◎回归本位 以葛洛丽雅最自豪的古巴文化为养分 勾勒出一张美丽、记忆、自我的拉丁情怀
◎「山塔那」灵魂人物Carlos Santana、古巴裔电影巨星Andy Garcia、自古巴投奔自由的著名小喇叭手 Arturo Sandoval、拉丁打击乐宗师Giovanni Hidalgo、拉丁乐坛最长寿的音乐鬼才Johnny Pacheco等全球顶尖古巴裔音乐人通力合作，打造全新拉丁音乐性感新风情
今年葛洛丽雅终於回归本位，以她最自豪的古巴文化为音乐蓝本，用最熟悉的西班牙语为音乐灵魂，歌颂属於她自己最原始的音乐根源与文化内涵，推出这张全新「90 Millas」专辑。参予这张专辑制作的名人包含举世闻名的「山塔那」灵魂人物Carlos Santana、以教父第三集走红国际影坛的古巴裔电影巨星Andy Garcia、自古巴投奔自由的著名小喇叭手 Arturo Sandoval、全世界第一个让贝斯这个乐器成为音乐主角的古巴音乐奇才Cachao、拉丁打击乐宗师Giovanni Hidalgo、拉丁乐坛最长寿的音乐鬼才Johnny Pacheco等一流顶尖音乐家。葛洛丽雅以最简单虔诚的文字与对拉丁音乐的原始情怀，向过去50年来的蜚声国际的拉丁音乐家们致上作崇高的敬意。DVD特别收录本张「爱在哈瓦纳」专辑的制作过程的纪录片（拉丁 / 英语发音）以及首支单曲No Llores完整版Music Video及幕后花絮，绝对是喜爱葛洛丽雅伊斯特芬的乐迷不可错过的专辑！
发行公司： SONY MUSIC [发行商品]
发行类型： 西洋CD . 英文 . CD .
Audio CD (September 18, 2007)
Original Release Date: 2007
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Sony International
Review by Jason Birchmeier [-]
Ever since Gloria Estefan split from Miami Sound Machine in 1989 to go solo, her best efforts tended to be her Spanish-language ones, and her fourth such album, 90 Millas, is no exception. In fact, it might be her best overall effort -- regardless of language -- since Mi Tierra (1993), which was her first to be sung entirely in Spanish and an instant, best-selling classic. In a couple ways, 90 Millas is a follow-up to Mi Tierra. Both are heartfelt albums inspired by Cuba and Cuban music -- whereas Abriendo Puertas (1995) and Alma Caribeña (2000), Estefan's other two prior Spanish-language efforts, were more broadly Hispanic and Caribbean, respectively, in their influences and intent -- and both 90 Millas and Mi Tierra are graced by some of Latin music's most gifted instrumentalists, many of them legends. In this case, the featured guests include Papo Lucca, Johnny Pacheco, Candido Camero, Paquito d'Rivera, Nelson González, Andy García, Sheila E, Carlos Santana, Orestes Vilato, Israel "Cachao" López, Generoso Jiménez, Giovanni Hidalgo, India, José Feliciano, Arturo Sandoval, Sal Cuevas, and Luis Enrique. It's an impressive lineup of musicians; for instance, the album's lead single, "No Llores," alone boasts Carlos Santana on electric guitar, José Feliciano on acoustic guitar, Sal Cuevas on bass, Sheila E. on timbales, and Luis Enrique on congos and bongos. That's not all, though. 90 Millas also boasts an ace production and songwriting team: husband/impresario Emilio Estefan (of course) and the Gaitán Bros. (Ricardo and Alberto). Then there's Gloria herself, who is the vehicle for this superstar project. She's in good voice here -- as well-mannered and graceful as usual -- and co-writes many of the songs. Yet it's the musicianship and the songs themselves, surprisingly few of them ballads, that shine brightest here on this love letter to Cuba, that oft-romanticized, and fiercely politicized, island 90 miles off the coast of Florida. Though born there, Gloria left as a child. In her heart, however, she never left her homeland behind, as this album and its predecessor, Mi Tierra, make clear, for both albums are among the best -- and certainly most poetic and impassioned -- efforts of her long, illustrious career. Practically every song here is a gem, and they're a rarity in 2007, a year in which traditional Cuban music like this couldn't have been further away from the mainstream of Latin music in America, where regional Mexican and urban dominated the marketplace.
Format:CD, Album, Digipak
Genre:Electronic, Latin, Pop
Style:Cubano, Danzon, Disco, Latin
5.0 out of 5 stars "Mi Tierra" Part 2 - She finally did it! September 19, 2007
By Marc Cabir Davis
For years, I have waited for Gloria to make a sequel to her smash early 1990s classic "Mi Tierra" (the best Spanish language album in existence, according to me). Who could forget that album, and song after beautiful song that still resonate after all these years - "Si Senor" and the absolutely breathtaking "Con Los Anos Que me Quedan".
"90 Millas" is more of a return to form for Gloria, and outdoes all her previous CDs from the late 1990s. At one point, the native language albums from Estefan were not at all inspiring or interesting, and seemed to insult the memory of "Mi Tierra". However, when I first heard "No Llores" I knew this was the return of Gloria in a big way, and Im glad to report that the entire CD has the very Cuban, carnival feel that some of the upbeat tracks on "Mi Tierra" did. Remember "No Hay Mal"? Well, this CD has LOTS of songs just like that, so you know what you're in for.
If you liked her last album, the widely appreciated "Unwrapped", you will love this. Its three times better, and quite an achievement. Also, if you know anyone who loves "Mi Tierra", this would make a perfect gift for that person. If you're Cuban, you need to obviously own this immediately. I'm so glad that Gloria is embracing her Cuban roots without any pretense.
The Bottom Line
Gloria Estefan's 4th Spanish-language album is her best, not surprising when you consider the spectacular cast of musicians that join her on this homage to her native Cuba. 90 Millas takes Estefan back to her roots with lots of varied Afro-Cuban rhythms and genres, some pure in form, others mixed with her trademark pop sound. A must have for any fan of modern, Afro-Cuban music.
"No Llores", the break-out single with Santana, Feliciano and Sheila E.
"Esperando" addressed to Cubans on the island
Duet with La India on "90 Millas"
Guest artists: Carlos Santana, Jose Feliciano, Andy Garcia, India, Johnny Pacheco
And Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Cachao, Papo Lucca, Generoso and more
Released by Sony BMG Legacy
Guide Review - CD Review: Gloria Estefan - 90 Millas
The cross-over success of Miami Sound Machine /Gloria Estefan's 1985 album Primitive Love changed the group's musical direction; the music moved more to Latin-tinged Pop, the language was more often English than Spanish, MSM moved to the background while the shy Estefan moved to headliner status. She did make 3 other Spanish-language albums: Mi Tierra(1993), Abriendo Puertas (1995) and Alma Caribena (2000).
Estefan fans who prefer the Afro-Cuban to the Pop are going to be overjoyed with 90 Millas. The Spanish-language album is a return to grass-roots Cuban music interspersed with heavily Cuban-tinged pop. 90 miles is the distance between Key West and Cuba and, in that vein, 90 Millas is a celebration of the island Estefan called home until Castro's coup and the family's 1959 move north to Miami.
The truly amazing part of 90 Millas is the guests that Estefan brings to her musical fiesta. The ultimate 'A' list of Latin artists join her in an explosion of tropical rhythm and music.
The album took two years to make. Gloria and Emilio Estefan wrote the songs then wrote the guest list, dividing the 20+ artists into a blend of older Latin legends and current, younger icons. Some of the old school include Johnny Pacheco, Papo Luca, Candido Camero and Chocolate Armenteros. The new is represented, in part, by Carlos Santana, Jose Feliciano, India, Sheila E., Arturo Sandoval and Andy Garcia.
Put all these elements together and you get a feast for the senses, redolent of Cuban nights and brimming with joyous rhythm and song.
If you like extra spice, put on those earphones to really hear these extraordinary musicians doing what they do best.
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Barcode and Other Identifiers
Label Code: LC 15882
01. Me Odio 3:17
02. No Llores 4:12
03. Lo Nuestro 4:14
04. Píntame De Colores 3:33
05. Caridad 3:21
06. Yo No Cambiaría 3:42
07. Bésame 3:53
08. Refranes 2:59
09. A Bailar 3:43
10. Esta Fiesta No Va Cabar 3:51
11. Volveré 3:44
12. Esperando (Cuando Cuba Sea Libre) 4:41
13. Morenita 4:13
14. 90 Millas 3:02