Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Alejandro Fernandez Mexico-Madrid - En Directo Y Sin Escalas|
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
S. E. L. Larsen | OSLO Norway | 11/17/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a concert Mr. Fernandez recently did in Madrid. He is clearly a great stage performer. Judged from the audience, he is especially loved by young women. Not hard to understand. And he is a great singer. His rendition of Granada is especially powerfull, and the whole thing is very enjoyable. My only objection to the concert itself has to do with the filming,- the camera moves way too much, as it usually does these days. Fernandez is such a great performer that it would be much more satifying just to photograph him while singing, especially when he does his great ballads.
My main objection has to do with the disc itself. The man is clearly moving towards the Euoropean market, starting, naturally, with Spain. And he should have every chance of becoming a superstar all over Europe in a period when great popular singing is rare. The disc has got English subtitles, not always correct English, but never mind that, and that is fine. But the subtitles can only be selected for the extra material, not for the concert itself. He actually talks quite a bit, possibly introducing the songs, and it would have been nice for the rest of the world to be able to understand what he is talking about, and personally I would really appreciate subtitles on the songs too, as the lyrics are obviously important.
People outside the Spanish language countries also deserve to understand what this great singer sings about.
Still, he is extremely expressive, and I do enjoy the DVD very much."
Javier Lopez | Peru | 12/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Fisrt of all, I would like to say that I would have loved to rate this DVD with 5 stars because it's very good, but there are several songs missing.
Alejandro is at the top of his carreer, he delivers the songs even better and singing in Spain opened a big door for him (I have to mention that not just from this year his albums are on that market). The production for this concert was very goood, bringing guests including Amaia (Lead singer of Spain's "LA OREJA DE VAN GOGH"), Malú (a young singer who was on Operación Triunfo, what happends to be the Spanish version of American Idol. Actually I don't know if this girl won or not. I would have invited someone else because this girl doesn't have a lot to give, she just sings ok but Spain has great singers such as Marta Sanchez, just to mention one) and finally Diego "El Cigala", a great flamenco singer.
Alejandro looks excited throughout the concert and gives his best. The concert is very varied from his classic Rancheras including the famous tracks "EL REY", "MEXICO LINDO Y QUERIDO" and his own hits including "TANTITA PENA" and "COMO QUIEN PIERDE UNA ESTRELLA" next to Diego "El Cigala" where they mix the classic Ranchera with Flamenco. Great performance. He also sings a potpourri from Mexico's great Juan Gabriel. Finally you can find his latest songs and hits including "CANTA CORAZON", "ME DEDIQUE A PERDERTE" next to Amaia and the heartfelt "QUE VOY A HACER CON MI AMOR". Other highlights from the show are the never-heard-before "TODO" and "CONTIGO APRENDI".
With the special features which aren't much you can find some footage of the rehersals and comments from the guests."
Ok, but there was soo much missing
L. Flores | San Francisco, CA | 12/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love Alejandro Fernandez, and this DVD was a great opportunity to show off his talents. But I did not like the fact that he brought in those guests. This was his first concert out on DVD and it should have just focused on him. I did not that girl from La Oreja De VanGogh singing "Me Dedique A Perderte" with him and I really did not like that singer singing "Como Quien Pierde Una Estrella" with him. That one of his most famous songs, if not THE song, and he should have sang it his way and not with a Spanish twist on it. But like I said I LOVE Alejandro Fernandez so with me he can do no wrong but I wish he would have shown more of his Mexican roots, like hiding the mariachis off to the side, what's up with that. I understand that he's trying to make it onto the scene in Spain, but he didn't need to go away from his classical Mexican roots. But, a DVD of his concert is better than nothing."
Unos de los grandes de la musica!!!
Cesar Arias | Milwaukee, WI | 12/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think this was a great concert DVD this being his first. if you like his CD "A Corazon Abierto," you will love the concert. For those that say they didn't like the guest performers in the concert I say: "if you want to listen to the original song, just play your CD," so I thought the guest performers were awsome. Two thumps up!!!!!"