Santo Pecado

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Santo Pecado
Studio album by Ricardo Arjona
Released November 19, 2002
Recorded 2001-2002
Genre Pop, rock
Length 64:42
Label Sony Discos
Producer Ricardo Arjona
Carlos Cabral
Fernando Otero
Ricardo Arjona chronology
Galería Caribe
(2000)
Santo Pecado
(2002)
Lados B
(2003)

Santo Pecado (Holy Sin) is the ninth studio album released on November 19, 2002 by Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona. The album earned a Latin Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Album.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Jason Birchmeier awarded the album 3.5 stars stating "Needless to say, Arjona's songwriting is masterful. Even if the musical style of a particular song isn't to one's liking, the lyrics are always a wonder to behold. ".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Ricardo Arjona except were noted

  1. "El Problema" (The Problem) – 5:31
  2. "Dame" (Give Me) – 3:46
  3. "Quesos, Cosas, Casas" (Cheeses, Things, Houses) – 5:06
  4. "Minutos" (Minutes) (Arjona, Miguel Luna) – 4:08
  5. "Vivir Sin Ti Es Posible" (Living Without You Is Possible) – 4:31
  6. "Santo Pecado" (Holy Sin) – 4:29
  7. "Mujer de Lujo" (Woman of Luxury) – 3:54
  8. "Señor Juez" (Mr. Judge) – 3:39
  9. "Se Fué" (She Left) – 4:19
  10. "La Nena (Bitácora de Un Secuestro)" (The Babe (Chronicle of A Kidnapping)) – 7:54
  11. "Me Dejaste" (You Left Me) – 4:05
  12. "No Sirve de Nada" (It`s Useless) – 4:27
  13. "Duele Verte" (Hurt Seeing You) – 4:42
  14. "Amarte a Ti" (Loving You) – 4:11

Personnel[edit]

Taken from the album's liner notes.[3]

  • Ricardo Arjona – vocals, arranger, producer
  • Robert Adcock, Maurice Grants, Daniel Smith – cello
  • Patricia Aiken, Mark Baranov, Kristin Fife, Armen Garabedian, Al Hershberger, Tiffiany Yi Hu, Johana Krejci, Dennis Molchan, Frances Moore, Irma Neumann, Julie Rogers, Lisa Sutton, Jacqueline Suzuki, Ericka Syroid, Francine Walsh, North Wood, Shari Zippert – violin
  • James Atkinson, Kurt Snyder – French horn
  • Kim Bullard – hammond organ
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Rose Corrigan – fagotes
  • Hector del Curto – bandoneon
  • George Doering – autoharp, dulcimer, acoustic guitar, steel guitar, koto, mandoline, ukulele
  • Assa Drori, Davis Young – string quartet
  • Mike Englander – tympani
  • Jerry Epstein – string quartet, viola
  • Samuel Formicola, Lynn Grants, John Hayhurst, Renita Koven, Andrew Picken – viola
  • Joel Hernandez, Elizabeth Meza, David Torrens – backing vocals
  • Dan Higgins – clarinet
  • Michael Landau – electric guitar
  • Armando Montiel, Rafael Padilla – percussion
  • Jennifer Munday – string quartet, violin
  • Barbara Northcutt – oboe
  • Fernando Otero – arranger, conductor, keyboards, mini moog, hammond organ, piano, producer
  • Victor Patron – arranger, keyboards
  • David Shostac – flute
  • Neil Stubenhaus – bass
  • Cecilia Tsan – cello, string quartet
  • David Young – double bass

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Christina Abaroa – production coordination
  • Will Quinnell, Julio Chavez – assistant
  • Benny Faccone, Isaias Garcia, Chris Gehringer, Ben Wish – engineer
  • Jimmy Hoyson, Steve Robillard, Justin Smith, Sam Story – assistant engineer
  • José Antonio Valencia – general coordination
  • Ricardo Trabulsi – photography
  • Evanna Fernández – product manager

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[4] 4× Platinum 160,000x
Mexico (AMPROFON)[5] 2× Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[6] 2× Platinum (Latin) 200,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The nominees are ...". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). July 23, 2003. Retrieved January 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Birchmeier, J. Allmusic Review accessed September 5, 2011
  3. ^ Santo Pecado (booklet). Ricardo Arjona. Sony Music Latin: a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Mexico City. 2002.
  4. ^ "Argentinian album certifications – Ricardo Arjona – Santo Pecado". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. 
  5. ^ "Certificaciones – Ricardo Arjona" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. 
  6. ^ "American album certifications – Ricardo Arjona – Santo Pecado". 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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