Primera Fila (Vicente Fernández album)

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Primera Fila
Live album by Vicente Fernández
Released November 18, 2008 (USA)
December 2, 2008 (México)
Genre Mariachi
Label Sony Music Latin
Producer Gustavo Borner
Vicente Fernández chronology
Canciones de sus Películas: El Arracadas
(2008)
Primera Fila
(2008)
Necesito de Tí
(2009)
Singles from 'Primera Fila'
  1. "El Último Beso"
    Released: December 28, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Primera Fila ("Front Row") is the title of a live album released by Mexican performer Vicente Fernández. This album is the 80th release for the performer, and became his third number-one set on the Billboard Top Latin Albums and the recipient of a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Mariachi Album.

Album history[edit]

After the success of Para Siempre, releases this album, which includes his greatest hits recorded live, with the participation of 30 musicians, in the "Vicente Fernández Gómez Arena". This unplugged CD and DVD also contains four songs never recorded before by Fernández: "Bésame Mucho", "Amor Mío", "No Vuelvo a Amar" and "Gracias". According to the record label Sony BMG, this is a live performance dedicated to the families, to see it in high definition and to be close to the idol. Primera Fila is the 80th album by the singer.[2]

Commercial release[edit]

Formats[edit]

This album was released in three different formats, CD/DVD and DVD/CD, and also in "Blu-ray", this last format as a collectors item. It was recorded in a "anti-pirate" system and in High definition, and in a near future will be released on 3D, to give the best quality for the fans, according to Miguel Trujillo, CEO of Sony Music México.[2]

Album[edit]

A day after its release, Primera Fila it sold 80,000 units in México, receiving a platinum certification.[2] In the United States, according to the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart it debuted at number one, replacing 5to Piso by Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona.[3] On February 2009, this album was replaced by Para Siempre, Fernández' previous album, at the top of the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, after seven consecutive weeks at number-one. The late Tex-Mex performer Selena was the only performer to achieve this feat, when Dreaming of You replaced her own Amor Prohibido at the top of the chart in 1995.[4]

Singles[edit]

The first single released from this album is "El Ultimo Beso", written by Joan Sebastian and first included on Para Siempre.[2] This song became the first number-one hit by Fernández in the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart and became the oldest performer to peak at number-one on this chart.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "El Rey"   José Alfredo Jiménez 2:26
2. "Mujeres Divinas"   Martín Urieta 3:03
3. "La Diferencia"   Juan Gabriel 3:00
4. "Urge"   Urieta 3:17
5. "A Duras Penas"   Jorge Massias 2:47
6. "Me Voy a Quitar de En Medio"   Manuel Monterrosas 3:19
7. "La Ley del Monte"   José A. Espinoza "Ferrusquilla" 3:29
8. "No Vuelvo a Amar"   Alfonso Esparza 3:43
9. "Por un Amor"   Gilberto Parra 3:37
10. "Amor Mío"   Álvaro Carrillo 3:28
11. "Hermoso Cariño"   Fernando Maldonado 2:34

Disc two[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Acá Entre Nos"   Martín Urieta 3:40
2. "Caminemos"   Alfredo Gil, Heriberto Martins 3:19
3. "A Pesar de Todo"   Nelson Ned 3:41
4. "Motivos"   Italo Piazzolante 3:31
5. "El Último Beso"   Joan Sebastian 3:04
6. "Bésame Mucho"   Consuelo Velázquez 4:04
7. "Para Siempre"   Sebastian 3:12
8. "Estos Celos"   Sebastian 4:52
9. "Cruz de Olvido"   Juan Zaizar 4:25
10. "Guadalajara"   Pepe Guízar 3:23
11. "Gracias"   Jiménez 5:22

Personnel[edit]

This information from Allmusic.[6]

  • Gustavo Borner – didjeridu, engineer, mastering, realization
  • Pedro Ramírez – arranger, musical direction
  • Josué "Ciclón" García – production assistant
  • Juan Carlos Rodríguez – production assistant
  • Justin Moshkevich – digital engineer
  • Charlie Garcia – A&R
  • Gilda Oropeza – A&R
  • Miguel Trujillo – A&R
  • Fernando Aceves – photography

Chart performance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Primera Fila review". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Lanza Vicente Fernández "Primera Fila"". El Financiero Online. El Financiero S.A. de C.V. 2008-12-03. Retrieved 2008-12-16. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Primera-fila"-en-primer-lugar-del-Billboard/20180.article "Vicente Fernández coloca disco "Primera fila" en primer lugar del Billboard". Billboard en Español (in Spanish). 2008-12-11. Retrieved 2008-12-16. 
  4. ^ Brito, Joel. ""Para siempre" de Vicente Fernández regresa #1 de Top Latin Albums; Wisin & Yandel con Nesty, "tentando" Hot Latin Songs". Billboard en Español (in Spanish) (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  5. ^ "Daddy Yankee da salto en lista urbana". Billboard en Español (in Spanish) (Nielsen Business Media, Inc). 2009-02-12. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  6. ^ a b "Primera Fila". Allmusic. Macromedia Corporation. Retrieved 2008-12-16. 
  7. ^ "Top 100 México". AMPROFON. AMPROFON, A.C. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  8. ^ "Certificaciones –" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. 
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Vicente Fernández – Primera Fila". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH
Preceded by
5to Piso by Ricardo Arjona
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums number-one album
December 20, 2008 – February 7, 2009
Succeeded by
Para Siempre by Vicente Fernández
Preceded by
No Molestar by Marco Antonio Solís
U.S. Billboard Regional Mexican Albums number-one album
December 20, 2008 - February 7, 2009
Succeeded by
Para Siempre by Vicente Fernández
Preceded by
De Noche: Clásicos a Mi Manera by Alejandro Fernández
De Noche: Clásicos a Mi Manera
by Alejandro Fernández
The Bossa Masters by various artists
No Line on the Horizon by U2
Wisin & Yandel Presentan: La Mente Maestra by DJ Nesty featuring Wisin & Yandel
Atrévete a Soñar by various artists
Mexican Albums Chart number-one album
January 19, 2009 - January 26, 2009
February 9, 2009
March 2, 2009
March 30, 2009
April 13, 2009
May 11, 2009
Succeeded by
De Noche: Clásicos a Mi Manera by Alejandro Fernández
De Noche: Clásicos a Mi Manera by Alejandro Fernández
No Line on the Horizon by U2
Wisin & Yandel Presentan: La Mente Maestra by DJ Nesty featuring Wisin & Yandel
Isa TKM by Soundtrack
Atrévete a Soñar by various artists