Lito Camo

Ano Camo Ulit?

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In 2001, male Philippine singer/songwriter Lito Camo released Ano Camo Ulit? (What Camo Again?). The album is a curious affair, as it combines three new songs with the 12 songs that comprised Lito Camo's previous album, 2000's Ano Camo? (What Camo?). Starting things out are three new songs. The first, "Miss Na Miss Na Kita" (I Miss You Very Much), is an alluring, Philippine-styled love song and is sung in a dramatic minor key. This song differs from Lito Camo's usual style, which often utilizes an acoustic sound and comprises lilting, Philippine-styled pop tunes. Another new song, "Isang Halik Ka Lang," is a penetrating ballad, and Lito Camo's passionate performance and songwriting is reminiscent of respected Philippine singer/songwriter Freddie Aguilar. The song also contains searing guitar lines that contribute to the song's charm. Lito Camo writes all his material, and he has a strong, sensuous voice. The remaining new song, "Minahal Kita (Bakit Nagbago Ka)," is another attractive ballad (the chorus to this song borrows from an American pop hit). The fourth song, "Huwag Na Lang Kaya" (Maybe Never Mind), signals the start of the material that comprised Lito Camo's 2000 album, Ano Camo?. The song is characteristic of Lito Camo's output, and contains a snappy, lilting melody sung with spirit. The acoustic guitar plays a large role on the songs from 2000's Ano Camo? Another nice song is the spirited "Hey, Hey, Hey," while "Pishbol" is a tender, acoustic ballad. There is a problem, however, in that some of the lilting melodies sound alike. Still, if a person did not have the first release of Ano Camo?, then Ano Camo Ulit? gives more for the money.

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