Romances (Luis Miguel album)
Romances is the twelfth studio album by Mexican singer Luis Miguel, released on 12 August 1997, by WEA Latina. It is the third album of the Romance series, in which Miguel covers Latin songs from 1940 to 1978. The album earned Miguel several awards, including the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Performance in the U.S.
About Romances (Luis Miguel album) in brief
Romances is the twelfth studio album by Mexican singer Luis Miguel, released on 12 August 1997, by WEA Latina. It is the third album of the Romance series, in which Miguel covers Latin songs from 1940 to 1978. Recording took place in early 1997 at the Ocean Way recording studio in Los Angeles, California. Romances has sold over 4. 5 million copies and received platinum certifications in several Latin American countries, the United States and Spain. The album earned Miguel several awards, including the Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Performance in the U.S. It also made history as the first Spanish-language album to be certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) In 1991 Miguel released Romance, a collection of classic Latin ballads, the oldest of which dates back to the 1940s. A follow-up to Romance was released in 1994 under the title Segundo Romance, which was produced by Miguel, Juan Carlos Calderón and Kiko Cibrian. Both albums received a platinum certification by the RIAA in theUnited States and also became successful in countries outside of Latin America and the United. States, such as Finland and Saudi Arabia, selling over twelve million copies combined.
Miguel covers twelve ballads in Romances, including songs by José Antonio Méndez, Carlos Arturo Briz, Consuelo Velázquez Álvaro Carrillo, Roberto Cantoral, María Grever, Enrique Santos Discépolo, Agustín Lara. He also covers songs from other musical styles including tango, bossa nova, and French. Miguel had some of the songs on his previous Romance albums. Miguel recorded Manaz’s a Apagarigo Aprende, a Apaga de la Luz and Amanecer de la Mesa for Romances. The two original compositions were by Armando Manzanero and Bebu Silvetti and were written by Riera Ibáñez and Sylvia Riera Riera. The performances featured Miguel performing two-and-a-half hours of bolero and dance-pop and dancing with the audience in Las Vegas, Nevada, on 12 September 1997. Miguel also performed Manaz’s a Aparago a Apagoyo, a. Apagayo a. Luz and a. Riera Voy a. La Luz for the Romances Tour, consisting of 80 concerts in Nevada, Las Vegas and New York City, in September and October 1997. The tour ended on 12 October 1997, with a final performance in San Diego, California, where Miguel performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.