Frenesí (album)

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Frenesí
Frenesi Linda Ronstadt.jpg
Studio album by Linda Ronstadt
Released September, 1992
Recorded 1992
Genre Latin, jazz, Cuban
Label Elektra, Rhino
Producer Peter Asher, George Massenburg
Linda Ronstadt chronology
Mas Canciones
(1991)Mas Canciones1991
Frenesí
(1992)
Winter Light
(1993)Winter Light1993

Frenesí is a Grammy Award - winning album by American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt released on September 15, 1992 (delayed from its initial August date).

It was Ronstadt's third Spanish-language album. It reached #193 on the Billboard album chart, #3 on the Top Latin Albums chart, and #17 on the Tropic/Salsa chart. Three singles charted on the Hot Latin Tracks chart: "Frenesi" - at #5, "Perfidia" - at #7, and "Entre Abismos" at #33.

At the 35th Grammy Awards, Frenesí won the Grammy Award for Best Tropical Latin Album. After many years out of print, this album was reissued - along with Ronstadt's two Mariachi discs - in 2016.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[3]

Music critic Roch Parisien rated the album poorly in his Allmusic review, writing: "… there's little that sounds street level or rootsy about these sessions. I can't help picturing a wind-up lounge band holding court at some tourist-trap Holiday Inn in Acapulco."[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Frenesí" (Frenzy) Alberto Dominguez, Leonard Whitcup 3:30
2. "Mentira Salome" (Lie Salome) Ignacio Piñeiro 2:50
3. "Alma Adentro" (Deep Within My Soul) Sylvia Rexach 3:11
4. "Entre Abismos" (Between Abysses) Victor Manuel Mato 3:21
5. "Cuando Me Querias Tú" (When You Loved Me) Emilio Catarell Vela 3:07
6. "Piel Canela" (Cinnamon Skin) Bobby Capó, Silvano Michelino, X. Regianni 3:02
7. "Verdad Amarga" (Bitter Truth) Consuelo Velázquez 3:23
8. "Despojos" (Fragments) Francisco Arrieta 3:02
9. "En Mi Soledad" (In My Solitude) Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Miguel Pous, Eddie DeLange 2:53
10. "Piensa en Mí" (Think of Me) Maria Teresa Lara 2:55
11. "Quiéreme Mucho" (Love Me a Lot) Augustin Rodriguez, Gonzalo Roig 3:23
12. "Perfidia" (Perfidy) Alberto Dominguez, Milton Leeds 3:44
13. "Te Quiero Dijiste" (I Love You, You Said) Maria Mendez Grever 4:01

Personnel[edit]

  • Linda Ronstadt – vocals
  • Tito Allen – background vocals
  • Juan Jose Almaguer – vocals
  • Jesús Guzmán – vocals
  • Adalberto Santiago – vocals
  • Bob Mann – guitar
  • Oscar Meza – bass
  • Gilberto Puente – guitar
  • Joe Rotondi – piano
  • Guillermo Edghill – bass
  • Luis Conte – percussion
  • Walfredo de los Reyes, Sr. – percussion
  • Armando Peraza – percussion
  • Pancho Roman – percussion
  • Orestes Vilató – percussion
  • Justo Almario – horn
  • Gene Burkert – horn
  • Dennis Farias – horn
  • Ramon Flores – horn
  • Daniel Fornero – horn
  • Mike Turre – horn
  • Arturo Velasco – horn
  • Harry Kim – horn
  • José Román – horn
  • Joel Peskin – horn
  • Debra Henry – strings
  • James Hurley – strings
  • Roxanna Jacobson – strings
  • David Kadarauch – strings
  • Clifton Foster – strings
  • Ruth Freeman – strings
  • Stuart Canin – strings
  • Jeremy Cohen – strings
  • Adrienne Duckworth – strings
  • Jim Dukey – strings
  • Joseph Edelberg – strings
  • Ronald Erickson – strings
  • Jenny Amador – strings
  • Jeff Beal – strings
  • William Klingelhofer – strings
  • Bill Klingelhoffer – strings
  • Katie McElrath – strings
  • Sharon O'Connor – strings
  • Irene Sazer – strings
  • Rebecca Sebring – strings
  • James Shallenberger – strings
  • Greg Sudmeir – strings
  • Mark Summer – strings
  • John Tenney – strings
  • Martha Henninger Rubin – strings
  • Nathan Rubin – strings
  • Virginia Price-Kvistad – strings

Production notes:

  • Peter Asher – producer, engineer
  • George Massenburg – producer, mixing, engineer
  • Ray Santos – arranger
  • David Gleeson – engineer
  • Craig Silvey – engineer
  • Brett Swain – engineer
  • Nathaniel Kunkel – engineer
  • Robert Blakeman – photography
  • Kosh Art Direction – design

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Parisien, Roch. "Frenesi -Linda Ronstadt". Allmusic. Retrieved January 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ Sandow, Greg (September 11, 1992). "Frenesi Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 701. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.