Te Acordarás de Mí

Te Acordarás de Mí

by Olga Tañón

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Overview

Te Acordarás de Mí, released in 1998, is where Olga Tañón's discography begins to go astray. Here she leaves behind the consistently thrilling (and chart-topping) tropical music she'd enjoyed for several albums, namely Mujer de Fuego, Siente el Amor..., and Llévame Contigo. She'd done this once before, releasing an album of Marco Antonio Solís songs, Nuevos Senderos, in 1996. Instead of releasing another album of regional Mexican-styled music, however -- and a modest, enjoyable one at that, as Nuevos Senderos had been -- she courts much broader appeal, fashioning herself as a Latin pop diva à la Thalía. The photogenic telenovela star is the logical point of connection, because Te Acordarás de Mí features key contributions from hitmaker Kike Santander, who had almost single-handedly made Thalía's Amor a la Mexicana the amazement that it was a year prior, in 1997. And, too, Santander had worked with Gloria Estefan before that, on Abriendo Puertas in 1995. So Tañón was clearly aiming far beyond her tropical fan base with Te Acordarás de Mí, aligning herself with a proven popsmith like Santander, and the other telling sign is the absence of her former stable of songwriters: Yaidelice Monrrozeau, Rodolfo Barreras, Raldy Vázquez, and Gustavo Márquez, all of whom are sadly MIA. This was a bold move, for sure, and the result is scattershot. The three Santander songs are fantastic, as expected: the album-opening "Tu Amor" is a barnburner, one of Tañón's all-time best dance songs, while "Hielo y Fuego" and "Un Hombre y una Mujer" are also excellent. Beyond the Santander songs, Te Acordarás de Mí veers all over, generally interspersing uptempo dance-pop with romantic ballads. The uptempo songs tend to be the highlights, most notably the fierce "El Niño." The ballads tend to be generic, on the other hand; the best is "Escondidos," a Cristian Castro duet. So consider this initial crossover venture a measured success: Te Acordarás de Mí boasts a few really great hits, certainly, along with some good album tracks, yet it also includes a surprising number of misses -- not a particularly good omen, given how superlative and rock-solid Tañón's last few albums had been.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/27/1998
Label: Warner Music Latina
UPC: 0639842509824
catalogNumber: 25098
Rank: 109940

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Olga Tañón   Primary Artist,Vocals
Betty Wright   Vocals
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Alejandro Jaén   Vocals
Ed Calle   Brass
Tony Concepcion   Brass
Doug Emery   Keyboards
Orlando Hernandez   Drums
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Michael Landau   Guitar
Lee Levin   Drums,Keyboards
Manny López   Guitar
Eddie Montilla   Keyboards
Teddy Mulet   Brass
Wendy Pedersen   Vocals
Rudy Pérez   Keyboards,Vocals
Mark Portmann   Keyboards
Rita Quintero   Vocals
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Neil Stubenhaus   Banjo
Dana Teboe   Brass
Roberto Torres   Vocals
Mike Levin   Keyboards
Raul Midón   Vocals
Steve Roitstein   Keyboards
Geannie Cruz   Vocals
Paco Fonta   Guitar,Vocals
Juan Quiñones   Vocals
Ramiro Teran   Vocals
Freddy Washington   Bajo Sexto
Miami Symphonic Strings   Ensemble
Virginia Moreno   Vocals

Technical Credits

Olga Tañón   Liner Notes
Cristian Castro   Composer
Charles Barwick   Engineer
Rudy Pérez   Producer,Engineer
Ray Pyle   Engineer
Bob St. John   Engineer
Bruce Weeden   Engineer
Joel Numa   Engineer
Mario Houben   Artwork
Alfredo Oliva   Contributor
Frank González   Engineer
Larry Warrilow   Contributor
George Zamora   Executive Producer
Bob Byles   Engineer

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