10 Songs, 36 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
302 Ratings
302 Ratings


Soon To Be A Classic!!

I Just Got This Album Today and i already played it 10 times on my ipod, without skipping any songs.

Marc Anthony did a great job paying tribute to el gran Hector Lavoe, his vocals are near perfect performing these songs, though the only thing missing from Marc's voice is Hector's swagger.

The songs sound just like the originals,
the only bad thing about this album is track 10.... Jennifer lopez. why is she even on the album?!!
all the songs are good but i just wish he would have sung Periodico De Ayer, y La Murga De Panana.


I really hope people pay attention to this album.... WE NEED TO BRING GREAT SALSA BACK!!


A Job Well DOne

You people that are saying he's no Hector Lavoe..Well Of course he's not..But Marc deserve's an applause he's one of the great's just like Mr.LAvoe.. and Marc has never said he sounded like hector..so stop criticzing him and jennifer..if you have nothing nice to say then dont say anything..Way To MArc ANd JEN..Can't wait of the COncert..


Awesome....Hector was the greatest.

This is a great cd. It shows Marc Anthony completely out of his element. I mean tackling Hector is no easy task. But this CD does not let down. We see a strong and aggressive Marc Anthony on vocals. Marc absolutely put his heart and soul into this role and it shows in the music of Hector. Thank you for this great addition on where Salsa used to be and should be. Will be seeing the movie. Boricua's represent.

About Marc Anthony

A multi-talented artist, Marc Anthony has balanced an acting career with a musical career. In addition to appearing in films like The Substitute, Big Night, and Hackers, and in Broadway productions such as Paul Simon's The Capeman, Anthony rose to the top level of Latino music. The biggest-selling salsa artist of all time, Anthony was included on a Top Ten list of influential New Yorkers compiled by New York Magazine.

Instructed in music theory and composition by his father, Anthony grew up listening to Latin musicians, including Rubén Blades, Hector Lavoe, and Willie Colón, and contemporary pop recordings by Air Supply and José Feliciano. At age 12, Anthony and his sister were discovered by David Harris, a producer of demos and commercials; Anthony was hired to sing background on several productions. His songwriting skills became evident, and an early composition, "Boy, I've Been Told," became a Top 40 hip-hop hit for school friend Safire. Anthony subsequently sang background vocals on Safire's debut album. He also sang on albums by the Latin Rascals and Menudo.

Teaming with producer and disc jockey Little Louie Vega, Anthony recorded his debut album, When the Night Is Over, in 1991. The Latin hip-hop-style album, which featured guest appearances by Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri, included the single "Ride on the Rhythm," which reached the top slot on Billboard's dance music charts. On November 22, 1991, Anthony was the opening act on a show at Madison Square Garden that celebrated Puente's 100th album release. Anthony's second album, Otra Nota (produced and arranged by Sergio George), was a better representation of Anthony's salsa roots and included the original tune "Juego o Amor." Todo a Su Tiempo, released in 1995, was a continuation of Anthony's collaboration with George.

With his fourth album, Contra la Corriente, Anthony began working with producer/arranger Angel "Cucco" Peña, and it won the 1999 Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Performance. A self-titled English-language album released in 1999 was an overt attempt at crossing over to the mainstream, and it did reach the Top Ten of the main Billboard album chart, with "I Need to Know" peaking at number three. While 2002's Mended was an even greater commercial success, Anthony continued to release Spanish-language albums that were closer to his roots, like 2001's Libre and 2004's Amar sin Mentiras. His profile was only raised by starring as salsa legend Héctor Lavoe in 2007's El Cantante, which co-starred his wife, Jennifer Lopez. All of the Lavoe songs in the film were also sung by Anthony, and the El Cantante soundtrack album was released featuring these versions.

In 2010 he released another Latin album, Iconos, on which he covered classic pop ballads. Anthony and Lopez separated in 2011, eventually divorcing in 2012, but continued to work together on the Latin talent search show Q'Viva! The Chosen. Anthony appeared on Robi Draco Rosa's comeback-from-cancer recording Vida in the spring of 2013. He also issued "Vivir Mi Vida," which topped Billboard's Latin Songs chart for 18 straight weeks, making it the longest-running #1 salsa single of all time. His highly anticipated return-to-salsa album, 3.0, was released in July, his first release of orignal tropical material in nearly a decade. The album received a Latin Grammy for Recording of the Year. ~ Craig Harris

New York, NY
September 16, 1968




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