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Dos Mundos: Tradición
     

Dos Mundos: Tradición

by Alejandro Fernández
 
In 2009, Alejandro Fernández displayed two different sides of his artistry with his albums Dos Mundos: Evolución and Dos Mundos: Tradición. While Evolución emphasizes his Latin pop side, Tradición has a stronger ranchera/mariachi factor -- which is not to say that Tradición will be mistaken for a collection of See more details below

Overview

In 2009, Alejandro Fernández displayed two different sides of his artistry with his albums Dos Mundos: Evolución and Dos Mundos: Tradición. While Evolución emphasizes his Latin pop side, Tradición has a stronger ranchera/mariachi factor -- which is not to say that Tradición will be mistaken for a collection of Antonio Aguilar recordings from the '50s and '60s. Fernández doesn't divorce himself from his Latin pop background on Tradición; in fact, most of the songs were written by Latin pop superstar Joan Sebastian -- but the ranchera/mariachi element is noticeably stronger on Tradición than it is on Evolución. And clearly, Tradición and Evolución each have their own personalities. Evolución is essentially Latin pop with regional Mexican overtones, whereas Tradición favors more of an integration of ranchera and Latin pop elements. So which of the two albums is the most enjoyable? Actually, they are both enjoyable. And even though some people may opt to acquire Tradición and Evolución separately, Fernández has plenty of die-hard fans who will no doubt want to obtain Dos Mundos: Evolución y Tradición, which combines the albums as a two-CD set. It should be noted that Fernández isn't the only Mexican vocalist who has compartmentalized his Latin pop and ranchera sides; in 2008, Rocío Banquells' simultaneously came out with a pop-oriented live album (Nací Para Ti: Baladas) and a ranchera/mariachi-oriented live album (Nací Para Ti: Rancheras). She really dug into the Great Mexican Songbook on the latter, performing time-honored standards such as "La Puerta Negra" and "Cucurrucucu Paloma" (if Tin Pan Alley can be called the Great American Songbook, is there any reason why classic ranchera gems shouldn't be called the Great Mexican Songbook?). In contrast to Banquells' performances on Nací Para Ti: Rancheras, this release isn't as hardcore in its ranchera-isms. But then, Fernández never claimed to be a ranchera purist -- nor did Banquells, for that matter -- and Tradición is a likable effort whether one is enjoying it as a stand-alone CD or as half of the double-disc Dos Mundos: Evolución y Tradición.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/08/2009
Label:
Fonovisa Inc.
UPC:
0808835437226
catalogNumber:
354372

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Performance Credits

Alejandro Fernández   Primary Artist
Joan Sebastian   Tuba,Arreglos,Dirigida,Tambor,Segunda
Rigoberto Alfaro   Arreglos
Freddy Ramos   Palmas
Alejandro Cerezo   Bateria
Fabiola Flores   Cello,Soloist
Rubén Bedolla Guzmán   Viola
Valentín Lubomirov   Cello
Luís Magaña   Viola
Enrique Martinez   Coros
Jesús Rincón   Palmas,Mezcla
Moisés Garcia   Bugle
Aarón Jiménez   Violin,Viola
Eric Mora   Vihuela
Oscar Benavides   Coros
Dennis Parker   Mezcla
Francisco Cedillo   Violin,Viola
Manuel Cázares   Arreglos
José Manuel Jiménez   Vihuela
Obed Guerrero   Guitarron
Cristina Ehrlich   Vestuario
Hyunsoo Kim   Estilista
Silvana Martínez   Coros

Technical Credits

Joan Sebastian   Composer
Alejandro Fernández   Liner Notes
Marco Antonio Solís   Composer

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