Mí Tierra

Mí Tierra

by Gloria EstefanGloria Estefan


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Gloria Estefan's first U.S. Spanish-language album, Mi Tierra is one of her most satisfying, and a step above her English-language pop albums. Her voice is extremely well suited for the material, and the result is a breezy, sunny album with moments of melancholy and longing -- in short, one of her most consistent albums to date. Additionally, some of the best-known and most well-respected Latin musicians were employed to further embellish the album. There are plenty of happy upbeat songs on this set, including "Montuno," the anthemic "Mi Tierra," "¡Sí Señor!...," "No Hay Mal Que por Bien No Venga," and "Hablemos el Mismo Idioma," which are all perfect for a summer cocktail pool party. The ballads are among her most compelling, among these "Con los Anos Que Me Quedan," with beautiful lyrics and guitars augmenting the lovely melodies. That song, incidentally, later resurfaced as the English-language "If We Were Lovers," which can be found on her Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 collection. Other ballad highlights include the longing "Mi Buen Amor" and "Volveras." The lyrics, which are included in their English translations, resonate much more in Spanish. This set easily ranks as one of Estefan's best albums, albeit least commercial. True fans of the artist will love this set, which showcases her as much more of an organic talent than her pop songs demonstrate. On "Hablemos el Mismo Idioma" she suggests, "Brother, give me your hand, let's speak the same language," and that language is music. An album such as this deserves to be listened to and appreciated by everyone, Spanish-speaking or not. A true pleasure.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/22/1993
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886976979324
catalogNumber: 769793
Rank: 23758

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gloria Estefan   Primary Artist,Coro,Arreglos
Tito Puente   Timbales
Paquito D'Rivera   Soloist
Arturo Sandoval   Soloist
Debbie Spring   Violin,Viola,Cuerda
Jon Secada   Coro
Luis Enrique   Timbales
Tres Caballeros   Coro,Coros
Chamin Correa   Coro,Coros,Requinto
Randy Barlow   Coro,Arreglos
Robert Basso   Violin
Jorge Casas   Coro,Arreglos,Tres Cubano
Mike Couzzi   Mezcla
Sheila E.   Conga,Timbales
Emilio Estefan   Arreglos
Teddy Mulet   Coro,Soloist
Clay Ostwald   Piano,Arreglos
Cheito Quinonez   Coro
Phil Ramone   Mezcla
Nelson Gonzalez   Tres Cubano
Paquito Hechavarria   Piano
Alfredo Oliva   Viola
Pablo Flores   Mezcla
Jorge Orbon   Violin
Estéfano   Arreglos
Alexander Prilutchi   Violin
Jorge Sicre   Cello
Steve Sigurdson   Cello
Phil Tempkins   Violin
Max Teppich   Violin
Serena Radaelli   Estilista
Rafael Barrios   Timbales,Guiro
Orquesta Sinfonica De Londres   Cuerda
Alejandro Correa   Coro,Coros
Roberto Luis Rodriguez   Soloist
Alfredo Correa   Coro,Coros
Robertino Trovati   Vestuario
Eric Schilling   Mezcla
Juanito R. Marquez   Tres,Arreglos
Cachao   Arreglos
Mannie López   Quijada

Technical Credits

Cachao   Composer
Gloria Estefan   Composer,Lyricist
Jon Secada   Composer,Lyricist
Charles Dye   Engineer
Emilio Estefan   Composer,Lyricist
Patrice Wilkinson Levinsohn   Engineer
Ron Taylor   Engineer
Rafael Ferro   Composer
Frank Miret   Engineer
Jorge Luis Piloto   Composer
Estéfano   Composer
Eric Schilling   Engineer
Juanito R. Marquez   Composer

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