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There's certainly no rule written down that over-produced Latin pop has to sound stale, and the great triumph of Emmanuel's Presenta... is that it not only balances live playing and post-production finesse, but really revels in the abilities of its production unit. True, there is a tight band undergirding every track here, but it's simply one layer in the grand confection delivered by producer Emanuele Ruffinengo, the Nelson Riddle of modernist Latin pop. For Emmanuel Presenta..., he's the author of a big, muscled sound that keeps up with Emmanuel's varying performance personalities, updating his style without sounding excessively contrived. The lead track, "Falsaria," is all the proof one needs, flirting with digital handclaps and synthesizer stabs — even Emmanuel's voice is slightly digitized — while never losing the devastating swing of a classic Emmanuel song. Justifying the title (and made near necessary by the high amount of covers), our star here slips into different characters with just a tip of his fedora hat, playing the badass for "El Bodeguero," the smooth lothario on his luscious remake of "Suavecito," and a tormented lover on the Cuban classic "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas." It's a rare record that upends stylistic convention by playing up the standard, but Presenta... accomplishes its mission by sheer virtue of the talents of producer and performer combining in perfect harmony.

Customer Reviews

Fine Latin music

Excellent dance music, here: Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Merengue, Salsa, etc....

el mejor disco de emmanuel

emmanuel mis respetos con la cancion .... suavecito....mi linda

Rivera's Suavecito Mix Awesome!

That's all there is to say. It's an amazing Latino dance song (and I'm not into Latino house)..but I LOVE this song


Born: April 16, 1955 in Mexico City, Mexico

Genre: Latin Pop

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Born Jesús Emmanuel Acha Martinez on April 16, 1955 in Mexico City, Emmanuel has been popular in his native country beginning in the mid-'70s, noted for his ballad skills and his ability to convey subtle emotions with his voice. (These are best heard on Íntimamente, his landmark album from 1980, that featured a parade of hits.) A pop star through and through, he's also celebrated for fearlessness in expanding his musical boundaries, drawing from a variety of sources including soul, R&B, and gospel....
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  • $19.99
  • Genres: Latin Pop, Music, Latino
  • Released: Apr 22, 2003

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