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Gloria Estefan has been pumping out Spanish- and English-language pop hits since the ‘80s. Often these are designed for dancing or to put a romantic bounce in your step. Here, she reaches back to Tin Pan Alley and American pop ballads of the mid–20th century. No one could accuse Estefan of selling out with this collection—with 100 million in career sales, she’s doing just fine. Instead, we get a singer testing her mettle against countless others (including more than a few legends) who have recorded many of these tunes. Overall Estefan does fine, maintaining her signature sense of phrasing but leaning toward the subtlety that these songs and arrangements demand. English-language highlights include “Good Morning Heartache” and “How Long Has This Been Going On.” Also notable is her take on Jobim’s lesser-known bossa nova “Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar,” a version of Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile” sung in Spanish, and Carlos Gardel’s “The Day You Say You Love Me” sung in English. As this diva ages, fans could see a lot more of this, and that’s not a bad thing.

Customer Reviews


If you don't like it, don't listen. Nothing is too old nor new. Music is not just pop, music is the language of the soul. Honesty, if you don't like it it's not for you! And if its not for you don't listen. This represent gloria, and if your truly a fan it will speak to you. You criticize this album without hearing the rest of the songs, that shows how ignorant ppl are! Gloria te amo!!! Who cares if its in English! She's bilingual and proud. Her first albums were in English!

I love Gloria but...

These songs just don't go with her voice. She doesn't have the type of voice to sing these standards how they should be done to do them justice. I'm not knocking her singing voice either. She can sing. I grew up on her music and will always be a fan of hers. I have every cd she's ever released both English and Spanish alike. But this is just not a good fit. She is not a jazz / standards artist because she doesn't have the type of voice needed to pull these songs off. Just my honest opinion.

A Little Fire Left

Listening to "How Long Has This Been Going On" the jazz arrangement complete with trumpet is interesting, then Gloria starts to sing. While I like her voice still, it is showing signs of vintage and Gloria instead of caressing her "new" limited range and try songs arranged "in the basement" to suit her deepening alto she tries to sing these recordings in her range of thirty years ago and the result comes off strained. I wouldn't say her career is over but she needs to embrace her age, everyone gets old, it's okay. The cd art, the portrait is stunning and I like the art deco lettering and the packaging suggests the great American songbook and while Carole King is a national treasure her "(You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman" doesn't fit here at all but then again it's been relegated as a bonus track.


Born: September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba

Genre: Pop

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

As one of the biggest new stars to emerge during the mid-'80s, singer Gloria Estefan predated the coming Latin pop explosion by a decade, scoring a series of propulsive dance hits rooted in the rhythms of her native Cuba before shifting her focus to softer, more ballad-oriented fare. Born Gloria Fajardo in Havana on September 1, 1957, she was raised primarily in Miami, Florida, after her father, a bodyguard in the employ of Cuban president Fulgencio Batista, was forced to flee the island following...
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