Frenesí (album)

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Frenesí
Frenesi Linda Ronstadt.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember, 1992
Recorded1992
GenreLatin, jazz, Cuban
LabelElektra, Rhino
ProducerPeter Asher, George Massenburg
Linda Ronstadt chronology
Mas Canciones
(1991)
Frenesí
(1992)
Winter Light
(1993)

Frenesí is a 1992 Grammy Award-winning album by American singer, songwriter, and producer Linda Ronstadt.

Release[edit]

Frenesí was released on September 15, 1992. It was Ronstadt's third Spanish-language 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
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyC[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[3]

Frenesí 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.

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.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Frenesí" (Frenzy)Alberto Dominguez, Leonard Whitcup3:30
2."Mentira Salome" (Lie Salome)Ignacio Piñeiro2:50
3."Alma Adentro" (Deep Within My Soul)Sylvia Rexach3:11
4."Entre Abismos" (Between Abysses)Victor Manuel Mato3:21
5."Cuando Me Querias Tú" (When You Loved Me)Emilio Catarell Vela3:07
6."Piel Canela" (Cinnamon Skin)Bobby Capó, Silvano Michelino, X. Regianni3:02
7."Verdad Amarga" (Bitter Truth)Consuelo Velázquez3:23
8."Despojos" (Fragments)Francisco Arrieta3:02
9."En Mi Soledad" (In My Solitude)Miguel Pous2:53
10."Piensa en Mí" (Think of Me)Maria Teresa Lara2:55
11."Quiéreme Mucho" (Love Me a Lot)Augustin Rodriguez, Gonzalo Roig3:23
12."Perfidia" (Perfidy)Alberto Dominguez, Milton Leeds3:44
13."Te Quiero Dijiste" (I Love You, You Said)Maria Mendez Grever4:01

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.