Greatest Hits (Gloria Estefan album)

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Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Gloria Estefan
Released October 30, 1992 (1992-10-30)
(See release history)
Recorded 1984-1991
Genre Pop, adult contemporary, dance, dance-pop
Length 55:06
Label Epic
EK-53046
Producer Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald
Gloria Estefan chronology
Into the Light
(1991)
Greatest Hits
(1992)
Mi Tierra
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Entertainment Weekly B[1]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[2]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Greatest Hits is a 1992 compilation album by the Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan.

As well as a collection of her greatest hits, the album also contained four new songs (see below). Although credited solely to Estefan on the front cover, the album also contains material released when she was part of the band Miami Sound Machine (which would later became her backing band). The international releases of the album included "Dr. Beat" and "Bad Boy", though the Australian/New Zealand release replaced "Bad Boy" with "Cuts Both Ways". A limited edition Australian double CD set was released which included the "Megamix" - a medley of Estefan's early dance hits. In 2013,the album was re-released in Brazil under the name "Seleção Essencial" with a new cover,but the tracklisting remained the same.

Track listing[edit]

U.S., Canada & Mexican Track Listing

No. Title Writer(s) Producer (s) Length
1. "Conga"   Enrique E. García Emilio Estefan, Jr. 4:15
2. "Words Get In The Way"   Gloria Estefan Emilio Estefan, Jr. 3:28
3. "Can't Stay Away from You"   Gloria Estefan Emilio & The Jerks 3:56
4. "1-2-3 (Remix)"   Gloria Estefan, Enrique E. García Emilio Estefan, Jr. 3:34
5. "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"   Gloria Estefan, Enrique E. García Emilio & The Jerks 3:56
6. "Anything For You"   Gloria Estefan Emilio Estefan, Jr. 4:02
7. "Here We Are"   Gloria Estefan Emilio Estefan, Jr., Clay Ostwald, Jorge Casas 4:49
8. "Get On Your Feet"   John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 3:38
9. "Don't Wanna Lose You"   Gloria Estefan Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 4:09
10. "Coming Out Of The Dark"   Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr, Jon Secada Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 4:03
11. "Christmas Through Your Eyes" (Previously Unreleased) Gloria Estefan, Diane Warren Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 4:52
12. "I See Your Smile" (Previously Unreleased) Jon Secada, Miguel Morejon Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 4:58
13. "Go Away" (Previously Unreleased) Lawrence Dermer, Gloria Estefan Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 4:17
14. "Always Tomorrow" (Previously Unreleased) Gloria Estefan Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 4:51

European/UK, South Africa, Latin America, Asia & Japan Track Listing

No. Title Writer(s) Producer (s) Length
1. "Dr. Beat"   Enrique E. García Emilio Estefan, Jr. 4:23
2. "Conga"   Enrique E. García Emilio Estefan, Jr. 4:15
3. "Words Get In The Way"   Gloria Estefan Emilio Estefan, Jr. 3:28
4. "Can't Stay Away From You"   Gloria Estefan Emilio & The Jerks 3:56
5. "Bad Boy (Remix)"   Lawrence Dermer, Joe Galdo, Rafael Vigil Emilio & The Jerks 3:45
6. "1-2-3 (Remix)"   Gloria Estefan, Enrique E. García Emilio Estefan, Jr. 3:34
7. "Anything For You"   Gloria Estefan Emilio Estefan, Jr. 4:02
8. "Here We Are"   Gloria Estefan Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 4:49
9. "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"   Gloria Estefan, Enrique E. García Emilio & The Jerks 3:56
10. "Get On Your Feet"   John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 3:38
11. "Don't Wanna Lose You"   Gloria Estefan Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 4:09
12. "Coming Out Of The Dark"   Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr, Jon Secada Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 4:03
13. "Christmas Through Your Eyes" (Previously Unreleased) Gloria Estefan, Diane Warren Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 4:52
14. "I See Your Smile" (Previously Unreleased) Jon Secada, Miguel Morejon Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 4:58
15. "Go Away" (Previously Unreleased) Lawrence Dermer, Gloria Estefan Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 4:17
16. "Always Tomorrow" (Previously Unreleased) Gloria Estefan Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 4:51

Australia/New Zealand Track Listing

No. Title Writer(s) Producer (s) Length
1. "Dr. Beat"   Enrique E. García Emilio Estefan, Jr. 4:23
2. "Conga"   Enrique E. García Emilio Estefan, Jr. 4:15
3. "Words Get In The Way"   Gloria Estefan Emilio Estefan, Jr. 3:28
4. "Can't Stay Away From You"   Gloria Estefan Emilio & The Jerks 3:56
5. "1-2-3 (Remix)"   Gloria Estefan, Enrique E. García Emilio Estefan, Jr. 3:34
6. "Anything For You"   Gloria Estefan Emilio Estefan, Jr. 4:02
7. "Here We Are"   Gloria Estefan Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 4:49
8. "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"   Gloria Estefan, Enrique E. García Emilio & The Jerks 3:56
9. "Get On Your Feet"   John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 3:38
10. "Don't Wanna Lose You"   Gloria Estefan Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 4:09
11. "Cuts Both Ways"   Gloria Estefan Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 3:16
12. "Coming Out Of The Dark"   Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr, Jon Secada Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 4:03
13. "Christmas Through Your Eyes" (Previously Unreleased) Gloria Estefan, Diane Warren Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 4:52
14. "I See Your Smile" (Previously Unreleased) Jon Secada, Miguel Morejon Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 4:58
15. "Go Away" (Previously Unreleased) Lawrence Dermer, Gloria Estefan Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 4:17
16. "Always Tomorrow" (Previously Unreleased) Gloria Estefan Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald 4:51

Australian Limited Edition Bonus CD/Cassette

No. Title Writer(s) Producer (s) Length
1. "Megamix" (Dr. Beat/Conga/Rhythm Is Gonna Get You/1-2-3/Get On Your Feet) Enrique E. García, Gloria Estefan, John DeFaria, Jorge Casas, Clay Ostwald Pablo Flores & Javier Garza 5:20

Credits[edit]

Design

  • Art direction: Nancy Donald
  • Logo Design: Daphna Shalev
  • Photography (Front Cover): Alberto Tolot (at the Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables)
  • Photography (Inside Booklet): Antoine Verglas (at the Raleigh Hotel, Miami Beach)
  • Stylist: Roberto Trovati
  • Gloria Estefan’s Hair: Serena Radaelli, Paco (for Gessner & Camp)
  • Gloria Estefan’s Makeup: Francesca Tolot, Eric Barnard

Singles[edit]

The first new single released from the album was "Always Tomorrow". It only reached #81 on the Billboard Hot 100 but reached #5 on the Adult Contemporary Chart and the Top 30 in the UK. The second single, "I See Your Smile" charted higher and reached #48 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and #3 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart. It also reached #49 in the UK. "Go Away" failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart but reached #15 on the Billboard Dance Chart and was a UK Top 20 hit (#13).

The "Megamix" or "Miami Hit Mix" as a double A-side with "Christmas Through Your Eyes" was released internationally and reached #8 in Colombia and the UK. Music videos were made for all the above singles.

"Christmas Through Your Eyes"/ "Miami Hitmix" was released as a double A-side in some countries.[4]

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
Europe November 2, 1992 (1992-11-02)
Australia November 2, 1992 (1992-11-02)
United States November 3, 1992 (1992-11-03)
Canada November 2, 1992 (1992-11-02)
Japan November 19, 1992 (1992-11-19)

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Browne, David (1992-11-27). "Reviews for the "Greatest Hits" of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The 2 Live Crew, Randy Travis and Gloria Estefan; Julian Cope's Floored Genius, and Siouxsie and the Banshees' Twice Upon a Time/The Singles". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Gloria Estefan". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/greatest-hits-vol-ii-mw0000115220
  4. ^ "Gloria Heaven". Gloria Heaven. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  5. ^ http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Gloria+Estefan&titel=Greatest+Hits&cat=a.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ http://austriancharts.at/showitem.asp?interpret=Gloria+Estefan&titel=Greatest+Hits&cat=a.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  8. ^ http://dutchcharts.nl/showitem.asp?interpret=Gloria+Estefan&titel=Greatest+Hits&cat=a.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ http://www.officialcharts.de/album.asp?artist=Gloria+Estefan&title=Greatest+Hits&cat=a&country=de.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ http://charts.org.nz/showitem.asp?interpret=Gloria+Estefan&titel=Greatest+Hits&cat=a.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ http://hitparade.ch/album/Gloria-Estefan/Greatest-Hits-1541.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/gloria%20estefan/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ "Gloria Estefan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Gloria Estefan. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  14. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Greatest Hits". Music Canada. 
  15. ^ "Dutch album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Greatest Hits" (in Dutch). Nederlandse Vereniging van Producenten en Importeurs van beeld- en geluidsdragers. 
  16. ^ "British album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Greatest Hits in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  17. ^ "American album certifications – Gloria Estefan – Greatest Hits". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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