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Historia

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Ricky Martin ~ Historia

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In an attempt to appease Ricky's Spanish-speaking fans and resuscitate his ailing crossover career, the folks at Sony have unleashed La Historia a mere three months after releasing the underperforming Sound Loaded, which has failed to generate any Loca-sized pop hits. The 17-track Historia compiles the biggest Spanish-language hits off Martin's six albums, and--not surprisingly--it's his best effort since 1998's Vuelve. Martin tends to comes off like an overzealous Broadway extra on his English-language albums, but he infuses his Spanish tracks with nuance and passion. "La Copa de la Vida" (the superior original version of "The Cup of Life") crackles with electricity, and "Por Arriba, por Abajo" revels in acoustic energy. Martin also excels at ballads, most notably the pensive "Vuelve" and the exquisite "Perdido sin Ti," his finest recording to date. La Historia also includes rerecorded versions of early hits "Fuego Contra Fuego" and "El Amor de Mi Vida," along with the current hit "Sólo Quiero Amarte." There's no telling how long Martin will make English-language fans shake their bon-bon, but his Spanish catalog promises a long and bright future. --Joey Guerra


1. Maria (Spanglish Radio Edit)
2. Vuelve
3. Bella (She's All I Ever Had)
4. La Bomba
5. A Medio Vivir
6. Perdido Sin Ti
7. Livin' La Vida Loca (Spanish Version)
8. Volveras
9. La Copa De La Vida (La Cancion Oficial De La Copa Mundial, Francia '98) (Spanish)
10. Fuego De Noche, Nieve De Dia
11. She Bangs (Spanish Version)
12. Bombon De Azucar (Spanglish Radio Edit)
13. Fuego Contra Fuego
14. Te Extrano, Te Olvido, Te Amo
15. Por Arriba, Por Abajo
16. El Amor De Mi Vida
17. Solo Quiero Amarte (Nobody Wants To Be Lonely) (Radio Edit)

Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 27, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony U.S. Latin
  • ASIN: B00005A8DJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,406 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dr Gan T. Pau on April 29, 2001
Format: Audio CD
It's about time Ricky released a greatest hits collection, and what a collection it is. It's filled to the brim with some of his most memorable spanish language hit singles, most of them hit #1 on the Latin Charts.
All the familiar ones are there: "Maria", "La Copa De La Vida", "Livin' La Vida Loca" and "Te Extrano Te Olvido Te Amo". A delightful addition comes in the form of the Spanish version of "Nobody Wants To Be Lonely" called "Solo Quiero Amarte". It's very beautifully performed and Ricky really emotes that forlorn lovesick message across like the pro he is. If you thought the English duet version with Christina Aguilera wasn't quite your cup of tea, try this one. It's way, waaaaay better.
Other notable cuts include "La Bomba", "Por Arriba Por Abajo" and of course "She Bangs". Oh yes, look out for two reworked versions of his earliest hits :"Fuego Contra Fuego" and "El Amor De Mi Vida". If you have his 1991 debut Spanish album, try pitting the two versions and you'll see the progress Ricky has made since then. And if the jazzy versions on this album are any indication of his future musical leaning, then his future albums will be something to look out for.
Of course, as with any compilation album, there will always be glaring ommisions; this one is no exception. I was disappointed to find that my favourite tracks "Gracias Por Pensar En Mi" and "No Importa La Distancia" not included. And if you liked his 1993 disc "Me Amaras", too bad because none of the tracks from that album made it here.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By ALEK LAUREANO on April 18, 2001
Format: Audio CD
"La Histria" es un excelente CD que incluye los mejores exitos de Ricky Martin, pero en este CD debio estar el exito "Todo Es Vida" que Ricky Martin grabo con la hermosa y talentosa cantante Jessica Cristina.
Tambien recomiendo los siguientes CD's: "VUELVE" de Ricky Martin, "JESSICA CRISTINA" y "PASIONAL" de Jessica Cristina.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Gilbreath on August 13, 2001
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Being primarily a fan of Ricky Martin's more recent work, I have been slowly branching out to his earlier albums. This means that basically I had only listened to Vuelve, his most recent Spanish-language album, before ordering LH on the recommendation of fellow fans. I found this collection of hits to be very good, a wonderful sampling of what I knew already and what I had yet to learn about this wonderful artist. Some of my standout favorites, in fact, come from his third album, A Medio Vivir, including "Volveras" and "Fuego de Noche, Nieve de Dia."
I think that many people unfamiliar with Ricky are unaware that he has been performing for nearly 20 years and is now working on his 8th album. Most people believe his work began with Vuelve or perhaps even 1999's "Ricky Martin". La Historia allows new Ricky fans to sample his previous work before going out and buying all of his earlier albums, and it also includes the spanish-language versions of the now-familiar songs She's All I Ever Had, She Bangs, Nobody Wants to Be Lonely, and Livin la Vida Loca.
For die-hard fans, LH is a great collection of the best and the brightest. I strongly recommend it for all listeners!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By rickyfanmdr on March 12, 2001
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This Spanish language compilation draws together the best of all six of Ricky Martin's albums! Even if you have all six of his albums already (as I do), it's great to have the best together on one album--and his newly recorded versions of "Fuego Contra Fuego" and "El Amor De Mi Vida" demonstrate how much he has matured as an artist since they first appeared on his first self-titled "Ricky Martin" album in 1991. I don't speak Spanish, but Ricky's songs in Spanish are AWESOME!!! Buy this--you'll love it!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 28, 2001
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What a wonderful way to hear the very best of six of Ricky's albums. If you are a fan of the newer music what a pleasant surprise to hear some of the earlier music that made him famous before we "discovered" him in the USA. Guaranteed to make you want to learn Spanish! The music shows that language is no barrier for pure enjoyment. Even if you have other Ricky Martin albums, the selections on this one gather the best of Ricky so far!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Melinda on February 27, 2001
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Love horns, love piano, love electric and/or acoustic guitar, violens, drums, a voice that will hit parts of you that you weren't aware were there . . . ? This album has it ALL. 99.9% Spanish lyrics, but your mother tongue could be of a distant minority, this album crosses ALL bariers. Ricky Martin most definitely proves himself a Musical, Spiritual Master, in touch with his soul, the soul of all us mere mortals! Open your big heart, your mind, let the music in and let "La Historia" change your life now and, no exaggeration, for all time . . .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By fabio-italy on January 20, 2003
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Do I speak Spanish? I barely can work it...
Does that stop me from buying a cd in a language i do not master? NO!
Everyone who likes Ricky Martin when he sings in English should buy this, because when he sings in Spanish he's just as good.
Of course you do notice differences...
Aside from the Spanish versions of some of his worlwide hits (MARIA, LA COPA DE LA VIDA, LIVIN' LA VIDA LOCA, BELLA and SHE BANGS), most of the tracks appearing here are ballads.
And Ricky unveils such a talented attitude towards the balladeer role when he says it with Spanish words, you will be gladly surprised.
VUELVE is powerful...PERDIDO SIN TI and FUEGO DE NOCHE, NIEVE DE DIA are emotionals.
But Ricky loves to shake that cute butt, and loves his audience to do it as well, so there you go with the salsa explosion of LA BOMBA and POR ARRIBA, POR ABAJO, while BOMBON DE AZUCAR is a radio-friendly pop song.
Music is the international language, breaks down any barrier...do your part and break down a bit more of that barrier.
Buy this and enjoy the flow!
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