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Gloria Estefan ‎- Unwrapped (2003)

Artist: Gloria Estefan
Title: Unwrapped
Year Of Release: 2003
Label: Epic
Genre: Pop
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue) / MP3 320 Kbps
Total Time: 01:03:25
Total Size: 474 Mb / 161 Mb

01. Tu fotografia
02. Te amar?
03. Mientras tanto
04. Hoy
05. A little push
06. Time waits
07. Dangerous game
08. Into you
09. One name
10. I will always need your love
11. Say goodbye
12. I wish you
13. You
14. Famous
15. Te amar ? (english version)
16. Your picture
17. Wrapped
18. In the meantime

Like Jewel and Liz Phair, Gloria Estefan chose a total change of direction for her 2003 release, writing all of the earnest and reflective lyrics for the soul-searching and devoid-of-dance-pop Unwrapped. With the most detailed production to ever grace the singer's albums (swirling Mellotrons, Andean flutes, and a McCartney-esque muted-megaphone vocal trick that shows up too often) Unwrapped stumbles over itself trying to put Estefan's emotional lyrics up front. Longtime collaborator Jon Secada and a revolving door of writers contribute the hookless accompaniment to Estefan's rhetorical flourishes and excessive use of clichés. Her authentic delivery shows she's really behind the new direction, which makes the urgent metaphors a little easier to take in small bites. Without even a hint of levity, sitting through the whole album feels like an exhausting open-mic night at the coffee shop. "Te Amaré" and "Wrapped" right some of the wrongs with light Latin touches offering relief, and the four Spanish-language reprises at the end of the album find the singer sounding twice as confident. The guest spots are left to the less ambitious numbers, with Stevie Wonder adding some exuberance to "Into You," and Chrissie Hynde trading lines with Estefan on "One Name" isn't as awkward as expected. Had Unwrapped snuck in some of the new Gloria among some of the old, it could have been more successful. Covering up the underdeveloped writing with sonic overkill, it is as least interesting and a good setup for the expected "return-to-form" album.

Gloria Estefan ‎- Unwrapped (2003)
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