Love (Thalía album)

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Love
Thalia Love Cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released7 October 1992 (1992-10-07)[1]
Recorded1992
Genre
Length54:38
LabelMelody/Fonovisa
ProducerLuis Carlos Esteban
Thalía chronology
Mundo de Cristal
(1991)
Love
(1992)
En éxtasis
(1995)
Alternative covers
U.S. album cover
U.S. album cover
Singles from Love
  1. "Sangre"
  2. "Maria Mercedes"
  3. "Love"
  4. "La Vida En Rosa (La Vie En Rose)"

Love is the third studio album by Mexican singer Thalía,[2] it was released in 1992, under the previously owned Televisa record label, Melody/Fonovisa, which now belongs to Univision Music Group. This album was released in Mexico, some Central-American countries, the United States (with an alternative cover), Spain, Greece and Turkey. In Mexico, two different versions of 'Love' were released.

To celebrate Thalía's 25 anniversary as a solo artist, as for December 2014, this album is available in the digital platforms iTunes and Spotify.

Composition[edit]

The first edition of Love included only 12 songs. However, as Thalía's soap opera María Mercedes was turning into a big hit, a second version of the album was issued, featuring the Telenovela "soundtrack" as a bonus track. The album was recorded in Spain and produced by the Spanish producer Luis Carlos Esteban. Photography was in charge of the well-known photographer Adolfo Pérez Butron. It includes four covers, "A la Orilla del Mar" ("At the Seaside"), "La Vie en Rose" ("Life in Pink"), "Cien Años" ("A Hundred Years") and "Nunca Sabrás" ("You'll Never Know").[3]

Promotion[edit]

Thalía presented the album for the first time in the show Siempre en Domingo by Raúl Velasco. In it, she played the first single "Sangre" dedicated to her former partner and representative Alfredo Díaz Ordaz who died the same year. A special show named "Love and her fantasies" was exhibited in Mexico and after the success of the telenovela María Mercedes, it was re-released for the United States as "Love and Other Fantasies", the show was broadcast by Univision and were produced by Televisa in 1993.

Commercial reception[edit]

The album sold 200,000 copies in Mexico in the first month of release and was certified Platinum + Gold there for 350,000 shipped in 1993. [4][5]

Singles[edit]

  • Sangre: first single of Love, was released in 1992 and was written by Thalía herself, and dedicated to her then future husband, which died before the marriage. The song reached the number five position in Mexico City.[6]
  • Maria Mercedes: included in the re-released of the album Love, it was released as the opening song of Thalía soap opera Maria Mercedes. It peaked #10 in Mexico City.[7] A remixed version was included in the tracklist of the digital download and streaming versions.
  • Love: third single from the album 'Love', also released in 1992. In the TV special "Love Thalía y otras fantasias" a video with Thalía and two dancers dressed in black dancing the song was included. The song reached position number three in Mexico City.[7] Two remixed versions were included in the single: "Club Remix" (7:31) and "Nights Club Mix" (6:52).
  • La Vida En Rosa (La Vie En Rose): Last single of the album, cover of the sung by Edith Piaf, the arrangement of the song resembles the same used by Grace Jones in her 1977 album Portfolio. An edited version was included in the tracklists of the digital download and streaming version.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Writer(s) Length
1 "A la Orilla del Mar" Manuel Esperón, Ernesto Cortazar 3:45
2 "Sangre" Thalía Sodi 3:36
3 "La Vie en Rose (La Vida en Rosa)" Édith Piaf, Mack David, Louiguy, Luis Carlos Esteban (Spanish Adaptation) 5:11
4 "Love" Luis Carlos Esteban 4:20
5 "El Bronceador" Luis Carlos Esteban 3:25
6 "Flor de Juventud" Thalía Sodi, Luis Carlos Esteban 4:08
7 "No es el Momento" Aureo Baqueiro 3:47
8 "Cien Años" Ruben Fuentes, Alberto Cervantes 2:53
9 "El Día del Amor" Luis Carlos Esteban 3:57
10 "Flores Secas en la Piel" Luis Carlos Esteban 5:39
11 "No Trates de Engañarme" Alex de la Nuez 3:55
12 "Déjame Escapar" Aureo Baqueiro 4:51
13 "Nunca Sabrás" (How Much, How Much I Love You) Alec R. Costandinos, Luis Carlos Esteban (Spanish Adaptation) 5:40
14 "María Mercedes" Viviana Pímstein, Paco Navarrete 2:51

iTunes/ Spotify Edition

# Title Writer(s) Length
15 "La vie en rose (La vida en rosa) (Radio Edit) (Bonus Track)" Édith Piaf, Mack David, Louiguy 3:45
16 "María Mercedes (Pista) (Bonus Track)" Viviana Pímstein, Paco Navarrete 2:51

Singles with videos[edit]

  • Sangre (with 2 different videos)
  • Maria Mercedes
  • Love (with 2 different videos)
  • La Vie En Rose (La Vida En Rosa)
  • El Bronceador (with 2 different videos)
  • El Día Del Amor
  • No Trates de Engañarme
  • Déjame Escapar
  • Flor De Juventud

Charts[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
US Billboard Latin Albums[8] 15

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Guatemala[9] Platinum+Gold 15,000
Mexico (AMPROFON)[5] Platinum+Gold 350,000^
Philippines (PARI)[10] Platinum 40,000*
Summaries
Worldwide 500,000[11]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allmusic:Thalía- Love". www.allmusic.com. 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Thalía-Official Site". www.thalia.com. 2012. Archived from the original on 1 November 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Billboard:Thalía Biography". www.billboard.com. 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  4. ^ "1971: Ve la primera luz Thalía, exitosa cantante y actriz mexican". El Siglo de Torreón (in Spanish). 26 August 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Breves de Espetaculos: Thalia dice que firmo contrato exclusivo con Televisa". El Siglo de Torreón (in Spanish). 7 April 1993. Archived from the original on 9 February 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  6. ^ "El Elepé de Vilo". El Siglo de Torreón. 13 January 1993. Archived from the original on 9 February 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Discos más populares". El Siglo de Torreón. 16 April 1993. Archived from the original on 9 February 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Billboard:Thalía -Love Charts". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Thalía y su trayectoria como solista". Terra.com.mx (in Spanish). Mexico: Terra Networks. Archived from the original on 19 February 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  10. ^ "Thalia – PART I - Second Visit to Manila, Philippines - 1996/1997". RPN. Nine Media Corporation. 1997. Retrieved 28 June 2019. Platinum record showed at 2:20
  11. ^ Silva, Jessica. "Thalía supera Maite Perroni em ouvintes mensais no Spotify" (in Portuguese). Latinosbrasil.com. Retrieved 13 October 2019.