Selena

La Leyenda

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On the 15th anniversary of her tragic death, EMI delivered a lavish tribute to Selena called La Leyenda -- a tribute available in three incarnations, each playing to a different audience. The first is a four-disc box, each CD covering a separate sound: disc one is devoted to cumbias and pop, disc two to tejano and rancheras, and disc three to her English recordings, with disc four rounding up live highlights. This set is designed to illustrate her range, and it does it well even if some hardcore fans may find some quibbles with the song selection. The double-disc whittles the four-disc set down to 30 highlights and the single-disc halves that, offering 15 songs as a Selena primer. Many Selena comps have been issued in the years since her passing, but all of these permutations rank among the best of their kind, offering good overviews according to a listener’s level of interest.

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