Limón y Sal

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For the song, see Limón y sal (song).
Limón y Sal
Studio album by Julieta Venegas
Released May 30, 2006
(see release history)
Recorded 2005-2006
Mondomix (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Genre Latin pop
Length 46:49 CD, Digital download
Label Sony International
Producer Cachorro López
Julieta Venegas chronology

(2003)
Limón y Sal
(2006)
Realmente lo Mejor
(2007)
Singles from Limón y Sal
  1. "Me Voy"
    Released: 27 March 2006
  2. "Limón y Sal"
    Released: 30 May 2006
  3. "Eres Para Mí"
    Released: 1 January 2007
  4. "Primer Día"
    Released: 1 June 2007
  5. "De Que Me Sirve (Only Europe)"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Limón y Sal ("Lemon and Salt") is the title of the fourth studio album released by Mexican singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas. It was recorded in Buenos Aires, Argentina and first released in Mexico on May 30, 2006 and in the United States on June 6, 2006. To date the album has sold over 4 millon copies worldwide.

The album's overall themes deal with the general ups and downs of life and relationships. All the songs were composed by Venegas, with the exception of three songs, where she had the help of Coti Sorokin and Cachorro López. Some notable songs are "Primer Día" and its reggae rhythm, sung in a duet with Dante Spinetta. In "De Qué Me Sirve" she plays the accordion in a tango and "bolero" fashion. "Eres Para Mí" is a duet with Chilean singer Anita Tijoux.

The album was nominated for Album of the Year at the Latin Grammy Awards of 2006, winning one prize for Best Alternative Music Album and won for Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album, sharing a historical tie with Ricardo Arjona and his album "Adentro"

The song "Canciones de Amor" was used in the 2007 film The Heartbreak Kid.

Singles[edit]

"Me Voy", the first single, is widely considered Venegas's most successful song ever, reaching top positions in the U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks #1, Latin Pop Airplay #8, Spain #1, Italy #3, and other parts of Europe. The song topped the Swiss charts at #12. The second single "Limón y Sal" reached the #24 position in the U.S. Latin Pop Airplay charts, and the #2 position in Spain and Mexico. "Eres Para Mí", a duet with Chilean Anita Tijoux, was the third single released and had great success in 2007 reaching the US Latin Pop Airplay #1, Hot Latin Tracks and Latin Tropical Airplay #5, Mexico #1, Spain #2 and Latin America #1. The fourth single was "Primer Día", featuring the rapper Dante Spinetta and having success on the music charts in Mexico and reaching #13 in Spain. The fifth single, "De Que Me Sirve", was released in Europe only.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Canciones de amor (Love Songs)"   Venegas Cachorro López, Venegas 2:53
2. "Me voy (I'm Leaving)"   Venegas López, Venegas 3:10
3. "Primer día" (First Day)" (feat. Dante Spinetta) Venegas, Spinetta López, Venegas 3:57
4. "Limón y sal (Lemon and Salt)"   Venegas, Jorge Villamizar López, Venegas 3:28
5. "Dulce compañía (Sweet Company)"   Venegas López, Venegeas 3:23
6. "De qué me sirve (What Good Is It?)"   Venegas, Coti Sorokin Sorokin, Venegas 2:37
7. "Adonde sea (Wherever It Might Be)"   Venegas López, Venegas 2:57
8. "Mírame bien (Look Right at Me)"   Venegas* López, Venegas 3:38
9. "No seré (I Won't Be)"   Venegas, Sorokin Sorokin, Venegas 2:59
10. "Última vez (Last Time)"   Venegas, López Lópeaz, Venegas 4:00
11. "Eres para mí" (You're Meant for Me)" (feat. Anita Tijoux) Venegas, Tijoux López, Venegas 3:13
12. "No Hace Falta (You Don't Have To)"   Venegas, Sorokin, López^ López, Venegas 3:29
13. "Te voy a mostrar (I Will Show You)"   Venegas López, Venegas 3:19
14. "Sin documentos (Undocumented)" (Bonus Track) Andrés Calamaro López, Venegas 3:49

^ Additional Production * Co-producer

Personnel[edit]

  • Julieta Venegas - Vocals, vocals (bckgr), accordion, guitar (acoustic), keyboards, programming, composer
  • Juanchi Baleiron - Guitar (acoustic), guitar (electric), baritone guitar
  • Cachorro López - Baritone guitar, guita (electric), bass, keyboards, composer
  • Coti Sorokin - Guita (electric), bass, vocals (bckgr), composer
  • Dany Ávila - Drums
  • Guille Vadalá - Bass, banjo
  • Ernesto Snajer - Guitar (acoustic), teen-strings guitar
  • Facundo Guevara - Percussions
  • Dante Spinetta - Vocals, composer
  • Juan Blas Caballero - Programming, keyboards, guitar (electric)
  • Jorge Villamizar - Composer
  • Juan Cruz de Urquiza - Flugelhorn, trombone
  • Matias Sorokin - Slide guitar
  • Anita Tijoux - Vocals, vocals (bckgr), composer
  • Sebastián Schon - Keyboards, programming
  • Sviatoslav Poloudine - Cello
  • Pepito Mezclero - Scream

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Cachorro López
  • Co-producers: Coti Sorokin, Julieta Venegas
  • Engineers: Cachorro López, Coti Sorokin, Julieta Venegas
  • Mixing: César Sogbe
  • Mastering: José Blanco
  • A&R direction: Guillermo Gutiérrez-Leyva
  • A&R coordination: Gilda Oropeza
  • Photography: Gustavo Di Mario
  • Design: Alejandro Ros
  • Hair: Alejandra Campos
  • Makeup: Victoria Santillán
  • Style: Sergio De Loof

Chart[edit]

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Position
Mexican Album Chart[21] 16
Mexican Album Chart (Spanish Album Chart)[22] 12
Chart (2007) Position
Mexican Albums Chart[23] 92

Awards[edit]

Latin Grammy[edit]

Year Title Result
2006
Album of The Year Nominated
Best Alternative Music Album Won
Producer of The Year (Cachorro López) Won

Grammy Award[edit]

Year Title Result
2006
Best Latin Pop Album Won

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label
Spain May 25, 2006 Sony BMG
Italy May 30, 2006
Mexico
Switzerland June 6, 2006
United States Sony Music International

References[edit]

  1. ^ About.com review
  2. ^ Allmusic review
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  4. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/305394/julieta+venegas/chart
  5. ^ http://italiancharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Julieta+Venegas&titel=Lim%F3n+y+sal&cat=a
  6. ^ http://www.amprofon.com.mx/Archivos/PDF/top_anual/Top_100_Album_2006.pdf
  7. ^ http://spanishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Julieta+Venegas&titel=Lim%F3n+y+sal&cat=a
  8. ^ http://hitparade.ch/showitem.asp?interpret=Julieta+Venegas&titel=Lim%F3n+y+sal&cat=a
  9. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/305394/julieta+venegas/chart
  10. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/2006-06-24/latin-albums
  11. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/2006-06-24/latin-pop-albums
  12. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/2006-06-24/heatseekers-albums
  13. ^ "julieta Venegas tiene disco de Platino en Argentina" (in Spanish). CAPIF. 2006. Retrieved 2006. 
  14. ^ "Espectáculos TV: Disco de oro para Julieta Venegas" (PDF) (in Spanish). 8 May 2006. p. 6. Retrieved 8 May 2006. 
  15. ^ "Julieta Venegas Obtiene disco de oro" (in Spanish). May 2006. p. 1. Retrieved 08-05-2006. 
  16. ^ "Julieta Venegas - Biografía" (in Spanish). Terra. Retrieved 2007. 
  17. ^ "Top 100 Mexico" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Retrieved 05-07-2006. 
  18. ^ "Top 100 Spain Week:14" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  19. ^ "Disco de Oro en Centroamérica" (in Spanish). November 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-13. 
  20. ^ "RIAA's Gold & Platinum Program". Recording Industry Association of America (Latin). Retrieved 2006-05-24. 
  21. ^ http://www.amprofon.com.mx/Archivos/PDF/top_anual/Top_100_Album_2006.pdf
  22. ^ http://www.amprofon.com.mx/Archivos/PDF/top_anual/Top_100_Album_2006.pdf
  23. ^ http://www.amprofon.com.mx/Archivos/PDF/top_anual/Top_100_Album_2007.pdf