Julio Iglesias Revisits Best-Loved Songs in New Greatest Hits Collection
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December 11, 2014
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"When I Need You," the Carole Bayer Sager/Albert Hammond standard from Starry Night, leads off the roster of five songs that were re-recorded in 2011. The others comprise two Willie Nelson compositions, namely "Always On My Mind" and Patsy Cline's "Crazy" (from Julio's 1994 album of the same title, Crazy); as well as "Crazy In Love" and a duet with Sting (also from Crazy) on one of his earliest ballads, "Fragile."
Duets with America's top pop artists have been a focal point of Julio's attention for Decades now, and CD One includes no less than nine standout duets. In addition to the four already mentioned, there are duets with Frank Sinatra ("Summerwind," courtesy of Sinatra's first Duets album in 1993); with Dolly Parton ("When You Tell Me That You Love Me") and Art Garfunkel ("Let It Be Me"), both from Crazy; and Stephanie Spruill (Casablanca's eternal "As Time Goes By").
On CD Two, with the exception of one song ("La Cumparsita," re-recorded in 2006), all of the selections were re-recorded by Julio in 2011. These go back to some of his earliest successes, for example, "Un canto a Galicia" from 1972, which was a #1 hit in Latin America and across Europe; "Hey" (title tune of his 1980 Worldwide #1 album, which netted Julio his first Grammy Award nomination in the Latin Pop Album category); 1981's "De nina a mujer" (from the album of the same title), and so on.
1 GREATEST HITS by JULIO IGLESIAS
(2-CD version: Columbia/Legacy 88765 438212 2)
CD One Selections: 1. Begin The Beguine (Volver A Empezar) 2. Crazy 3. When I Need You 4. Vincent (Starry Starry Night) 5. 99 Miles From L.A. 6. And I Love Her 7. Always On My Mind 8. Crazy In Love 9. Fragile (with Sting) 10. To All The Girls I've Loved Before (with Willie Nelson) 11. All Of You (with Diana Ross) 12. My Love (with Stevie Wonder) 13. When You Tell Me That You Love Me (with Dolly Parton) 14. Summer Wind (with Frank Sinatra) 15. Let It Be Me (with Art Garfunkel) 16. As Time Goes By (with Stephanie Spruill) 17. Se Ora Avessi Un Po' Di Te (Uno) 18. Dizem Que Os Homens Nao Devem Chorar 19. La Vie Defile En Silence (Como Han Pasado Los Anos).
CD Two Selections: 1. Hey 2. Por El Amor De Una Mujer 3. Me Va, Me Va 4. Un Canto A Galicia 5. El Dia Que Me Quieras 6. Me Olvide De Vivir 7. Corazon Parti 8. De Nia A Mujer 10. Amor, Amor, Amor 11. Derroche 12. La Cumparsita 13. Nathalie 14. Caballo Viejo/Bamboleo 15. El Amor 16. Caruso 17. Devaneios (O Me Quieres O Me Dejas) 18. Quelque Chose De France.
1 GREATEST HITS by JULIO IGLESIAS
(2-CD+DVD version: Columbia/Legacy 88765 46961 2)
CD One and CD Two (same as above).
DVD Starry Night: Live From the Greek Theatre Selections: 1. Volver A Empezar (Begin The Beguine) 2. Amor, Amor, Amor 3. To All The Girls I've Loved Before 4. Too Many Women 5. La Polama 6. Brazilian Medley: The Girl From Ipanema/Desafinado 7. If You Go Away (Ne Me Quitte Pas) 8. 99 Miles From L.A. 9. When I Need You 10. Bamboleo 11. Moonlight Lady 12. Pensami (Jrame) 13. Hey 14. Mona Lisa 15. Ae, Ao 16. Can't Help Falling In Love. (Previously released on VHS and internationally on DVD.)
Source: Legacy Recordings