Historias

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Historias
Historias.jpg
Studio album by Ricardo Arjona
Released April 19, 1994 (1994-04-19)
Recorded 1993–94
Genre
Length 63:28
Label Sony Discos
Producer Ricardo Arjona
Ricardo Arjona chronology
Animal Nocturno
(1992)
Historias
(1994)
Si El Norte Fuera El Sur
(1996)

Historias is the fifth studio album released on April 19, 1994 by Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Jason Birchmeier awarded the album 4.5 stars: "If you were to pick only one Arjona's album for your collection that wasn't a greatest-hits compilation, this should be the one"; he called the album a "career-defining success".[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Ricardo Arjona

  1. "Si Yo Fuera" (If I Were) – 4:28
  2. "Señora de Las Cuatro Décadas" (Lady of The Four Decades) – 5:07
  3. "Casa de Locos" (Crazy House) – 3:01
  4. "Historia de Taxi" (Story of a Taxi Driver) – 6:45
  5. "La Noche Te Trae Sorpresas" (The Night Brings You Surprises) – 4:10
  6. "Amor de Tele" (Television Love) – 3:18
  7. "Te Conozco" (I Know You) – 4:11
  8. "Historia del Portero" (Story of a Doorman) – 5:12
  9. "Realmente No Estoy Tan Solo" (I'm Really Not That Alone) – 3:51
  10. "Del Otro Lado del Sol" (The Other Side Of The Sun) – 4:43
  11. "Me Están Jodiendo La Vida" (They Are Ruining My Life) – 4:28
  12. "Ayúdame Freud" (Help Me, Freud) – 6:43
  13. "Libre" (Free) – 3:29
  14. "Chicos de Plástico" (Plastic Boys) – 4:17

Personnel[edit]

  • Susan Ager, Melvin Baer, Norman Davidson, Andrzej Kapica, Diane Kitzman, Delmar Pettys, Mary Reynolds, Gloria Stroud, Peggy Zimmers – violin
  • George Anderson – bass
  • Mitta Angell, Kay Gardner, Barbara Hustis, Ellen Rose – viola
  • Roberto Arballo – arranger, director, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, producer
  • Pete Brewer – baritone sax
  • Cheryl Cleavenger, Steve Haas, Debi Lee, Elizabeth Meza, Eric Tagg – backing vocals
  • Tom Demer – viola, violin
  • Mike Gage – drums
  • Mike Gallagher – electric guitar
  • Gene Glover – percussion
  • Bud Guin – acoustic guitar
  • Eugene Gwozoz – piano
  • Ron Jones – soprano & tenor sax
  • Randy Lee – clarinet
  • Johnnie Marshall – hammond organ
  • David Matthews – oboe
  • Mimi McShane – cello
  • John Meyers – cello
  • Kim Platco – banjo
  • Will Roberts – bassoon
  • Jay Saunders – trumpet
  • Chuck Schmidt – trumpet
  • Miguel Angel "Malin" Villagran – arranger, acoustic guitar
  • John Wasson – trombone

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Tim Kimsey – engineer
  • Carlos Somonte – photography
  • Sterling Winfield – assistant engineer

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Chile (APF)[2] 1
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums[3] 43

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[4] 4× Platinum 240,000^
United States (RIAA)[5] 4× Platinum (Latin) 400,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Birchmeier, J. Allmusic Review accessed September 1, 2011
  2. ^ "Hits of the World". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 107 (13): 49. 1994-08-06. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 
  3. ^ "Historias – Ricardo Arjona". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  4. ^ "Argentinian album certifications – Ricardo Arjona – Historias". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. 
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Ricardo Arjona – Historias". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH

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