Dónde Están los Ladrones?

Dónde Están los Ladrones?

by ShakiraShakira

CD

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Overview

1996's Pies Descalzos was Shakira's big commercial breakthrough; it was that album that established the Colombian singer as a superstar in Latin America. But Shakira's next album, Dónde Están los Ladrones? (which means "Where Are the Thieves?" in Spanish) is arguably the finest and most essential album that she recorded in the 1990s. This superb CD isn't just Latin pop -- it's also rock en español. Dónde Están los Ladrones? inspired some reviewers to compare Shakira to Alanis Morissette, but that comparison is only valid up to a point. The Colombiana sings with a bit of a cackle (something Morissette is known for) on pop
ock jewels like "Si Te Vas" and "No Creo," but Shakira is a very different kind of lyricist. While Morissette is famous for being angrily introspective and having a mad-at-the-world outlook, Shakira's lyrics tend to be poetic and are, at times, unapologetically romantic -- even if Morissette sang in Spanish, it would be hard to imagine her coming up with something as poetic as the Middle Eastern fantasy that Shakira vividly describes on her Arabic-influenced mega-hit "Ojos Así." And, besides, Shakira already had a few albums under her belt when Morissette enjoyed her big commercial breakthrough with 1995's Jagged Little Pill. Of course, only those who have some knowledge of Spanish will be impressed by Shakira's lyrics; Columbia doesn't provide English translations. What will impress non-Spanish-speaking listeners are the CD's attractive melodies and the emotion that the artist brings to her songs; you don't have to speak a word of Spanish to find Dónde Están los Ladrones? musically exciting. If you're acquiring your first Shakira release, this would be the ideal choice.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/24/2005
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969470824
catalogNumber: 94708
Rank: 9378

Tracks

  1. Ciega, Sordomuda
  2. Si Te Vas
  3. Moscas En La Casa
  4. No Creo
  5. Inevitable
  6. Octavo Día
  7. Que Vuelvas
  8. Tu
  9. Dónde Están los Ladrones
  10. Sombra De Ti
  11. Ojos Así

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shakira   Primary Artist,Vocals
Randy Barlow   Accordion
Edwin Bonilla   Percussion
Julio Hernández   Bajo Sexto
Lee Levin   Drums,Bateria
Lester Mendez   Piano,Keyboards,Jupiter 8
Teddy Mulet   Trumpet
Wendy Pedersen   Background Vocals,Coros
Rita Quintero   Coros
Marcelo Añez   Viola
Raul Midón   Coros
Joel Numa   Viola
Dan Warner   Acoustic Guitar
Ron Taylor   Hammond Organ,Viola
Tommy Anthony   Coros
Marcello Azevedo   Acoustic Guitar,Viola
Luis Fernando Ochoa   Bass,Guitar,Tambourine,Bajo Sexto
Chris Glansdorp   Chelo
Joe Zeytoonian   Oud
Brendan Buckley   Drums
Paul Hoyle   Viola
Adam Zimmon   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Nicole Yarling   Coros
Myriam Eli   Percussion
Fadi Hardan   Accordion,Coros
Oussamah Karaki   Coros
Michelle Massad   Oud
Jack Stamates   Violin
John Falcone   Bajo Sexto
Nicolas Tovar   Coros
A.J. Niilo   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Emilio Estefan   Executive Producer
Lester Mendez   Programming,Producer,String Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Sebastián Krys   Engineer,Engineering
Shakira   Composer,Producer
Kevin Dillon   Studio Coordinator
Dillon O'Brian   Composer
Pablo Flores   Composer
Javier Garza   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Engineering
Luis Fernando Ochoa   Composer,Producer
Pablo Florez   Programming,Producer
Estefano Salgado   Composer

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