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Abriendo Puertas by Gloria Estefan

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After re-establishing her Latin identity with Mi Tierra, her tribute to Afro-Cuban music, Cuban American singer Gloria Estefan made yet another surprising move, this time exploring the music of Latin America, mostly Colombia. What started as a modest, end-of-the-year holiday album became perhaps the most artistically satisfying album of her career. Aided by Colombian arranger and producer Kike Santander (who also wrote most of the material), Estefan explores vallenato (the title track and "Dulce Amor"), merengue ("Tres Deseos"), currulao, a Colombian rhythm ("Farolito," the highlight of the album) and, of course, salsa ("Nuevo Dia"). For fans of her ballad singing, Estefan also includes the elegant, "Mas Alla." A quirky Gloria Estefan album, yet one of her best. --Fernando Gonzalez


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  • Audio CD (October 24, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: September 26, 1995
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Epic
  • Run Time: 43 minutes
  • ASIN: B000002B9I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,450 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Stuart Robert Harris on March 23, 2001
Format: Audio CD
It's amazing what happens when artists (re-)connect with things that are really valuable and meaningful to them. With "Mi Tierra" Gloria got back to the Cuban side of her Hispanic heritage and produced a milestone album. With "Abriendo Puertas" she mines the huge wealth of Colombian music to produce a gem.
Open-minded Estefan fans are in for a treat. The songs are based on different local styles, as the liner notes usefully explain. There's an amazing variety of rhythms - all irresistible. The melodies are catchy and Gloria delivers them with her customary warmth and assurance.
You don't need to understand the words in Spanish to enjoy this joyful music, but it's a real bonus if you do. It's notionally a seasonal album but unlike so many this one goes beyond the cliched trappings (chestnuts roasting, jingle bells etc.) and really connects with what the festive season is really be about - reconciliation, new beginnings, generosity, shared memories and good times together.
"Abriendo Puertas" is perfect for any day of the year when body and soul need a little refreshment. GLORIOUS!!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 29, 1999
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"Abriendo Puertas" just edges out "Mi Tierra" as Gloria's best album to date. (Both of those albums would be on my very short list of the best albums anybody released in the 1990s.) "Abriendo Puertas" ("Opening Doors") fuses a variety of Latin and Caribbean styles into something new, positive, and exciting. It is an outstanding concept album, greater as a whole than the sum of its parts. Gloria's singing is terrific here. Her greatest strength as a vocalist is her ability to effortlessly dance her voice through complicated rhythms that would stop other divas with greater range and purer voices cold. What also makes this album so special are the highly creative, challenging, energetic charts by Kike Santander, the just-right and seamless production of Emilio Estefan and Kike Santander and sound achieved by recording engineer Eric Schilling, and... wow... the searing performances by Gloria's band and backup singers. Everything is firing on all cylinders here. Don't shy away from this album just because you don't speak Spanish. (I don't.) You don't need to speak Spanish to understand and appreciate the vibrant energy and positive message of this CD.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By bilahn on December 6, 2001
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Abriendo Puertas is the second of Gloria's three Spanish CDs, but the last I became familiar with. At first I was disappointed as it seemed less "serious" and "cutting edge" than Mi Tierra or Alma Caribena, but increased familiarity has revealed its considerable charms.
This is a holiday (Christmas and New Years) related album, but not really a Christmas album as such. All the songs are based on Latin dance rhythms and represent the kind of high spirited festival music that is popular at that time of year. This is as much composer/arranger/instrumentalist Kike Santander's album as Gloria's-- he has written 10 relentlessly upbeat, wonderfully arranged songs, inventive and polished to perfection. The details of the songs are quite wonderful, and Gloria's singing is ideal for this idiom.
This is really a great album to put you in a good mood, as well as for appreciating top of the line musicanship. The Gold Star award for the songs must go to "Felicidad", which is just that, and the impossibly infectious "Tres Deseos", (try and play it just once!).
All together, Gloria Estefan's 3 Spanish CD's are a real achievement, and prove that her real talent is in her Latin heritage, and not in the rather ordinary English language albums she is more famous for.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "amaris-raine" on January 17, 2002
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Gloria's second Spanish release has to be her most exciting (along with 1998's Gloria!) The songs have a very authentic Latin sound. It's almost like she took the last song from Mi Tierra and continued on with the songs on Abriendo Puertas.
The songs have a New Year's and Christmas theme, with messages about starting over, sending good wishes, as well as about just having fun. "Mas Alla" is the softest number, so lovely it brings a tear to your eye. "Farolito" is the most interesting, because of its tribal blend of chanting and rhythmic hand claps.
There are many different Latin and Caribbean styles, which Gloria has written about prior to the lyrics of each song. She tells what styles you'll hear in the particular song, where they come from, and the instruments that are used to get a particular sound.
This one isn't translated like her two other Spanish CD's are. So, even though you may not get the lyrics, the message of loving life is clear throughout the entire CD.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By GIO on May 14, 2000
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ESTE CD ESTA TAN BUENO COMO EL CD--MI TIERRA--DESDE EL TEMA--ABRIENDO PUERTAS--NUEVO DIA--TRES DESEOS--UNA VEZ MAS ,GLORIA NOS MUESTRA EXCELENCIA EN LA MUSICA LATINA & CON ESOS RITMOS CARIBENOS,QUE LA IDENTIFICAN COMO UN TREMENDO ORGULLO DE NUESTRA MUSICA--MUNDIALMENTE--GLORIA ES LA ARTISTA QUE PUEDE DOMINAR EN ESPANOL/INGLES(TODOS LOS MERCADOS)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 17, 1999
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Abriendo Puertas is a very up-beat, fast, and groovy album. Whether you understand Spanish or not, you will be satisfied with this album. I ordered this album in July, and I do not speak one word of Spanish (being from Canada, I know French) but now I find I have this album on when I am driving in the car. The title track is very uplifting, and the second, Tres Deseos makes you wanna boogy! This is a definate MUST-HAVE for any music fan!!
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