Turmalina (album)

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Studio album by Natalia Oreiro
Released June 1, 2002
Recorded January–May 2002 (Buenos Aires (Argentina), Miami, Florida (U.S.), Montevideo (Uruguay)
Genre Latin pop, Pop rock
Length 39:18
39:48 (Turmalina Kachorra Edition)
Language Spanish
Label BMG Ariola Argentina,
Sony BMG Czech Republic (Turmalina Kachorra Edition)
Producer Sergio Minski, Jaime Roos, David E. Betancourt, Andres Munera, Jose Gaviria, Kike Santander, Fernando Tobon
Natalia Oreiro chronology
Tu Veneno
Turmalina Kachorra Edition
Turmalina Kachorra Edition Cover
Turmalina Kachorra Edition Cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Turmalina is the third album by Uruguayan singer and actress Natalia Oreiro. It is also her first Spanish language album since 2000.

Background and production[edit]

Turmalina was produced by Latin maker Kike Santander and reflects and important step forward in Natalia Oreiro's musical career. The album was recorded in US, in the middle of the artist's worldwide tour. Natalia travelled with her musicians from Russia to Miami, from Miami to Prague, from Prague to Bucarest, from Bucarest to Miami for several months. Turmalina is a combination of rhythms such as rock, pop and some sort of reminiscent of the 70's and 80's sounds. It also combines murga, candombe and ballads. Everything carefully followed by guitar and percussion arrangements specially made by Uruguayan talent Jaime Roos.

On this album, Oreiro write and composed the songs: "Alas de libertad" (Wings of freedom), which is inspired by kids she met some time ago in the city of Jujuy, Argentina; "Mar" (Sea) tells the love story between a sailor and his girlfriend. Natalia also contributed to the lyrics of "Cayendo" (Falling) and "Caprichos" (Whims).

"Que Digan Lo Que Quieran" (Let Them Say What They Want) is Turmalina's first single. "Cuesta arriba, cuesta abajo" is the song related to the soap opera "Runaway Lady". The album had a simultaneous release in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Czech Republic, Russia, Hungary, Greece, Romania, Israel and Korea. Nearly 1.800.000 copies of this album have been sold worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "No Soporto" (Andrés Múnera, Fernando "Toby" Tobón) (3:26)
  2. "Que Digan Lo Que Quieran" (Kike Santander) (3:55)
  3. "Amor Fatal" (José Luis Arroyave, Giovani Correa) (3:06)
  4. "Alas De Libertad" (Natalia Oreiro, Marcelo Wengrovsky) (4:12)
  5. "Canto Canto" (Kike Santander, Gustavo Santander, José Luis Arroyave) (3:25)
  6. "Cayendo" (Natalia Oreiro, José Gaviria, Andrés Múnera, Fernando "Toby" Tobón) (3:07)
  7. "Por Verte Otra Vez" (Kike Santander) (3:26)
  8. "Cuesta Arriba, Cuesta Abajo" (Coti Sorokin, Matías Sorokin) (3:40)
  9. "No Va Más (El Burrito de Washington Oreiro)" (Tulio Cremisini, Kike Santander, Gustavo Santander) (3:13)
  10. "Pasión Celeste" (Jaime Roos, Raúl Castro) (3:39)
  11. "Mar" (Natalia Oreiro) (4:09)


Credits for Turmalina adapted from Allmusic:[2]

  • Cristian Algañaraz – Engineer
  • Amadeo Alvarez – Production Assistant
  • Marcelo Añez – Engineer
  • Daniel Báez – Engineer
  • Mariano Barroso – Tambourine
  • David Betancourt – Arranger, Engineer, Keyboard Programming, Producer
  • Brendan Buckley – Bateria
  • Ed Calle – Direcccion de Cuerdas, Guest Artist
  • Coti – Composer
  • Mike Couzzi – Engineer
  • Tulio Cremisini – Composer
  • Mike Fuller – Mastering
  • Claudia Garcia – Coros
  • José Gaviria – Arranger, Composer, Coros, Producer
  • Martín Ibarburu – drums
  • Jacqueline – Coro
  • Juanes – Engineer
  • Brian Kraz – Production Assistant
  • Jose Lopera – drums
  • Juan Cristobal Losada – Engineer
  • Sergio Minski – Producer, Production Coordination
  • Andrés Múnera – Arranger, Cuerda, Engineer, Keyboard Programming, Producer, Programming
  • Alfredo Oliva – Concert Comedienne
  • Natalia Oreiro – Artistic Director, Composer, lead Artist
  • Catalina Rodríguez – Coros
  • Jaime Roos – Arranger, Composer, Engineer, Guitar (Bass), Producer
  • Manuel Sanchez – Engineer
  • Kike Santander – Arranger, Composer, Executive Producer, Producer
  • Richard Serotta – Production Assistant
  • Andrés Felipe Silva – Executive Director
  • Fernando Tobon – Arranger, Bajo Sexto, Guitar, Guitar (Bass), Guitar (Electroacoustic), Producer
  • Juan Jose Virviescas – Engineer


Year Single Chart position
Polonia Argentina Russia Czech Espana
2002 Cuesta Arriba, Cuesta Abajo #17 #19 #1 #11 #15
Que Digan Lo Que Quieran #2 #1 #1 #5 #5

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
June 1, 2002 Argentina BMG Ariola Argentina
October 13, 2003 Czech Republic Sony BMG Czech Republic


External links[edit]

  1. Natalia Oreiro Official Site