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Out of print in the U.S.! 1995 album from the Latin superstar. Segundo Romance won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album and features 11 tracks including 'Sin Ti', 'El Dia Que Me Quieras' and 'Nosotros'. Warner.
Personnel includes: Luis Miguel (vocals); George Doering, Kiko Cibrian (acoustic guitar); Paul Jackson (guitar); Endre Granat, Michael Markman (violin); Brian Dembow (viola); Jodi Burnett, Frederick Seykora (cello); Earl Smith (oboe); Tomy Morgan (harmonica); Jorge Travisano (accordion); Jeff Nathanson (saxophone); Jerry Hey, Dan Higgins, Gary Grant (horns); Ramon Flores (trumpet); Robbie Buchanan, Francisco Loyo (piano, keyboards); Neil Stubenhaus (bass); John Robinson (drums); Luis Conte (percussion).
Recorded at Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles, California.
SEGUNDO ROMANCE won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album.
Personnel: Kiko Cibrián, George Doering (acoustic guitar); Paul Jackson, Jr. (electric guitar); Ramón Stagnaro (requinto, vihuela); Carolyn Osborn, Harris Goldman, Barbara Porter, Tiffany Yi Hu, Leslie Kats, Debra Price, Marc Sazer, Mario de León, Andrea Byers, Joseph Goodman, Kwihee Shambanari, Delia Park, Vivian Wolf, Francine Walsh, Isabelle Daskoff, Jay Rosen, Kirstin Fife, Natalie Leggett, Brian Leonard, Darius Campo, Michael Markman, Endre Granat (violin); Jorge Moraga, Kenneth Burward-Hoy, Matthew Funes, Rollice Dale, Karie Prescott, John Scanlon, Brian Dembow (viola); Bruce Donnelly, Jodi Burnett, Anne Karam, Suzie Katayama, Larry Corbett, Armen Ksadjikian, Frederick Seykora (cello); Tommy Morgan (harmonica); Jorge Travisano (bandoneon); Earl Smith (oboe); Jeff Nathanson (saxophone); Ramon Flores (trumpet); Dan Higgins, Gary Grant, Jerry Hey (brass, horns); Bill Rickenbach (brass); William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. (horns); Francisco Loyo, Robbie Buchanan (piano, keyboards); John "J.R." Robinson (drums); Luis Conte (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Paul McKenna.
Recording information: Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographer: Carlos Somonte.
Mexican superstar Luis Miguel followed up his immensely successful ballads collection, Romance, with the aptly titled Grammy-winner Segundo Romance (meaning second romance). The album, of course, is a first-rate collection of timeless Latin American standards. Miguel, one of Latin America's reigning superstars, has a wonderful, passionate voice, and the songs were exquisitely produced by the artist himself. The album opens with a romantic accordion leading into the first song, "El Dia Que Me Quieras," setting the tone for the rest of the set. Other highlights include his lush version of "La Media Vuelta," one of the album's biggest hits, complete with horns, strings, and Spanish guitars. Another highlight, "Solamente Una Vez," is complimented with a harmonica. All of this simply illustrates the lush production which went into this surefire hit, which further established Miguel as a first-rate balladeer, and further entrenched his immense international popularity, not only with the youth market, but with an older, more sophisticated market as well. ~ Jose F. Promis