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Postales is Gaby Moreno's first major release. It features twelve studio recordings, including the radio single "Ave Que Emigra." Postales showcases Moreno's voice with a soulful pop, yet bluesy sound that she embraces during her years of singing and looking up to her signing idols Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone. It has been quite some time that a soulful and very powerful voice enters the Latin music scene as the one that Moreno showcases. It is a long time coming and throughout her world tour with Ricardo arjona, the timing couldn't be more perfect.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 4, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Music Latina
  • ASIN: B008MA7RYM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,640 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Nathan Meyers on November 22, 2012
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Gaby Moreno has a smoky, bluesy, jazzy voice that will win over even the hardest of hearts. Making complete logical sense, Gaby's musical style is heavily influenced by the jazz and blues musical NYC scene she found herself immersed in for several years. Making more logical sense, Gaby's musical style is also influenced by her Latin American roots. Making little sense, yet working out wonderfully, Gaby mashes these genres into the incredible product that is 'Postales.' Hesitant about the success of such a mash-up within her Latin American peers, the predecessor to this album, 'Illustrated Songs,' featured a few Spanish-language songs interspersed among mostly English numbers. Gaby also admitted the difficulty of translating the sentiments embedded in American Blues and Jazz music into Spanish. On 'Postales,' Gaby throws all reservations to the wind and laces solely-spanish lyrics over a wide array of musical arrangements influenced by Blues, Jazz, and Latin American music.

No matter your understanding of Spanish, this album features an incredible amount of work and is worth more than a handful of listens. 'No Estoy Tan Mal,' 'Ave Que Emigra,' 'Blues del Mar,' and 'Quizas, Quizas, Quizas' are my favorite and magnificently show the diverse scope of Gaby's abilities. 'El Sombreron' is quite fun and (as with all the songs) an understanding of Spanish will only enhance the listener's experience. 'El Sombreron' is her take on the classic Guatemalan fairy tale, 'La Llorona,' which features a ghost-like woman kidnapping children who fail to obey their parents. Anyways, if nothing else motivates you, buy this album to support this incredible musical artist. I guarantee repeated listens will win you over.
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I liked Gaby's first album, but the later albums started to show more style and growth on her part. I'm glad she started writing songs in Spanish because there aren't many artists that create this type of music in that language. Her music style is so varied that it's hard to say what genre it is, I guess this album is Spanish blues, 60s, 20s, folk, oldies, carnival? all of the above. The Juegos y Miedo song is sort of trippy which I thoroughly enjoy, but then she goes and writes the wonderful song, El Sombreron... c'mon give it up for her talents. So many of these songs are extremely catchy and beautifully written. This is one of those albums with melodies that you can replay over and over. This is exactly what I was looking for so I'm happy with it. Remarkably she sings the same, maybe better, in person so go to one of her shows if you can.

Gaby, if you're reading this... make a musical! En Spanglish.
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By lorenzo on December 31, 2012
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turned on to Gaby by Sister-In-Law, this album is very good. it's dificult for Spanish artists to make folk/blues rock music without sounding like they are trying to copy something they are not. this album is very good and is in my rotation with Enrique Bunbury, Jarabe De Palo and Los Pericos. listen to Illustrated Songs by Gaby before you buy, I was very disappointed as a lot of it sounded like it was from a musical, sorry I don't get the deal with musicals....
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If this were a fair world, Gaby Moreno would be as big as Bonnie Raitt - but wait a while, she probably will be. Her combination of soulful singing and guitar playing were a thing to behold on her first two albums, and while this album (her first entirely in Spanish) may not be an obvious choice for those of us who only speak English, if you are a fan of great singing and songwriting you'll be listening to it over and over regardless of the language barrier.

As with her previous albums, the album is diverse (blues, folk, traditional Spanish music, rock) and excellent all the way through. She's gaining a lot of attention worldwide - and I'm sure soon at home as well (she's Guatemalan, but now lives in LA).
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I have a friend from Mexico who generally leads me to incredible latin artists, so I was very proud that I found one on my own that the both of us love. She has a wide pallet which I enjoy. It ranges from blues style music, to a little more folksy. A very beautiful gem. I am amazed she isnt more well known in the states, but I think it is just a matter of time.
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This is what we've been waiting for. A true, original artist. A departure from all the mediocrity that pollutes our airwaves. Gaby Moreno distills that which is best in other traditions into her own unique style. What a voice!
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I picked up Postales after recently becoming a fan of Gaby Moreno's. I frist heard her voice on Fuiste tú by Ricardo Arjona which features her vocals. I don't even like Ricard Arjona that much but when I heard her voice I had find out more so I went to YouTube saw her NPR (I love NPR too!) Tiny Desk concert and was pretty much hooked from there.

This album is all in Spanish but if you only speak English don't let that be a deterrent for it. It's a very laid back and relaxing album and I have listened to it over many times. It features both Gaby's electric and Acoustic guitar playing. She is a very skilled guitarist in a addition to having a great soulful voice.

I give this album 5/5 but would like to hear some Bossa Nova in the future.
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