by Marc Anthony
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Marc Anthony comes on like a suave, less jumpy alternative to Ricky Martin on this mostly English-language album. Having already introduced itself to the pop mainstream with the salsa-tinged single "I Need to Know," Marc Anthony offers several other obvious crossover hits, ranging from the Rodney Jerkins-produced Latin-funk fusion of "She's Been Good to Me" to the lovelorn midtempo ballad "When I Dream at Night." However, Anthony's agreeably keening voice is too often applied to the sort of colorless adult-contemporary material typical of Michael Bolton and Mariah Carey mainstay Walter Afansieff, who produces or coproduces three tracks here. The result is often more interesting in sociological terms--Anthony fans who, like the star, were born to Latino parents in America are as sure to eat this disc up as his new Caucasian admirers--than in musical ones. Ain't that America? --Rickey Wright
|Audio CD Release Date:||September 28, 1999|
|Number Of Discs:||1|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 273 reviews|
|1. ||When I Dream At Night|
|2. ||Am I The Only One|
|3. ||I Need To Know|
|4. ||You Sang To Me|
|5. ||My Baby You|
|6. ||No One|
|7. ||How Could I|
|8. ||That's Okay|
|9. ||Don't Let Me Leave|
|10. ||Remember Me|
|11. ||She's Been Good To Me|
|12. ||Love Is All|
|13. ||Dimelo (I Need To Know)|
|14. ||She's Been Good To Me (Spanish)|
|15. ||Da La Vuelta|
|Average Customer Review: ( 273 customer reviews )
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27 of 27 found the following review helpful:
Most passionate unique Latin sensibility. Nov 19, 2000
By Eva Burris
This album was long over due for Marc Anthony, who until now has resisted the lure of the american pop scene. His music has always been authentic and steadfastly traditional, garnering respect from salsa aficionados. The release of this first English-speaking album is huge to say the least. He is not just another crossover by any means. The only thing he shares with fellow Latin recording artist Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez is a similar cultural heritage. Anthony is a passionate singer and it shows in his music, both english and spanish. This album is proof of that. He melded his urban American upbringing with his Puerto Rican roots to bring us a unique Latin sensibility. So if you like music that can make you move your feet, and touch your heart in a unique passionate way, here it is. Hold on to your seat for a ride you won't soon forget. A must have CD. To make your experience even better I recomend his first two albums, Otra Nota and Todo a Su Tiempo, which went platinum.
21 of 22 found the following review helpful:
A Piece of Treasure! Nov 25, 1999
By L. Soh
I was at Borders listening to many of the new releases and then I just casually sampled this album. Man I was blown away by this! Marc Anthony has got a vocals that are powerful but yet sincere and heartfelt...The production is solid. This is an album that is very complete...that is just no necessity to skip any tracks! I was so excited about the discovery of this gem that I told some of my friends about it immediately.
26 of 29 found the following review helpful:
Wonderful - a true, pure delight! Jun 24, 2000
I thought this CD by Marc Anthony is good. The only bad part about this CD is that he didn't add the song "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You" that he sang for the movie, 'The Mask of Zorro'. I was disappointed about that because I really liked that song and usually when artists sing songs for movies, they put those songs on their albums, too. But above all that, this CD is awesome. I especially like the songs "I Need To Know" and "You Sang to Me". Marc Anthony has a good, strong talented voice and his music is catchy with a good beat and danceable music. This music makes you wanna get up and dance. It can also be very relaxing music. So if you like Latin music (for example: Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria Estefan, Selena, etc.) then this is for you and you'll love this Marc Anthony album! Even if you don't perfer Latin music you'll still enjoy listening to Marc Anthony's brilliant, stunning voice and music.
15 of 16 found the following review helpful:
A Truly Great POP Album Mar 29, 2000
By David M. Sulkers
Let's set things straight, Marc Anthony has got to have the greatest voice on any male POP star since Michael Jackson. Let's face it, the man can sing! And on this CD, he does just that. The CD starts off with the beautiful 'When I Dream At Night' which I like because with his voice and the way he pronounces his words, you can feel the longing in the song and the effect is breathtaking. Now there is alot of sappy stuff on this CD, like 'Am I The Only One' and 'My Baby You', but he picks it up again with the already Top 10 hit 'I Need To Know' which totaly groves and rocks. It was last summer I first heard him, during the credits of the movie Runaway Bride, his song 'You Sang To Me' played and I knew I had to find out whoever was singing that masterful song. It is great, the best on the entire CD, his new single too. Other highlights on the CD include, 'That's Okay', 'She's Been Good To Me' and the spanish versions of the uptempo songs. I'm not one for melodrama, and this CD has got alot of it, but all in all this is a great first time English effort and I hope to see more from him the future, oh yeah and unlike other 'Latin' artist's, this guy actually writes his own material! Four out of Five
11 of 11 found the following review helpful:
THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL........THE SALSA KING! Feb 27, 2000
I'd like to start by saying that Marc Anthony doesn't have an "alright" voice. He has one of the most beautiful voices in music. He has a big range and can hold a note forever. His tenor is awesome and the emotion and passion he puts in his music is unbelievable. "I Need To Know" isn't the only hit on this album. Every single song is beautiful. I've been listening to his salsa records for 7 years now and as years go by his talent grows. Every single song this man has sung is excellent and he's the man. He's a very sweet, humble person and I'm definitely a die hard fan. I'd also like to say that I wasn't at all shocked that this album was such a hit. I didn't expect any less from the "King of Salsa", and now pop. That's right, POP. Because this album is off the hook. Better than Ricky's and Enrique's put together. The lyrics to his music are touching and his voice is better than both of these men. I've been fortunate enough to attend 6 of Marc's concerts, including the msg performance recently on HBO, and as always he's put on excellent shows. His energy is unbelievable and is without a doubt the best performer I've ever seen. "Marc es un orgullo latino, y Puerto Rico lo adora".
Marc Anthony is simply PHENOMENAL!
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