Natalie Cole – Natalie Cole En Espanol (2013) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Natalie Cole – Natalie Cole en Español (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 43:37 minutes | 519 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Digital booklet | @ Verve Records

Produced by Rudy Perez (“Latin Music Producer of the Decade“ – Billboard), Natalie Cole En Espanol finds the multi-GRAMMY® winner inspired by both the bilingual recording legacy of her father Nat King Cole and a growing passion for the timeless romanticism of the great Latin music composers. The must-have recording will reintroduce a new generation of fans to many of Latin Music’s most romantic standards – with both new interpretations of Spanish-language classics previously recorded by Nat King Cole, and Natalie’s own personal selection of songs that have touched her heart and make this album truly her own. This wonderful balance of both old and new classics is perfectly illustrated by the special vocal collaborations that highlight the album, with Natalie joining Juan Luis Guerra on the Dominican Maestro’s own “Bachata Rosa,” while looking further back with Andrea Bocelli on the eternal “Besame Mucho.” But without question, the most emotional pairing of the album finds Natalie joining her father in a heartfelt duet of “Acercate Mas” – utilizing the same technique as their GRAMMY® winning, globally multi-Platinum recording of “Unforgettable.”

In 1958, Nat King Cole released Cole Español, the singer’s first of three Spanish-language albums. He went to Mexico, and took his daughter along, to promote the release. Over half a century later, she takes a cue from her father with En Español. The album contains Natalie’s own versions of songs her father recorded, including “Quizás, Quizás, Quizás” and “Solamente una Vez.” Additionally, “Acércate Más” incorporates Nat’s 1958 take à la “Unforgettable” and “Walkin’ My Baby Back Home.” Despite the likenesses, this isn’t a mere throwback to a brief phase in Nat’s career. Produced by Rudy Pérez – who also translates the Beatles’ “And I Love Her” for a sleepy “Yo Lo Amo” – much of the material was originally written and recorded well after the early ’60s. There are several guests, including Andrea Bocelli on “Bésame Mucho,” Juan Luis Guerra on an update of his “Bachata Rosa,” and pianist Arthur Hanlon on a brisk five-song medley that leads with Tito Puente’s “Oye Como Va.” Natalie’s connection to the source probably isn’t much deeper than that of her father; interviews noted her enthusiasm for Mexican food and that she took Spanish classes in high school. The album, nonetheless, is a likable diversion from her norm. What she lacks in fluency is made up with zest.

01 – Frenesi
02 – Voy A Apagar La Luz / Contigo Aprendi – Medley
03 – Acércate Más
04 – Mañana De Carnaval
05 – Bésame Mucho
06 – Quizás, Quizás, Quizás
07 – Solamente Una Vez
08 – Oye Como Va – Medley
09 – Yo Lo Amo (And I Love Him)
10 – El Día Que Me Quieras
11 – Bachata Rosa
12 – Amapola