Si El Norte Fuera El Sur

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Si El Norte Fuera El Sur
Si El Norte Fuera El Sur.jpg
Studio album by Ricardo Arjona
Released August 20, 1996 (1996-08-20)
Recorded 1996
Genre Pop, rock
Length 64:27
Label Sony Discos
Producer Ricardo Arjona
Ricardo Arjona chronology
'Historias'
(1994)
Si El Norte Fuera El Sur
(1996)
'Sin Daños a Terceros'
(1998)

Si El Norte Fuera El Sur is the sixth studio album released on August 20, 1996 by Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Jason Birchmeier awarded the album 4.5 stars stating "All in all, it's Arjona's third classic album in a row, each distinct from its predecessor.".[1]

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

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Ricardo Arjona

  1. "Noticiero" (News Report) – 5:29
  2. "Tu Reputación" (Your Reputation) – 4:48
  3. "Ella y Él" (She And He) – 6:15
  4. "Se Nos Muere El Amor" (The Love is Dying on Us) – 4:07
  5. "Si El Norte Fuera El Sur" (If The North Was The South) – 4:55
  6. "Aún Te Amo (Carta No. 1)" (I Still Love You (Letter No.1) – 3:33
  7. "Abarrotería de Amor" (Grocery Store of Love) – 3:41
  8. "Duerme" (Sleep) – 5:03
  9. "Te Acuerdas de Mí (Carta No. 2, 20 Años Después)" (Do You Remember Me (Letter No. 2, 20 Years Later) – 4:17
  10. "Cita En El Bar" (Date at The Bar) – 4:23
  11. "Me Enseñaste" (You Taught Me) – 4:43
  12. "Frente al Televisor" (In Front of The T.V.) – 4:28
  13. "Tú" (You) – 4:28
  14. "México" – 4:27

Personnel[edit]

  • Patricia Aiken, Ronald Folsom, Yi Hu, Brian Leonard, Dennis Motchan, Bob Sanov, Francine Walsh, Elizabeth Wilson, Jennifer Woodward, Shari Zippert – violin
  • Ricardo Arjona – vocals, arranger, director, producer
  • Phyllis Bailey, Francis Benítez, Gustavo, Patricia Hodges, Leyla Hoyle, Carlos Murguía, Kenny OBrian, Jesof Powel, Stephanie Spruitt – backing vocals
  • Robbie Buchanan, Otmaro Ruíz – Piano
  • Luis Conte – Percussion
  • George Doering – acoustic guitar
  • Assa Drori, Don Hahn – orchestration
  • Laura Dvennen, Matt Funes, Andrew Picken, Kazi Pitelka – viola
  • Pedro Eustache – flute
  • Dennis Farias, Ramon Flores – trumpet
  • Stefanie Fife, Roger Labow, Michael Mathews, Daniel Smith, Cecilia Tsan – cello
  • Dan Higgins – clarinet, saxophone
  • Abraham Laboriel, Sr. – bass
  • Michael Landau – electric guitar
  • Billy Preston – organ
  • John "J.R." Robinson – drums
  • David Stout – trombone
  • Miguel Angel "Matin" Villagran – arranger, acoustic guitar

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Christina Abaroa – production coordination
  • Bill – assistant engineer, mixing assistant
  • Benny Faccone – engineer, mixing
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Rocio Larrazolo – art direction
  • Leonardo Leos – wardrobe, make-up
  • Mike Palm – assistant engineer
  • Ricardo Trabulsi – Photography
  • Rodolfo Vazquez – Engineer

Sales and certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[2] 3× Platinum 180,000^
United States (RIAA)[3] 2× Platinum (Latin) 200,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Birchmeier, J. Allmusic Review accessed September 1, 2011
  2. ^ "Argentinian album certifications – Ricardo Arjona – Si El Norte Fue el Sur". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. 
  3. ^ "American album certifications – Arjona, Ricardo – Si El Norte Fue el Sur". 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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