Frenesí (album)

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Frenesí
Studio album by Linda Ronstadt
Released September, 1992
Recorded 1992
Genre Latin, jazz, Cuban
Label Elektra
Producer Peter Asher, George Massenburg
Linda Ronstadt chronology
Mas Canciones
(1991)
Frenesí
(1992)
Winter Light
(1993)

Frenesí is a Grammy Award - winning album by American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt released in 1992.

It was Ronstadt's third Spanish-language album. It reached number 193 on the Billboard album chart, #3 on the Top Latin Albums chart and #17 on the Tropic/Salsa chart. Three singles charted on the Hot Latin Tracks chart: "Frenesi" - at number 5, "Perfidia" - at number 7, and "Entre Abismos" at number 33.

At the 35th Grammy Awards, Frenesí won the Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album.

This album is now out of print.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[3]

Music critic Roch Parisien rated the album poorly in his Allmusic review, writing: "… there's little that sounds street level or rootsy about these sessions. I can't help picturing a wind-up lounge band holding court at some tourist-trap Holiday Inn in Acapulco."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Frenesi" (Alberto Dominguez, Leonard Whitcup) – 3:30
  2. "Mentira Salome" (Ignacio Piñeiro) – 2:50
  3. "Alma Adentro" (Sylvia Rexach) – 3:11
  4. "Entre Abismos" (Victor Manuel Mato) – 3:21
  5. "Cuando Me Querias Tu" (Emilio Catarell Vela) – 3:07
  6. "Piel Canela" (Bobby Capó, Silvano Michelino, X. Regianni) – 3:02
  7. "Verdad Amarga" (Consuelo Velázquez) – 3:23
  8. "Despojos" (Francisco Arrieta) – 3:02
  9. "En Mi Soledad" (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Miguel Pous, Eddie DeLange) – 2:53
  10. "Piensa en Mi" (Maria Teresa Lara) – 2:55
  11. "Quiéreme Mucho" (Augustin Rodriguez, Gonzalo Roig) – 3:23
  12. "Perfidia" (Alberto Dominguez, Milton Leeds) – 3:44
  13. "Te Quiero Dijiste" (Maria Mendez Grever) – 4:01

Personnel[edit]

  • Linda Ronstadt – vocals
  • Tito Allen – background vocals
  • Juan Jose Almaguer – vocals
  • Jesús Guzmán – vocals
  • Adalberto Santiago – vocals
  • Bob Mann – guitar
  • Oscar Meza – bass
  • Gilberto Puente – guitar
  • Joe Rotondi – piano
  • Guillermo Edghill – bass
  • Luis Conte – percussion
  • Walfredo de los Reyes, Sr. – percussion
  • Armando Peraza – percussion
  • Pancho Roman – percussion
  • Orestes Vilató – percussion
  • Justo Almario – horn
  • Gene Burkert – horn
  • Dennis Farias – horn
  • Ramon Flores – horn
  • Daniel Fornero – horn
  • Mike Turre – horn
  • Arturo Velasco – horn
  • Harry Kim – horn
  • José Román – horn
  • Joel Peskin – horn
  • Debra Henry – strings
  • James Hurley – strings
  • Roxanna Jacobson – strings
  • David Kadarauch – strings
  • Clifton Foster – strings
  • Ruth Freeman – strings
  • Stuart Canin – strings
  • Jeremy Cohen – strings
  • Adrienne Duckworth – strings
  • Jim Dukey – strings
  • Joseph Edelberg – strings
  • Ronald Erickson – strings
  • Jenny Amador – strings
  • Jeff Beal – strings
  • William Klingelhofer – strings
  • Bill Klingelhoffer – strings
  • Katie McElrath – strings
  • Sharon O'Connor – strings
  • Irene Sazer – strings
  • Rebecca Sebring – strings
  • James Shallenberger – strings
  • Greg Sudmeir – strings
  • Mark Summer – strings
  • John Tenney – strings
  • Martha Henninger Rubin – strings
  • Nathan Rubin – strings
  • Virginia Price-Kvistad – strings

Production notes:

  • Peter Asher – producer, engineer
  • George Massenburg – producer, mixing, engineer
  • Ray Santos – arranger
  • David Gleeson – engineer
  • Craig Silvey – engineer
  • Brett Swain – engineer
  • Nathaniel Kunkel – engineer
  • Robert Blakeman – photography
  • Kosh Art Direction – design

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Parisien, Roch. "Frenesi -Linda Ronstadt". Allmusic. Retrieved January 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ Sandow, Greg (September 11, 1992). "Frenesi Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 701. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.