The Bottom Line
- La Cumparasita sung in unique Julio fashion
- Not the CD for pure dance music
- 12 tracks of some of the most famous tangos of all time
- Originally recorded in 1996 on the Columbia label
- Remastered and reissued by Columbia / Sony Legacy Recordings
- Available in records stores August 29, 2006
Guide Review - CD Review: Julio Iglesias - Tango (Remastered)
Iglesias does not have the voice of a Gardel, so he has tailored his tangos to a style that works wonderfully well with the pleasant low-keyed vocal instrument he has to work with. These tangos are more sensual than operatic, but Iglesias puts his all into every one of them and they slowly insinuate themselves into your consciousness until, by the end of the album, you forget there is any other way to sing the tango.
The 12 tracks include everyone's favorites, "La Cumparsita" and "El Choclo" ("Kiss of Fire"), Gardel classics like "El Dia Que Me Quieras", "Volver","Mano A Mano" and probably Gardel's most famous tango, "Mi Buenos Aires Querido".
Today, I love this album and carry with me when I travel, which means I listen to it alot. This CD is a classic worth reissuing,and should be part of every tango lover's collection.