En Total Plenitud

En Total Plenitud

by Marco Antonio Solís


You have to admire Marco Antonio Solís' prolific nature. He cranks out one enjoyable album after another; he does much of his own songwriting and producing, and even though Solís' albums can be predictable, they are usually solid. On top of that, Solís' résumé includes not only his own catalog, but also, his work with other Latin pop stars (such as the late Rocío Dúrcal). Solís' own catalog, however, is the thing he is best known for as a solo artist, and En Total Plenitud finds a 50-year-old Solís making yet another pleasing addition to that sizable catalog. This October 2010 release is a very hands-on effort from Solís, who wrote all ten of the songs himself and produced the album. Solís, true to form, maintains a romantic focus, which is not to say that En Total Plenitud offers ballads exclusively. It's true that ballads dominate the 43-minute CD; "Cuantos Días Sin Ti" ("How Many Days Without You"), "A Dónde Vamos a Parar?," ("Where Are We Going to Stop?"), "Para Vivir Sin Ti" ("To Live Without You"), "Deséame Suerte" ("Wish Me Luck"), "De Regreso a Casa" ("To Return Home"), and the melancholy "Te Me Olvidaste" ("You Forgot Me") all fall into the ballad category. But Solís increases the tempo on the cumbia-flavored "Tú Me Vuelves Loco" ("You Drive Me Crazy") and the country-tinged "Él Nunca Te Olvida" ("He Never Forgets You"), and even then, a romantic ambiance prevails, which is to be expected. Solís, after all, has long reigned supreme as one of the estrellas mas grandes (biggest stars) on the adult contemporary side of Latin pop. And even though he doesn't stray from his artistic comfort zone on En Total Plenitud -- even though he plays it safer than he needs to -- the songs never fail to be likable. This is a disc that falls short of essential but will nonetheless please Solís' humungous fan base.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/2010
Label: Fonovisa Inc.
UPC: 0808835457026
catalogNumber: 354570

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marco Antonio Solís   Primary Artist
Kenneth Burward-Hoy   Viola
George Doering   Pedal Steel Guitar
Assa Drori   Concert Master
Ramon Flores   Soloist
Mitchel Forman   Piano,fender rhodes
Maurice Grants   Cello
Dan Higgins   Tenor Saxophone
Leyla Hoyle   Coros
Randy Kerber   Piano,fender rhodes
Carlos Murguía   Hammond B3
Karie Prescott   Viola
John "J.R." Robinson   Bateria
Harry Shirinian   Viola
Juan Carlos Calderón   Arreglos
Gayle Levant   Arpa
Brian Scanlon   Tenor Saxophone
John Walz   Cello
Benny Faccone   Mezcla
Francis Benítez   Coros
Pablo Aguirre   Arreglos
Wayne Bergeron   Flugelhorn
Chris Bleth   Oboe
Robert Berg   Viola
Arturo Solar   Flugelhorn
Rodney Wirtz   Viola
Paulina Aguirre   Coros
Vahe Hayrikian   Cello
Miguel Martínez   Cello
Peter Jundula-Hudson   Viola

Technical Credits

Marco Antonio Solís   Composer
Cristina Abaroa   Copista

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