Amar Es

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Amar Es
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Studio album by Cristian Castro
Released September 30, 2003 (2003-09-30)
Recorded February - June 2003
Studio Crescent Moon Studios
Gallery Recording Studios
North Bay Recording Studios
The Hit Factory Critiera
(Miami, Florida)
Home Studio
(Asunción, Paraguay)
IDA Studio
(Mexico City, Mexico)
Genre Latin pop · latin ballad · bolero · pop rock · latin rock
Length 56:02
Label Sony BMG Latin
Producer
Cristian Castro chronology
Grandes Hits
(2002)Grandes Hits2002
Amar Es
(2003)
Hoy Quiero Soñar
(2004)Hoy Quiero Soñar2004
Singles from Amar Es
  1. "No Hace Falta"
    Released: July 28, 2003 (2003-07-28)
  2. "Te Llamé"
    Released: October 20, 2003 (2003-10-20)
  3. "Si Yo Fuera Él"
    Released: December 15, 2003 (2003-12-15)
  4. "Sólo Pienso En Tí"
    Released: January 5, 2004 (2004-01-05)
  5. "Madrigal"
    Released: May 3, 2004 (2004-05-03)

Amar Es is the eighth studio album recorded by Mexican singer-songwriter Cristian Castro. It was released by Sony BMG Latin on September 30, 2003 (see 2003 in music). This album was produced by Emilio Estefan, Jr., Randall M. Barlow, Federico Ehrlich, Roberto Livi and Rudy Pérez. it is notable for its eclectic use of languages and musical styles. The song "Why", for example, is in English, whilst the single "No Hace Falta" combines Japanese and Latin pop. On the other hand, tracks such as the successful single "Te Llamé" hold fast to Castro's Latin-pop roots.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Este Loco Que Te Mira" Gian Marco 5:06
2. "Si Yo Fuera Él" Alejandro Montalbán 4:51
3. "Why" Bill Compton · Tony Sheridan · Diane Warren 4:02
4. "Sólo Pienso En Tí" Cristian Castro · Juan Pablo Manzanero 4:18
5. "Gallito Feliz" (Rock Version) Demetrio Vite Hernández 3:15
6. "No Hace Falta" Emilio Estefan, Jr. · Nicolás Tovar · Randall M. Barlow 4:47
7. "Oración Caribe" María Teresa Lara 2:39
8. "Madrigal" Felipe Rosario Goyco 2:55
9. "Entre Los Andes" Cristian Castro 7:12
10. "Te Llamé" Roberto Livi · Rudy Pérez 3:44
11. "Mujer de Dos Caras" Gian Marco 4:18
12. "Saúdade" Mario Palmeiro 5:20
13. "Gallito Feliz" (Cumbia Version) Demetrio Vite Hernández 3:35
14. "Te Llamé" (Bachata Version) Roberto Livi · Rudy Pérez 3:18
15. "Enciende Una Luz" Yasmil Marrufo 5:12
16. "Te Llamé" (Cumbia Version) Roberto Livi · Rudy Pérez 4:54
Total length: 56:02

Personnel[edit]

  • Pedro Alfonso - Violin
  • Tommy Anthony - Vocals (Background)
  • Area 305 - Vocals (Background)
  • Hiram Arencibia - Trombone
  • Antonio Baglio - Mastering
  • Randall M. Barlow - Composer, Producer, Programming
  • Cancio Barretto - Requinto
  • Juan Ángel Barretto - Engineer
  • Kurt Berge - Technical Support
  • Richard Bravo - Percussion
  • Olbin Burgos - Drums
  • Scott Canto - Engineer
  • Jorge Casas - Bass
  • Cristian Castro - Composer
  • Bill Compton - Composer
  • Mike Couzzi - Engineer
  • Sal Cueva - Bass
  • Kevin Dillon - Production Coordination
  • Valério Do Carmo - Graphic Design
  • Vicky Echeverri - Vocals (Background)
  • Federico Ehrlich - Producer
  • Fabi Espino - Trumpet
  • Emilio Estefan, Jr. - Composer, Producer, Video Director
  • Daniela Federici - Photography
  • Alfredo Galán - Trumpet
  • Javier Garza - Mixing Engineer
  • Jessica González - A&R
  • Courtney Goodwin - Photography
  • Julio Hernández - Bass
  • David Heuer - Assistant Engineer
  • Carlos Infante - Piano
  • María Teresa Lara - Composer
  • Leyla Leeming - Production Coordination
  • Lee Levin - Drums
  • Gary Lindsay - Arranger
  • Roberto Livi - Composer, Producer
  • David López - Assistant Engineer
  • Manny López - Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic)
  • José Juan Maldonado - Production Coordination
  • Juan Pablo Manzanero - Composer
  • Gian Marco - Composer
  • Steve Menezes - Coordination
  • Miami Symphonic Strings - Strings
  • Víctor Miller - Trumpet
  • Alejandro Montalbán - Composer
  • Rickie Muñóz - Trombone
  • Joel Numa - Engineer, Mixing Engineer
  • Marco Olan - Bass
  • Clay Ostwald - Organ, Piano
  • Mario Patiño - Creative Director, Text
  • Andy Pechenik - Technical Support
  • Archie Peña - Percussion
  • Fernando Perdomo - Guitar (Electric), Theremin
  • Betsy Pérez - Project Coordinator
  • Rudy Pérez - Arranger, Composer, Director, Producer, Vocals (Background)
  • Clay Perry - Keyboards, Programming
  • Freddy Piñero, Jr. - Engineer
  • Daniel Ponce - Assistant Engineer
  • Adrián Possé - A&R
  • Óscar G. Regueira - Engineer
  • Juan Rosario - Assistant Engineer
  • Tony Sheridan - Composer
  • Joel Someillán - Engineer
  • Todd Sontag - Editing
  • Raúl Soto - Percussion
  • Ron Taylor - Organ
  • Ken Theis - Assistant Engineer
  • Lorenzo Torrez - Accordion
  • Nicolás Tovar - Composer, Vocal Producer
  • William Valdéz - Percussion
  • Dan Warner - Guitar
  • Ginny Warner - Video Producer
  • Diane Warren - Composer
  • Bruce Weeden - Engineer
  • Ryan Wolff - Assistant Engineer

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart [1] Album Peak
2003 Heatseekrs Amar Es 4
2004 Latin Pop Amar Es 3
2004 Top Latin Albums Amar Es 4

Charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
Spanish Albums Chart[2] 75
U.S. Billboard 200 [3] 193
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums[3] 3
U.S. Billboard Latin Pop Albums[3] 7

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[4] Gold 20,000^
Mexico (AMPROFON)[5] Platinum 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]