Luis Miguel

Segundo Romance

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Mexican superstar Luis Miguel followed up his immensely successful ballads collection, Romance, with the aptly titled Grammy-winner Segundo Romance (meaning second romance). The album, of course, is a first-rate collection of timeless Latin American standards. Miguel, one of Latin America's reigning superstars, has a wonderful, passionate voice, and the songs were exquisitely produced by the artist himself. The album opens with a romantic accordion leading into the first song, "El Dia Que Me Quieras," setting the tone for the rest of the set. Other highlights include his lush version of "La Media Vuelta," one of the album's biggest hits, complete with horns, strings, and Spanish guitars. Another highlight, "Solamente Una Vez," is complimented with a harmonica. All of this simply illustrates the lush production which went into this surefire hit, which further established Miguel as a first-rate balladeer, and further entrenched his immense international popularity, not only with the youth market, but with an older, more sophisticated market as well.

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