Pub. Date:
Natalie Cole en Español

Natalie Cole en Español

by Natalie ColeNatalie Cole


Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Monday, November 1


In 1958, Nat King Cole released Cole Español, the singer's first of three Spanish-language albums. He went to Mexico, and took his daughter along, to promote the release. Over half a century later, she takes a cue from her father with En Español. The album contains Natalie's own versions of songs her father recorded, including "Quizás, Quizás, Quizás" and "Solamente una Vez." Additionally, "Acércate Más" incorporates Nat's 1958 take à la "Unforgettable" and "Walkin' My Baby Back Home." Despite the likenesses, this isn't a mere throwback to a brief phase in Nat's career. Produced by Rudy Pérez -- who also translates the Beatles' "And I Love Her" for a sleepy "Yo Lo Amo" -- much of the material was originally written and recorded well after the early '60s. There are several guests, including Andrea Bocelli on "Bésame Mucho," Juan Luis Guerra on an update of his "Bachata Rosa," and pianist Arthur Hanlon on a brisk five-song medley that leads with Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va." Natalie's connection to the source probably isn't much deeper than that of her father; interviews noted her enthusiasm for Mexican food and that she took Spanish classes in high school. The album, nonetheless, is a likable diversion from her norm. What she lacks in fluency is made up with zest.

Related collections and offers

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/2013
Label: Verve
UPC: 0602537323951
catalogNumber: 001815802
Rank: 10928


  1. Frenesi
  2. Voy a Apagar La Luz/Contigo Aprendi
  3. Acércate Más
  4. Mañana De Carnaval
  5. Bésame Mucho
  6. Quizás, Quizás, Quizás
  7. Solamente Una Vez
  8. Oy Como Va: Oye Como Va/La Ultima Noche/Quien Sera/Yo Quiero Contigo Ba
  9. Yo Lo Amo
  10. El Día Que Me Quieras
  11. Bachata Rosa
  12. Amapola

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Natalie Cole   Primary Artist
Rene Toledo   Guitar,Guitar (Nylon String)
Paul Green   Clarinet
Chuck Bergeron   Upright Bass
Chris Botti   Trumpet
Ed Calle   Tenor Saxophone
Juan De La Cruz   Bongos,Maracas
Juan Luis Guerra   Guitar,Choir, Chorus
Julio Hernández   Bass
Orlando Hernandez   Drums
Brian Monroney   Guitar
Rudy Pérez   Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Eduardo Rodriguez   Percussion
Ramon Stagnaro   Guitar (Nylon String)
Nadine Asin   Flute
John Kricker   Trombone
Gary Keller   Alto Saxophone
Jim Hacker   Trumpet
Juan Vincente Zambrano   Piano,Keyboards
Janina Rosado   Piano,Choir, Chorus
Alberto Iznaga   Violin,Viola
Arthur Hanlon   Piano
Clay Perry   Piano
Ana Cristina   Background Vocals
Abednego DeLos Santos   Bass
Glenn Basham   Concert Master
Beckyrene Pérez   Violin
Isidro Bobadilla   Chimes
Mike Brignola   Baritone Saxophone
Georni Liriano   Violin
Victor Mitrov   Trumpet
Timolin Cole   Background Vocals
Rosanna Rosario   Violin
Priscilla Gómez   Violin
Milena Zigkovic   Cello
Guillermo Mota   Violin
Georgina Betancourt   Cello
Francisco Dimus   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Casey Cole   Background Vocals
Anaris Iznaga   Viola

Technical Credits

Luiz Bonfá   Composer
Tito Puente   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
David Foster   Arranger,Producer
José "Chepito" Areas   Composer
Armando Manzanero   Composer
Pablo Beltrán Ruiz   Composer
Agustín Lara   Composer
David Brown   Composer
Osvaldo Farrés   Composer
Carlos Gardel   Composer
Humberto Gatica   Producer
Juan Luis Guerra   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Gary Lindsay   Arranger
Antônio Maria   Composer
Brian Monroney   Arranger
Rudy Pérez   Arranger,Composer,Director,Producer,rhythm arrangement,Vocal Producer
Bruce Weeden   Engineer
Bobby Collazo   Composer
Todd Gallopo   Art Direction
Juan Vincente Zambrano   Arranger
Tony Renis   Producer
Barbara Rose   Management
Consuelo Velázquez   Composer
Joseph M. Lacalle   Composer
David Lopez   Engineer
Andres Bermudez   Engineer
Jorge Vivo   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
T.J. River   Art Direction
Bill Ross   String Arrangements
Alfredo Le Pera   Composer
Jochem van der Saag   Programming,Sound Design
Jose Rico Reyes   Composer
Alberto Borras Dominguez   Composer
John Reilly   Publicity
Maureen O'Conner   Publicity

Customer Reviews