- Audio CD
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: E1 Entertainment Dist ***
- ASIN: 5558125004
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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Quite frankly at the begining I was shocked because I was like "Yess AL sold out" But...I tell you what. I don't want to hear RACE WITH THE DEVIL ON A SPANISH HIGHWAY for the rest of my life, the way that Yngwie Malmsteen has been stuck with the same lame cds playing Neo Classical because he didn't grow as a musician. Al Di Meola has covered a lot of ground and the songs here are very very well crafted with catchy melodies. I mean this is truly a perfect POP record which is something you can't say today. Well produced, written, sang and most of all, with Al stamp on it. I do look forward one day for a second CD. Ill give it 10 stars than 5 stars! check their site [...]
Agutin is an extremely successful mainstream Russian singer-songwriter. His music is mostly pop, with a lot of Latin influence in the instrumentation and rhythms, particularly on his albums in the 1990s, "Bosonogij Mal'chik" and "Dekameron". Thus, this collaboration with di Meola makes a lot of sense.
Even in Russian, Agutin sometimes varies from the standard Muscovite pronunciation while singing, adding a nasal sound that is a bit of a trademark of his. That tendency was exacerbated on this album by the simple fact that he sings English with an accent. I found the accent distracting (though that might simply be because I'm not used to hearing him sing with an accent). It was not until "If I'll Get A Chance" and "Blue River" that we get to hear him sing anything in his native tongue. The difference is striking.
Even so, his voice retains that mostly-silky-but-slightly-rough quality that made our knees weak in songs like "Na Sirenevoj Lune" ("In the Lilac Moonlight"). A bonus for Russian pop fans is that Anzhelika Varum (Agutin's wife and a pop star in her own right) is clearly audible singing on "If I'll Get a Chance".
Favorite tracks as an Agutin fan: "Portofino" and "If I'll Get a Chance".
Oh, and Al di Meola is really good too. :-)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thought it was instrumental. I didn't care for the male vocals.Published 11 months ago by madden2012
I love Agutin,he is so especial !And his album which he made together with Al Di Meola it is something unbelievable,i like it so much.You can't stop listening it! Read morePublished on February 4, 2010 by Mc
I grew up with Al's music (Splendido Hotel, Kiss my Axe, Casino etc... I have it all) and I like Santana as well, but you gotta know the difference. Read morePublished on September 19, 2009 by Erik Koppany
I love it. Al and Leonid are fantastic together. Hope they make more music together.Published on September 10, 2008 by G. T. Smith
I have all the CD of Al Di Meola. So far this is the worst one I have.Published on September 1, 2008 by Kwong W. Lee
Well, I either ordered this piece or never received it. However, given that it is ADM, what could possibly be bad about it?Published on August 17, 2008 by Jack Rivers
I cannot imagine whatever possessed Al to appear on this CD. As a devoted DiMeola fan, I think this CD is a pure disaster. Even the 30 second intro's were painful to listen to. Read morePublished on April 13, 2008 by Cirquenut
Al DiMeola is definitely the one of the best guitar players of all time and there is no question about it. Read morePublished on December 1, 2005 by Tamer Maximus