("Lemon and Salt") is the title of the fourth studio album released by Mexican singer-songwriter Limón y Sal 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
The song "Mírame Bien" was used as the opening theme for the 2011-2012 Brazilian
telenovela (The Life We Lead). A Vida da Gente
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 ]
"Canciones de amor (Love Songs)"
Cachorro López, Venegas
Me voy (I'm Leaving)" Venegas
Primer día" (First Day)" (feat. Dante Spinetta) Venegas, Spinetta
Limón y sal (Lemon and Salt)" Venegas, Jorge Villamizar
"Dulce compañía (Sweet Company)"
"De qué me sirve (What Good Is It?)"
Coti Sorokin Sorokin, Venegas
"Adonde sea (Wherever It Might Be)"
"Mírame bien (Look Right at Me)"
"No seré (I Won't Be)"
"Última vez (Last Time)"
Eres para mí" (You're Meant for Me)" (feat. Anita Tijoux) Venegas, Tijoux
"No Hace Falta (You Don't Have To)"
Venegas, Sorokin, López^
"Te voy a mostrar (I Will Show You)"
"Sin documentos (Undocumented)"
Andrés Calamaro López, Venegas
"Mala memoria (Bad Memory)"
"¿Cómo sé? (How Do I Know?)"
"Andar conmigo (Walk With Me)"
(De La Rivera Mix) 4:40
"Me voy (I'm Leaving)"
(Music Video) 3:05
"Limón y Sal"
(MTV Making the Record) 20:00
"Album in stereo sound 2.0 & surround sound 5.1"
^ Additional Production * Co-producer
Personnel [ edit ]
Julieta Venegas -
Vocals, vocals (background), 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 (background), 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 (background), composer
Sebastián Schon - Keyboards, programming
Sviatoslav Poloudine -
Cello Pepito Mezclero - Scream
Production [ edit ]
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
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Certifications [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Mexican Album Chart
[21 ] 16
Mexican Album Chart (Spanish Album Chart)
[22 ] 12
Mexican Albums Chart
[23 ] 92
Latin Grammy [ edit ]
Grammy Award [ edit ]
Release history [ edit ]
References [ edit ]