A Corazon Abierto

A Corazon Abierto

by Alejandro Fernández


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Mexican heartthrob Alejandro Fernández joins forces with hitmaker Kike Santander to deliver a ballad-heavy album that makes some sonic allusions to his heritage as son of the greatest living mariachi, Vicente Fernández, and his own history as a proud practitioner of big hat music. Swooning orchestras, occasional trumpet fanfare (as on the opener, "Para Vivir" and "Si Alguna Vez") give some context to Alejandro's dreamy tenor -- an instrument as awe-inspiring as his father's, given the same setting -- but the emphasis here is on dreamy, acoustic guitar-driven ballads. A minority of uptempo numbers includes "Se Va," with its flamenco rumba accents, which gets the most full-blooded peformance on this languid listening experience.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/2004
Label: Sony Import
UPC: 5099751666820
catalogNumber: 5166682
Rank: 143553

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alejandro Fernández   Primary Artist,Vocals
Manny López   Acoustic Guitar
Novi Novag   Viola
Wendy Pederson   Choir, Chorus
Dana Teboe   Trombone,Trumpet
Jason Carder   Trumpet
Beto Dominguez   Percussion
Alfredo Oliva   Concertina,Concert Comedienne
Richard Bravo   Percussion
Kike Santander   Acoustic Guitar,spanish guitar
Pancho Ruiz   Electric Bass
Milton Salcedo   Piano,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Aureo Baqueiro   Percussion,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Ramiro Teran   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Marco Antonio Santiago   Guitarron
Rodrigo Cárdenas   Bass
Vicky Echeverri   Choir, Chorus
Fernando de Santiago   Vihuela
Francisco Carlos   Requinto
Miami Symphonic Strings   Strings
Daniel Betancourt   Keyboards
Pepe Damián   Drums
Daniel Ortega   Electric Guitar
Luis "El Potro" Contreras   Acoustic Guitar
Hector Infanzon   Piano
Marco Aurelio Sanchez   Guitarron,Vihuela
Jose Hernandez Mariachi   Trumpet
Gabriel Ramos   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Bill Meyers   String Arrangements
Novi Novag   String Arrangements
Gian Marco   Composer
Richie Perez   Engineer
Bernardo Ossa   Composer
Kike Santander   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Wind Arrangements,Audio Production
Luis Gil   Drum Engineering
Milton Salcedo   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Wind Arrangements
Aureo Baqueiro   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,String Arrangements,Art Direction
Juan Jose Virviescas   Engineer
Freddie Sandoval   Engineer
Ramiro Teran   Engineer
José Antonio Molina   String Arrangements
Raúl Ornelas   Composer
Ian Cuttler   Art Direction
Pablo Arraya   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Reyli Barba   Composer
Esteban Aristizabal   Vocal Engineer
Daniel Betancourt   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Paul Forat   Art Direction
Luis Carlos Monroy   Composer
Marco Moreno   Pro-Tools
Christian Leuzzi   Composer

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A Corazon Abierto 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alejandro Has Released A Gorgeous Cd, "A Corazon Abierto" Is One Of His Best!! "Tengo Ganas" Is Beyond Words...Tender, Beautiful & Showing Off His Lush Voice!!! The Single "Me Dedique A Perderte" Is Here In It's Pop & Salsa Versions!! The Dvd Is wonderful!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It all started with "No Se Olivdar", but I bought the wrong album "Entre Tus Brazos", which turned out to be heaven sent with "Quiereme" & "Hablame". I have totally fallen in love with his voice, smooth, mellow and sensual! This album is no exception...yes at first it did sound a little different than his previous pop ablums, but by track #3, I was back to being a lovesick puppy! My music taste runs the gamut from all corners and I am so glad to "accidentally" hear Alejandro Fernandez!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alejandro Fernandez’s latest pop album is a fresher and more contemporary sound than his fans are accustomed to. Gone are the LUSH arrangements by a symphony orchestra. The focus instead is on a more personal, acoustic sound. Usually when a performer attempts an "unplugged" album, the result is rough and raw. It is impossible for Alejandro’s voice to ever be raw. In fact it is soft as butter, smooth as velvet, better than ever. This album is hard to describe in many ways. The songs all have the same theme, love lost, regrets, a broken heart. I am one of those die hard fans that ADORES the melodramatic LUSH over the top romantic power ballads that he is famous for. I am an incurable romantic! I love cheesy black and white movies on tv and the violins in the background. As much as I love the classic, romantic sound……..i can appreciate what Alejandro and Kike Santander have done here. The sound is so CLEAR and so SPARSE. Its as if you were listening to Alejandro in the corner club or café with a 3 piece ensemble. It is very intimate. Many of the songs have just a hint of blaring horns…..just enough to remind you that Alejandro is “Hecho En Mexico”! Its that slight touch of horns that makes the songs irresistible. Some of the songs are reminiscent of Juan Gabriel. Then, just when you think the whole entire album is ballads……..there is “Se Va” to WAKE YOU UP! It’s a sort of David Bisbal goes to Mexico tune! I just can’t even imagine Alejandro performing this. Bisbal would be flying around the stage on this! Poor alex doesn’t dance. Maybe he will surprise us! The last song on the album is a SALSA version of “Me Dedique a perderte” ! Watch out Marc Anthony! I would not have believed it either. This album comes with many extras not normally included. There is a dvd that has 2 videos……”Me Dedique a Perderte” and “Luchare por tu Amor”……..terrific concert tour footage that is SO CUUUUUUTEEEEEE…..and a chronology (for those that are new to AF) So the ranchera fans will probably not like this too much. They do not want Alejandro to change. However, he has so much talent, and so much potential. It would be a crime to hold him back. Who knows what he is capable of? I look forward to each and every innovation, every creative moment. He is a work in progress, and the evolution is amazing to watch. ps. for the techno freaks, the cd is interactive with the official website. you pop the cd in your cd drive and with ConnecteD get access to videos and other exclusives. i tried it and it CRASHED my computer! but then, what do i know!
Guest More than 1 year ago
"A Corazon Abierto" Is A Beautiful Cd, The Mastering Is Gorgeous, Clear & Bright!!! The Production Is Great, Adding New Sounds While Keeping The Romantic "Alejandro Fernandez" Sound Intact!!! Favorite Tracks Include "Para Vivir", "Tengo Ganas", "Lo Que Pudu Ser", "Me Ire" & "Me Dedique A Perderte"!!The Sound Of His Voice Is Like Heaven On Earth!!! Is the most romantic title from alejandro and shows his open heart.You will fall in love once again. This album from Alejandro Fernandez is best. He is excellent singer. Every of his songs is beautiful. BUY IT!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Im abit of a romantic at heart, and i guess that comes from my Argentine up bringing, and living in Australia. Has to be the best album ive heard, all the songs are great love songs, broken heart, missing that special someone, do yourself a favor, buy this cd, buy it for someone you love, it really is a great album, and the dvd is great too. I would have given the cd a 10 star if i could have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
"A Corazon Abierto" feartures the single "Me Dedique A Perderte" in both pop & salsa versions both are beautifully done. "Tengo Ganas" is a stunning ballad that is tenderly sung with a simple arrangement!! The production & mastering are of the highest quality, As with all of Alejandro Fernandez cds!! What I love about this cd is that His voice is supported & featured beautifully!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Is the most romantic title from alejandro and shows his open heart.You will fall in love once again.