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Marc Anthony by Marc Anthony The Best Of The Best Marc Anthony comes on like a suave, less jumpy alternative to Ric ky Martin on this mostly English-language album. Having already introduced itself to the pop mainstream with the salsa-tinged single I Need to Know, Marc Anthony offers several other obvious crossover hits, ranging from the Rodney Jerkins-produced Latin-funk fusion of Shes Been Good to Me to the lovelorn midtempo ballad When I Dream at Night. However, Anthonys agreeably keening voice is too often applied to the sort of colorless adult- contemporary material typical of Michael Bolton and Mariah Carey mainstay Walter Afansieff, who produces or coproduces three tracks here. The result is often more interesting in sociological terms--Anthony fans who, like the star, were born to Latino parents in America are as sure to eat this disc up as his new Caucasian admirers--than in musical ones. Aint that America? --Rickey Wright I recently reviewed Lopez's new album, which got a scathing review from me, and, as I mentioned in that review, I said Marc A nthony is a much more talented and heartfelt artist. I felt somehow compelled to follow-up on this and deliver an explanation why. First of all, I've heard Anthony's music before, and he's definitely got talent and charisma. While he isn't a conventionally good-looking man, he uses his charisma in a quiet way, and doesn't need to "shout" it out at you. This is a good sign. It means the music is more important than his image. Secondly, all it takes is one listen to "When I Dream At Night" to know tha t Anthony has the power to move someone with his voice. I know that musical purists will probably disagree to some point or another, but his singing style shows not only talent, but training. For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: Marc Anthony by Marc Anthony - 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!
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