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Marc Anthony
     

Marc Anthony

by Marc Anthony
 

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Because of his Puerto Rican heritage and the fact that he once wrote songs for Menudo, Marc Anthony has been compared to that omnipotent Latin crossover stud, Ricky Martin. But Anthony, an established salsa star, is a far-superior vocal talent, and a not-half-bad tunesmith to boot. On the self-titled album that many are labeling his

Overview

Because of his Puerto Rican heritage and the fact that he once wrote songs for Menudo, Marc Anthony has been compared to that omnipotent Latin crossover stud, Ricky Martin. But Anthony, an established salsa star, is a far-superior vocal talent, and a not-half-bad tunesmith to boot. On the self-titled album that many are labeling his crossover effort (even though he has previously sung in English and played the lead in Paul Simon's infamous Broadway musical, The Capeman), Anthony collaborates with such pop and R&B savants as Walter Afanasieff, Corey Rooney, and Rodney Jerkins. The result is a graceful, accessible collection that nods to Anthony's salsa background -- ardently on the exuberant "De La Vuelta," more delicately on the buoyant single "I Need to Know" -- but is most memorable for its ballads, which emphasize Anthony's sweetly throbbing tenor. Whether crooning to a lover in "How Could I" or cooing to his daughter in "My Baby You," Anthony fills a void in today's otherwise eclectic pop scene: He's a male artist who sings big, sentimental love songs, and sings them really, really well. How do you say "Look out, Celine" in Spanish?

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Marc Anthony was a salsa superstar throughout the '90s, long before the Latin pop explosion of the 1999. Once Ricky Martin ushered in a new era of crossovers that spring with "Livin' La Vida Loca," there was a rush of crossover acts, almost enough to make it seem like Anthony was left behind. After all, his bid for mainstream success as the starring role in Paul Simon's Broadway musical The Capeman was undone as it became one of the Great White Way's most notorious failures. Still, Anthony had his own English-language album in the works. Titled Marc Anthony, the record appeared in the fall of 1999, guaranteeing it a shot at a mass audience, which is exactly what it was designed to do. As a matter of fact, it's almost a bit too calculated, opening with two interchangeable ballads that set the tone for a pleasant, subdued set of Latin-tinged adult contemporary pop. Anthony sings beautifully throughout, but he's never given the opportunity to be truly electric, the way he can be with hot salsa numbers. The liveliest the album gets is the catchy, mid-tempo single "I Need to Know," which is gently danceable, or the mild salsa of "That's Okay," and the Latin dance-pop of "She's Been Good to Me." The rest is almost all pop ballads, perfectly produced and gamely sung by Anthony. Some of these work very well, others simply fade into the slipstream. That's particularly frustrating because Anthony is such a talented singer that it's evident that he's capable of much more than this. Marc Anthony isn't bad for what it is, and a few of its singles are quite good, but it's not at the level of his earlier records, or Martin's crossover bid of 1999, either.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/28/1999
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886919844825
catalogNumber:
198448
Rank:
26588

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Performance Credits

Marc Anthony   Primary Artist
Rene Toledo   Acoustic Guitar
Bobby Allende   Percussion
Jorge Calandrelli   Conductor
Dana Calitri   Background Vocals
Gordon Chambers   Background Vocals
Angel Fernandez   Horn
Skyler Jett   Background Vocals
Rob Mathes   Conductor
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
Claytoven Richardson   Background Vocals
Josue Rosado   Background Vocals
Dan Shea   Keyboards
Marc Shulman   Electric Guitar
Steve Skinner   Keyboards
Jimmy Bosch   Trombone
Luis Aquino   Trumpet
Jorge Diaz   Trombone
Russ Desalvo   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Walter Afanasieff   Keyboards
Victor Sanchez   Violin
Melonie Daniels   Background Vocals
Fernando Muscolo   Guitar
Maximo Torres   Guitar
Charlie Sierra   Percussion
Juan Gonzalez   Piano
Enrique Collazo   Violin
Tito de Garcia   Bongos,Timbales
Jose Gazmei   Bass,Guitar
Fermin Segarra   Cello
Fernando Medina   Violin
Erben Perez   Bass
Arnaldo Figueroa   Violin
Henry Hutchinson   Violin
Conesha Monet   Background Vocals
Patrick Carroll   Percussion
Victor Vásquez   Trombone
T-Bone Wolk   Bass,Accordion
Robin Thicke   Background Vocals
Francisco Morla   Violin
Jaime Medina   Violin
Wichi Camacho   Background Vocals
Cory Rooney   Keyboards
Michael Thompson   Electric Guitar
Alberto Martinez   Horn
Rafi Torres   Trombone
Emma Matos   Violin
Chequi Ramos   Background Vocals
Martin Briely   Background Vocals
Lefitia Lomax   Background Vocals
Jose Janga   Violin
Tasheem Lomax   Background Vocals
Sheila Ortiz   Cello
Orlando Guillor   Cello
Naldi Morales   Cello

Technical Credits

Marc Anthony   Composer,Producer
Thom Cadley   Engineer
Bob Cadway   Engineer
Jorge Calandrelli   Orchestral Arrangements
Gordon Chambers   Composer
Emilio Estefan   Composer,Producer
Geoff Gillette   Engineer
Jay Healy   Engineer
Jean-Marie Horvat   Engineer
Rob Mathes   Orchestral Arrangements
Dan Shea   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,drum programming,Rhythm Programming
Steve Skinner   Arranger,drum programming
Brian Vibberts   Engineer
Dan Hetzel   Engineer
Rodney Jerkins   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Jonnie Most   Composer
Glen Marchese   Engineer
Russ Desalvo   Arranger
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Gerardo Lopez   Engineer
Angel "Cucco" Peña   Producer
Héctor Ivan Rosa   Engineer
Mauricio Guerrero   Engineer
Kike Santander   Composer
Ron Jaramillo   Art Direction
Joe Caldas   Engineer
Juan Gonzalez   Arranger
Jim Janik   Engineer
Thomas R. Yezzi   Engineer
Ira Antelis   Composer
David Swope   Engineer
Harvey Mason   Composer,Instrumentation
Denise Rich   Composer
Arnie Roman   Composer
LaShawn Daniels   Composer
Patrick Carroll   Programming,drum programming
Robb Williams   Engineer
Fred "Uncle Freddie" Jerkins   Composer
Robin Thicke   Composer
Antonio Salcedo Corpas   String Contractor
Warren Latimer   Engineer
Ric Wake   Arranger,Producer
Dave "Frazeman" Frazer   Engineer
A. Chirino   Composer,Spanish Lyrics
R. Blades   Composer,Spanish Lyrics
Cory Rooney   Composer,Programming,Producer,Executive Producer,drum programming,Vocal Producer
Mike Scott   Engineer
Bobbie Fernandez   Engineer

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