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Quién Dijo Ayer [Special Edition]
     

Quién Dijo Ayer [Special Edition]

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by Ricardo Arjona
 

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Celebrated singer/songwriter Ricardo Arjona looks both forward and backward on Quién Dijo Ayer, a double-disc greatest-hits collection featuring 13 of his best-known songs on one disc and new recordings of those same songs on the other disc, plus three new songs. The hits compiled here are mostly from the 1990s, when Arjona emerged as one of Latin pop's most

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Celebrated singer/songwriter Ricardo Arjona looks both forward and backward on Quién Dijo Ayer, a double-disc greatest-hits collection featuring 13 of his best-known songs on one disc and new recordings of those same songs on the other disc, plus three new songs. The hits compiled here are mostly from the 1990s, when Arjona emerged as one of Latin pop's most impressive songwriting talents: "Te Conozco" (1991); "Mujeres," "Jesús Verbo No Sustantivo" (1993); "Historia de Taxi," "Señora de las Cuatro Décadas," "Realmente No Estoy Tan Solo" (1994); "Se Nos Muere el Amor," "Tu Reputación" (1996); "Dime Que No," "Tarde (Sin Daños a Terceros)" (1998); "Si el Norte Fuera el Sur" (1999); "Cuándo" (2000); and "A Ti" (2002). After the turn of the century, Arjona began to release progressively less new material; in fact, after Santo Pecado (2002) he has released only one album of new material, Adentro (2005), to date. Like Lados B (2003) and Solo (2004), Quién Dijo Ayer is therefore likely to frustrate some longtime fans who would prefer an album of new material rather than yet another set of recycled material from years past. Thankfully, there are the three new songs, two of which ("Quién," "Quiero") are great, so much so they fit right in alongside all the hits. As for the newly recorded versions of Arjona's greatest hits, they're generally faithful to the original versions. The most evident exceptions are "Si el Norte Fuera el Sur" (performed in a ska style with Panteón Rococó) and "Historia de Taxi" (performed in a salsa style with Marc Anthony). There are a few other duets, but the arrangements are similar to the original versions. While only a couple of the new versions depart stylistically from the originals, the contemporary productions breathe new life into these songs, which should be well known by longtime fans. For the economically minded, Quién Dijo Ayer was also made available in a single-disc Special Edition comprised of only the new recordings rather than a double-disc collection half comprised of previously released (and previously compiled) material. In either edition, the quality of the newly recorded music is stellar, if perhaps overly familiar to some.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/2008
Label:
Sony U.S. Latin
UPC:
0886971622522
catalogNumber:
716225

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Performance Credits

Ricardo Arjona   Primary Artist
Matt Rollings   Piano
Eros Ramazzotti   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Coros
Pablo Aslan   Double Bass
Kim Ballard   Hammond B3
Robbie Buchanan   Piano
Sal Cuevas   Bass Guitar,Bajo Sexto
Doug Emery   Piano,Keyboards
Mick Guzauski   Mezcla
Julio Hernandez   Bass Guitar,Bajo Sexto
Michael Landau   Electric Guitar
Lee Levin   Percussion,Drums,Bateria
Marta Sánchez   Background Vocals,Coros
Milton Sesenton   Piano
Sergio George   Piano,Keyboards
Dan Warner   Acoustic Guitar
Alberto Barros   Trombone
Alfredo Oliva   Concert Comedienne
Armando Montiel   Percussion
Chris Glansdorp   Cello,Chelo
Robert Vilera   Percussion,Bongos,Timbales
Isaías G. Asbun   Mezcla
Fernando Otero   Piano,Guest Appearance
Tony Rijos   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Rodrigo Cárdenas   Bass Guitar,Bajo Sexto
Rodrigo Duarte   Cello,Chelo
Hector del Curto   Bandoneon
Ben Wish   Mezcla
Dante Vargas   Trumpet
Pedro Alfonso   Strings,Violin,String Quartet
Tommy Torres   Background Vocals,Coros
Pete Wallace   Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Miami Symphonic Services   Strings
John Falcone   Bass Guitar,Bajo Sexto
Aaron Cruz   Double Bass
Don Gorri   Electric Guitar
Missael   Saxophone
Monel   Electric Guitar
Paco Barajas   Trombone
Felipe Bustamante   Keyboards
Darío Espinosa   Bass Guitar,Bajo Sexto
Eric Lopez   Background Vocals,Coros
Otávio DeMoraes   Bass Guitar,Bajo Sexto
Jorge 'Chiquis' Amaro   Drums
Luis Dr. Shenka   Background Vocals
Dennys "Papacho" Savon   Conga
Juan 'Figlito' Casas   Trumpet
Wolfram Koesser   Cello
Sami Merdinian   Violin
Tanis 'El Bambino'   electronic percussion
Hiram Paniagua   Drums

Technical Credits

Ricardo Arjona   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Doug Emery   Choir Arrangement
Lee Levin   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Choir Arrangement
Bob St. John   Engineer
Tom Swift   Engineer
Milton Sesenton   Producer,Audio Production
Sergio George   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Dan Warner   Audio Production
Benny Faccone   Engineer
Jose Gomez   Programming
Isaías G. Asbun   Engineer
Miguel Luna   Composer
Ricardo Calderon   Graphic Design
Cristian Zalles   Engineer
Isaias Garcia   Engineer
Fernando Otero   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Tony Rijos   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Ben Wish   Engineer
Ernesto Franco   Photo Assistance
Pedro Alfonso   Engineer
Panteón Rococó   Audio Production
Tommy Torres   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production,Vocal Producer,Choir Arrangement
Joaquín Pizarro   Engineer
Otávio DeMoraes   Choir Arrangement
Gringos   Audio Production
Jorge 'Chiquis' Amaro   Audio Production
Carlos Dattoli   Audio Production
Carlos Alvarez   Engineer

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