Flor Pálida

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"Flor Pálida"
Song by Polo Montañez from the album Guitarra Mía
Released 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre Cuban
Language Spanish
Length 2:46
Label Instinct Records
Writer Polo Montañez

Flor Pálida ("Pale Flower") is a song written and performed by Cuban singer-songwriter Polo Montañez. It was recorded for his second and final studio album Guitarra Mía (2002).[1] It is the tenth track on the album.[2] On the review of the album, Newsreview.com editor Christine G.K. LaPado-Breglia praised the song as "so beautiful, with its plaintive violin and heart-stirring vocals".[3]

Marc Anthony version[edit]

"Flor Pálida"
Single by Marc Anthony
from the album 3.0
Released 2014
Recorded 2012
Genre Salsa
Length 4:35
Label Sony Music Latin
Writer(s) Polo Montañez
Producer(s) Sergio George
Marc Anthony singles chronology
"Se Fue"
(2014)
"Flor Pálida"
(2014)
"Cuando Nos Volvamos a Encontrar"
(2014)

In 2013, American recording artist Marc Anthony covered "Flor Pálida" on his album 3.0. Released as the third single from the album,[4] Anthony's cover was arranged and produced by American musician Sergio George.[5] Hector Aviles from Latino Music Cafe called Anthony's cover a "a great tribute to Polo’s original version with his performance."[6] New York Times editor Ben Ratliff referred "Flor Pálida" along with "Espera" and "Cautivo de Tu Amor" as the "best of the kind".[7] A.D. Amorosi of the Philadelphia Inquirer called the song "impresionante".[8] David Wilson of Wilson & Alroy's Record Reviews said that "Just when you think the romantic "Flor Pálida" is going to upshift into horn-backed montuno, it mellows out with a Carlos Vives-style handclapped chorus."[9]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Latin Pop Songs (Billboard)[10] 30
US Tropical Airplay (Billboard)[11] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
US Latin Pop Songs[12] 49
US Latin Tropical Airplay[13] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burr, Ramiro (October 23, 2003). "Cuban singer was a leading storyteller". Chicago Tribune (Tribune Company). Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Guitarra Mía". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Polo Montañez - In The Music". Newsreview.com. 
  4. ^ "Marc Anthony encabeza la portada de revista de ejercicios". El Nuevo Dia. 
  5. ^ "3.0 - Marc Anthony". AllMusic. Prometheus Global Media. 
  6. ^ Aviles, Hector (August 19, 2013). "Latin Music Album: Marc Anthony’s 3.0 Review". Latin Music Cafe. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ Ratliff, Ben (July 22, 2013). "Marc Anthony Returns to Salsa; Chris Morrissey Crosses Lines". New York Times (New York Times Company). Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ A.D. Amorosi (August 6, 2013). "Music reviews: Robin Thicke, Backstreet Boys, Marc Anthony". Philadelphia Inquirer. northjersey.com. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  9. ^ Wilson, David. "Marc Anthony". Wilson & Alroy's Record Review. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Latin Pop Songs for Marc Anthony.
  11. ^ "Marc Anthony Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Tropical Airplay for Marc Anthony.
  12. ^ "Latin Pop Airplay Songs - Year End 2014". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-12-10. 
  13. ^ "Tropical Airplay Songs - Year End 2014". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-12-10.