Realmente lo Mejor

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Realmente lo Mejor
Compilation album by Julieta Venegas
Released December 18, 2007
Genre Rock en Español
Length 43:49
Label Sony BMG
Producer Gustavo Santaolalla, Coti Sorokin, Cachorro López
Julieta Venegas chronology
Limón y Sal
(2006)Limón y Sal2006
Realmente lo Mejor
MTV Unplugged
(2008)MTV Unplugged2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Realmente lo Mejor ("Really the best") is the title for first compilation album released by Mexican-American singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas on December 18, 2007. This album includes every single released from her first four albums, Aquí, Bueninvento, , and Limón y Sal. It was also announced that a special deluxe edition was to be released with this album (tentatively named Cosas Raras), including B-sides and soundtrack collaborations, but to date remains unreleased.

Album history[edit]

Realmente lo Mejor lines up the 12 singles from Venegas repertoire. "De Mis Pasos" and "Como Sé" taken from her Gustavo Santaolalla-produced debut album Aquí; "Sería Feliz" and "Hoy No Quiero" from Bueninvento; "Andar Conmigo", "Lento", "Algo Está Cambiando" and "Oleada" from her Grammy winning recording ; and four singles from Limón y Sal, "Me Voy", the title track, "Eres Para Mí" and "Primer Día". This collection received a very positive review by Jason Birchmeier of Allmusic, recalling that the singles flow together smoothly, and that the "stylistic evolution of Venegas over the years sounds perfectly natural, an artistic progression rather than a calculated crossover bid."[2] Since this album release was announced that a special edition, consisting on a compilation album titled Cosas Raras, including rarities, demos, and tracks recorded for films, but that never have appeared on any Venegas album was to be released. This tracks were covers from Los Tigres del Norte and Soda Stereo, a tribute to Pablo Neruda, also songs included on the films Maria Full of Grace, Quemar las Naves, Hotel Tivoli, Sólo Dios Sabe and Subterra; plus two demos never released before. The album had an official release date in Mexico on January 26, 2008, but to date it remains unreleased.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "De Mis Pasos" - 3:20
  2. "Cómo Sé" - 3:27
  3. "Sería Feliz" - 3:15
  4. "Hoy No Quiero" - 3:19
  5. "Andar Conmigo" - 3:15
  6. "Lento" - 4:06
  7. "Algo Está Cambiando" - 4:04
  8. "Oleada" - 3:10
  9. "Me Voy" - 3:28
  10. "Limón y Sal" - 3:15
  11. "Eres Para Mí" Feat. Anita Tijoux - 3:58
  12. "Primer Día" Feat. Dante Spinetta - 3:56

Chart performance[edit]

This album charted within the Top 100 album sales chart of México and Spain. It also peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. Realmente lo Mejor was unable to match the success of the performer's previous albums.

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2007-08)[4][5] Peak
Mexican Album Chart[6] 61
Spanish Album Chart[7] 80
US Billboard Top Latin Albums[8] 36
US Billboard Latin Pop Albums[9] 12