Pies Descalzos

Pies Descalzos

by Shakira
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Pies Descalzos

Shakira's 1996 debut album, Pies Descalzos set the stage for one of the international community's most celebrated and exciting stars. The album took a while to gain momentum, but once it did, the young chanteuse ascended to dizzying commercial heights that were only magnified with her more electrifying later releases. The more tranquil Pies Descalzos, however, finds the young singer/songwriter balancing heartfelt, earnest ballads (such as "Te Necesito") with catchy, jangly pop
ock. The album opens with the infectious and melodic pop
ocker "Estoy Aqui" and continues with the ballad "Antologia" before breaking into the dancehall-lite of "Un Poco de Amor." As can be seen from the diversity of the material, Shakira seems to still be finding her own voice, but the results are nonetheless engaging. Other highlights include the catchy "Se Quiere Se Mata," "Donde Estas Corazon," and the cool, jazzy "Te Espero Sentada," which unfortunately loses momentum during the chorus. All in all, Pies Descalzos is a solid debut from a young artist who was still evolving and would later further fulfill her artistic potential.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/24/2005
Label: Sony
UPC: 0827969470923
catalogNumber: 94709

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shakira   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer,Coros
Jose Garcia   Bass,Bajo Sexto
Jose Gaviria   Background Vocals,Coros
Camilo Montilla   Piano
Luis Fernando Ochoa   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Harmonica,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Background Vocals,Coros,Bajos
Howard Glassfor   Guitar,Vocals
Eusebio Valderrama   Trumpet
Gonzo Vasquez   Drums,Timbales,Background Vocals,Shaker,Coros,Pandereta
Alejandro Gomez   Harmonica
Andrea Piñeros   Background Vocals,Coros
Nacho Pilonieta   Bass,Bajo Sexto
Samuel Torres   Percussion

Technical Credits

Victor DiPersia   Engineer
Alvaro Farfan   Director,Direction
Camilo Montilla   Engineer
Luis Fernando Ochoa   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Patricia Bonilla   Photo Montage
Felipe Dothe   Graphic Design
Javier Hincapie   Graphic Design
Shakira   Producer
Gonzo Vasquez   Programming
Sonido Azulado   Engineer
Gonzalo Vásquez   Engineer

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Pies Descalzos 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy listen to sharika song are full of power, love, and most of all she is original her music is great. I love her music. Joseph Alvarez California
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's great music, you can dance to it, and I can sing 'Estoy Aqui' in Portuguese!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Shakira's third album is perfect. with such powerful tracks as "Vuelve", "Pies Descalzos," and "Estoy Aqui", this album is a perfect addition to any Cd collection. A must have!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Shakira has it going on, I love her style and I know you will too, it makes you want to get up to sing and dance. Her songs are so true too, you can compare to them. Even if you people out there don't know Spanish I know you'll like her CD.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago