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Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants Plus EP

The legendary CD/DVD that captured the live concert of 10 salsa giants on the 31st of August in 2012 at the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival has a little follow up after the release of an EP featuring 5 more songs.

Salsa Giants EP

Disappointing about the songs again, is the fact that most live performances sound a little bit like studio recordings. On the other hand, this is more than compensated by the band, adapting to the signature style of each singer. The three extra live songs that have been selected for this EP are brought by Oscar d’Leon (Llolaras), Andy Montañez (Un Verano En Nueva York) and Luis Enrique (Tu No Le Amas Le Temes). Yet again, it is the studio song that thrives the compilation to higher heights. This new release is called Bajo La Tormenta.

In the collage of voices Ismael Miranda and La India (yes she should have been there in Curaçao as well) have been added to the all-star line-up. They join the joyful video together with José ‘El Canario’ Alberto, Willy Chirino, Oscar D’León, Andy Montañez and Tito Nieves. Sadly, this has also been the last recording of Cheo Feliciano.

Marc Anthony – 3.0

Undeniably, the ultimate Latin album release this summer was  Marc Anthony’s comeback on the 23rd of July. Although the name 3.0 suggests another rebirth of the widely loved Puerto Rican celebrity, it is the same Marc Anthony on top of his salsa game.

When you are into the salsa scene, you have definitely heard most of the album on the dance floor already: the strong melodies, the decent build-up of songs, the vivid horn and piano sections, and the deep emotive vocals.
Releasing Vivir Mi Vida as the first single had been a safe choice, but you’ll find songs like Volver A Commenzar, Flor Palida and Espera much more musical. That being said, it’s a shame the 10th and last track had to be a repulsive mix of the hit single. The only blemish on the album, really.

If Marc Anthony’s melodramatic voice fits your taste, this album is likely to surpass your favorite covers on El Cantante.