Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Ricky Martin - MTV Unplugged|
Actor: Ricky Martin
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Sony Music Release Date: 11/07/2006
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Dan Carver | Jackson, MS United States | 11/14/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I became a Ricky Fan just before his famous Grammy's Performance of La Copa De Vida... Vuelve was a fantastic album. Since his spread into Mainstream American Music he's been met with mixed reviews. One thing no one can deny about Ricky is that the mf can sing, he can dance, and he looks good doing it.
MTV's Unplugged Series give artists the chance for a toned down intimate performance. Mariah, Alanis, Eric Clapton, Alicia Keys, and many others have all done Unplugged Specials. The idea is that the entire performance is non-electric. (i.e. Acoustic Guitars, Acoustic Bass.. no electronic sound assistance other than microphones and amplifiers). Ricky Martin really delivered on his performances in this one.
There were just two things I didn't like. The show was obviously edited between songs so I don't know if we didn't get ALL the songs he performed or not, I wish we had more of the between song banter that artists tend to do, but all that was obviously edited.
His setlist was somewhat dissapointing. Aside from some material that was completely new for this performance, most of the songs he performed were Pre-America explosion. I would have loved to hear something like Solo Quiero Amarte, or Juramento, or Tal Vez, or something like that which would easily lend itself to an acoustic rendition. Also, I have a personal believe that any live performance from any artist should include classics as well as recent hits.. you never know where your fan base is in the audience.
But it was nice to hear some of my favorites like Maria, Volveras, Lola Lola, and La Bomba.
Unlike Ricky's other concerts this one is on a small scale with not much spectacle, but that's the point. So, don't be confused if you get this and wonder why the venue looks so small. It is an intimate performance. Ricky does a great job with all of the songs we get here, and I'm actually on my way to the store to buy the accompanying CD. I wish I had just bought them both at the same time. Ricky Martin, aside from "One Night Only" has YET to release a decent Concert DVD. But This one will do until we get SOMETHING anything at all..."
Beautiful performance, best RM album so far
Alonso J. Pacheco | San José, Costa Rica | 12/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This dvd is by far the best Ricky Martin performance Ive seen from him. Gotta admit I had doubts about getting this but it proved I was wrong. This is RM on his natural persona and does not dissapoints for a second. I like more this new RM, more relaxed, comedown, kind of more earth grounded. The dvd contains new versions of his old hits (thanks God we dont have his "vida loca" or shake your botty here) and 3 brand new songs. Tu recuerdo, Pegate and Con tu nombre are some of his finest work so far. Id definately recommend any fan of this guy to get this record asap.You wont regret it...and NO, you do NOT need to know Spanish to feel this album.Ricky Martin music is just getting better, something I never thought Id say someday, keep it up man. Highly recommended, one of the best mtv unpluggeds so far."
So you thought he was a one-hit wonder...
E. Valdes | Dallas, TX USA | 12/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here's Ricky at his best! Doing the songs that made him famous in Latin America before his explosion in the English market. For the type of songs that he signs, you REALLY have to know how to sing. And singing he does; belting the HELL out of Fuego de Noche y Nieve de Dia and Vuelve (reaching a pristine A in ..sin embargo aqui sigo insistiendote). As he reached that part of the song, I was wondering how he was going to make it. Would the chorus assist him? Would he down play it? But no, he did it by himself, loud and strong!!! You REALLY have to be good to sound the way he does with only 4 or 5 acoustic instruments.
But it is not all about the high notes. What about the low, deep notes in Perdido sin ti. Perfect!!! He is magical in the semi-autobiographical Asignatura Pendiente. He does equally great in his 3 new songs. One look at Pegate and you'll see that the "bon bon" is still alive and shaking, almost as if it had a mind of its own... Let me not stray away from the real subject at hand.
This is not, ladies and gentlemen, the watered-down version of Ricky Martin, with the catchy tunes, vida-loca, shake your bom-bom, she-bangs. This is the Ricky of Les Miserables, the one who could sing a whole song (A Medio Vivir) laying sideways on an easy chair while going back and forth from his natural voice to a falsetto like it was a walk in the park, the one with all kinds of colors and nuances in his voice. The one who relied on his interpretative talent and emotions to mesmerize audiences all over the world. A force to be reckoned with. I'm glad to see that that Ricky is still very much alive and arguably better than ever. Bravo Ricky!!!"
Young Seok Park | Seoul, Korea | 11/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What a concert! The stage is full of not only energy and passion but also warmth and beauty. Ricky did a stunning job. I loved all the songs he performed. I was epecially haunted by the new three songs: Tu Recuerdo, Con tu Nombre, and Pegate. In the beautiful ballad "Tu Recuerdo", Ricky sings with a guest female singer, whose voice is very unique and supports Ricky's singing so well. It was just great to watch the 35 year old boy sing some ballads accompanied by the beautiful acoustic guitars. Of course, the classic up tempo numbers sounded awesome with some different arangement. The camera work was creative and excellent. I also loved the lighting and atmosphere. The problem of the show is... too short! The running time is only an hour. I want more... a lot more than just 12 songs. I would love to hear and watch the acoustic version of "Livin' La Vida Loca," for example. I also wanted English subtitles when Ricky talked in Spanish and even for the lyrics. I didn't notice editing problem (as previous reviewer mentioned) except the very last song, by the way. Anyway, I'm still totally satisfied by the fantastic performance of Ricky Martin.
The vision is crystal clear with enhanced widescreen and the sound is more than outstanding. Great music DVD not to miss!!!"