Greatest Hits Vol. II (Gloria Estefan album)

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Gloria Estefan Greatest Hits Vol. II
Greatest hits album by Gloria Estefan
Released February 2001 (2001-02)
(See release history)
Recorded Crescent Moon Studios, Miami
Genre Pop, dance, adult contemporary
Length 57:23 (U.S. version)
60:46 (European version)
Label Epic
Producer Emilio Estefan Jr.
Gloria Estefan chronology
Alma Caribeña
(2000)
Greatest Hits Vol. II
(2001)
Unwrapped
(2003)

Greatest Hits Vol. II is the third English greatest hits album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the fourth compilation and twenty-third album overall, released in 2001.

Album history[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Greatest Hits Vol. II is the follow-up to Estefan's first hits album (the second compilation which was released only in Europe). The album includes most of all her English hits from 1994's Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me up to the then-recent Gloria! (1998).

The other English singles "It's Too Late", "Cherchez La Femme", "Higher", "Cuba Libre", and "Don't Let This Moment End" were not included on the album, in contrary to the initial announcement that "Don't Let This Moment End" would make it to the album. According to a fan's review of the album on Amazon, in a behind-the-scenes interview discussing the album Estefan had said that since the number of songs on her albums were limited (due to statutory rates) and she decided to let her son Nayib remix "Conga" (hence the song "Y-Tu-Conga"), she had to drop "Moment" from the track listing.

"If We Were Lovers" is the English version of Estefan's hit Spanish single, "Con Los Años Que Me Quedan", released from her first Spanish album Mi Tierra. Due to its UK success, this English version firstly appeared on this best-off album.

The compilation has four new songs, three of which became singles: "You Can't Walk Away from Love" which featured on the 2001 film Original Sin starring Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie; "Out of Nowhere, a heavy dance tune released as a single and "Y-Tu-Conga, a remix of Estefan's popular single "Conga. "I Got No Love" which is probably Estefan's only R&B song, remained unreleased.

Although this compilation almost includes Gloria's singles from her 90's career, the album was a not nearly the chart success in comparison to her 1992 Gloria Estefan Greatest Hits, charting only at #92 on the Billboard Top 200.

2014 Hong Kong Re-release the "Greatest Hits Vol 2" as K2 HDCD 100KHz 24 bit K2 HDCD Mastering CD. Hong Kong only release 1,000 pressing Limited Numbers Editions. Disc Made In Japan.

Singles[edit]

# Title Date
1. "You Can't Walk Away from Love" February 2001
2. "Out of Nowhere" March 2001 (Worldwide) &
April 2001 (Europe)
3. "Y-Tu-Conga" August 2001

Track listing[edit]

U.S. & Canadian Track Listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Turn The Beat Around (Classic Mix)"   Peter Jackson, Gerald Jackson 3:53
2. "Everlasting Love (Video Version)"   Buzz Cason, Mac Gayden 4:01
3. "Reach"   Gloria Estefan, Diane Warren 3:50
4. "If We Were Lovers"   Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr. 4:38
5. "You'll Be Mine (Party Time) (Single Mix)"   Emilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer, Clay Ostwald 4:02
6. "Heaven's What I Feel"   Kike Santander 5:02
7. "I'm Not Giving You Up (Single Remix)"   Gloria Estefan, Kike Santander 4:32
8. "Music Of My Heart" (*NSYNC & Gloria Estefan) Diane Warren 4:32
9. "Oye"   Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Randall Barlow, Angie Chirino 4:40
10. "You Can't Walk Away From Love" (Music From The Motion Picture Original Sin - Previously Unreleased) Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr. 4:41
11. "Out Of Nowhere" (Previously Unreleased) Emilio Estefan, Jr., Randall Barlow, Liza Quintana 3:43
12. "I Got No Love" (Previously Unreleased) Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jon Secada, Sebastian Krys 4:07
13. "Y-Tu-Conga" (Previously Unreleased) Enrique E. Garcia 6:04
International Track Listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Turn The Beat Around (Classic Mix)"   Peter Jackson, Gerald Jackson 3:53
2. "Everlasting Love (Video Version)"   Buzz Cason, Mac Gayden 4:01
3. "Reach"   Gloria Estefan, Diane Warren 3:50
4. "If We Were Lovers"   Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr. 4:38
5. "You'll Be Mine (Party Time) (Single Mix)"   Emilio Estefan, Jr., Lawrence Dermer, Clay Ostwald 4:02
6. "Heaven's What I Feel"   Kike Santander 5:02
7. "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" (International Bonus Track) Harry Noble, Jr. 3:23
8. "I'm Not Giving You Up (Single Remix)"   Gloria Estefan, Kike Santander 4:32
9. "Music Of My Heart" (*NSYNC & Gloria Estefan) Diane Warren 4:32
10. "Oye"   Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr., Randall Barlow, Angie Chirino 4:40
11. "You Can't Walk Away From Love" (Music From The Motion Picture Original Sin - Previously Unreleased) Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr. 4:41
12. "Out Of Nowhere" (Previously Unreleased) Emilio Estefan, Jr., Randall Barlow, Liza Quintana 3:43
13. "I Got No Love" (Previously Unreleased) Emilio Estefan, Jr., Jon Secada, Sebastian Krys 4:07
14. "Y-Tu-Conga" (Previously Unreleased) Enrique E. Garcia 6:04
Japan Track Listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. "Y-Tu-Conga (Unreleased Mix)" (Japan Bonus Track) Enrique E. Garcia 7:52

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
Canada February 6, 2001 (2001-02-06)
United States
Europe, Latin America, South Africa & Asia February 12, 2001 (2001-02-12)
Australia March 5, 2001 (2001-03-05)
Japan March 7, 2001 (2001-03-07)
Hong Kong (K2HD Mastering Reissue) March 3, 2014 (2014-03-03)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
German Albums (Media Control)[2] 48
Italian Top 100 Albums 44
Spain Top 50 Albums 15
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[3] 17
UK Top 100 Albums 60
US Billboard 200[4] 92

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales
Spain Gold 50,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/greatest-hits-vol-ii-mw0000115220
  2. ^ "Greatest Hits Vol. II". Charts.de. Media Control. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gloria Estefan – Greatest Hits Vol. II". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Gloria Estefan Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Gloria Estefan. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2 June 2012.

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