Manuel Romero's second full-length record (his first after signing with Warner Music Latina) features a selection of well-produced mariachi songs and captivating ballads. The U.S.-born artist of Mexican heritage began working on his self-titled album in March 2002. Produced by Juan Carlos Paz y Puente and with arrangements by Rigoberto Alfaro and Chucho Ferrer, Manuel Romero includes the single hit "Lejos de Ti" (Away From You), the traditional Mexican song "Mi Cariñito," and "Mi Canto" (My Singing), written by Roberto Figueroa, Mauricio López, and Aurelio Loyo. The orchestrated and acoustic guitar-driven "Va por Mi" emerges as one of the most seductive tracks. Manuel Romero is a well-crafted record from a rising star in the Latin music field.
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AllMusic Review by Drago Bonacich