Greatest Hits Vol. II (Gloria Estefan album)

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Gloria Estefan Greatest Hits Vol. II
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Greatest hits album by Gloria Estefan
Released February 2001 (2001-02)
Studio Crescent Moon Studios, Miami
Genre Pop, dance
Length 57:23 (U.S. version)
60:46 (European version)
Label Epic
Producer Emilio Estefan Jr.
Gloria Estefan chronology
Alma Caribeña
(2000)
Greatest Hits Vol. II
(2001)
Unwrapped
(2003)
Singles from Greatest Hits Vol. II
  1. "You Can't Walk Away from Love"
    Released: February 2001 (Promotional)
  2. "Out of Nowhere"
    Released: March / April 2001
  3. "Y-Tu-Conga"
    Released: August 2001 (Promotional)

Greatest Hits Vol. II is the third English greatest hits album released by American singer Gloria Estefan, but is the fourth compilation and twenty-third album overall, released in 2001.

Content[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Greatest Hits Vol. II is the follow-up to Estefan's first hits album (the second compilation which was released only in Europe). The album includes most of all her English hits from 1994's Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me up to the then-recent Gloria! (1998).

The other English singles "It's Too Late", "Cherchez La Femme", "Higher", "Cuba Libre", and "Don't Let This Moment End" were not included on the album, in contrary to the initial announcement that "Don't Let This Moment End" would make it to the album. According to a fan's review of the album on Amazon, in a behind-the-scenes interview discussing the album Estefan had said that since the number of songs on her albums were limited (due to statutory rates) and she decided to let her son Nayib remix "Conga" (hence the song "Y-Tu-Conga"), she had to drop "Moment" from the track listing.

"If We Were Lovers" is the English version of Estefan's hit Spanish single, "Con Los Años Que Me Quedan", released from her first Spanish album Mi Tierra. Due to its UK success, this English version first appeared on this best of album.

The compilation has four new songs, three of which became singles: "You Can't Walk Away from Love" which featured on the 2001 film Original Sin starring Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie; "Out of Nowhere, a heavy dance tune released as a single and "Y-Tu-Conga, a remix of Estefan's popular single "Conga. "I Got No Love" was never released as a single.

Although this compilation almost includes Gloria's singles from her 90's career, the album was a not nearly the chart success in comparison to her 1992 Gloria Estefan Greatest Hits, charting only at #92 on the Billboard Top 200.

2014 Hong Kong Re-release the "Greatest Hits Vol 2" as K2 HDCD 100 kHz 24 bit K2 HDCD Mastering CD. Hong Kong only release 1,000 pressing Limited Numberd Editions.

Track listing[edit]

U.S. & Canada CD, Cassette & MiniDisc Releases
No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "Turn The Beat Around" Peter Jackson, Gerald Jackson Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me 3:53
2. "Everlasting Love" Buzz Cason, Mac Gayden Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me 4:01
3. "Reach" Gloria Estefan, Diane Warren Destiny 3:50
4. "If We Were Lovers" Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr Mi Tierra 4:38
5. "You'll Be Mine (Party Time)" (Single Mix) Emilio Estefan, Jr, Lawrence Dermer, Clay Ostwald Destiny 4:02
6. "Heaven's What I Feel" Kike Santander gloria! 5:02
7. "I'm Not Giving You Up" (Single Remix) Gloria Estefan, Kike Santander Destiny 4:32
8. ""Music Of My Heart" (*NSYNC & Gloria Estefan) Gloria Estefan, Diane Warren The Music of the Heart Original Motion Soundtrack 4:32
9. "Oye" Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr, Randall Barlow, Angie Chorine gloria! 4:40
10. "You Can't Walk Away From Love" (Music From The Motion Picture Original Sin - Previously Unreleased) Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr   4:41
11. "Out Of Nowhere" (Previously Unreleased) Emilio Estefan, Jr, Randall Barlow, Liza Quintana   3:43
12. "I Got No Love" (Previously Unreleased) Emilio Estefan, Jr, Jon Secada, Sebastian Krys   4:07
13. "Y-Tu-Conga" (Previously Unreleased) Enrique E. Garcia   6:04
International CD, Cassette & MiniDisc Releases
No. Title Writer(s) Album Length
1. "Turn The Beat Around" Peter Jackson, Gerald Jackson Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me 3:53
2. "Everlasting Love" Buzz Cason, Mac Gayden Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me 4:01
3. "Reach" Gloria Estefan, Diane Warren Destiny 3:50
4. "If We Were Lovers" Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr Mi Tierra 4:38
5. "You'll Be Mine (Party Time)" (Single Mix) Emilio Estefan, Jr, Lawrence Dermer, Clay Ostwald Destiny 4:02
6. "Heaven's What I Feel" Kike Santander gloria! 5:02
7. "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" (International Bonus Track) Harry Noble, Jr. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me 3:23
8. "I'm Not Giving You Up" (Single Remix) Gloria Estefan, Kike Santander Destiny 4:32
9. "Music Of My Heart" (*NSYNC & Gloria Estefan) Gloria Estefan, Diane Warren The Music of the Heart Original Motion Soundtrack 4:32
10. "Oye" Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr, Randall Barlow, Angie Chorine gloria! 4:40
11. "You Can't Walk Away From Love" (Music From The Motion Picture Original Sin - Previously Unreleased) Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, Jr   4:41
12. "Out Of Nowhere" (Previously Unreleased) Emilio Estefan, Jr, Randall Barlow, Liza Quintana   3:43
13. "I Got No Love" (Previously Unreleased) Emilio Estefan, Jr, Jon Secada, Sebastian Krys   4:07
14. "Y-Tu-Conga" (Previously Unreleased) Enrique E. Garcia   6:04

Chart positions[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[2] 48
Italian Albums (FIMI)[3] 44
Spanish Albums (Promusicae)[4] 15
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[5] 17
UK Albums (OCC)[6] 60
US Billboard 200[7] 92

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[8] Gold 50,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
Canada February 6, 2001 (2001-02-06)
U.S.
International February 12, 2001 (2001-02-12)
Australia March 5, 2001 (2001-03-05)
Japan March 7, 2001 (2001-03-07)
Hong Kong (K2HD Mastering Reissue) March 3, 2014 (2014-03-03)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/greatest-hits-vol-ii-mw0000115220
  2. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Gloria Estefan – Greatest Hits Vol. II" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Greatest Hits Vol. II". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  4. ^ Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  5. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Gloria Estefan – Greatest Hits Vol. II". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Gloria Estefan | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "Gloria Estefan – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Gloria Estefan. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  8. ^ "Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano: Certificados 2000–2002". Solo Exitos 1959–2002 Ano A Ano. 

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