The Standards is a studio album by Cuban-American recording artist Gloria Estefan, her first English-language album since 2011 and her twenty-seventh overall.
Track listing : 1.Good Morning Heartache (Ervin Drake, Dan Fisher, Irene Higginbotham) – 04:22 . 2.They Can’t Take That Away from Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 04:03 . 3.What a Difference a Day Makes (Stanley Adams, María Grever) – 03:42 . 4.I’ve Grown Accustomed to His Face (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) – 04:11 . 5.Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes) – 03:38 . 6.The Day You Say You Love Me (Gloria Estefan, Carlos Gardel, Alfredo Le Pera) . 7.Embraceable You (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 03:58 . 8.What a Wonderful World (Bob Thiele, George David Weiss) – 0,175 . 9.How Long Has This Been Going On (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) . 10.Sonríe (Charles Chaplin, Geoffrey Parsons, John Turner) . 11.The Way You Look Tonight (Dorothy Fields, Jerome Kern) – 04:10 . 12.You Made Me Love You (Joseph McCarthy, James V. Monaco) – 04:01 . 13.You and I (Outta This Place) (Carolyn Leigh, Johnny Richards) – 04:10 .
Musicians : Gloria Estefan – Vocals . Laura Pausini – Vocals on (10) . Dave Koz – Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor) on (9) . Joshua Bell – Violin on (6) . Shelly Berg – Conductor, Piano . Dean Parks – Guitar . Chuck Berghofer – Bass . Jeff Adkins – Double Bass . Juan Carlos Peña – Double Bass . Gregg Field – Drums . Edwin Bonilla – Percussion . Henrik Heide – Flute . Matthew D. Roitstein – Flute . Maria Serkin – French Horn . Richard Todd – French Horn . Robert Weiner – Oboe . Ed Calle – Sax (Tenor), Saxophone . Gary Keller – Saxophone . Chad Bernstein – Trombone . Cisco Dimas – Trumpet . Hernan Mulet – Trumpet . Miami Symphonic Studio Orchestra – Strings, Woodwind . Susan Bergeron – Cello . David Cole – Cello . Christopher Glansdrop – Cello . Ross Harbaugh – Cello . Claudio Jaffe – Cello . Alfredo Oliva – Concert Master, Violin . Monica Biacchi – Viola . Lauren Borden – Viola . Rebecca Diderrich – Viola . Glenn Loontjens – Viola . Chauncey Patterson – Viola . John T. Posada – Viola . Scott O’Donnell – Viola . Glen Basham – Violin . Huifang Chen – Violin . Monica Cheveresan – Violin . Carole Cole – Violin . Tomas Cotik – Violin . Adam Diderrich – Violin . Scott Flavin – Violin . Svetlana Kosakovskaya – Violin . Jennifer Kozbial – Violin . Marcia Littley – Violin . Valentin Mansurov – Violin . Evija Ozolins – Violin . Aleksandr Zhuk – Violin .
Production Produced by Emilio Estefan, Jr., Gloria Estefan, Shelly Berg . Danny Ponce – Engineer . Nicola Fantozzi – Engineer . Alfred Figueroa – Engineer . Daniel Freiberg – Engineer . Eric Schilling – Engineer . Ron Taylor – Engineer . Rene Toledo Jr. – Engineer . Al Schmitt – Engineer, Mixing . Sam Bohl – Assistant Engineer . Steve Genewick – Assistant Engineer . Chandler Harrod – Assistant Engineer . Wesslie Pendola – Assistant Engineer . Dave Poler – Engineer . Bob Ludwig – Mastering .
Package : Julian Peploe – Package Design . Kenneth Alvarez – Photography . Heather Beltran – Photography . Chris Blandon – Photography . Jesus Cordero – Photography . Sam Jones – Photography . Alexander Mazzei – Photography . William Roman – Photography .
Released on September 10, 2013 by Masterworks / Sony Music Latin.
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While Estefan may not be extremely well suited for these songs—she doesn’t burrow into their meaning, she doesn’t surprise with her phrasing—she sings them sweetly in a manner suited to the record’s spirit. It’s designed as comfort music, after all, so it should be performed in a comforting way, which it is.
Gloria Estefan puts her vocal gift on display with ‘The Standards’It’s not until “You Made Me Love You’’ that her Latin roots come through, with hints of the old Miami Sound Machine. That’s all courtesy of the percussion—drums, bongos, timbales and congas. Muy bueno! Grade: A.
Estefan’s ‘The Standards’ gives American songbook an uninspired readingBut pedigree doesn’t add up to artistry here. Gloria Estefan brings nothing new or memorable to material immortalized by greats like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and other more accomplished singers (including Miami’s Nicole Henry, who sings the hell out of this material).