A Son de Guerra

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A Son de Guerra
Studio album by Juan Luis Guerra
Released June 8, 2010
Recorded 2009-2010
Genre Merengue, bachata, Tropical music
Label Capitol Latin
Producer Juan Luis Guerra
Juan Luis Guerra chronology
La Llave de Mi Corazón
(2007)
A Son de Guerra
(2010)
Colección Cristiana
(2012)
Singles from A Son de Guerra
  1. "Bachata en Fukuoka"
    Released: March 23, 2010
  2. "Mi Bendición"
    Released: June 8, 2010[1]
  3. "La Guagua"
    Released: July 23, 2010[2]
  4. "La Calle (feat. Juanes)"
    Released: September 2, 2010[3]
  5. "Lola's Mambo"
    Released: 2011
  6. "Apaga y Vámonos"
    Released: June 2011

A Son de Guerra is the 11th studio album by Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra and was released on June 8, 2010 by Capitol Latin. It won the 2010 Latin Grammy for Album of the Year. This was the second time he won the award for Album of the Year. This album features the collaboration of the hit Colombian singer Juanes performing the song La Calle.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]
Wilson & Alroy's 2.5/5 stars[5]

Jason Birchmeier of Allmusic gave the album a positive review, and while he felt that "there's nothing extravagant here", he stated that "every song is interesting from one standpoint or another." [4] David Wilson of Wilson & Alroy's gave the album a mixed review, criticizing the lack of originality, remarking that A Son de Guerra "sounds more usual than usual".[5]

Awards[edit]

Latin Grammy Awards[edit]

At the 11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in 2010, the album was awarded three awards:

  • Album of the Year
  • Best Contemporary Tropical Album
  • Best Tropical Song: Bachata en Fukuoka

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Juan Luis Guerra. 

No. Title Length
1. "No Aparecen"   3:16
2. "La Guagua"   3:23
3. "Mi Bendición"   3:08
4. "La Calle (featuring Juanes)"   3:34
5. "Bachata en Fukuoka"   3:11
6. "Apaga y Vámonos"   3:15
7. "Son al Rey"   3:32
8. "Cayo Arena"   3:24
9. "Arregla los Papeles"   3:33
10. "Lola's Mambo (featuring Chris Botti)"   3:00
11. "Caribbean Blues"   3:35

Personnel[edit]

  • Adam Ayan – mastering
  • Patricio Bonilla – trombone
  • David Channing – engineer
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Juan De La Cruz – bongos, conga, maracas, Timbals, guiro
  • Abednego DeLos Santos – electric bass
  • Jose Fléte – trombone
  • Rafael "Rafo" German – guira
  • Juan Luis Guerra – producer, arrangements
  • Jeremías King – electric bass
  • Rafael Lazzaro – engineer
  • Allan Leschhorn – engineer
  • Luis Mansilla – engineer
  • Adalgisa Pantaleon – chorus
  • Apolinar Peralta – trombone
  • Juan Rizek – Chorus
  • Frank Rodriguez – assistant engineer
  • Janina Rosado – piano, producer, engineer, chorus, synth
  • Allen Sides – engineer
  • Ruben Toribio – electric bass
  • Carlos Torres – trombone
  • David Torres – mixing assistant
  • Ronnie Torres – engineer, mixing, mastering supervisor
  • Roger Zayas – chorus

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Mexican Albums Chart[6] 16
Spanish Albums Chart[7] 1
U.S. Billboard 200[8] 52
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums[8] 2
U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical Albums[8] 1

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United States (RIAA)[9] Platinum (Latin) 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

See also[edit]

References[edit]