josie Aiello Background Vocals
Rusty Anderson Acoustic Guitar
Curt Bisquera Drums
Robbie Buchanan Piano, Keyboards
Ed Calle Metales
Gloria Cheng Piano
Tony Concepcion Multi Instruments
Luis Conte Percussion
Kenneth Faulk Metales
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Rich Gomez Acoustic Guitar
Reggie Hamilton Bass
Ethan James Hurdy-Gurdy
Mortonette Jenkins Background Vocals
Marlena Jeter Background Vocals
Michael Landau Electric Guitar
Manny López Guitar
Kristle Murden Background Vocals
Rafael Padilla Percussion
Archie Pena Percussion
Darryl Phinnessee Background Vocals
Mike Porcaro Bass
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Jackie Simley Background Vocals
Rafael Solano Percussion
Stephanie Spruill Background Vocals
Ramon Stagnaro Acoustic Guitar
Neil Stubenhaus Bass
Carmen Twillie Background Vocals
Randy Waldman Piano
Maxine Willard Waters Background Vocals
Oren Waters Background Vocals
John West Background Vocals
Katrina Harper Background Vocals
Angel "Angie" Machado Brazilian Percussion
Julia Waters Background Vocals
KC Porter Electric Piano, Multi Instruments
John Kricker Trombone
Ingram Background Vocals
Paquito Hechavarria Piano
Robi Rosa Piano, Background Vocals, Palmas
Juan Vincente Zambrano Keyboards
Marcelo Berestovoy Acoustic Guitar
Dama Taboe Metales
Leo Quintero cuatro
Meia Noite Brazilian Percussion
Lázaro Rodriguez Guitar
Jose Luis Vega Background Vocals
Francisco Manuel Ruiz Gómez Palmas
Andy Abaz Tres
Angelina Rosa Background Vocals
Peter Yussi Wenger Acoustic Guitar
Maxine Jeter Background Vocals
Erik Kerly French Horn
Stella Petrova Background Vocals
Luis Aguino Trumpet, Brazilian Percussion
Carmit Bachar Background Vocals
Phillipe Bourgués Acoustic Guitar
Kari Cameron Bass
Ricardo Cordero Background Vocals
Joseph Lito Cortés Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
G.B. Dorsey Background Vocals
Rick Nelson Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Desmond Child Arranger, Producer
Ricky Martin Spanish Adaptation
Steve Bartek Orchestration
Ed Calle Contributor
David Campbell Orchestration
Steve Churchyard Engineer
Charles Dye Engineer
Kenneth Faulk Contributor
Robert Fernandez Engineer
Matt Hyde Engineer
Ethan James Contributor
Brian Jenkins Engineer
John Karpowich Engineer
Peter McCabe Engineer
Rik Pekkonen Engineer
Archie Pena Arranger
Jeff Poe Engineer
Keith Rose Engineer
Ted Stein Engineer
Camilo Valencia Arranger, Contributor
Angel "Angie" Machado Contributor
KC Porter Arranger, Programming, Producer
Benny Faccone Engineer
Carlos Nieto Engineer
William Ross Orchestration
Robi Rosa Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Bass Programming
Orion Crawford Arranger, Orchestration
Héctor Ivan Rosa Engineer
Juan Vincente Zambrano Arranger, Programming
Femio Hernández Engineer
Luis Gómez Escolar Contributor, Spanish Adaptation
John Lowson Engineer
Dama Taboe Contributor
Karl Cameron Engineer
Luis Fernándea Soria Engineer
Cesar Lemos Arranger
Meia Noite Contributor
Doc Wiley Engineer
Wilfredo Rosado Contributor
Jules Gondar Engineer
Danny Vicari Engineer
Esteban Villanueva Engineer
René Juan De La Cruz Napoli Graphic Design
Jesus "Chuy" Flores Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An album for everyone!

    This album is for everyone! Only buy it and you will not be disappointed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic Album!

    The main reason why I bought this CD in the first place was the song ''La Copa De La Vida'' for the World Cup. But to my delight and surprise, all the songs in this album are really enjoyable. A mixture of high and mid tempo songs : Maria, Marcia Baila, La Copa De La Vida - to shake your bon-bon throughout the night; Perdido Sin Ti, Casi Un Bolero, Asi Es La Vida - to relax with your love one beside you. I don't understand Spanish at all but trust me, there's no need for that to enjoy this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Christina, 27, not from Puerto Rico

    I actually got this SPANISH album by mistake, thinking it was the ''Ricky Martin'' titled-CD, but I've come to love it. There's a spanish version of ''Cup of Life'' and that ''Go the Distance'' song from Disney's Hercules, so the tunes are familiar. My favorite track is ''PERDIDO SIN TI'' -- I can sing all the words, and don't know what they mean. It is worth buying for the picture on the back cover alone -- NICE PANTS!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sexy and Romantic

    I do not speak or understand spanish but I own this album and find it very romantic. It is the perfect music for a nice evening by the fire with the one who makes you hot. I love it and can't wait for his new album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    mango

    it is a real good cd. I think is even better than his Vida Loca Cd. His spanish singing sound way better.

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