En éxtasis

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En éxtasis
Studio album by Thalía
Released 12 September 1995
Recorded 1994-1995
Genre Latin pop
Length 57:73
Label EMI Latin
Producer Oscar Lopez
Emilio Estefan, Jr.
Kike Santander
Mario Ruiz
Thalía chronology
Love
(1992)
En éxtasis
(1995)
Nandito Ako
(1997)
Alternative covers
Bailando en éxtasis
Singles from En éxtasis
  1. "Piel morena"
  2. "Amándote [1][2]"
  3. "Maria la del Barrio [2]"
  4. "Quiero hacerte el amor [2]"
  5. "Gracias a Dios[2]"
  6. "Me Faltas Tú"
  7. "Lágrimas"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
'StarPulse 3/5 stars[3]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[4]

En éxtasis (English: "In ecstasy") is the fourth studio album by Mexican singer Thalía. The album was released in 1995 and soon became a huge success in Latin America and other countries. This is the first album Thalía recorded on the company EMI Music. This is also her first international release.

"En éxtasis" produced seven hit singles, received several certifications and consolidated her career, projecting Thalia as an international superstar. The lead single "Piel Morena" was a huge hit around the world, peaking at number one in over 25 countries, while the single "Maria la del Barrio" was a popularity phenom. The album was nominated for Pop Album of the Year at the Lo Nuestro Awards of 1996.[5]

Production and content[edit]

"En Éxtasis" was produced by the Mexican producer Oscar López, except for the songs "Piel Morena" and "Me Faltas Tú", which were produced by Emilio Estefan and Kike Santander.

The album includes several cover songs:

  • "Gracias a Dios", originally by the Mexican singer Juan Gabriel.
  • "Me Erotizas"("You turn me on"), originally performed by the French singer Herbert Léonard, under the name "Sur des musiques érotiques" ("About erotic musics") on the 1987 album "Laissez-nous rêver" ("Let us dream"). Thalia wrote a new Spanish lyric for the song.
  • "Fantasía" ("Fantasy"), by Gabriela Anders
  • "Te Quiero Tanto" ("I love you so much"), originally by Eddie Sierra on the 1990 album "Está todo bien" ("Everything is alright"). The lyric of the song had to undergo some changes, not only because it was a woman who was performing it this time, but also because its author had used some expressions which are typical of the Argentinean Spanish (such as "vos", a way of addressing someone), and referred expressly to Buenos Aires (one of the original verses goes: "estoy atrapado entre la luna y Buenos Aires" -"I am trapped between the moon and Buenos Aires"-; which Thalía changed to "estoy atrapada entre la luna y los mares" -"I am trapped between the moon and the sea"-).

In Argentina, "Gracias a Dios" was the soundtrack of the soap-opera "María la del Barrio" ("Mary from the block"), starring Thalía, instead of the song with which it was originally released in México (and which also became a hit).

The number of songs included in "En Éxtasis" was not the same in all the countries where it was released. This is due to the fact that, at the same time the album was being released, Thalía's most successful soap-opera, "María, la del Barrio" ("Mary from the Block"), was being broadcast in all Latin America . Even though this contributed to expand Thalía's popularity throughout the Continent, it also made different people enjoy different songs. For example, the Brazilian version of the album features, as bonus tracks, a remixed version of the songs "Amándote" ("Loving you") and "Gracias a Dios" ("Thanks to God"), and the soundtrack from "María la del Barrio" ("Mary from the block"). However, this version does not include the song "Juana". On the other hand, the Argentinean version of the album features, as a bonus track, only a remixed version of "Piel Morena".

"En éxastis" became such a success worldwide that EMI decided to release a special edition of it, named "Bailando en Éxtasis" ("Dancing in Ecstasy"), which contained only remixed versions of the most popular songs featured in the original album, plus a karaoke version of "Piel morena". This was a limited edition and was not available in many Latin-American countries (for instance, in Argentina).

Commercial performance[edit]

"En Éxtasis" gave Thalía multiple gold and platinum records and made her win several prizes worldwide. Besides, this album paved the way to the extremely successful international career on which she was going to embark in the years to come.

She received a lot of certifications in an only day in 1997, during the inauguration of EMI's Miami office.[6] It was a huge event, with over 15 different TV channels and music directors from several countries.[6]

Track listings[edit]

Standard edition[edit]

# Title Writer(s) Length
1 "Piel morena" Kike Santander 4:42
2 "Juana" Myra Stella Turner 2:49
3 "Quiero hacerte el amor" Daniel García, Mario Schajris 3:59
4 "Amándote" A. B. Quintanilla III, Ricky Vela 3:48
5 "Llévame Contigo" Adrian Posse, Rolando Hernández 3:41
6 "Me Erotizas" Vline Buggy, Julien Lepers, Thalía 4:59
7 "Gracias a Dios" Juan Gabriel 4:01
8 "Lágrimas" Aureo Baqueiro, Thalía 4:29
9 "Te Quiero Tanto" Eddie Sierra 3:11
10 "Te Dejé la Puerta Abierta" Adrian Posee, B.B. Muñoz 3:08
11 "Fantasía" Gabriela Anders 4:17
12 "Me Faltas Tú" Kike Santander 5:10
13 "Piel morena" (Pablo Flores Remix) Kike Santander 6:43
14 "María la del Barrio" Viviana Pímstein, Paco Navarrete 3:53

Bailando En Éxtasis[edit]

This is a remix album released in 1997.

  1. "Piel Morena" [Club Mix]
  2. "Amándote" [House Latino Mix]
  3. "Gracias a Dios" [Midi's Club Mix]
  4. "María la del Barrio"
  5. "Juana"
  6. "Amándote" [Radio Mix]
  7. "Gracias a Dios" [Midi's Radio Mix]
  8. "Amándote" [TapatiMix]
  9. "Gracias a Dios" [70's Midi Club Mix]

Bonustracks Edition[edit]

  1. "Piel Morena" [Hitmakers Remix]– 5:14
  2. "Piel Morena" [Emilio Mix] – 4:43
  3. "Piel Morena" [Instrumental] – 4:43

Credits[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Marcelo Añez – assistant engineer
  • Scott Canto – assistant engineer
  • Sean Chambers – assistant engineer
  • David Dachinger – engineer, mixing
  • Pablo Flores – remixing
  • Don Grossinger – mastering
  • Scott Perry – engineer
  • Mario Ruíz – executive producer
  • Eric Schilling – engineer
  • Ted Stein – engineer

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]